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News: Mikael Zewski; Joseph Judah; Danny McDermott

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2010) Sensational welterweight prospect Mikael Zewski returns to action this Thursday night, March 25th at FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 2 an outstanding evening of professional boxing presented by TKO Boxing Promotions at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. Zewski’s fight will be shown LIVE on the Super Channel starting at 11pm, EST. After his outstanding pro debut last month, the 21 year old Zewski, a native of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, has become one of the biggest stories in boxing on both sides of the border..

This Thursday, Mikael will battle pro debuting Moses Avizo in a scheduled four round bout in front of an expected packed house at the Commerce Casino

Said Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions, “Right after Mikael’s pro debut we received calls from all over North America from fans wanting to know when they could see him again. With his electrifying style in the ring, sports fans in Los Angeles and watching live on the Super Channel are in for a treat tomorrow night as they’re able to catch a fast rising star in action.”

On February 27th, the heavy handed Zewski brutally stopped Kevin Kibler in the third round in front of a raucous crowd at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia. Using a variety of power shots, Zewski thrilled fight fans attending live as well as a huge TV audience on the Super Channel in Canada.

The Zewski/Avizo bout is one of the feature attractions at the massive ten bout FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE 2 event. Tickets, starting at $25, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800-745-3000). The Commerce Casino is located at 6131 Telegraph Road. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm.

Danny McDermott, Brian Miller Both Make Weight For NABC Lightweight Title Fight

Farrell, Valenzuela Fights Nixed

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (3-24-10) - Both combatants for Thursday night's NABC lightweight title fight made weight as Jersey City's Danny "Little Mac" McDermott tipped the scales at a trim 135 while Brian Miller of Schenectady, NY weighed in at 134.5 pounds. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds and will headline Pound for Pound Promotions' "March Badness" card at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, NJ.

"We had a grueling training camp and I'm ready for war," said McDermott, 8-1 (3 KO). "I'm ready to go home with the title belt. This guy is tough but he's never seen anything like me."

McDermott is trained by former Arturo Gatti assistant Michael Skowronski at the Passaic PAL. Sparring for this fight consisted of undefeated talent such as Jorge Diaz, Mike Perez and Victor Valenzuela, among others.

Miller, 7-0-3 (3 KO), is the reigning New York State Lightweight champion and has fought the majority of his fights in upstate New York.

Cruiserweight Patrick Farrell and featherweight Victor Valenzuela both received the heart-breaking news this morning that their fights were cancelled due to their opponents falling out last minute.

OTHER WEIGHTS:

Super-middleweight Jason "El Monstruo" Escalera of Union City, NJ weighed in at 169 pounds while his opponent Jesus Torres of Homestead, FL weighed in at 173. Escalera, 7-0 (6 KO), will be facing his second consecutive unbeaten foe in the 5-0 (4 KO) Torres. Both men are coming off their longest layoffs; Escalera hasn't fought since August of 2009 while Torres hasn't fought since August of 1999.

Ironically, the uncles of these two fighters fought each other back in 1981. Former WBC super-featherweight champion Alfredo Escalera Sr. knocked out Johnny Torres in 8 rounds at the Jai Alai Fronton in Miami, FL.

Junior-middleweight Steven Martinez of Bronx, NY weighed in at 154 pounds while Michael Ransome of Riedsville, NC weighed in at 159. The 20-year-old Martinez was the 2008 National Golden Gloves welterweight champion and has run his unbeaten record to 3-0 (3 KO) while Ransome is making his pro debut.

Junior-featherweight Eilon Kedem, a native of Herzelia, Israel but now living in Brooklyn, NY, weighed in the same as his opponent Pedro Antonio Salcedo, 122 pounds even. Kedem, 10-3-4 (7 KO), is looking to rebound following a second round TKO loss to Eden Sonsona last November. Salcedo, 3-2 (2 KO), of Yauco, Puerto Rico will be fighting for the first time outside of his native Puerto Rico.

Welterweight Christian Martinez of New York City weighed in at 143 while Union City, NJ's Hector Collado weighed in at 145. Collado, a native of the Dominican Republic, will be making his pro debut while Martinez is 2-0 (2 KO).

Light-heavyweight Eddie Edmonds of Newark, NJ weighed in at 161 while Todd Eriksson of Dover, NJ weighed in at 167. Edmonds, 1-0-1, is fighting the most experienced opponent of his young career in Eriksson, 0-3-1.

Tickets, priced $100, $50 and $35, can be purchased at the door or by calling 201-864-9566. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, NJ. Doors open at 5:30 PM. First bout starts at 6:30 PM.


JOSEPH JUDAH APPEARS ON CBS NETWORK LET'S MAKE A DEAL TELEVISION SHOW

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - (March 25, 2010) Joseph Judah Promotions is pleased to announce that undefeated welterweight pro boxing prospect Joseph Judah 5-0 (1 KOs), will be appearing on the CBS network, Let's Make A Deal television show hosted by Wayne Brady on April 2, 2010 at 9am EST/9am PST. Check your local listings for additional broadcasting time slots in your area.

Let's Make A Deal is a popular game show that spent more than a decade near the top of the television ratings. The show was one of the highest rated syndicated programs. Let's Make A Deal was ranked as #18 on TV Guide's list of "The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time."

Joseph Judah said "I had a fun time and a good experience on Let's Make A Deal. I want to do more television, commercial and film work. I look forward to appearing on other CBS television shows."

Macke Roberts said "I would like to thank the CBS Corporation for this opportunity to bring Joseph Judah into one hundred and eleven million homes nationwide. CBS understands the potential of Joseph Judah and we look forward to working with CBS on future projects."

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Article posted on 23.03.2010



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