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LeHoullier-Houghtaling headlines Battle Zone at The Castle

BOSTON, Mass. (November 18, 2006) - Unbeaten middleweight Jason "The Hammer" Le Houllier headlines Battle Zone at The Castle on December 15 against veteran Frank Houghtaling in the eight-round main event at The Castle in downtown Boston. The Alpha Omega Entertainment Group, in association with Sprint/Nextel and NESN, is promoting Battle Zone at the Castle.. The show will be taped lived and shown at a later date on NESN. Ed Berliner will handle the blow-by-blow call while boxing historian Mike DeLisa serves as color commentator. IBA World middleweight champion "Ireland's" John Duddy has been added as a special color analyst.

"We're bringing pro boxing back in New England on NESN," promoter Hank Tuohy said. "The Castle is a great venue and has a rich tradition. We're trying to build boxer interest and fan followings by showcasing New England prospects in competitive matches. We're thrilled to have John Duddy joining us at the weigh in and at the fights."

LeHoullier (20-0, 8 KOs), reigning Northern New England junior middleweight champion, fights out of Portland, Maine. His most notable wins have been against Thomas Witt (18-4) and Jose Medina (8-4). Houghtaling (18-12-5, 4 KOs) has held several regional titles like the IBC International (welterweight), IBC Americas (light welterweight) and New York State (light middleweight) belts.

Houghtaling, fighting out of Albany, has a win against former world champion Livingstone Bramble and has been in against former world champions Sharmba Mithcell and
Daniel Santos.

The co-feature matches two-time Venezuelan Olympian Patrick "El Elegante" Perez (8-0, 6
KOs) against former IBC lightweight title challenger Lamar "Cochise" Murphy (29-11-1, 20 KOs) in a 6/8 round junior welterweight bout.

Battle Zone 1 Airings on NESN

NESN is broadcasting Alpha Omega's October 28th show at Mohegan Sun on the following dates and times:
Nov. 30 - 8 PM Dec. 1 - 8 PM Dec. 6 - 3 PM
Dec. 6 - 7 PM Dec. 9 - 3 PM


The popular Clancy brothers, unbeaten heavyweight James Clancy and undefeated cruiserweight Mark Clancy, are both fighting on the undercard. Born in Claire, Ireland and now living in Boston, five-time Irish National amateur champion James (8-0, 1 KO) faces former UBC International cruiserweight title-holder John Battle (14-17-1) in a six-round bout, while Mark meets ex-Massachusetts State cruiserweight champion John "House of Rain" Rainwater (10-13, 3 KOs), of Worcester (MA), in a four-rounder.

Worcester knockout artist Enrique "El Palo" Palau (6-0, 5 KOs), of Worcester (MA), hopes to keep his unbeaten record intact against Dorchester's dangerous Hollister Elliott (7-16-1, 2 KOs), former Massachusetts State super middleweight champion, in a six-round junior middleweight match.

Rounding out the card is a four/six round bout between Brockton's light heavyweight Anthony Russell (14-2-1, 3 KOs), originally from Canada, and Mike Bonislawski (18-22-2, 4 KOs), of Cambridge (MA).

All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

"Battle Zone at The Castle" is sponsored in part by Mohegan Sun, Everlast, Davidoff Madison Avenue (NYC), Sprint/Nextel (Data Link Communications), Hooters and the Park Plaza Hotel.
Tickets, priced at $125.00 (VIP), $75.00 (ringside), $40.00 (reserved) and $25.00 (general admission SRO), are on sale now at 617.842.8661. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first bout at 7:30 PM. For more information visit www.tuohysports.com.

Article posted on 18.11.2006



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