Price-Thompson heating up for February 23rd at Echo Arena in Liverpool
BOXING fans who buy tickets for this month’s big heavyweight battle between David Price (15-0) and Tony Thompson (36-3) could be in for an even better night at the fights.
Anybody who buys tickets for the show before 5pm on February 14 will be entered into a special Valentine’s Day draw that takes place that evening.
The winner and a guest will be David’s VIPs at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday 23rd February and treated to a night of hospitality.
The prize includes a pre-fight meal, inner ringside tickets, signed memorabilia and after a night of top action whisked to David’s after fight party where they will meet the British and Commonwealth champion.
Promoter Frank Maloney says: “It is a fantastic prize and we will make sure the winner gets a night to remember.”
Also David’s friend Kevin Satchell (9-0) risks his British flyweight crown against Belfast’s Luke Wilton (13-2-1).
Another British title defence on the bill sees Darren Hamilton (12-2) makes the first defence of his light-welterweight title against another Liverpool fighter, Steve Williams (13-1).
Adil Anwar (18-1) who hopes to challenge the winner also boxes and Maloney hopes he will be involved in the fourth 12 rounder on the bill.
Others boxers on the bill include David Burke (26-2), Paul Edwards (9-2), Sean Dodd (4-0), Louis Cuddy (6-0), Neil Perkins (2-0), Steven Lewis (2-0), Andy Colquhoun (5-0) and Peter Gallagher (1-0).
Tickets can be purchased £230 (VIP including meal and inner ringside seat), £95 (Ringside), £70 and £40 at www.echoarena.comwww.frankmaloney.com or 0844 8000 400.
The show will be broadcast live by the home of boxing BoxNation (Sky 437/Virgin 546). Join now at www.boxnation.com. WealthTV will be broadcasting the card live in the United States.
Elvir Muriqi in action on March 15th in Whippany, New Jersey
WHIPPANY, NEW JERSEY (February 7, 2013)—On Friday night, March 15th boxing returns to the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey as a full night of professional boxing returns courtesy if GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.
In the main event, perennial Light Heavyweight contender Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriqi headlines in the eight round main event.
The thirty-three year old Muriqi has a record of 39-5 with 24 knockouts and is looking to make another run to the top of the Heavyweight rankings.
The native of New York City won 30 of his first 31 bouts with his lone blemish being a controversial disqualification defeat. In that streak Muriqi had quality wins over Joseph Harris, Sammy Ahmad, James Crawford and Tony Menefee. After dropping two of three, Muriqi went on a three fight winning streak that set up a showdown with former undisputed Light Heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver.
Muriqi fought a valiant fight for which some ringsiders thought he may have pulled off the upset. In the end it was Tarver who took the majority decision in their Showtime televised bout on June 9, 2007.
Muriqi rebounded with a 4th round stoppage over Jameel Wilson which set him up for an IBF elimination bout against former world champion Clinton Woods.
Once again Muriqi put on a great performance before dropping a unanimous decision in front of Woods hometown crowd in England.
Muriqi is currently riding a four fight winning streak with wins over Daniel Judah and his most recent win over Chris Grays on December 10, 2011.
Muriqi’s opponent will be announced shortly.
In the eight round co-feature, John Thompson (10-0, 3 KO’s) will take on Calvin Odom in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Thompson) of Newark, NJ has been stepping up the competition with each fight. The twenty-three year old has quality wins over Jermond Bourgeois (TKO 2), John Mackey (UD) and his last bout when he scored a six round unanimous decision over Elie Augustama on December 1st at Madison Square Garden as part of the Austin Trout – Miguel Cotto championship fight card.
Odom of Inglewood, CA has a record of 15-13 with 11 wins by knockout. Odom has faced top competition and has defeated the likes of undefeated Juan Gil, Jose Luis Zertuche, and Srrgio Rios and has also faced Grady Brewer (twice), Roberto Garcia, former world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio, Sebastian Valdez, Jose Antonio Ojeda, Walter Wright, Luciano Perez, Charles Hatley, Wale Omotoso, Tony Harrison and his last bout he dropped an eight round decision to Joe Greene on January 10th
In a six round bout, undefeated Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (10-0, 6 KO’s) of Millville, NJ takes on an opponent to be named in a Middleweight bout.
In what figure to be a six round Heavyweight slugfest, it will be the battle of New Jersey when Patrick Farrell (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) of Jersey City takes on John Lennox (10-2, 5 KO’s) of Carteret.
Also appearing in a six round bout will be undefeated Middleweight Antoine Douglas (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Washington, DC taking on Josh Thorpe of Cincinnati, OH.
In four round bouts: Danny Gonzalez (1-0) of Queens, NY will fight an opponent to be named in a Jr. Welterweight bout; In a Jr. Lightweight bout, Glenford Nickey (1-0-1) of New York battles Anolan Rigal (1-3-1, 1 KO) of Johnson City, NY; Welterweight Anthony Gangemi (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Mine Hill, NY will box Ibrihim Shabazz (1-1-1) of Newark, NJ; Anthony “Juice” Young (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ takes on an opponent to be named in a Welterweight bout; Tyrell Wright (1-0) of Bayonne, NJ will compete in a four round Heavyweight against an opponent to be named; Rounding out the card will be popular Jr. Welterweight Vinny O’Brien (3-2, 2 KO’s) of East Hanover, NJ batting an opponent to be named.
Tickets are priced at $150 (VIP Ringside—which includes a cocktail hour and tickets in the 1st two rows); $100 Ringside and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased by going online at www.gh3promotions.com; www.eliteheatgym.com or calling Elite Heat Gym at 862-772-2532
The Birchwood Mannor is located at
111 N Jefferson Rd Whippany, NJ 07981