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Tickets on sale for Godfrey-Batchelder

HARTFORD (August 29, 2006) – Tickets are now on sale for the September 23rd “Night of the Rising Stars” Pro-Am boxing show, headlined by the cruiserweight unification bout between Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey and Danny “Boy” Batchelder, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Tickets for “Night of the Rising Stars,” promoted by Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., are now on sale at the Connecticut Convention Center (860.249.6000) or by going on line at www.cesboxing.com..

Ticket prices (not including fees and taxes are $35.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00 and $150 Platinum VIP). VIP tables are also (8 seats per table) available for $3,000.00, which includes a full page ad in the program, banner (supplied by sponsors) at the event and two live ring announcements.

Providence-native Godfrey (12-0, 7 KOs ), rated No. 14 by the WBA and WBC, defends his USNBC and NABA titles against WBC Continental Americas champion and WBC No. 13 ranked Batchelder ( 24-2-1 , 11 KOs ).

Former USBA & NABF lightweight title-holder Israel “Pito” Cardona (35-6, 27 KOs), of Hartford, faces intra-state rival, former IBC International welterweight title challenger Shaka Moore (9-10-3, 1 KO, of Norwalk (CT), in a six-round bout.

Unbeaten prospect Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard (10-0, 7 KOs), of Manchester (CT), moves up in weight to fight for the vacant WBC Youth super featherweight championship against an opponent to be determined in the 10-round co-feature.

Also scheduled to fight on the undercard in separate bouts are USBO super bantamweight champion Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver (15-0, 7 KOs), of Hartford; undefeated heavyweight and 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (6-0, 1 KO), of Providence; former U.S. Nationals amateur heavyweight gold medalist Tony Grano (4-0-1, 4 KOs), of Hebron (CT); junior middleweight Enrique Palau (4-0, 4 KOs), of Worcester (MA). All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

For more information call 401.724.2254.

Article posted on 30.08.2006



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