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Clarence “Bones” Adams: Bones Will Rise From the Dead at Palace!

04.10.06 - It is fitting that former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Clarence “Bones” Adams would choose a date ten days from Halloween to rise from the dead. Having disappeared from the boxing world more than three years ago, after a 13-year, 51-fight career as a television and fan favorite, the Kentucky native and frequent visitor to Detroit will return to the ring on October 21 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the main event of promoter Joe Donofrio’s “Malice at the Palace” professional boxing event.

“Fans in attendance are going to get a rare treat that night,” says Donofrio of Adams’ appearance. “They’re going to see one of the top fighters in boxing start his comeback, as well as an exciting collection of the best young prospects from the area in competitive supporting bouts. I’m very excited to be bringing this show to Michigan boxing fans.”

32-year-old Adams (41-6-4, 19 KOs) is best known for his heart-stopping two-fight HBO-televised series with fellow star Paulie Ayala. The 122-lb warriors battled to a controversial split decision for Ayala in August 2001, which led to the equally thrilling rematch in February 2002.

Adams is scheduled to face Panamanian 50-fight veteran Armando Cordoba.

In the co-featured bout, Detroit’s own “Pain Server” Lanardo Tyner (13-0, 9 KOs) will look to score his fourth career victory at the Palace. The hard-punching junior welterweight’s fighting style consists of all-out aggression and fearless bravado. He couldn’t be boring if he tried. With 9 KOs in his 13 fights, Tyner’s fists seldom leave fans of the knockout unhappy.

Tyner’s opponent is the formidable Carlos “King” Molina (8-2-1, 4 KOs) of Appleton, Wisconsin, via Mexico. Molina is no “opponent.” He fought to a very controversial draw with “son of a legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last December in a fight that most ringsiders had him winning comfortably. He will certainly serve as Tyner’s toughest career test to date.

Also featured will be world-class lightweight/junior welterweight and ESPN2 favorite Damian “Damo” Fuller (25-4-1, 12 KOs) from Detroit. Fuller is a slick technician who has faced a number of the world’s best. The 29-year-old southpaw is a former world-rated IBF Inter-Continental Lightweight Champion.

And returning to the Palace in a very special women’s featherweight bout will be Grand Rapids popular Jennifer “The Bolivian” Salinas (8-1, 3 KOs). A flashy technician with an amazing work rate, Salinas overwhelms her opponents with her rapid fire combinations.

Rounding out the undercard will be Detroit’s comebacking former junior welterweight world-title challenger Corey Johnson (33-3-2, 11 KOs); once-beaten heavyweight Darryl Cunningham (3-1, 2 KOs) and undefeated Chicago junior middleweight Ninos Abraham (2-0).

Ticket for “Malice at the Palace” are priced at $85.00 front row, $75.00 ringside, $50.00 VIP, $25.00 reserved and $15.00 general admission and are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. For more information, visit www.palacenet.com. Doors will open on fight night at 6:30 pm. The action starts at 8:00 pm.

Article posted on 04.10.2006



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