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Daniel Edouard: I want to start off by thanking everyone who supported our effort to assist the people of Haiti. Your contributions are appreciated and they truly made a difference in people's lives. I wasn't able to openly communicate back to the states like I hoped I would to update people on our progress due to communication still being unavailable in the areas where we focused our assist efforts.. Still, rest assured that we worked diligently. Putting every donation to good use. We compiled a brochure that shows some of the damage of the country. The pictures are of things and places and people we personally encountered. We are distributing this brochure in an effort to increase public awareness of the country's plight and hope that it will serve as a tool to garner more support.

As I write this letter I am preparing to board a cargo plane headed back to Haiti with more support. I wanted to finish this letter a few days ago but have been engulfed in preparing for the second trip mustering everything I could find. By the time many of you read this I will already be on the plane or possibly in Haiti.

The second trip will be more elongated. As a matter of fact I have a proposed major fight coming up and have decided to setup my training camp on the island. This will allow our team to continue our relief efforts as well as me being able to continually train. I owe a lot to the people of Haiti and equally as much to the boxing community that has shown me love and support over my career. In that spirit, again, I ask for your support. To support our effort with a donation send checks or money orders to:

REDEMPTIVE LIFE FELLOWSHIP

Attn: Haiti Relief
2101 North Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
or donate via the phone by calling 561-429-3586 and mentioning Haiti Relief.


We will also load some pics on our myspace today. To view them visit www.myspace.com/hspboxing or www.myspace.com/officialhaitiansensation, click on pictures and look in the Haiti Effort folder. Thanks for all your help and support.


ESPN Friday Night Fights Weigh In Open To Public

Prize Fight and Warner Promotions will host the weigh in’s for the nationally televised ESPN Friday Night Fights event today, February 18 from the Barley House, 1261 W. 6th Street, in Cleveland. The main event fighters, Cleveland’s Shawn Porter (12-0, 10 KO’s) and Rochester, NY’s Russell Jordan (15-6, 10 KO’s), will weigh in at 1 PM. All of the fighters will then register at 5 PM, and weigh in at 6 PM. The public is encouraged to attend.

What: ESPN Friday Night Fights Weigh Inn
Where: Barley House (1261 W. 6th St., Cleveland)
When: Today - 1 PM Main Event Fighters, 6 PM All Fighters, including main event fighters

Weekly Schedule of events:

Thursday, February 18 1:00 PM – Main Event Weigh In at the Barley House (1261 W. 6th St. Cleveland, OH)
5:00 PM – Undercard weigh in at the Barley House


Lenroy Thomas Ready For Hometown Bout This Friday Night

TAMPA, FL (February 17, 2010) Sensational heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas is primed and ready for battle this Friday night in his hometown of Tampa, Florida, in one of the feature bouts of “TRIPLE-HEADER IN TAMPA” at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, presented by TKO Boxing Promotions and Fight Night Productions. The 24 year old Thomas, guided by award winning trainer Dan Birmingham, brings a record of 14-1-0 with eight knockouts into the six round battle with Texas based Homero “EL OSO” Fonseca, 8-2-2 (2KO’s).

“It’s great to fight here in Tampa, I’ve always had fantastic support amongst the local sports fans and I’m looking forward to putting on a terrific performance” said Thomas who has won fourteen in a row since losing his pro debut.

Among the most popular fighters in the talent rich state of Florida, Thomas had an outstanding 2009 with four big wins, culminating in a unanimous decision over Andrew Greeley on November 5th in Cockeysville, Maryland at the Fourth Annual Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Boxing Event.

Based in Driscoll, Texas, the 23 year old Fonseca has won four in a row most recently taking an eight round unanimous decision over Freddy Gatica on September 25th in Kingsville, Texas. In 2008, he won two decisions over highly regarded heavyweight contender Raphael Butler.

About Fonseca, Thomas stated, “I haven’t seen him fight but his record states that he’s a real solid boxer who can handle himself in the ring. But I’ve trained hard with Dan and I feel very confident that I’ll come out on top.”

Headlining “TRIPLE-HEADER IN TAMPA” is an eight round lightweight battle between former world title challenger Edner “CHERRY BOMB” Cherry and Columbian veteran Hevinson Herrera.

The undercard featured local standouts; welterweight Joseph Elegele, female sensation Jenna Shiver, middleweight Ahsandi Gibbs, and Ali Tareh.

Tickets for “TRIPLE-HEADER IN TAMPA ” starting at $20, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). The A La Carte Event Pavilion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Drive. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.


Fight Promoter University VII Session Moved to August

After a number of requests from people wanting to attend the FPU VII session but not having enough time to coordinate travel and jobs, FPU founder Roy Englebrecht has decided to move the seventh session of this unique teaching concept to August 2-6 at the Irvine Marriott.

"Realizing that most people need to have enough lead time to plan for getting off their jobs and to take advantage of travel discounts with advance notice, I have decided to move FPU VII to August," said Englebrecht. "I thought three months notice would be enough time for people to attend in April, but it just is not."

This new FPU VII session will be held over Englebrecht's Battle In The Ballroom boxing and mma show on Thursday, August 5th. His first hybrid boxing and mma Battle In The Ballroom show on February 10th was a huge success with a sellout crowd of 1,412 watching four boxing and two mma bouts.

Most, if not all of the guest speakers who had committed to speak will remain the same, as will the price of $1,499, and a netcast cost of $499. Also a Special Early Payment Discount has been added, with a $150 savings if the FPU VII payment is made in full prior to June 4th.

Interested people can find out all information for FPU VII as well as register at: www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.

Article posted on 17.02.2010



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