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Adrian Mora & William Guthrie in title fights in Tampa

TAMPA (January 6, 2007) - Professional boxing returns to Tampa on Friday night (January 12) as Silverhawk Championship Boxing presents "Boxing By The Bay," featuring world-class fighters and promising prospects, at the famed Cuban Club. In a pair of 12-round championship matches, unbeaten prospect Adrian "Juanito" Mora takes on Aaron Drake for the vacant NBA lightweight title, while IBF Intercontinental cruiserweight champion William "KO King" Guthrie defends his belt against an opponent to be determined..

"Boxing On The Bay" will be taped live and aired later on Fox Sports International, Sports Network New York, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, Sunshine Network and Fox Sports Detroit.

Colorado-native Mora (17-0-1, 9 KOs) is riding a Rocky Mountain high, highlighted by a unanimous 10-round decision against former NABF lightweight champion Steve "The Mongoose" Quinonez (30-7-1) in his most notable victory. Drake (11-3, 9 KOs), fighting out of Kansas City (KS), has been in against the likes of Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Nick Casal.

Former IBF light heavyweight champion Guthrie (35-3-2, 28 KOs), on a mission for another major world title fight, is unbeaten in his comeback having won seven fights with two draws after being idle 2 1/2 years.

Powerful puncher Gerald "The Jedi" Nobles battles veteran Andy "Sandman" Sample in a 10-round heavyweight war. Nobles (25-1, 20 KOs) was once rated as high as No. 9 in the world and he plans on getting into the heavyweight title mix in 2007, starting Friday night against Sample (34-14-2. 22 KOs), who remains a serious threat after 53 pro fights.

One of the hottest, most exciting young fighters in North America, two-time Mexican National amateur champion Alexis Camacho (13-0, 12 KOs), puts his unbeaten record on the line attempting to extend his knockout streak to 13 against dangerous Tyler Ziolkowski (9-4, 6 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout.

Lightweight Jaime "Superfly" Sandoval (13-1, 11 KOs), the younger brother of current IBF lightweight champion Jesus "El Matador" Chavez (43-3, 30 KOs), meets upset-minded Ken Humphreys (4-2, 3 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Also on the undercard in 4/6 round fights are a pair of undefeated South Carolina boxers, light heavyweight Shane "The Irish Hitman" Benfield and 6' 6", 19-year-old cruiserweight Josh Green (8-0, 6 KOs), facing Karl Willis (25-24-1, 17 KOs) and Doug Philips (6-5, 4 KOs), respectively.

Tickets are priced at $25.00 and $65.00. Doors open at 6 PM with the first bout scheduled for 6:30 PM.

For more information about the Jan. 12th show in Tampa or Silverhawk Boxing go to www.silverhawkboxing.com.

Article posted on 07.01.2007



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