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Mia St. John-Jaime Clampitt February 9 in Providence

19.01.07 - One of boxing's most recognizable females, Mia "The Knockout" St. John, will fight in New England for the first time on February 9 when she defends her IFBA lightweight title against two-time world champion Jaime "The Hurricane" Clampitt in the 10-round main event on the "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. (CES), in association with Lincoln Park, is promoting the "Hearts Of Fire" pro-am show, which will be taped live and air February 10 (7:00-(00 PM/ET and Feb. 17 (12:00-2:00 PM/ET) on CN8, The Comcast Network. CN8 reaches 9 million homes in 12 states and 20 television markets. The event will also air on the Cox Network at dates and times to be determined.

"Fights fans have been waiting years for this fight," CES president Jimmy Burchfield said, "and we're excited to be promoting 'Hearts Of Fire.' People all over the world know Mia. Jaime is a crowd favorite who has been in a few of the greatest all-time women's fights. It's rare for women to headline a show but this is the second we've promoted a women's world title fight in Rhode Island with Jaime on top. We're also going to be unleashing some new talent on this show." ..

"Hearts Of Fire" is dedicated to the memory of Enrique Palau, the unbeaten boxer who was killed last month in a car accident. Donations will be collected for Palau's family.

A donation of $2.00 per each sold ticket will be donated to the Gloria Gamma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and the main event fighters will show their support by wearing pink gloves.

St. John (43-7-2, 18 KOs), the former Playboy pin-up model, is rated No. 3 by the WBC and WBA, while Clampitt (16-4-1, 7 KOs), fighting out of Narragansett (RI), is ranked No. 4, respectively, by the same organizations.

Also scheduled to fight on "Hearts of Fire," in separate bouts, are former Commonwealth light middleweight champion Ossie Duran (22-5-1, 9 KOs) in an 8-round co-feature, undefeated Pawtucket (RI) light welterweight Eddie "The Puerto Rican Sensation" Soto (7-0, 4 KOs), Iraqi War veteran Chris Traietti (5-0, 3 KOs), the popular super middleweight out of Quincy (MA); popular Providence middleweight Richard "Bobo" Starnino (7-1-1, 1 KO). A trio of newly CES signed young fighters slated to be in action are Johnston (RI) super middleweight Angel Camacho, Jr. (3-0, 3 KOs) and, making their pro debut, Brockton's (MA) light heavyweight Manuel Antonio Lopes and Stoughton (MA) super middleweight Mical Weisberg, who is a senior at Bridgewater State College. All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

Three exciting amateur matches are also scheduled.

Tickets for "Hearts Of Fire" are now on sale for $20.00 (students), $37.00 (Bronze Reserved), $60.00 (Silver Reserved), $105.00 (Gold Ringside Reserved) and $155.00 (limited Jimmy's VIP Platinum Club). To purchase tickets or for more information call CES (401.724.2253/2254) or go to www.cesboxing.com), Rhode Island Convention Center (401.458.6000), Rhode Island Boxing Gym in Warwick (866.588.3957), Manfredo's Gym in Pawtucket (401.723.1354), Box A Round Boxing Club in Stoughton (781.367.6385), Bishop's Boxing & Fitness (W. Bridgewater), Petronelli Brothers Gym in Brockton (508.588.3238) and 401 Gym in Cranston (401.261.9800/3436). Doors open at 6 PM, first bout at 6:30 PM.

Article posted on 19.01.2007



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