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News, Andre Ward; Coy Evans; Jimmy Lange

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2010) – Newly crowned WBA Super Middleweight Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (21-0, 13 KOs) – the last American to win an Olympic boxing gold medal -- will be the special in-studio guest in Bristol, CT for this week’s ESPN2 telecast of “ESPN Friday Night Fights.” The undefeated 26-year old native of Oakland, CA, who captured gold in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, upset and dethroned tournament favorite Denmark’s Mikkel Kessler in his Stage One bout in Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic back on November 21 of last year. Andre will, among other boxing-related topics, discuss his upcoming Stage Two confrontation – and first WBA title defense -- against Allan Green set for April 24..

Green (29-1, 20, KOs), age 30 from Tulsa, OK, has been named as a Super Six replacement for Jermaine Taylor, who withdrew from the remainder of the tournament following a brutal knockout at the hands of Germany’s Arthur Abraham in his Stage One bout. Green’s only loss as a pro was to Edison Miranda by decision three years ago, who Ward beat in May of last year.

“I am very excited and appreciative for the opportunity afforded me by ESPN to come into the living rooms of my many fans and those of boxing who may not know me as well yet,” Ward said. “I invite you all to tune in to ‘Friday Night Fights.’


COY “PRETTY BOY” EVANS TO BE UNLEASHED THIS SATURDAY IN ALLENTOWN

PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 25TH, 2010)—This Saturday night at The Roadway Inn in Allentown, PA, undefeated Featherweight Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans of Philadelphia returns to the ring when he takes on his most experienced foe in tough veteran Robert DaLuz.

The bout will be part of a big night of action promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions.

Evans is coming off a very impressive knockout on January 15th when he stopped Vineash Rungea at The Arena in Philadelphia.

Evans of Philadelphia is now 6-0-1 with that one knockout and will be looking to get good gage of his career as DaLuz has been in with some of the best Featherweights prospects in the world. Evans is looking to be on the fast track as with a win on Saturday night. He's scheduled to be showcased in his first Main Event on Friday April 9th at The Arena in South Philly.

“We know that Coy is in with a tough, experienced fighter in DaLuz, but Coy's a tough kid too. He's not about to step aside any featherweights or take on any challenges we put in front of him. The kid is hunger, and he's looking for the big time, the bright lights, and he understands the benefits that come along with that. He's focus, dedicated, and a really good kid. Now is the season and were both grateful for the opportunity.” said Greg Robinson, Evans promoter.

Evans who just recently signed a promotional deal with Greg Robinson’s Power Productions, is a proud father of a six year old daughter and paralegal to a Center City Philadelphia Attorney. He also “Unleashed” his talents outside the ring with a successful endorsement deal proudly sponsored by Riveredge Beverage Company and their “Unleash 6 Hour Energy Drink” brand. Unleash the Power in You!


“Weight” Watchers Invited to Tysons Corner Center March 5th To Experience Official Weigh-in with Elite Athletes

Jimmy Lange Championship Boxing Returns March 6 to Patriot Center

FAIRFAX, VA (February 24, 2010) --- Some of the area’s best-built and chiseled professional boxers will strut their stuff down the red carpet (and remove all but their underwear before being weighed) as part of the Official Weigh-In Event to be held at Tysons Corner Center (1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 www.shoptysons.com) on Friday, March 5 at Noon, Ice promotion officials announced. Free and open to the public, the event is being staged at one of the east coast’s largest shopping malls one day before the Jimmy Lange Championship Boxing Event presented by Valcourt Building Service returns to the Patriot Center on Saturday, March 6. Tickets will be available for purchase at the weigh-in.

The event will have an unconventional twist and feel as the boxers will walk down a red carpet path to the beat of a DJ prior to stepping on the scales where the Virginia Boxing Commission will record their official weight. Official underwear will be provided by lululemon athletica.

“Professional boxers are some of the world’s best-conditioned athletes who train extremely hard to sculpt their bodies into powerful, fighting-machines,” said Jackie Kallen, aka “The First Lady of Boxing” who heads Ice Promotions. “The public weigh-in is a great place to check these guys out and visually appreciate all of the hard work that goes into their strenuous training regimen. Instead of thin, high-heeled super models, fans can expect to see elite athletes in great shape. And, yes the question of ‘boxers’ or ‘briefs’ will be unveiled.”

Kallen understands the role that show business plays in the sport as her life inspired the major motion picture, Against the Ropes, with Megan Ryan portraying the boxing manager/promoter/journalist. She also starred alongside Main Event fighter Jimmy Lange on the first season of the hit boxing reality TV show The Contender

Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the weigh-in which will be staged outside of the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant inside Tysons Corner Center. Fans are invited to purchase lunch on Gordon Biersch’s patio with a direct view of all the action.

Highlighting the eight-bout March 6 card will be the 12-Round Main Event featuring world contender Jimmy Lange (31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Great Falls, VA defending his World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Championship (USNBC) 154-pound title against Chase “The White Tiger” Shields (29-3-1, 14 KOs) of Houston, TX. The rest of the “all-star nickname” lineup include: heavyweights Dwayne “The Big Ticket” McRae and Theron Johnson; cruiserweights Patrick “Cold Blood” Budd and Robert “Big Mac Attack” McConnell; light heavyweights Sergey Kovalev and Francois “The African Warrior” Ambang, super welterweights Vincent “The Beast” Batteast and Lawrence Jones; welterweights Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal, Louie Leija, Andrew “The Doo Man” Farmer, Ikem “The Warrior” Orji, Juan “The Savior” Rodriquez and Damien Butler.

Tickets for the March 6 event are priced at $30, $60, $85, $100, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charge), and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com, calling 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet, including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3030).

Article posted on 25.02.2010



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