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News: ExCeL Tickets; Kell Brook; Andre Berto

Tickets are now on sale for Frank Warren's blockbuster show on Saturday 6 December at the ExCeL London. Britain's only World boxing champion, Nicky Cook, headlines the show with the first defence of his WBO World Super-Featherweight title against a challenger to be announced. Amir Khan features as chief support and makes his big ring return after his first professional loss last month. A potential heavyweight thriller sees Audley Harrison take on Prizefighter 1 winner Martin Rogan over ten rounds in a make-or-break fight..

Hot talent Anthony Small defends his WBA Intercontinental Light-Middleweight title and show that he is a future world champion in the making.

The undercard features the best young prospects in Britain including hammer-fisted heavyweight Derek Chisora, unbeaten hot-shot Jamie Cox, and undefeated brothers Liam, Michael and Ryan Walsh.

Tickets for We Will Rock You are priced at £30, £50, £100 and £150 and are available from:

Ticketmaster: 0844 847 2500
www.ticketmaster.co.uk

See Tickets: 0871 220 0260
www.seetickets.com

Sports Network: 01992 550 888
www.frankwarren.tv

For further information event information please log on to www.frankwarren.tv and www.excel-london.co.uk


KELL-Y IS A WEB HIT!

British welterweight champion Kell Brook is just one letter away from being one of the UK's sexiest women - and is becoming an on-line sensation because of it.

Brook, who fights Kevin McIntyre at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall on November 14, has had millions of web hits after fans typed in his name instead of that of model and actress Kelly Brook.

Surfers are finding a boxer rather than the brunette bombshell - now dating rugby ace Danny Cipriani - but don't seem to be disappointed.

Sheffield star Brook has seen his personal profile page on website frankwarren.tv take a massive jump in hits after Kelly Brook started dating Cipriani, and at one point the server went into meltdown as a result.

"Not only am I knocking them out in the ring, but I'm doing it on line as well!" said Brook.

"Kelly's a stunner, but I'm a good looking guy and I can punch as well.

"Anyway, I'm going to be world champion one day and more famous than Kelly Brook!"

Brook, undefeated in 17 fights, captured the British title against Barrie Jones at York Hall in June, winning via an impressive seventh-round TKO.

And now he travels to McIntyre's home city of Glasgow for what is turning into one of the domestic scene's biggest grudge matches.

McIntyre believes he should still be champion after being stripped by the BBBofC before Brook fought Jones in the summer.

"Both me and Kevin have had our say in the press, and it's got a bit heated," said Brook. "But the best place to settle our differences is in the ring."

"There's going to be needle up in Glasgow, but once I knock out McIntyre in style then there will be no question mark over who should be British champion."


World Champion Andre Berto to Partner with the Carma Foundation to Provide Assistance to Haitian Citizens

(WINTER HAVEN, FLA.) –World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) has turned his focus from the boxing ring to the plight of the citizens of his native Haiti. The 25-year-old boxer is partnering with Carma Foundation founder and younger sister to superstar Wyclef Jean, Melky Jean, in supporting the organization and its mission of improving the health of poor and vulnerable women and children in Haiti.

“I am extremely excited and proud to have the opportunity to partner with an organization like the Carma Foundation,” Berto said. “The struggles of the Haitian people obviously hit very close to home for me. I had the opportunity to represent Haiti in the 2004 Olympic Games, and want to do everything that I can to help the Haitian people.”

The Carma Foundation and Berto announced the newly created partnership at the organization’s Carnival: Masquerade event at the Carnegie Library, City Museum in Washington DC on Friday, October 24. While Berto was born in the United States; his family is 100% Haitian and several family members currently reside there.

'We are honored to have Andre Berto join our organization not just as a member, but as a co-chair. It is always a good day for Haiti when one of her own makes the commitment to help improve the lives of our fellow Haitian brothers and sisters,” Carma Foundation Founder Melky Jean said. “Carma and the Haitian people are proud of Andre as a champion and now as a humanitarian. We look forward to taking our inaugural trip with Andre later this year, and having him lead the mission in implicating his ideas and initiatives through the Carma Foundation in Haiti.”

Haiti leads the western hemisphere with the highest poverty level amongst any of its hemisphere’s neighbors. The Carma Foundation has chosen to spearhead several small projects addressing the needs of education, skill development and job creation of women and children in Haiti. In addition, the future goals of Carma are to reform Haiti’s infrastructural needs in the areas of reproductive health, proper nourishment, health care, and STDs.

After Berto represented Haiti in the 2004 Olympic Games, the small island nation fielded teams for every major national event and even had a competitor in the 2008 Olympic Games. He hopes to help to build boxing gyms in Haiti and give young people there an opportunity to participate in the sport.

Since its inception in 2007, Carma has already impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Haitian women and children and plans to extend its reach to the millions of Haitian citizens.

Andre Berto is the World Boxing Council Welterweight World Champion and maintains a perfect 23-0 record as a professional. An accomplished amateur with numerous national titles, Berto represented Haiti in the 2004 Olympic Games. A Haitian-American, Berto comes from a fighting family. His father, Dieusuel competed as an Ultimate Fighter before a devastating car crash ended his career and brother Edson and sister Revelina are professional MMA fighters.

Article posted on 28.10.2008



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