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WBC News; Joey Dawejko; Karim Mayfield

From WBC President Josť Sulaiman: The WBC is very happy with the great activity that we are having in March and April in Japan. On March 27, WBC flyweight world champion Koki Kameda of Japan will fight WBC interim champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand to determine the undisputed WBC flyweight champion of the world. On the same card, WBC strawweight champion Oleydong Sithsanerchai will fight Japanese challenger Yasutaka Kuroki in a voluntary defense, and a WBC female championship bout between Momo Koseki of Japan and Gun Joo Shim of South Korea will be contested..

On April 30, one of the greatest double-header championship fights has also been confirmed to take place in Japan. In the main event, WBC bantamweight world champion Hozumi Hasegawa of Japan, who is the longest reigning current champion in any division, will make his eleventh title defense against the most difficult challenge in his career, the tough Mexican Fernando Montiel, who is a three-time world champion.

The fight between Hasegawa and Montiel is a dream match for fight fans around the world and will certainly capture the attention to determine the best bantamweight in the world today.

In the co-featured fight, WBC super bamtamweight world champion Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan will make his fourth title defense against a very difficult opponent, WBC International super bantam champion Balweg Bangoyan of the Philippines.

The WBC is very excited with the great activity of our sport in Japan, and we wish all promoters the best of luck.


POLISH THUNDER ADDED TO SATURDAY'S SHOW AT THE TROPICANA

Exciting Philadelphian heavyweight, Joey Dawejko (2-0, 1KO) has been added to the Star Boxing promoted card, this Saturday night at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Dawejko will square off against Kimani Cunningham (0-2) over four rounds. The card is headlined by Shamone "The Truth" Alvarez (20-2, 11KO) taking on Alexis Camacho (17-2, 16KO) and will be broadcast live on GoFightLive.tv.

The 19-year-old Dawejko, who goes by the nickname "The Polish Thunder", turned pro in September of last year after a very accomplished amateur career. As an amateur, Dawejko compiled a 56-12 record, winning the National Silver Gloves three times, the Ringside World Tournament twice, the National PAL tournament three times, and the 2008 Junior World Championship along the way. Dawejko has also gained valuable experience in the gym, sparring with former heavyweight champions, Samuel Peter and Hasim Rahman (Rahman along with Damien Klinger are managing Dawejko).

Dawejko has a very fan friendly style, which has made him a big local attraction throughout the Philadelphia area. With an impressive showing Saturday, Dawejko hopes to further expand his rapidly growing fan base.

"We were excited to be able to add Joey to the card," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO of Star Boxing. "We have heard he is a very exciting fighter, and really knows how to put on a great show, and those are exactly the type of fights we want to bring to our fans each and every time out."

The card, promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and sponsored by Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, will be broadcast live on GoFightLive.tv . Tickets are priced at $100 (ringside), $50 and $30. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-2000 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Tropicana North Tower Box Office. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ and can be contacted by calling (609) 340-4000.


KARIM "HARD HITTA" MAYFIELD

March 2, 2010 - San Francisco's highly respected welterweight prospect, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (11-0, 7 KO's) puts his undefeated record on the line March 19, 2010 when he faces Jason Davis (11-5, 3 KO's) in a scheduled six round bout, set to take place at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno NV on the "Let's Get It On" Promotions "Reno Xtreme Fights III" card.

Mayfield vs Davis, the co-feature to the main event featuring Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales (10-0, 9 KO's) vs. Darnell Boone (16-14, 6 KO's), will be part of a fantastic night of fights, featuring both boxing and mixed martial arts action.

Training in HoustonTX, Mayfield is excited to return to the ring as he stated, "I'm happy to be fighting for Terry and Tommy Lane from "Let's Get It On" Promotions. Their father Mills Lane was one of my favorite referee's to watch and I'm looking to grow with them. I want to stay busy and fight for a ranking title by the end of the year. My goal is to shine and give the fans their money's worth. Right now I'm training with Virgil Hunter and the Andre Ward camp. Everything is going good and I'll be ready for war come fight night"

About Lets Get It On Promotions:

Reno, Nevada based "Let's Get It On" Promotions was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane. In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Along with super middleweight contender Jesse Brinkley, Let's Get It On Promotions also promotes middleweight prospect Brandon Gonzales, lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev, lightweight prospect Bayan Jargal and highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey. They have consistently promoted world class boxing events on a national basis.

Article posted on 03.03.2010



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