Kodzoev Battles De La Cruz in Exclusive CN8 Broadcast

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 11, 2004) - CN8, The Comcast Network gets in the ring, airing an exclusive two hour boxing card from Philadelphia's New Alhambra Sports and Entertainment Center on SUNDAY, October 17, 9:00-11:00 PM/ET. The main event features a 10-round junior middleweight battle between Philadelphia's Aslanbek Kodzoev and Hartford's Julio Cesar De La Cruz, followed by an 8-round semifinal between junior welterweights Chucky T, of Philadelphia and Jimmy LeBlanc, of Boston, MA.

Headlining the main event is Kodzoev, a 23 year-old Philadelphia native. He scored his biggest career win when he earned a unanimous 8-round decision over previously undefeated Rasheem Brown on May 1, 2004. The fight improved Kodzoev's record to 13-1-2 with eight knockouts.

Kodzoev's contender for the junior middleweight battle is De L Cruz, a 28-year-old Hartford resident who is originally from the Dominican Republic. He has a 15-3-1 record, 14 KOs, and has fought some of the best at 154 pounds.

The semifinal featuring Chucky T from Philadelphia and Jimmy LeBlanc from South Boston plus six preliminaries round out the boxing card broadcast. During 27-year-old Chucky T's last visit to the New Alhambra on June 18, 2004, he knocked out "Cocky" Kevin Watts in only two rounds. Chucky T has a 24-8-1 record with 13 knockouts. LeBlanc, 30, had a draw during his last fight on August 10, 2004, against Shaki Moore. Previous to that fight, he triumphed William Foster in Boston.

LeBlanc's record is 10-6-4 with three knockouts. Legendary boxing promoter J. Russell Peltz is
the producer of this CN8 event, which will be taped from the October 15th boxing event.

About CN8, The Comcast Network CN8, The Comcast Network ( has quickly become one of the
nation's largest and most honored regional 24-hour diversified television networks - serving 6.2 million cable homes on the East Coast. The network provides quality, locally produced programming in four main areas: live, interactive television; regional news; entertainment; and coverage of high school, college and professional sports. CN8 has been nominated for 182 regional Emmy Awards. The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation and the country's leading cable and broadband services provider.

Article posted on 10.10.2004

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