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Roy Jones - Jeff Lacy PPV card complete - four title fights featured

BILOXI, Miss. (August 7, 2009) – “Hook City,” headlined by 8-time world champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and former 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), will feature four, exciting title fights. In addition to being a well matched, entertainment valued promotion, “Hook City” has a slew of interesting storylines in each of its four PPV title fights on August 15th, which includes famous boxing “hookers,” wide-eyed dreamers, legitimate contenders and promising prospects..

The “Hook City” pay-per-view show, presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, is being distributed by Square Ring Promotions, Inc. at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in the United States on cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN, DirecTV and Dish Network for a suggested retail price of $34.95, as well as on Super Channel in Canada.

Tickets, priced at $150.00, $125.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 & $25.00 are on sale and available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800.745.3000, on line at Ticketmaster.com and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.

"We're proud to bring boxing fans such a great show from top to bottom," Square Ring Promotions CEO John Wirt said. "We have four title fights featuring three former world champions. 'Hook City' has a power-packed line-up of highly competitive fights and entertaining fighters."

Hall of Fame-bound Jones is known for possessing one of boxing’s all-time greatest hooks, while Lacy’s nickname is, aptly put, “Left Hook.” Which one is the better hooker? That will be determined in Aug. 15 when Jones defends his NABO light heavyweight crown in the 12-round main event. The loser will be busted in “Hook City.”

Two-time world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KOs), the power-puncher from Down Under, dreams of fighting Jones later this year in Australia. His opponent in the 12-round IBO cruiserweight title fight is South American light heavyweight title-holder Julio Cesar “La Furia” Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs), who has fought in relative obscurity in his native Argentina. All he’s been dreaming about is knocking out Green. Which one’s dream will come true? That, too, will be decided in “Hook City.”

NABO cruiserweight champion B.J. “El Peligroso” Flores (23-0-1, 14 KOs) has a display case filled with regional title belts. He’s rated as high as No. 3 by the WBO and No. 6 by the WBA and positioned for a major world title fight. Standing in his way in “Hook City” is former world title challenger Epifanio “Diamente” Mendoza (29-7-1, 25 KOs), the Colombian hit man who specializes in putting opponents to sleep, as well as knocking-off unbeaten contenders.

Two highly-regarded lightweight prospects -- Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough (21-1-2, 7 KOs) and challenger Jason “American Boy” Litzau (24-2, 20 KOs) -- go toe-to-toe in “Hook City” in a 10-round Special Attraction for the vacant NABF belt. Both have rich amateur pedigrees and Kimbrough is trying to get where Litzau has been and plans to return -- a world title shot. All bouts are subject to change.


NEXT WEEK IS JONES VS. LACY WEEK ON ESPN CLASSIC

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy "Captain Hook" Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy battle it out in "Hook City," at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

The current Broadcast line-up is as follows, all times ET…

Monday, Aug 10, 8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Glen Kelly (February 2, 2002)
Jones puts his hands behind his back, sticks his chin out, then knocks Kelly out with one punch in what Jones calls the "Chicken Wang" punch

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Antonio Tarver (November 8, 2003)
Jones drops twenty pounds from his previous fight in this gutty performance to beat Tarver and regain the light heavyweight world title he gave up to fight at heavyweight

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. John Ruiz (March 1, 2003)
In an awesome display of both speed and power, Jones makes history when he stymies then-heavyweight world champion John Ruiz to become the first former middleweight champion in over 100 years to win the heavyweight world title

Thursday, Aug. 13, 8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Felix Trinidad (January 19, 2008)
A sharp and focused Jones, fighting at his lowest weight since '96, floors the legendary Trinidad twice en-route to a unanimous decision win.

Friday, Aug. 14, 8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Omar Sheika (March 21, 2009)
Jones Jr trains with dad, "Big Roy," for first time since amateur days and shows flash not seen since the Ruiz fight in 2003. Sheika gets stopped for the first time as a pro on round 7.

Friday, Aug. 14, 8:30 PM - Jeff Lacy vs. Robin Reid (August 6, 2005)
In front of Lacy's hometown crowd in Tampa, Lacy knocks down Reid, who had never been dropped, not once but four times en-route to a brutal TKO 7 win

Friday, Aug. 14, 9 PM - Jeff Lacy vs Anwar Oshana (May 17, 2003)
Lacy lands 15 unanswered punch to end round one. Oshana never recovers and the bout is stopped in round two after Lacy pummels him with upwards of 30 unanswered blows.

Saturday, Aug 15

1:15 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Glen Kelly (February 2, 2002)

2 PM - Jeff Lacy vs. Donnell Wiggins (December 13, 2003)
In Round 8, Lacy dropped Wiggins with an overhand right and the fight was stopped moments later.

3 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Omar Sheika (March 21, 2009)

3:30 PM - Jeff Lacy vs. Robin Reid (2005)

4 PM - Jeff Lacy vs. Richard Grant (July 15, 2003)
Lacy drops Grant in round 1 with a left hook and batters him the rest of the way as a game Grant withstands the 12-round barrage and Lacy wins by decision.

5 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Antonio Tarver (November 8, 2003)

6 PM - Jeff Lacy vs. Epifanio Mendoza (2008)
This ten-round thriller had both fighters hurt in round two and then again in rounds nine and ten. Lacy wins a majority decision that set up a fight with Jermain Taylor.

7 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. John Ruiz (March 1, 2003)

8 PM - Roy Jones, Jr vs. Félix Trinidad (January 19, 2008)

Eight-time world boxing champion Roy "Captain Hook" Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and Two-time super middleweight world champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), is presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.

Tickets, priced at $150.00, $125.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 & $25.00 are on sale and available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800.745.3000, on line at Ticketmaster.com and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.

Article posted on 07.08.2009



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