News: Huge show in Hamburg – Gregorian singing for “Golden” Jack; Tahdooahnippah vs. King tonight
He produced the songs for Dariusz Michalczewski, Graciano “Rocky” Rocchigiani and Henry Maske, whose walk-in tune “Time to say Goodbye” is one of the greatest songs in boxing history. Next in line could be “Golden” Jack, who is defending his WBA Intercontinental Championship at the Sporthalle Hamburg against Mark Thompson on Saturday. Producer of the stars, Frank Peterson, is sending the singing monks of Gregorian (over 6 Mio. sold copies) to the ring. The chart toppers, who jumped straight into the German
top ten with their new album “Epic Chants”, will sing their newest single “World Without End” in cooperation with the Russian singer Eva Mali, to perform for Culcay.
And the German shooting star is already looking forward to the show act: “I am so excited to be walking into the ring to Gregorian. I don’t want to give away too much, but the show is going to be of the
chain.” But not only will the musical highlight be of great quality. The sport on display will also get the crowd roaring. Right after Culcay, Alexander Povetkin steps into the ring. The WBA Heavyweight Champion will face Hasim Rahman from America. Also putting his belts on the line is Kubrat Pulev who has to defend his European Heavyweight and IBF-International Championship against Alexander Ustinov.
“COMANCHE BOY” READY FOR FRIDAY NIGHT TITLE FIGHT SHOWDOWN WITH KING BROADCAST ON GO FIGHT LIVE
LAWTON, OK (September 28, 2012) Middleweight contender George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah returns home to the Comanche Nation Casino TONIGHT to face off against Tuscaloosa, Alabama native Gundrick “Sho Gun” King for the NABA Middleweight Title.
Presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, the Tahdooahnippah/King ten round clash headlines “Comanche Nation’s Friday Night Fights”, a six bout evening of world class professional boxing which will be broadcast LIVE on the internet at GO FIGHT LIVE (www.GFL.tv).
Said DeGuardia, “We’re very excited to work with the team at the Comanche Nation Casino in this title bout for George. We’ve got big plans for his future and are excited to show fight fans in Lawton as well as those watching online across the country how truly exciting he is.”
Speaking about the fight, Tahdooahnippah stated, “This is a very big fight for me, my first for Star Boxing and I’m very happy that it will be broadcast LIVE on GO FIGHTLIVE so that Native Americans and fight fans across the country can see me fight.”
“King is an ex-college football player, very strong and a southpaw. He’s obviously looking to make his name off my undefeated record, but I’ve prepared very well. We’ve had a great camp and excellent southpaw sparring.”
Tahdooahnippah is undefeated with a sterling record of 30-0-1 with 22 knockouts while King brings a record of 18-8-0 (11KO’s) in the title bout.
Speaking further about fighting back home at the Comanche Nation Casino, Tahdooahnippah stated, “This weekend is the Comanche Nation Fair and there will be a massive crowd attending the fair and I very much look forward to their support.”
About his future plans, “I need to look good here and dominate, I trust Star Boxing to take me to the next level and this fight is the first step. Ideally, I’d like to fight a top ten middleweight in my next bout.”
Tahdooahnippah won the first two bouts of his 2012 campaign; most recently dominating Rahman Yusubov over six rounds on APRIL 26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Riding a two bout-winning streak, Gundrick enters the title bout against Tahdooahnippah with a record of 18-8-0 (11KO’s). In his last outing Gundrick won a unanimous decision over Mikel Williams on AUGUST 4 in Mobile, Alabama.
The Comanche Nation Casino is located at 402 SE Interstate Drive in Lawton, Oklahoma, 73501. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:00pm.
General admission tickets priced at $15, ($20 day of show) can be purchased through Stub Wire (www.StubWire.com)
For more information on the Comanche Nation Casino, please visit their website at www.comanchenationcasinos.com
IABA UPDATE (IRELAND V WALES)
Irish Amateur Boxing Association
The Irish Amateur Boxing Association, in association with the Ballina BC, have named their squad for Saturday’s clash with Wales in Mayo.
Both countries meet tomorrow evening in a 14-bout Schoolboy/Youth international at the Downhill House Hotel in Ballina.
Five talanted Mayo prospect, Martin McDonagh, Aaron Daley, Jamie Conroy, Colm Quinn and Martin Collins, have been named on the Irish panel.
Saturday’s international coincides with the recent opening of the Ballina Boxing Club’s $50,000 Training and Fitness Centre.
The Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, officially opened the impressive new facility, which is named after and dedicated to Mayo boxing legend Dick Hearns.
Hearns, who worked as a Garda, won numerous Irish titles boxing out of the Ballina BC. One of the founding members of the club in 1927, he beat Roger Michelot of France in 1935.
Twelve months later Michelot won light-heavyweight gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Hearns was crowned European Police light-heavyweight champion in 1935.
Ballina BC Treasurer Joe Lavelle said that they were eagerly looking forward to Saturday’s international.
“This will be the first international at this level between Ireland and Wales in Mayo and it promises to be a fantastic occasion. Everyone is looking forward to what will be a great night’s boxing,” he said.
Dinner will be served before Saturday’s international at 6.30pm. Boxing begins at 7.30pm.
A number of tickets are still available from the Downhill House Hotel (Phone (069) 21033).
The award winning Downhill House Hotel are kindly sponsoring Saturday’s meeting between Ireland and Wales.
Ireland v Wales Schoolboy/Youth International Downhill House Hotel Ballina, Co. Mayo (6.30pm)
31kg:Martin McDonagh (Ballina, Ireland) v Sean Mizen (Wales)
35kg:Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin, Ireland) v Leuan Thomas (Wales)
36kg:Thomas McCarthy (Mayfield, Ireland) v TBA
37kg: Dominic Bradley (Errrigal, Ireland) v Evan Jones(Wales)
41kg: Calvin Turner (Ryson, Ireland) v Shane Jones (Wales)
43kg: Aaron Daley (Castlebar, Ireland) v Curtis Boden(Wales)
45kg:Jamie Conroy (Ballina, Ireland) v Thomas Lewis(Wales)
49kg:Jason Harty (Rathkeale, Ireland) v Henry Price (Wales)
50kg: Andrew Harkin (Illies GG, Ireland) v James Price (Wales)
56kg: Jordan Myers (Innishfree, Ireland) v Gary Ryan(Wales)
57kg: Colm Quinn (Castlebar, Ireland) v Jason Sillet (Wales)
66kg: Lewis Crocker (Cairn Lodge, Ireland) v Shane Thomas (Wales)
68kg: Conor Vint (Gilford, Ireland) v Declan Kenny (Wales)
78kg:Martin Collins (Ballinan, Ireland) v TBA