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News: Bradley-Holt, Herrera-Gordon, Burgos Targets Aoh

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. (March 14, 2009) – Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight champion TIMOTHY “Desert Storm” BRADLEY is all business at the gym today as he prepares for his world title unification rumble with World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Kendall “Rated R” Holt.


The winner will surely see his stock rise and emerge as the 140-pound division’s only unified champion. Promoted by Top Rank and Gary Shaw Productions, the Bradley-Holt world championship fight will be televised live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing, Saturday, April 4, beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)

“I hope Holt has invested his time wisely, training hard in the gym, because I’m preparing a two-fisted stimulus package that will knock him into a deep depression,” said Bradley. “Holt may think he’s “Rated R” but he’s going to be rated less than a junk bond when I’ve finished trading with him. Holt is about to become a de-listed commodity on the boxing stock exchange.”

Bradley (23-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., captured the WBC title on May 10, 2008, knocking defending champion Junior Witter down en route to a split decision victory. Bradley successfully defended the title on September 13, winning a unanimous decision over Edner Cherry. Holt (25-2, 13 KOs), from Paterson, NJ, captured the WBO title July 5, 2008, knocking out defending champion Ricardo Torres in the first round in one of the year’s most explosive and exciting fights. He successfully defended his title on December 13, winning a split decision over Demetrius Hopkins.

Boxeo Thompson” returns to
FOX SPORTS ESPAÑOL
tomorrow night

Orange, CA (March 12, 2009) – Fight fans can re-live the fistic action that took place on February 27 in Ontario, California when junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera (9-0, 4 KO’s) and Brian Gordon (4-3,4 KO’s) set out to square off in a scheduled eight round bout.

Also featured on the telecast will be newly signed knockout artist featherweight Abraham Lopez who improved his record to (6-0, 5 KO’s) by achieving a second round knockout against journeyman Manuel Sarabia in a six round bout.

Fox Sports Español’s “Boxeo Thompson” will air on Friday, March 20 at 10:00 PM (PST) Check your local listings for FSE.

Programming note:

On Friday, March 20 “Boxeo Thompson” will also air the 8 Round Super Bantamweight battle between Alejandro Perez (12-1-1, 7 KOs) and Mexico’s Victor “Tommy Gun” Martinez (14-4, 10 KOs). The match up is the main event that is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 14 at Thompson Boxing Promotions “Night of Champions”.

About Thompson Boxing Promotions
Launched in May of 2000 by Ken Thompson, a former President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, Thompson Boxing Promotions was established with the purpose of elevating the sport of boxing by providing exciting sports entertainment while showcasing talented athletes on their way to the summit of the sport. In the past nine years, the company has risen from being not only one of the top promotional firms in the competitive west coast market, consistently providing shows that live up to the adage ‘never a dull moment’, but to a nationwide powerhouse that includes on its roster some of the best talent in the game today, including Timothy Ray Bradley Jr., Juan Carlos Burgos, Dominic Salcido, Mauricio Herrera, Abraham Lopez, Josesito Lopez, Sergio Espinoza, and Pavel Miranda.

About Fox Sports Español
Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,600 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLigaTM, the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship® and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which more than 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households.

Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at foxsportsla.msn.com.

BURGOS TO AOH – “ANYTIME, ANYPLACE”

Orange CA (March 13) – Following his ascension to the number three spot in the WBC rankings after an impressive second round TKO win over Omar Lizarraga last month, unbeaten Juan Carlos Burgos is rapidly moving in on a long-awaited title shot.

His target? Tokyo’s Takahiro Aoh, who dethroned Mexican idol Oscar Larios on March 12th in their battle for the WBC featherweight crown.

“I’m ready for a title shot now, and there is no one I would rather fight than Aoh,” said Burgos. “And when I win the belt it will not be just for me, but for “Chololo” and all of Mexico. I will bring the championship back to Mexico, where it belongs.”

Unbeaten in 21 fights (with 15 knockouts), Tijuana’s Burgos has dazzled fight fans and struck fear into his opponents since his pro debut in 2004… Just 21 years old, “Miniburgos” (the nephew of former world champ Victor Burgos) added the WBC Cabofe featherweight title to his WBC Continental Americas crown by beating Lizarraga, but now he wants a world championship belt strapped around his waist.

“Anytime, anyplace,” said Burgos. “I will fight you, Takahiro Aoh.”

RASHAD HOLLOWAY FIGHTS IN CINCY ON SATURDAY MARCH 21ST

JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT PROSPECT READY TO SHINE IN 2009

ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR U.S.. BANK ARENA SHOW

Junior middleweight prospect Rashad Holloway returns to action in his hometown against Puerto Rican banger Doel Carrasquillo on Saturday, March 21st at the U.S. BANK ARENA in Cincinnati .

Holloway will face Carrasquillo in the co-main event of “3 THE HARD WAY”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing presented by TMAX EVENTS and TKO BOXING promotions, home of “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS.”

Holloway, 9-1-0 with five knockouts, is coming off a fourth round knockout of Junior Ramos on August 30th in Cincinnati. Carrasquillo, now based in Lancaster, PA, sports a record of 12-10-1 (10KO’s) and is back after an eight round battle with Ricardo Williams Jr. on the January 31st “HOMECOMING” event at the U.S. Bank Arena.

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO BOXING Promotions, “We’re very happy to have Rashad on our upcoming show. He’s a terrific prospect that the fans in Cincinnati have been very supportive of for many years. Rashad truly exemplifies our “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” motto.

“And against Carrasquillo, he’s in for a very tough fight. Doel battled Ricardo Williams Jr. very hard over eight rounds on January 31st at our last show in Cincinnati .”

Now based at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California, working under the tutelage of trainer of numerous world champions, Freddie Roach, Holloway is looking ahead to a big 2009.

“I know that training at Wild Card and working with Manny Pacquaio has made a Rashad a better fighter and the fans in Cincinnati will get to see that on Saturday, March 21st” said Koerner.

Also featured at “3 THE HARD WAY” is 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo Williams Jr., former amateur standout and pro debuting Ron Siler, two time Olympian and current amateur phenom Rau’Shee Warren, junior welterweight prospect Terrance Crawford, Detroit middleweight James Countryman and Cincinnati favorites David Long and Jessie Carradine.

Advance tickets, priced at $82.75, $43.75 and $26.75, for “3 THE HARD WAY” can be purchased online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 513-562-4949.

The U.S. Bank Arena is located at 100 Broadway St. in Cincinnati , adjacent to the Great American Ball Park . Doors will open on the evening of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Further information on the U.S. Bank Arena can be found on their website at www.usbankarena.com.

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose and James Countryman, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia, Ramon Gatica and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Jonathan Gover, Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terrance Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes and bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website, www.tkoboxingpromotions.com

TC Howard and Max Brunis, highly successful Cincinnati businessmen, formed TMAX Events in 2008 to continuously bring world class professional boxing to area fans. Further information on TMAX Events is available at www.myspace/tmaxevents


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