Estrada-Shufford, Perez-Remillard Jan. 25 at Foxwoods Resort Casino

PROVIDENCE (December 26, 2007) – 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada battles former world heavyweight title challenger Charles Shufford and WBC Youth featherweight champion Manuel Perez defends his title against Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard in co-main events on “Champions of Tomorrow,” January 25 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut..

“Champions of Tomorrow,” promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., will be taped live and air on Saturday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. on CN8 and will also stream online at Following the broadcast, the show will be available ON DEMAND to Comcast Digital Cable customers for at least one week. “Champions of Tomorrow” will also air on Cox Sports Television on dates and times to soon be announced.

Estrada (10-1, 2 KOs), the Providence native now rated No. 10 in the NABO, is coming off of his most impressive victory as a professional, when he put former NABC and NABC Americas heavyweight title-holder James Northey (11-2, 8 KOs) to sleep in the fourth round of their October 12 fight.
Las Vegas-based Shufford (20-7-1, 9 KOs), who fought Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO in 2001, holds victories against former world champion Lamon Brewster, Elieser Castillo and Jimmy Thunder.

Perez (11-3, 2 KOs) fighting out of Denver by way of Honolulu, captured the WBC Youth title in his last fight on November 10 via a unanimous 10-round decision against Victor Barela. Manchester (CT) favorite Remillard (11-0, 7 KOs) has been inactive since suffering a hand injury that required surgery after he won the WBC Youth super featherweight on September 23, 2006.

“We’re excited to be back at Foxwoods showcasing some of the top young prospects in boxing in their stiffest tests to date,” promoter Jimmy Burchfield said. “Olympian Jason Estrada is ready to make some big noise in the heavyweight division and he’s starting off the year against a former world title challenger, Charles Shufford, Our other co-main event features the return of local hero
Matt Remillard, who is a true throwback type of boxer, fights WBC Youth super featherweight champion Manuel Perez in what promises to be an action-packed bout. The undercard has a host of tomorrow’s champions and some other great fights.”

Unbeaten cruiserweight prodigy, 9-time U.S. amateur champion “Awesome” Aaron Williams (15-0-1, 11 KOs), returns to the scene of his most memorable knockout to date in a picture-perfect stoppage of DeLeon Tingsley, who recently upset previously unbeaten Alfredo Escalera, Jr., in the second round of their June 20th fight at Foxwoods.

A much-anticipated New England light heavyweight showdown between Iraqi War-veteran Chris Traietti (7-0, 4 KOs) and “Irish” Joey McCreedy (5-1, 4 KOs) will take place in a scheduled 6-round bout. Middleweights Richard “Bobo” Starnino (8-2-1, 1 KO), of Providence, and New Bedford’s Eric Pinarreta (1-1, 1 KO) will meet in an old fashioned border war.

Also on the undercard is undefeated super middleweight Angel Camacho, Jr. (8-0, 4 KOs), popular Hartford light welterweight Addy Irizarry (3-1, 2 KOs) takes on Tonya Gallegos (4-6, 2 KOs), unbeaten Brockton light heavyweight Manuel Antonio Lopes (4-0, 1 KO) faces veteran Anthony Cannon (4-8, 1 KO).

Recent University of Connecticut graduate Brian Macy, a card dealer at Foxwoods who lives in Ledyard, makes his pro debut against Donyell Dukes (0-4). Macy started boxing at 10 and posted a 125-25 amateur record, including a Gold Medal performance in the 2000 National PAL Championships at 165 pounds, as well as a Silver Medal in the National Junior Olympics. All boxers and bouts are subject to change.

Tickets for “Champions of Tomorrow” are priced at $40.00, $65.00 (Silver), $100.00 (Gold) and $150.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club). Two VIP Presidential Suites are also available (call CES for details as well as sponsorship opportunities). To purchase tickets or for additional information contact CES (1.401.724.2253/2254 - or Foxwoods (1.800.200.2882/ Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET.

Article posted on 26.12.2007

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