Sultan Ibragimov Ready For Shannon Briggs On June 2

23.05.07 - Sultan Ibragimov is ready to put his unbeaten record up for grabs against the WBO Heavyweight Champion, Shannon Briggs, on Saturday, June 2nd at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ. The high-impact 12-round showdown is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Seminole Warriors Boxing Promotions in association with Caesar’s Atlantic City, Nafta Moskya, Golden Grain, CSI Sports, Global Advertising and Main Events. The fight will be shown on Pay-Per-View and begins at 9:00 pm ET/ 6:00 pm PT..

Ibragimov is one of the hottest talents in the heavyweight division, and experts as well as his Russian supporters believe he has the ability to beat the current champion in this long-awaited match up. The championship fight was originally scheduled for March 10, but was postponed after Briggs suffered from an pneumonia.

“We’re confident that Sultan Ibragimov is the next heavyweight champion of the world, and we’re eager to see him beat Shannon Briggs and put the championship belt around his waist,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya.

“He dominated Javier Mora with a quick 46-second knockout in the first round of his last fight, and we know he is ready for his fight against Briggs,” continued De La Hoya.

A 2000 Olympic Silver medalist for Russia, Sultan Ibragamov (20-0-1, 17 KO’s) turned pro in 2002 with a first round knockout of Tracy Williams - in fact, his first four fights ended in opening round victories. He won the WBO Asia-Pacific title in October of 2004 with a third-round knockout against Najee Shaheed. He defended that crown six times.

He has also defeated former world champion Al Cole and contenders Lance Whitaker and Zuri Lawrence.

Tickets, priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50 are on sale and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and Boardwalk Hall box office.


New York, May 23, 2007 – The New York based multicultural marketing firm, Global Advertising Strategies, has agreed to sponsor the WBO Heavyweight Championship on Saturday, June 2nd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

In one of the most anticipated battles of the year, the current heavyweight champion, Shannon Briggs will square off in a 12-rounder against the Russian fighter Sultan Ibragimov for the WBO Heavyweight title.

Global Advertising Strategies will promote this championship throughout ethnic communities in the United States. Within America’s diverse culture more and more people stay connected to their ethnic roots through international satellite broadcast networks. Global Advertising Strategies will ensure that this championship is publicized to all audiences in our multicultural communities.

“Fight fans, all over the world, are looking forward to this match-up,” said Boris Chernyy, Vice-President of Project Development for Global Advertising Strategies. “Our goal is to drive as many supporters as possible to Caesars Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City to rally for their champion.”

The Brooklyn born Briggs, 35, continues to thrill boxing fans ever since he won his first-ever World Title from former WBO Heavyweight Champion Sergei Liakhovich last November. In an electrifying performance, Briggs stopped Liakhovich in the 12th and final round and a new champion was born. This will be the first time Briggs has been called to defend his WBO Heavyweight title.

Briggs will face stiff competition when he comes face-to-face with former Olympic Silver Medalist Sultan Ibragimov, 31. Ibragimov is known as an exciting two-fisted puncher whose aggressive attack and power can quickly overwhelm any opponent. Should Ibragimov claim the title, once again all four championship belts will be held by fighters from former republics of the Soviet Union.

“I’m tired of talking about the fight,” said Ibragimov recently. “I just want to get in the ring and take my title. I won’t be denied my dreams.”

“Ibragimov and Briggs are two of the best Heavyweights in the world today,” said Leon Margules, Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing. “With the WBO Heavyweight title on the line, Global helps to ensure we have as many fans as possible at Boardwalk Hall to support this event.”

This premier WBO Heavyweight Championship is being promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Caesar’s Atlantic City, Nafka Moskva, Golden Grain, CSI Sports, Main Events and Global Advertising Strategies.

If you wish to be part of the excitement at Caesars Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City tickets are available through Ticketmaster by dialing 212-307-7171, or you may go to You may also view the fight on Pay-Per-View through your local cable or satellite provider.

About Global Advertising Strategies
Global Advertising Strategies is a New York City-based consulting, marketing and advertising firm with a unique blend of niche and multicultural capabilities. Founded in 1999, Global is an expert in reaching Eastern and Central European markets. Global now connects companies with 29 different ethnic markets in the United States and abroad. Its international roster of clients include; Lufthansa Airlines, MoneyGram International and DIRECTV. Global’s signature approach is based on creating sophisticated, strategic marketing solutions incorporating proven methodology and a highly informed cultural sensitivity for even the most challenging and complex inte! rnational and multicultural projects. For more information, please visit:

Article posted on 24.05.2007

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