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Boxing News: "Golden Gloves" - New Era For Australian Boxing, Jeff Ballogou Ready to Return

International boxing promoter, Golden Gloves Promotions announced a new event for Australia’s hottest boxing prospects. Golden Gloves will be staged for one night only at the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 6.30pm. Adam Watt, Managing Director, Golden Gloves Promotions said “Golden Gloves & Network TEN are working together to return the sport of boxing to a position of prominence it has previously enjoyed in the Australian sports world. This event gives boxers a great platform to become real household names..

It’s an action-packed evening on the 25th with nine fights on the card showcasing a stable of the best and brightest new stars from the boxing world. The first title of the night is the IBO Super Bantam Weight World title: Thomas Mashaba ‘The Rock’ from South Africa vs. Jackson Asiku Australia. Other Australian boxing talents on the card include Zack Awad, Lenny Zappa plus Bondi-based sensation Daniel Pawsey and former Olympian Adam Forsyth.

Watt also commented, “Australian boxing currently has a lot of potential with many young men poised to take the next step and be world champions. This is a unique and exciting time for the sport with so much natural talent ready to make their mark in the history books.”

Golden Gloves is a new, high energy, multi media event and includes special effects, computer generated analysis and statistics shown on giant video screens throughout the venue. To keep the fast-paced action, upbeat live music features the lethal musical mix of The Martini Club.

Network TEN’s premiere sports presentation is a national telecast on its HD channel the same night on Saturday 25th from 8.30pm. The commentary team is Host, Greg Rust with Ringside Commentary: Paul Miller, Paul Kent, Mat Brooks; Expert Commentary by legendary trainer, Johnny Lewis; Backstage Reports by highly acclaimed boxer, Kali Meehan and Roving reports from Ali Mutch.

Fights Start 6.30pm – Finish 11pm Sharp

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Jeff Ballogou Ready to Return with a Bang Vs Manu Ntoh!

Former WBC International Super Middleweight Champion Jaffa “The African Assassin” Ballogou 45-6 (39 KO’s) is anxiously awaiting his return to the ring this upcoming Tuesday, as he will challenge tough veteran Manu Ntoh 17-14-1 (10 KO’s). Ballogou has been idle since June 2006 due to promotional and managerial issues, as well as difficulty finding an opponent willing to step into the squared circle with him.

The Ballogou vs Ntoh bout is taking place on a card dubbed as “Knockout Poverty”, which is a black tie event, featuring all African fighters, with the proceeds going toward helping to stop poverty in Africa. Aside from being ecstatic to fight, Ballogou is honored to be affiliated with the event.

“I am very excited to be on this card”, said Ballogou. “It’s for a great cause and will benefit Africa. There is too much poverty there, something must be done about it and this is a great start. I am happy that (promoter) Bob Duffy offered me the opportunity to fight on this card and September 23rd will be a great night of boxing and entertainment”, said the power punching Togo, West Africa native.

Tickets can be ordered by going to www.allforafrica.org.

Article posted on 19.09.2008



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