Etienne vs Griffis on June 19

16.06.04 - Highly regarded heavyweight Clifford Etienne, victor over a current world champion, and Talmadge Griffis meet in the 10-round main event on Cedric Kushner Promotions nationally and internationally televised "Heavyweight Heroes" card Saturday, June 19, in Reno, Nev. The semi-main event features heavyweight Tony Thompson, winner of 18 straight, 13 by knockout against Agustin Corpus of Mexico.

A special attraction on the Cedric Kushner Promotions card is the pro debut of 2004 National Golden Gloves super heavyweight champion Rafael Butler.

Also on the six-bout Cedric Kushner Promotions card is highly touted and undefeated heavyweight prospect Fabio Maldonado, another heavyweight fight and a women’s bout.

The card is presented by Cedric Kushner Promotions in association with Downtown Reno and Newco, which is comprised of Circus Circus Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah's Reno and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

The card starts at 6 p.m. (Pacific) with doors to the City Center Pavilion, located in downtown Reno, opening at 5.

Tickets are priced at $25, $60 and $75 with all seats reserved. Tickets are available at Circus Circus Reno, the Eldorado Hotel Casino, Harrah´s Reno and the Silver Legacy Resort Casino; by calling 888-288-1833; and through and

The card will be televised nationally by InDemand and internationally by the Cedric Kushner Sports Network.

Article posted on 16.06.2004

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