News: Star Boxing Weigh-In Results; Froch vs Pascal

All participants weighed-in today for Wednesday Night's Star Boxing show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The card is headlined by the WBO #7, IBF #8, WBA #11, WBC #15 rated jr. welterweight in the world, "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis (20-2-2, 10KO) and being broadcast live on "Mighty" Mike weighed in at a ripped and ready 142lbs. while his opponent Ben Ankrah tipped the scales at 140 3/4 lbs. After weighing in words were exchanged between the two camps as Arnaoutis looked as though he wanted to start the fight right there..

Both camps warned the other that they better come ready to fight tomorrow or they are going to get knocked out.
The rest of the cards weights are listed below:

Vinny Maddalone 234 vs. Terrell Nelson 259
8 Rounds

Eddie Irizarry 124 1/2 vs. Jose Zamora 126
4 Rounds

Bryant Pappas 160 3/4 vs. Chris Morton 152
6 Rounds

Ahmed Samir 197 1/4 vs. Tyrone Smith (will weigh-in tomorrow)
4 Rounds

Jose Guzman 135 vs. Luis Lopez 137
4 Rounds

Championship boxing finds home on Super Channel

EDMONTON, AB October 28, 2008 – It’s one of the most intriguing world title fights of the year and Canadian fight fans will get a chance to see it all take place, live on Super Channel.

Live from the Trent FM Arena, in Nottingham, England, on December 6, Montreal’s Jean Pascal (21-0, 14 KO’s) and hometown hero Carl “The Cobra” Froch (23-0, 19 KO’s) will put their legacies, reputations, and dreams on the line for a shot at world boxing glory, in a toe-to-toe battle for the vacant World Boxing Council Super Middleweight title.

The action gets underway Dec. 6 on Super Channel at 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific.

“We are delighted to be partners with Super Channel for the English broadcast in Canada of this tremendous fight,” Yvon Michel said of the Hennessy Sports promoted main event. “Super Channel has become the place that real fight fans turn to. And I know that on December 6 they’ll see a great bout, and a superstar in the making in Jean Pascal.”

Michel’s counterpart for this fight, Hennessy Sports’ Mick Hennessy, feels that this is the chance for Froch to both make a name for himself on a worldwide basis, and to claim his first world title.

“Carl is truly one of the best fighters at 168 lbs, and he’s been waiting a long time to get his world title shot. Fighters from Jermain Taylor to Denis Inkin to Joe Calzaghe have avoided him like the plague,” Hennessy said. “So full marks to Pascal for stepping up, but this is Carl’s moment, and he’ll make the most of it.”

“Super Channel is quickly becoming the Canadian home for championship boxing,” said Sandy Perkins, Super Channel’s Vice President Programming. “The Pascal-Froch fight promises to cement our status as Canada’s premiere boxing network.”

As evidence to Super Channel’s stature, Perkins points to the recent broadcast of Vitali Klitschko’s stunning performance against Sam Peter to capture the WBC Heavyweight Title, and Chad Dawson’s convincing vanquish of IBF Light Heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver.

About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada’s national pay television network, consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and an SVOD platform.

Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies and series. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment, an Edmonton-based media company.

Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Star Choice, Rogers PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Mountain Cablevision, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink and other regional providers.


On November 24, 2008, catBOX Entertainment will present professional boxing at Remington Park Racing and Casino. The fights will start at 7:00p.m. This will be the fourth fight card promoted by catBOX Entertainment at Remington Park Racing and Casino located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

For the MAIN EVENT, two undefeated boxers battle in a championship bout for the Oklahoma Lightweight Title. Lightweights Noah Zuhdi (4-0, 4 KOs) and George Colbert (2-0, 2 K0s) will be fighting to win and claim the current vacant Oklahoma State Lightweight title belt. Sanctioned by the Oklahoma Boxing Commission, the bout is scheduled for six rounds and is certain to be an exciting match up between these two popular Oklahoma boxers. "Getting to fight for the Oklahoma Lightweight Title is a tremendous opportunity,” Zuhdi stated. “A victory on November 24 would allow me to be one step closer to accomplishing my ultimate goal of becoming a world champion.”

Welterweight local favorite Kyle Sherman (10-1-1), who routinely delivers an exciting match, will also be fighting on the card. Sherman’s last fight at Remington Park was a slugfest that had the crowd on its feet and went the distance.

Three heavyweight bouts are also scheduled. Former OKC Blazer’s hockey player Ron Aubrey (2-2, 2KOs), known as the enforcer to the hockey world, will be making his third appearance at Remington Park. In the ice ring, Aubrey instigated, fought and won more fights than any other hockey player in the nation. In the boxing ring, Aubrey has won two fights and lost two fights. Aubrey’s next fight will determine whether or not he’ll get back on the winning track. Undefeated heavyweight boxer Dustin Morrison (6-0, 6 K0s) from Tahlequah, Oklahoma will fight in a four round bout. In yet another heavyweight match up, Ty Cobb (1-0) from Wichita Falls, Texas will fight. Both Morrison and Cobb's opponents TBA.

Before the Main Event and as a special treat for fight fans, the University of Oklahoma Color Guard will be present for the singing of God Bless America by recording artist Darla Z. Darla Z has opened in concert for country legend Willie Nelson, performed numerous times to sold out crowds at Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and recently appeared in concert with Wayne Newton.


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Article posted on 29.10.2008

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