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Hold Nothing Back! Broadcast Team Announced

BOISE, Idaho (July 13, 2006) - Four-time world champion Virgil "Quicksilver" Hill will join veteran, award-winning broadcasters Barry Tompkins and Al Bernstein at ringside July 29th for the "Hold Nothing Back!" pay-per-view show, headlined by the return of Hall of Fame bound Roy Jones, Jr. challenging North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion Prince Badi "The Boxing Prince" Ajamu, at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho..

"Hold Nothing Back!" -- presented by Xyience, Inc. in association with Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. (SEMI) -- will be broadcast live in North America on cable and satellite PPV beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The event is being produced and distributed for North American Pay Per View by Integrated Sports and will be available in more than 50-million homes in the United States and Canada via InDemand, TVN, DirecTV & Dish Network in the US and Viewer's Choice & Bell ExpressVu in Canada. The suggested retail price for the PPV telecast is only $24.95.

Tompkins will be the blow-by-blow announcer, while Bernstein and Hill serve as color commentators, with Benny Ricardo the ringside reporter. Col. Bob Sheridan will handle the blow-by-blow announcing for the International feed; Felix Clavelo broadcasts in Spanish.

"We're proud to have assembled an all-star cast of announcers for the 'Hold Nothing Back!' pay-per-view event," commented Ritch Danner, SEMI Director of Operations. "Virgil will be doing much more than announcing at ringside. He'll be scouting Kenny Keene as a potential opponent for his WBA cruiserweight title. Based on the July 29th turnout, Hill-Keene could be held later this year in Boise."

Jones (49-4, 38 KOs), five-time world champion in four different weight classes, makes his much-anticipated comeback after 10 months of ring inactivity against Prince Badi (25-2-1, 14 KOs), rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Council and No. 7 by the World Boxing Organization.

In other pay-per-view matches, Idaho icon Kenny "The Emmett Eliminator" Keene (51-3, 28 KOs) fights former International Boxing Federation champion "King" Arthur Williams (42-14-1, 29 KOs) in a 10-round Special Cruiserweight Attraction; ex-IBF light heavyweight champion William "KO King" Guthrie (33-3-2, 26 KOs), of Palm Beach Gardens (FL), takes on Luke Munsen (19-5, 13 KOs), fighting out of Spokane (WA), in a 12-round title bout for the vacant IBF International cruiserweight belt.

Tickets, priced at $50, $100, $150, $250 and $350 (plus handling fees), are on sale and available exclusively at the Qwest Arena Box Office. Call 208.331.TIXS (8947), toll free 888.330.TIXS (8497), or go on line at www.qwestarenaidaho.com.

Article posted on 14.07.2006



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