The Retired Boxers Foundation is one-hundred percent behind Superfighter
27.10.06 - The Retired Boxers Foundation is one-hundred percent behind Superfighter, a new and innovative sports entertainment event showcasing the extraordinary talents of the world's elite fighters in an intensity harnessed atmosphere. "Boxing, the sport I love, needs a transfusion!" says Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos, Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation.. Steady cam
"I'm tired of waiting for our saviour for the sport. I have been in this game for over twenty-five years and so far, everybody has an opinion, but only Superfighter is walking the talk!"
The Retired Boxers Foundation is on the record about the need to improve the sport so that the athletes get a fair shake and an opportunity to revive the fan base. "Everybody wants to know who the real Heavyweight Champion of the World is, and along comes this innovative program that changes the sport, invites new fans, and pays the fighters what they are worth, and all we hear is the old guard spewing negative bullshit. What's up with the people who claim to love this sport? What's up with fighters who are willing to put their life on the line for a million dollars when Superfighter is providing them the opportunity to fight the fight, claim the top spot and win $5 million dollars? Time to put their money where their mouth is and step up to the plate!" says Ramos.
Superfighter is elimination, gladiatorial event showcasing the talents of eight fighters over the course of four hours and seven bouts, beginning at the quarter finals. Each bout last no more than four rounds, with the winner of each bout moving onto the semi and then final for a US$5,000,000 winner's cheque. For the first time in history, a fighter will face three opponents in one day to claim the massive prize. Ramos remembers the good days when he was in the amateurs, when he fought three times in one day—focused on winning. It's not only Ramos who remembers: It was the fight for the top spot—the heart and soul of a real boxer!
Superfighter offers the opportunity to transcend the boundaries of sports entertainment, bringing music and unbridled energy, skill and power. Apart from music and visuals to entice a sensory overload, each fighter will be introduced to a dark horse entrance which will provide the fans with an unprecedented high voltage atmosphere in which to drench their thirst for the new fighting event of the millennium. "You want to bring fans back to boxing and introduce it to new fans, you have to be willing to take a risk, like we did back in the day when boxing was front page news. " continued Ramos. "I am sick and tired of everyone complaining about boxing today, and those same people are unwilling to take any risks. I am telling you that the boxers, who are for real…the ones who want to conquer the BEST, are willing to do Superfighter."
Superfighter will bring back the quarter finals, where the fans will see all eight fighters—the ones who are for real--in the first round battle. Winners progress to the semi finals with losers being eliminated. The final two fighters left after battling two previous opponents each will have to battle one last time in a survival of the fittest to see who the greatest Superfighter is and walks away with the Superfighter championship. " Superfighter is a throwback to the days when boxing was worth watching; when you got to see men who wanted to win and were willing to fight anyone to prove they were champions," said Ramos.
"Rather than listening to Dan Rafael, who berated Superfighter, the fans need to know the facts about Superfighter," said Ramos. Here are the facts:
Drawing on the rules and traditions of classic boxing, Superfighter takes boxing into the 21st Century.
Between each round, a minimum of one hour must transpire to allow the winning fighter ample time to rest and prepare for the ensuing battle. Various exhibition events and head line music and entertainment acts will be showcased to the event audience in a never before witnessed sensory experience.
New and exciting production elements will be introduced, which will allow the telecast viewer a much greater insight into the event. These include but are not limited to;
Increase in camera locations and angles
Fly cam and;
Super Slow Mo Cam
Between rounds cardio monitors
New live OB direction
Greater number of cameras and microphones
Computer technology to enhance the statistical education of the event
The Superfighter format allows for a greater intensity from the fighters. This brings about much more action and a greater amount of punches being thrown. In turn this leads to greater telecast value for the fan and a more adrenaline saturated live event.
Scoring and Technology
The Superfighter scoring system is wholly owned by Superfighter Pty Ltd and after final endorsement from current and former boxers, referees and judges has been agreed as the fairest and most objective scoring system in boxing. Who are these current and former boxers? Lennox Lewis and George Foreman, to name two, in addition to Alex Ramos.
Superfighter will be telecast exclusively via international PPV in the majority of markets
For the first time in the history of boxing, an a PPV Boxing Event, equivalent to no other PPV show, will give back to the Retired Boxers Foundation in support of the retired boxers of the past, who left the sport with no pension, no retirement and more than likely, some kind of disability or impairment that prevents them from working in another field. Superfighter is actually giving 5% of the profits of this historic PPV event to the fighters who were the warriors that made boxing what it is today. "Superfighter has already made a $5,000 donation to the Retired Boxers Foundation and they walk the talk. Their word is gold. Integrity and Dignity are as important to Warren Spooner and Stephan Duval as they are to the Retired Boxers Foundation. Their integrity is beyond reproach and they have walked the talk with the RBF,
WHO IS SUPERFIGHTER?
Superfighter Pty Ltd
The Superfighter management, operationally and corporately has the vision for an event based around longevity. The operational and management has brought together international event management, sound business acumen and high level corporate experience.
The event staff of Superfighter including the Event Director, Technical Director, Logistics, Production and Legal are considered experts in their fields with experience in event management, sponsorship procurement and servicing, television production and distribution and contemporary marketing with past clients or projects including world title boxing events, major indoor and outdoor arenas, Sydney Olympics, Rolling Stones Concerts, AC/DC, Crusty Demons Tours, Ministry of Sound, US Open Tennis, Australian Open, Superset Tennis, international sports and entertainment tours, Les Miserable and Phantom of the Opera.
"Superfighter is a spectacular event that will bring boxing into the present; it will introduce the sport to new fans and provide current and new fans with an exciting new format for boxing. This has never been done before and I am asking all of you to give Superfighter the chance it deserves. Superfighter is innovative and exciting. Who could not support this other than those who like the complete and utter control of the good ol' boys? You want boxing to change for the better, you gotta have the balls to TRY something NEW!" says Alex Ramos, Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation.
Retired Boxers Foundation
The Retired Boxers Foundation was started by former four time New York Golden Gloves Champion, USA Boxing Team 1978- 80, 1984 USBA Middleweight Champion & 1986 California Middleweight Champion, Alex Ramos.
Alex started the Retired Boxing Foundation to help others find the support they need for regaining self-respect and dignity. He has dedicated his life to the success of the RBF and has the same determination that he once had to win his bouts.
Their goal is to identify and build resources that are available and accessible to retired professional boxers in need, and their families.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RETIRED BOXERS FOUNDATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR SITE AT www.retiredboxers.org
Alex "The Bronx Bomber" Ramos: Founder and President of the Retired Boxers Foundation; 4-time New York Golden Gloves Champion; 1984 USBA Middleweight Champion; 1986 California Middleweight Champion; Member of the USA Boxing Team 1978-80; One of NBC's "Tomorrow's Champions. Became homeless and addicted to alcohol and drugs only to escape from what he calls "the darkness" and start the Retired Boxers Foundation to help retired professional boxers in the difficult transition from their glorious days in the ring to a dignified retirement.
Jacquie Richardson: Executive Director of the Retired Boxers Foundation. Grant writer with over twenty years experience who met Alex Ramos at a grand opening for a boxing gym where she had written a gang prevention grant using boxing as an incentive to stay in school. Richardson currently works part time for the Ventura County District Attorney where she coordinates services for victims of child molestation and abuse. Jacquie assisted Ramos in the establishment of the RBF and assists Alex in getting the word out about the Retired Boxers Foundation and its mission. Jacquie has written over $8.5 million in successful grant proposals to help the less fortunate.
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