Lacy Returns on April 10th, More – Boxing News
TAMPA, FL: Left Hook Promotions, the company founded by former IBF/IBO Super Middleweight Champion and St. Pete native Jeff Lacy is proud to present “Homecoming”, The Return of Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy at the USF Sun Dome on Friday April 10, 2009. Lacy (24-2, 17 KO’s), returns to fight in the bay area for the first time in nearly three years since a capacity crowd witnessed his thrilling knockout of Robin Reid at the St. Pete Times Forum on August 6, 2005.
“I’ve always wanted to come back and fight in Tampa, but it just wasn’t possible under the circumstances,” said Lacy. “But now that I formed Left Hook Promotions, I have the freedom to fight wherever I choose, and I wanted my first fight back to be right here in Tampa”.
“Homecoming” is presented in association with One Punch Productions and Everlast, and will feature Lacy in the main event of the evening, plus a full undercard. Nine bouts in all are scheduled, including rising heavyweight star Lenroy “TNT” Thomas, undefeated St. Pete featherweight Kermit “Bazooka” Gonzalez, undefeated St. Pete middleweight Ahsandi Gibbs, rising Tampa female star Adawirky Lopez, and additional bouts to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are economy-friendly, priced at $18.50, $40.00, $85.00, $135.00, and a limited number of $200.00 Gold Ringside seats are also available. Pricing the event to ensure that anyone can come was extremely important to “Left Hook” Lacy. “I know people are having tough times out there, and thankfully we were able to make this event affordable for everyone” said Lacy. Tickets for this event go on sale this Saturday at 10:00am at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, and the USF Sun Dome Box Office.
Weights from Cuxhaven – ARENA show tomorrow 8:30pm LIVE on Eurosport
WBC International Championship – Welterweight, 12 Rounds
Selcuk Aydin (146.5 lbs) vs. Luis Fernando Hernandez
Heayvweight, 10 Rounds
Konstantin Airich (223.5 lbs) vs. Ondrej Pala (242.5 lbs)
Cruiserweight, 8 Rounds
Herbie Hide (200 lbs) vs. Sandro Siproshvili (191.5 lbs)
Cruiserweight, 6 Rounds
Tino Groß (198 lbs) vs. Ivica Bacurin (200 lbs)
Weights, quotes and facts from Plymouth
Jason Pires 143 ½ LBS.
Louie Leija 147 LBS.
Paul Delgado 146 LBS.
Sebastien Hamel 146 ½ LBS.
Manuel Antonio Lopes 165 LBS.
Eric Clinton 167 ½ LBS.
Mical Weisberg 171 ½ LBS.
Pete Guthy 172 LBS.
Kali Reiss 150 LBS.
Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes 148 ½ LBS.
Andrey Nevsky 163 LBS.
William Deets 165 LBS.
PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
Jason Pires: “Tomorrow is going to be an exciting night. I’ve really trained hard, two months strong, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow night.”
Louie Leija: “I’m not much of a talker. I’ll do my speaking in the ring.”
Manuel Antonio Lopes: “I’m excited to be fighting so close to home. We worked hard in training camp for 6-7 weeks. I’m looking forward to putting on a great show.”
Eric Clinton: “I’m very excited to be here in Massachusetts. I’m looking forward to putting on a good show.”
Kali Reiss: “I’ve trained really hard for a long time. We have a lot of history together; not amateurs this time – no headgear or big gloves.”
Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes: “I graduated in this building from Plymouth South. It seems like a long time. I never thought I’d be making my pro debut here. A lot of my friends will be here tomorrow night. It’s going to be a great fight.”
“MAYFLOWER MADNESS” FACT SHEET
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.
Matchmaker: Ted Panagiotis
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009
Venue: Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA
Tickets: Tickets, available fight night at Memorial Hall, are priced at $35.00 (Bronze), $45.00 (Silver), $55.00 (Gold), and $75.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club). VIP tables of eight are also available by calling 401.724.2253/2254.
Information: Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) for more information. Doors open at 6:15 PM/ET, first bout at 7:15 PM/ET.
Special Ceremony: Charles “Babe” Wood will be posthumously inducted into the CES Ring of Honor during a special ceremony. The late Wood trained world champions Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston and Paul Pender, among the most notable fighters he coached and advised for so many years. Promoter Jimmy Burchfield, president of CES, established the CES Ring of Honor in 2005 to honor inductees for their special accomplishments and contributions to New England boxing. Charter members include 5-time world champion Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz, former WBA and WBC welterweight title-holder Marlon “Magic Man” Starling, and 3-time The Ring Fighter of the Year (2001-2003) participant “Irish” Micky Ward. Other CES Ring of Honor members include the late, great Rocky Marciano, former 3-time world champion “El Gallo” Jose Antonio Rivera, world light heavyweight contender “Iceman” John Scully, famed Connecticut trainer Johnny Dukes, 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrious “Boo Boo” Andrade, Gary “Tiger” Balletto, and 4-time national amateur champion Bobby Harris.
STAR BOXING WEIGH-IN REMINDER
All participants for Star Boxing’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” show will weigh-in today at 4:30 PM. Below is the scheduled bout sheet for Friday nights show which will take place at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT.
Main Event – Welterweights
12 Rounds – USBA WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2, 14KO)
Shamone Alvarez (20-1, 11KO)
Co-Feature – Welterweights
Raymond Serrano (8-0, 5KO)
Jay Krupp (12-1, 5KO)
Demetrius Andrade (2-0, 2KO)
Tom Joseph (4-1-1)
Simeon Dunwell (8-0, 2KO)
Shakha Moore (10-13-3, 2KO)
Frank Trader (2-0)
Edwin Rosado (1-4)
Tryone Miles (Pro-Debut)
Chris Aucoin (1-1-1)
David Williams (6-2-1, 2KO)
Josh Harris (2-2-1, 1KO)
The card is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort. Tickets are priced at $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or purchase tickets by calling 1 (800)745-3000 or by calling any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office subject to availability. Star Boxing is currently holding choice seats for prime customers. To find out more information about this terrific offer or to purchase these exclusive tickets please call Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000.
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