News: Willi Fischer; Cestus Boxing; Blue Horizon Quotes

The decision by Hamburg-based Arena Box-Promotion to pull out of a promotional agreement for a fight against Steffen Kretzschmann has done nothing but spur on a positive-minded Willi ‘The Ox’ Fischer as he prepares to continue his comeback on the Klitschko vs Rahman undercard, Dec. 13 in Mannheim, Germany. The 36-year-old Fischer, 35-6-1 (22 KO’s), will face off with Latvian champion Edgar Kalnars, 18-15 (9 KO’s), over eight scheduled rounds and seems primed for a TV slot on televising channel RTL, depending on how the ‘world’ heavyweight title fight is going..

Earlier, Arena Box-Promotion had informed Fischer’s manager Olaf Schroeder of Fight Production that it wishes to pull out of a contract which guaranteed the Frankfurt heavyweight a high-profile fight with unbeaten fellow-German Steffen Kretzschmann, 13-0 (12 KO’s). Schroeder commented: “Arena cited a lack of funds as a reason, but I don’t really buy that. Maybe they just realized Kretzschmann is still too green to handle an experienced pro like Willi?”. Fight Production confirmed that both companies lawyers are currently working on a cancellation agreement.

On the plus side of things is obviously the fact that the former WBO ‘world’ title challenger is now free to choose his options – and they are likely to increase with a convincing performance on the huge bill in Mannheim. Fischer has prepared diligently under trainer Tom Leidenheimer and his team, sparring many rounds with ex-world champion Riddick Bowe (who starts his own comeback on the same show), and also took a trip to Berlin for some sparrings with the top heavies of Sauerland Event. “Everything, just everything, is going right at the moment,” beams Leidenheimer, “Willi is in the best shape since we started this comeback three fights ago, mentally and physically, and he impresses me a lot in training. We are as ready as we can be to show to a big audience that Willi Fischer is again to be reckoned with!”.

Cestus Fighters Ready for December 5th! Camp Quotes

As the December 5, 2008 , “Friday Nite Championship Fights” card rapidly approaches; Cestus Management’s gladiators are ending their grueling pre-fight camps. On that night in Laredo, Texas , at the Laredo Civic Center , Robert “NIGHTHAWK” Luna Jr.and Rodolfo “LA COBRITA” Gomez will once again show the local boxing fans why Cestus Management fighters are recognized as “A-side” combatants. The event is promoted by Recon Garza Promotions in association with Los Dos Laredos Boxing Productions and Cestus Management. The main event will feature Cestus Management's popular local heavyweight Hector “HURRICANE” Ferreyro defending his IBA Latin Americas belt in a ten round bout. The fight card will be shown on

Rodolfo “La Cobrita” Gomez (Gomez Family Lineage):

“I can’t wait for the fifth of December, I’m ready to fight for my family and Cestus and represent them with honor. I’m looking forward to unleash myself on my opponent (Alejandro Contreras) and i will show him no mercy. I am in top shape and can fight a hundred rounds, I will give a great performance, Contreras is in big trouble.

Robert Luna Jr. (United States military veteran):

“I am feeling strong and sharp and am ready to do some serious damage to my opponent (Mike Hull). From the opening bell, I’m going to attack and give the local fans a great show. My managers (Cestus) have big plans for me next year, so I'm ready to deliver no matter what.

Hector Ferreyro (IBA Latino Heavyweight Champion):
I am ready to rumble and defend my Title; Robbie MClimans will be destroyed on Friday, i am in the best shape of my life. I have droped an extra ten pounds and it will show after i have dismantled MClimans piece by piece. I promise everybody that i will deliver an action packed fight and i promise my fans they will not be dissapointed. My new team Cestus gave me the new life i needed in boxing and everything is coming together, just the way i want it; everybody get ready; because I'm gonna keep the Mexican flag flying high.

Gina Iacovou (C.E.O.)

“On December 5 (2008), Laredo , Texas boxing fans will once again be treated to a great night of fights. There is a lot of buzz and excitement about this card (Friday Nite Championship Fights) because of the presence of the Cestus fighters. Rudy (Gomez) and Robert (Luna Jr.) are sure to electrify the crowd present that night with spectacular performances that will leave everyone wanting more and our Champion Hector (Ferreyro) will make a sensational first defense of his Title. I would also like to take this time and wish everyone out there a Happy Holiday Season.”

Mike Michael (Founder/Chief Advisor):

“I know that Laredo is a hot fight town and that the fans there love and know their boxing. I’m looking forward to my arrival in Laredo and i can't wait to be surrounded again by all of the great Latino fans, who always support their fighters. In our last event ( August 29, 2008 ), Laredo was exposed to the quality, professionalism, and experience that is Cestus Management. With Rudy Gomez and Roberto Luna and Latino Champ Hector Ferreyro back for December’s show, the local fight fans will be in for another great night as Cestus Management will deliver its fighters to them again. I would just like to say thank you to Dean Chance of the I.B.A. and Beto Garza of Variety Meats and to my good friend Anthony Velasquez of Gente Entertainment for his continued undiniable support. The only thing left to say is LOCK THE DOORS AND RUN FOR COVER where back.

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PHILADELPHIA (December 3, 2008)—On Wednesday, The Legendary Blue Horizon played host to a press conference in conjunction with the annual Children’s Holiday Show which is a huge night of boxing that will feature some of the best talent in Philadelphia.

Promoter Vernoca L. Michael of Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc. as well as featured performers Ran Nakash, Steve Upsher Chambers & Lenny DeVictoria addressed those in attendance with comments about their respective bouts.

In the main events, Nakash (15-0, 11 KO’s) takes on Harvey Jolly (8-0, 4 KO’s) in a eight round cruiserweight bout. USBA Middleweight champion Lajuan Simon (20-0-2, 11 KO’s) takes on veteran Jose Spearman. Chambers (18-1-1, 5 KO’s) takes on Ben Ankrah (11-8, 3 KO’s)

DeVictoria, will be receiving The “Briscoe” award from John DiSanto of for his 2007 Fight of The Year with Elad Shmouel will also see action in a six round Lightweight rematch with Ricardo Medina. (SEE ATTACHMENT FOR IMAGE OF THE AWARD)


LENNY DEVICTORIA—“I’m looking forward to Friday night to put on a great show”

STEVE UPSHER CHAMBERS- “I am looking to put on a good performance to end this year with a bang and hopefully get a knockout and next year start making my climb to the world title.”

RAN NAKASH-“This my seventh time at The Blue Horizon and it is like my second home. I am in great shape and looking for a great fight.”

There will be 10 bouts in all

This card will be broadcasted all over the world on

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500 or by logging on to Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

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Article posted on 04.12.2008

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