News: George Tahdooahnippah; Hallback-Holm; Danny McDermott; More

George "Comanche Boy" Tahdooahnippah will not fight his scheduled 6 round bout on Friday, March 19th at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, OK. "In my January 28 fight I got a cut that required stitches and during sparring this week, the stitches reopened," Tahdooahnipah said. "I was looking forward to this fight and hate to disappoint my fans and followers, but on the doctor's advice, I need to be properly healed, so I don't have trouble in the future. I will be back in action very soon!."

Kanzmeier Arrives In Tampa!

German strength training coach Torsten Kanzmeier has joined IFBA champion Chevelle Hallback and trainer Sherman Henson in preparation for Hallback's March 26 " Warrior Vengeance” rematch with Holly Holm, for the WIBA 140 pound title.

Kanzmeier has made the journey from Heide, Germany to Tampa, FL to provide extra strength and punching power training for Hallback, the first female he will train. Armed with an impressive fight resume that includes Khoren Gevor, Firat Arslan, Sascha Dimitrenko and Vitali Klitschko trainer Fritz Sdunek, the goal Kanzmeier has in mind is for Hallback to defeat Holm by KO, defend that victory in a rematch against Holm, then work pursue her effort of a female fight on HBO.

Chevelle Hallback and Holly Holm headline “Warrior Vengeance” on Friday, March 26 at the Isleta Resort Casino in Albuquerque, NM.

Danny McDermott Returns to North Bergen 3/25 in First Title Fight

Jersey City, NJ (March 4, 2010) - Lightweight prospect Danny "Little Mac" McDermott will look to add the NABC title to his trophy case when he returns to action on Thursday, March 25 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, NJ. The fight will be McDermott's first eight-round assignment, headlining Pound for Pound Promotions' "March Badness" card. McDermott's opponent will be announced shortly.

"It's an honor to fight for my first professional championship in front of my hometown fans," said McDermott, 8-1 (3 KO) at the Irish eatery The Quays in Hoboken. "Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of being called 'champion'. This is just a start but I can't look past the task in front of me. 2010 is going to be my breakout year."

The Jersey City, NJ native McDermott will make his first ring appearance since knocking out Floriano Pagliara in two rounds last May. Pagliara has since beaten undefeated prospect Antonio Espinosa and went the distance with 13-0 fighter Diego Magdaleno. McDermott's amateur career consisted of 50+ bouts but most of his experience came from sparring with champions Arturo Gatti, Bones Adams and Paul Malignaggi, among others.

"Pound for Pound is glad to be back in Schuetzen Park and proud to have Danny McDermott as a headliner," says promoter John Lynch. "Danny is always an exciting fighter and we expect him to thrill the crowd as usual."

Schuetzen Park, which is gaining a reputation as New Jersey's most popular venue for club shows, is often called "The House that McDermott Built", due in large part to McDermott's five exhilirating wars in the ballroom. The North American Boxing Council belt has been worn by former great Felix Trinidad, as well as Joshua Clottey and Stevie Johnston.

The card will also feature fellow Jersey City native Patrick Farrell, as well as Victor Valenzuela, Steven Martinez, Eilon Kedem, Chris Green and Abe Torres.

Tickets, priced $100, $50 and $35, can be purchased by calling (561) 503-9948. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, NJ.

April 1st Battle in the Ballroom

Fight fans mark your calendars and tell your friends, April 1st is one night of action you don’t want to miss! The Battle in the Ballroom Fight Series is set to deliver an evening of unparalleled entertainment with five highly-anticipated Professional boxing bouts and two hotly-contested MMA fights. Some of the best young heavyweight prospects in the country will be on display as they place their undefeated records on the line and seek to continue their dominance of the division. Heavyweight fighters scheduled to appear include Joe Hanks 11-0 (7ko), Scott Alexander 5-0 (3ko) and the return of knockout-specialist Natu Visiana 2-0 (2ko).

Joe Hanks will headline the evening’s action in the Main Event, when he takes on top-contender and New York heavyweight Shannon Miller 16-4 (9ko) in a 6-round, championship-level bout. Miller is currently ranked 56th in the U.S. heavyweight division, and will undoubtedly present Joe Hanks (ranked 37th) with his toughest challenge to date.

In other boxing action, young welterweight prospect Hugo Centeno Jr., fighting out of Ventura County, returns to the Ballroom after a one-year absence to attempt to improve his record to a perfect 3-0.

Additional featured fights include San Diego's David Clark vs Jonathan Alcantara. Clark is 1-0 and intends to keep it that way as he brings his elite skills and fearless style to the Irvine Marriott for his Ballroom debut against Jonathan Alcantara coming off a victory from prior Ballroom show. Joe Amouta will make his Ballroom debut against opponent TBA.

In MMA action, fight fans will see Laguna Beach’s Andy Morales defend his perfect 2-0 record. In our other MMA bout, Tyler Weathers will return to the Ballroom to entertain MMA fans with his explosive style. Other MMA fighters TBA.

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Article posted on 04.03.2010

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