Waco, Texas December 1, 2004 – RPM Boxing said today that it appears the fight that many boxing fans have been waiting to see is finally going to happen, Laila Ali vs. Ann Wolfe. Prize Fight Promotions says they have secured sponsorship and locked in a date of Saturday, May 7th 2005 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Prize Fight Promoter Brian Young said he is very excited about the fight between Ali and Wolfe. He also said, “Yahya has done a great job with Laila’s career. Laila says she’s not afraid to fight Ann, so now it’s time to step up and fight. This is Ali’s opportunity to prove she is the best.” Young also said the fight will air on PPV and will have a seven bout undercard.

RPM Boxing said that it is high time these two champions met to decide once and for all who is the real world champion in women’s boxing.

In this highly anticipated fight, RPM Boxing said Ann Wolfe is grateful to Prize Fight Promotions for putting on this major fight in women’s boxing. Ann Wolfe will be defending her IBA World Light Heavy Weight crown against her undefeated nemesis, Laila Ali. RPM Boxing said Ali, herself a champion, will take on the only credible female boxer in her weight category. And, Ali will put to rest the persistent rumors that she has been dodging Ann Wolfe, who many think is the greatest female fighter on the planet.

The Ali/Wolfe fight will take place at the same venue in which a crowd of thousands saw Ali put down a heavily out powered Christy Martin. And, it is that same venue in which a crowd of thousands saw Ann Wolfe destroy Vonda Ward with just one solid punch to the jaw mid way through the first round. The KO, which was caught on tape, has been played several times as perhaps one of the most stunning KO’s in boxing history.

Ann Wolfe says she respects Ali and what she has done. But she said, “That’s not going to stop me from knocking her out early in the fight. I may just do it in round one, if she doesn’t run from me.”

Regardless, this is perhaps the most polarized fight among fans according to RPM Boxing. “Many fans think Ali will win while many others say Ann will win. At least now, Ali is standing up to her legacy and on May 7, 2005 we’ll all know who the real champion is”, said Brian Pardo, Wolfe’s long time manager and mentor.

Article posted on 01.12.2004

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