Godfrey/Williams Cancelled

PROVIDENCE (November 20, 2007) – Saturday night’s scheduled “Pinnacle FiteNite: The Heat’s on In Hartford,” featuring NABF cruiserweight champion Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey and Jeremy “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” Williams, has been cancelled due to Pinnacle FiteNite reneging on its financial funding and television agreement..

“We regret having to cancel the show but it was out of our control once Pinnacle pulled the plug,” Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. president Jimmy Burchfield explained. “We have incurred tremendous expenses and everyone associated with this promotion is terribly disappointed. Pinnacle was contractually responsible for providing television and made other financial commitments. It isn’t fair to anybody, particularly the fighters who’ve trained so hard and long for this show, as well as fans who’ve looked forward to watching these fights. Everybody worked so hard on this promotion, including the staffs at CES and the Connecticut Convention Center, and members of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety Boxing Commission.

“So many people changed their Thanksgiving Day plans and because the holiday is so close, we had to make a final decision now so others weren’t adversely affected. We have a contract with Pinnacle that it has reneged on and this matter is now in the hands of our legal advisors. CES has taken a terrible hit because we believed in Pinnacle FiteNite; we don’t do business like this.”

Anyone with tickets should return to their place of purchase for a full refund. If there are any problems call the CES office at 401.724.2254.

Article posted on 20.11.2007

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