Hearns, Duran & Dundee at Sept. 17 show in Manchester NH, Teon Kennedy Returns Sept. 19

(September 11, 2008) – The stars will be out September 17 at “The Maul In Manchester” pro boxing show in the 7th annual Fight To Educate charity event at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Boxing Hall of Famers Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran and Angele Dundee, as well as future HOF inductee Tommy “Hitman” Hearns, will be on hand to meet and greet fans..

The 7th annual Fight To Educate, presented by Members First Credit Union, in association with Cedric Kushner’s Gotham Boxing, will benefit the New Hampshire Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army, the Bobby Stephen Fund for Education and SEE Science Center.

Unbeaten prospects Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns will be showcased in separate bouts in “The Maul In Manchester.”

Five-time world champion Duran (103-16, 70 KOs), inducted into the HOF in 2007, is arguably the greatest lightweight of all-time. The ferocious, relentless Panamanian defeated Sugar Ray Leonard, Pipino Cuervas, Iran Barkley and Ken Buchanan, among the more notables.

Probably best known as the great Muhammad Ali’s head trainer, Dundee also trained Leonard, Carmen Basilio, Jimmy Ellis and George Foreman for his fight against Michael Moorer.

Supporting his son, Ronald, six-time world champion Tommy Hearns (61-5-1, 48 KOs) won titles in six different weight classes and defeated the likes of Virgil Hill, Duran, Cuevas and Wilfredo Benetiz.

The 25-year-old middleweight Quillin (19-0, 14 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn (NY), takes on St, Louis policeman Sam “The Punching Policeman” Hill (17-8-1, 10 KOs), in the 10-ound main event. Rated No. 4 by the NABO, Quillin hopes an impressive win will position him for a regional title shot in the not too distant future.

Junior middleweight sensation Hearns (19-0, 15 KOs), rated No. 11 by the WBC and No. 13 by the WBA, faces Columbian veteran Alexander Pacheco Quiroz (12-6-1, 12 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature.

2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate Danny O’Connor, who hails from Framingham, Massachusetts, provides chief support on the undercard against Joe Guerrido (0-2) in a four-round light welterweight bout. O’Connor captured gold medals at this year’s U.S. Future Stars, in which, he was selected Outstanding Boxer of the tournament, and National Golden Gloves Championships.

Also on the card in four-round bouts, Bronx (NY) super middleweight Hajro Sujak (1-0) meets Chris Morton (1-2) and Bronx welterweight Osvaldo Rivera (1-0-1, 1 KO) fights an opponent to be determined.

Tickets are priced at $10 (seniors, veterans and students only), $25 and $50 and available to purchase at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office, any TicketMaster location, on line at, or call 603.868.7300 to charge. Call 603.669.4100) about VIP tables (8 seats) starting at $1000 (includes a gourmet dinner, unique auction items and access to autograph signings by Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran). For more information go to First bout will be at 8 PM/ET.


Hockessin, DE—Undefeated super bantamweight Teon “The Technician” Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, will box Robert DaLuz, of Providence, RI, in a scheduled six-round contest Friday evening, Sept. 19, at the Hockessin Police Athletic League (PAL), 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. First of seven fights is 7pm.

Topping the card are a pair of eight-round light-heavyweight contests featuring Richard Stewart, of New Castle, DE, vs. Andre Hemphill, of Philadelphia, PA, and Chuck Mussachio, of Wildwood, NJ, vs. Willis Lockett, of Tacoma Park, MD.

Kennedy, 22, is 9-0, 5 K0s. Last time out July 18 he knocked out previously unbeaten Thomas Snow, of Washington, DC, in two rounds of the scheduled eight-round main event at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia, PA.

A pro less than two years, Kennedy won the 2004 National Golden Gloves at 112 pounds and he is considered one of the best 122-pound prospects in the country. He also scored an eight-round decision this year over Castulo Gonzalez, of Lowell, MA, at the New Alhambra.

DaLuz, 30, is 11-13-2, 9 K0s, but has boxed some of the best super bantamweights and featherweights along the East Coast and has only been stopped once.

He also has beaten Castulo Gonzalez along with Allen Litzau, Jason’s brother, who was 12-2 at fight time.

Other bouts on the card: Anthony Flores, Philadelphia, PA, vs. Jason Rorie, Winston-Salem, NC, 6 rounds, junior lightweights; Oscar Vasquez, Wilmington, DE, vs. Kywame Hill, Philadelphia, PA, 4, junior welterweights; Bryne Green, Vineland, NJ, vs. Luis Esquillin, Philadelphia, PA, 4, junior lightweights; Pedro Martinez, Philadelphia, PA, vs. Ogi Daivii, Tacoma Park, MD, 4, cruiserweights.

The sveen-bout card is being promoted by Dave Tiberi Boxing. Tickets are priced at $50, $30 and $20 (students). They can be purchased by calling 302-994-3040

Article posted on 11.09.2008

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