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Warriors Boxing responsible for the highest rated ESPN fight in four years

HOLLYWOOD, FL – Through hard work, determination, consistent marketing and great fight cards, Seminole Warriors Boxing has propelled itself to upper echelon of the boxing promotions industry. The latest installment of Seminole Warriors Boxing events was held on Friday, July 28th and featured exactly what they have become known for, competitively matched bouts and fists full of action and excitement.. This co-promotion with Golden Grain Promotions and Sampson Lewkowicz averaged over a 1.02 share on the television ratings for Friday night, making it the highest rated Friday Night Fights on ESPN in four years and the most watched boxing program EVER in the networks history.

“I think this goes to show that if you put on a quality bout, where the fighters are not only evenly matched but hungry for victory, fight fans will respond, and respond they did to this Friday’s event,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. The promoters of the event, which was held at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena in Hollywood, Florida, “We’re ecstatic over these numbers, and all I can say is, ‘let’s do it again,” said Margules.

Doug Loughrey, Director of Programming for boxing at ESPN called Margules this week to offer congratulations for another Seminole Warriors Boxing job well done.

As Seminole Warriors Boxing continues to build their house of Champions with the likes of Cruiserweight, O’Neil Bell, Junior Welterweight, Juan Urango and soon to be Champions, Sultan
Ibragimov, Glen Johnson and Edison Miranda, just to name a few, they are fast becoming a force to be reckon with in the boxing world.

In the July 28th main event, Ibragimov and Austin went to war for 12 rounds on July 28th, trading knockdowns and heavy power shots en route to a draw. The bout was an IBF heavyweight championship eliminator. In the co-feature, unbeaten rising star Samuel Miller kept his perfect record intact with a hard fought eight round decision over Jason Naugler. Also in action was former junior welterweight world champion Randall Bailey, who scored an impressive fourth round TKO over veteran Russell Stoner Jones.

Article posted on 04.08.2006



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