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"Thursday Night Fights" return to The Plex

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (October 24, 2006) - The spotlight focuses on heavyweights this week as new Silverhawk Boxing stable-mates Gerald "The Jedi" Nobles and Robert "Desert Storm" Davis are featured in the main event and co-feature, respectively, on the "Thursday Night Fights" show at The Plex in Charleston, South Carolina..

"Thursday Night Fights" is presented by Jim Kelley Promotions in association with Silverhawk Championship Boxing.

Power punching Nobles (24-1, 19 KOs) hasn't fought since suffering a questionable loss by disqualification November 20, 2004 to current WBA champion Nikolay Valuev in Germany. When Nobles cleanly hit the 7-0, 325-pound Valuev in the navel area, the hometown referee deducted points for hitting below the belt, finally disqualifying Nobles - after he had reportedly rocked "The Best from the East" - in the fourth round of their WBA Intercontinental title fight. The judges had Noble ahead on their scorecards at the time of the controversial disqualification.

Nobles, making his Silverhawk debut, faces veteran Wallace McDaniels in the eight-round main event. "I've watched too many guys I know I'm better than fighting for titles," Nobles said. "Sometimes it's not how good you are, but how good the people behind you are, and now I have Silverhawk as my promoter and Jim Rider as my manager. They have my back. When I was undefeated and rated No. 9 in the world, nobody in the top 10 would fight me because I can punch, box and take a punch. Some guys can punch, but can't box; others can box, but can't punch. I can punch and box with the best.....both hands, too. Just give me a few fights and I'll be ready for anybody in the world."

Former NABF heavyweight champion Davis, also making his Silverhawk Boxing debut, faces Curtis Taylor in the eight-round co-feature.

Light welterweight prospect Jaime Sandoval (11-1, 9 KOs) faces Tyrone Wiggins in a six-round match. Also fighting on the undercard in four-round bouts is cruiserweight Brad Binder vs. Robert Hamilton, as well as lightweight Will Harris vs. Matt Waltrip, middleweight Marquis McDonnell vs. Larry Foster, and middleweight Pete Guthy vs. Vincent Robbins.

All bouts and fighters are subject to change. For more information about Silverhawk Championship Boxing go to www.silverhawkboxing.com.

Article posted on 24.10.2006



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