Nationally Televised WBC Title Fight Comes To Louisville
HOLLYWOOD, FL, August 11 – Back in the saddle and on the road back to the heavyweight title, it may be an omen of good things to come when former World Champion Oliver McCall makes his debut in the hometown of the legendary Muhammad Ali on Saturday, September 9, whens he fights for the WBC Fecarbox championship against veteran knockout artist Darroll Wilson..
Article posted on 12.08.2006
Chris Webb Promotions, Seminole Warriors Boxing, and Sampson Lewkowicz are pleased to present this outstanding night of hard-hitting boxing action, live from the Louisville Gardens on Muhammad Ali Boulevard in Louisville, Kentucky. Azteca American TV will televise the show nationally.
Also featured on this nine bout card will be highly touted Isreali Heavyweight prospect Roman Greenberg, who will look to improve on his 22-0 (15 KOs) record against an opponent to be announced shortly.
A dynamite puncher with a granite chin and world-class experience, Oliver McCall (47-8, 34 KOs) has been a staple among the top heavyweights for over two decades. The former WBC heavyweight champion, who is currently ranked 6th in the world by the WBC, won the World Title when he knocked out Lennox Lewis in the second round. McCall has fought the best of this era and is still a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division. Unbeaten in his last seven fights, ‘The Atomic Bull’ is coming off a first round TKO of veteran Kenny Craven in June.
With a nickname like ‘Doin’ Damage’, you know that Darroll Wilson (27-8-2, 21 KOs) can hit hard. Just ask top contender Shannon Briggs, who suffered his first loss via a third round TKO by Wilson back in 1996. Since then, Wilson has battled the top names in the division, such as David Tua, Bert Cooper, Tim Witherspoon, and Ray Mercer. He knows that a win over McCall on September 9 will be a huge step towards putting him back in the mix among the best at heavyweight.
Doors open at 6:30PM and the action all starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are priced at a fight fan friendly $20, $40, and $75, go on sale on Monday, August 14th at all Ticket Master outlets or by calling 502.361.3100.
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