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Rita Figueroa vs. Mary McGee Heating Up

Merrillville, IN - As their history making bout for Octavius James/One In A Million Inc. in associates 8 Count Productions "Night of Champions" approaches, "Merciless" Mary McGee (7-0, 4 KO’s) and WIBA America Women’s Super Lightweight Champion Rita "La Guera" Figueroa (9-0, 3 KO’s) are locked in a war of words as they prepare for their November. 17th, 2006 Main Event match-up at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, Indiana..

The fight marks the first time in Northwest Indiana, a region long known for its rich boxing heritage, women have fought for a title in a Main Event.

The "Night of Champions" is already expected to be another sold-out show for boxing fans, but the fight for the IN.B.A. Women’s Super Lightweight Championship means far more for the combatants, said Legendary Jack “Kid” Callahan, of One In A Million Inc.

"Rita and Mary met in the amateurs, and Rita came out on top, but now they're professional fighters," Callahan said. "This is about taking control in the women’s ranks, which have become so much more competitive over the years."

McGee (7-0, 4 KO’s) promised to avenge her lost and more to Figueroa (9-0, 3 KO’s)."I've trained and fought too hard to let her stand in my way, and I will knock her out to prove it," McGee said. "I know Mary’s been talking a lot of smack lately about knocking me out, but far better people have tried and failed," Figueroa countered. "Let’s see what she has in the ring."

The "Night of Champions" will also feature in the Co Main Event fan favorite the reigning and defending Indiana State Middleweight Champion Jimmy "The Fighting’ Schoolteacher" Holmes (14-0, 7 KO’s) will face a far more experienced opponent in the dangerous Brooke "Schoolboy" Wellby (32-16, 10 KO’s) of Canada after the bout had to be canceled earlier this year. Veteran Light Welterweight Ruben “Modern Day Warrior” Galvan (26-10, 9 KO’s) will be returning to the ring on this card.

The undefeated and always thrilling Middleweight Prospect Michael "The Midnight Stalker" Walker (14-0, 8 KO’s) returns to Northwest Indiana from an impressive National televised win in October, and Heavyweight Michael "Quiet Assassin" Parker (4-0, 4 KO’s) looks to add his fifth win by knockout.

In a four round attraction, Mike Maley Of Whiting, IN (1-3, 1 KO) vs. Jose Guzman (1-0) Of Mexico are promising Super Flyweight action, while Mexico City Lightweight Pedro Flores (1-0) marks his debut performance in Northwest Indiana.

Tickets for “Night of Champions” are on sale now, starting at $25. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the first bout will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Star Plaza Box Office (219-769-6600) or through any Ticket Master (312-559-1212) or www.TicketMaster.com or (866-438-7372).

Article posted on 01.11.2006



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