Snow headlines breast cancer awareness card!

Renee Aiken’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions is proud to present her first annual night of professional boxing to support Breast Care Awareness at the DC Star Night Club in Washington DC on Saturday night, featuring the return of super bantamweight sensation Thomas KO Snow (15-1, 9KO’s) and former world cruiserweight Champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell (26-4-1, 24KO’s) in separate bouts.

The Boxing Diva knows the importance of breast cancer awareness and would like to help make a difference. “Since the Hurricane pushed my show to October, I felt God was sending me a message, said Rene Aiken. “God has blessed me tremendously in business as well as on a personal level, so the need to make a difference is important. This thing has affected at least 2 out of every 4 people in some way or another. It is truly time to give back.”

On Saturday night Renee Aiken is set to introduce her new Diva Line of boxing gloves, which will be used in both the main event and the co-feature of the evening. The pink gloves worn by Snow and former world champion Oneil Bell will be autographed and raffled off afterward with all of the proceeds to go to breast care awareness. The Boxing Diva has agreed to donate 100% of the funds raised by both raffles to be split equally between the:

And the

The Susan G. Kormen Global Race for the Cure.

Come out and enjoy an explosive night of boxing and help support Breast Cancer awareness with the opportunity to win a pair of autographed gloves from two of the best fighters in the boxing business.

The DC Star Night Club is located at 2135 Queens Chapel Road. N.E. D.C. 20018.

Doors open at 5:30PM
First Bout begins promptly at 6:30PM

Tickets for the explosive night of action are priced as Follows: $100 Ringside, $75 VIP, and $50 Floor, $30 General Admission.

Tickets can be purchased by calling
302-543-3705 or 443-205 8394
Tickets can also be ordered online at


October 5, 2011 – Mexico City.

From the office of WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán:

The following is one of the weekly “Hook to the Body” columns by WBC President Dr. José Sulaimán that are published in El Universal every Sunday. From October 2, translated from Spanish:


By José Sulaimán

What do we feel about Mexico?

It was very interesting, the question placed by the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, to the awardees receiving the appointment of International Ambassador of Mexico, where I was undeservedly included, at the International Day of Tourism in Mexico celebrated in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, the birth home of Julio César Chávez, the great Pedro Infante, Lola Beltrán, and my baseball hero Daniel “Coyota” Rios.

What is your feeling about Mexico ?

I feel the greatest gratitude and the most profound love for the country that received my mother as a child in 1917, and my father as a youth in 1921, without speaking one single word in Spanish, and coming from the far away Middle East, Lebanon and Syria, when the people - those of the stores, the doctors, the market, the streets, and all society - offered them respect, understanding, patience, support and affection. How can I repay México for that ?

I feel of Mexico a great pride for its history at the height of the Egypt of the Pharaohs, Greece and its legends, Rome and its Caesars, Mexico with its Aztecs and Mayans, among others, who are known to be the founders of all America. I feel a great admiration for the builders of our majestic pyramids like Chicen Itzá, Teohtihuacan, Tulun, the great Aztec temple in downtown Mexico City, and so many others all over the country. I feel a tremendous humility for the Aztec and other Mexican heroes, among them Cuauhtemoc, whose feet were burned to death but did not reveal to the Spaniard conquerors that which would have given up Mexico. I feel an enormous admiration for all of the Colonial towns built with the influence of Spain.

I feel so proud for the so many paradisiacal places like Cancun, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, and so many other beautiful beaches of my country, always full with tourists from all over the world, which keep many experiences and adventures of my youth; the passion felt in my heart with the Mexican music of the Boleros, the Mexican mariachis, the ranch music, the music of the “huastecas,” the Veracruz sones, the marimba yucateca, that have made all Mexican eras cry, laugh, happily or sadly drink at the traditional Mexican “cantinas” - enjoy, love, and live traditionally the Mexico of all times.

I feel of Mexico the delicious and different food from coast to coast and border to border: the egg with pork “tacos,” the mole poblano, the huastecas zacahuil of my hometown, the “gorditas de Doña Tota” of Ciudad Victoria, which have made Mexicans and visitors still eat what is left on their hands.

I feel of Mexico admiration for the so many Mexican heroes from the Aztecs to the Mexican Independence to the Mexican Revolution. The Mexico of the super stars like Jorge Negrete, Maria Felix, Dolores del Rio, Ignacio Lopez Tarso, Pedro Infante, Cantinflas, Tin Tan, Pedro Armendariz, Marco Antonio Muniz, Lucha Villa, and so many others that made Mexico - and all Latin America - laugh and cry, all who still live deep in our hearts.

I feel of Mexico having what no other country has: the Indian dancers, the Flyers of Papantla, the divers of la Quebrada, the traditional centuries national fairs, the Mexican folkloric ballet, its unique and non-repeatable national museum with all its ancient reliquaries, The Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine, visited by millions and millions every year, as well as the astonishingly beautiful Mexico City with its thousand museums, the colonial Saturday Bazaar at San Angel, the channels of Xochimilco, the great Modern Art Museum, its fantastic Archeological Museum, the National Cathedral, the old colonial National Palace, and so many other unbelievably beautiful places and scenery.

I also feel of Mexico the valiant hearts and blood of the Aztecs with their DNA still in courageous Mexican boxers. I feel of Mexico in my heart that evening with the whole Aztec Stadium with 136,274 fans singing “Mexico Lindo y Querido” and “Cielito Lindo” at the entrance to the ring of the great Julio César Chávez for a Guinness world record which will be very difficult to ever break. I feel of Mexico an unbreakable record of 55,000 at the Bull Ring Plaza Mexico, giving their passionate support to the greatest boxing hero that Mexico has ever had, Raúl “Raton” Macías, even in the rain without anybody leaving their seats to see Raton Macías jump into the ring before the bout with a fight rooster to throw it into the crowd.

I feel of Mexico the excitement and patriotism with a sold out Bull Ring “El Toreo” giving a standing ovation to the Mexican president at the time, Adolfo López Mateos, when Vicente Saldívar won the featherweight title from the knockout king, Ultiminio Sugar Ramos. How can Mexicans forget the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968, when Mexico won five Olympic medals, two of them gold.

I feel of Mexico with boxing being one of the top, if not the top, sport of the people, when there were more fans outside the arena than inside when the Governor of Cancun sponsored the first and only heavyweight world championship bout held in Mexico in a a night of passion, boxing enjoyment, and open happiness. I feel of Mexico inviting friends from all over the world to enjoy the sport of the Mexican people, boxing, and see the Aztec blood Mexican fighters giving in the ring 10 times what fans pay at the gates, with their hearts of lions and a winning devotion.

My thoughts of what I feel of Mexico are not only because of its historical archeology, its beautiful colonial cities, its paradisiacal islands and beaches, its historic culture, its unbelievable museums of a great culture, its colors, its music, its food. More importantly, it’s the people who have given centuries of devoted work to build a country like Mexico; their smiles and hospitality to all our visitors; our adherence to the religion of Jesus Christ and the Virgin of Guadalupe, our strong opposition to discrimination of races, religions or nationalities. I feel of Mexico being in history for as long as this fifth evolution of our earth lasts, materially and humanly.

Everything else said, it is the minimal Mexico, as any visitor of our country will prove every day. If you step into the dirt you will get dirty - most mexicans do not do it and we are clean. I have been constantly going, without fear, to boxing promotions all over Mexico, from border to border and coast to coast, with constant sellouts, and I have never suffered nor seen any event or action that is not sports passion, idolatry for our Mexican boxers, happiness, excitement and peace.

That is what I feel of my beloved Mexico, neighbors of the United States of America to the north and Guatemala to the south, but neighbors of the world by heart.

Thank you for reading my thoughts, and until next week…

Boxing Judge Glenn Feldman Conn. Boxing Hall of Fame Founder & 2011 Inductee

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (October 5, 2011) – Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) founder and president Glenn S. Feldman will be one of seven inductees to be honored at the seventh annual CBHOF gala induction dinner Saturday, October 29 in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville.

The other 2011 inductees include five-time world champion Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz, 1996 U.S. Olympic Boxing team captain Lawrence Clay-Bey, world light heavyweight title challenger Eric "Magic Man" Harding, ringside physician Dr. Michael Schwartz and, posthumously, boxer Kelvin Anderson and boxing coach Billy Taylor.

Also being honored are 2011 winners for professional and amateur fighters of the year, Delvin Rodriguez and Tremaine Williams. Don Trella will receive the official of the year award, and Peter Timothy will be the recipient of the achievement award.

Feldman of Avon, founded the CBHOF seven years ago. He is one of the most recognized and respected boxing judges in the world and has judged 97 world title bouts.

"I'm deeply honored to have been voted in as the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame's first judge," Feldman said. "I had the pleasure of working Vinny Paz's 50th victory at Foxwoods as well as having judged a few of Eric Harding's fights. Mike Schwartz and I have spent lots of time at ringside together over the years and we even traveled together for a memorable trip to Bangkok in 1996."

Feldman, a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in West Hartford, began his judging career 23 years ago and is closing in on his 100th world championship fight. He is a member of the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization, International Boxing Federation and the International Boxing Organization. He has judged fights all over the world including Canada, Denmark, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Panama, Japan, Scotland, Thailand and Kazakhstan.

The 57-year old Feldman recently judged the WBA heavyweight title fight between Alexander Povetkin and Ruslan Chagaev in Erfurt, Germany and earlier this year officiated the Victor Oritz-Andre Berto title fight at Foxwoods which is widely considered the 2011 Fight of the Year. "It was a wild affair," Feldman noted. "Both fighters went down twice during the bout."

Feldman has judged some of the sport’s biggest names including George Foreman, Ricky Hatton, Evander Holyfield, Micky Ward, Dana Rosenblatt, Chad Dawson, Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto, Andre Ward, Floyd Mayweather, Acelino Freitas, John Ruiz, Pernell Whitaker and Shane Mosely.

"It has been a privilege to be part of this sport," Feldman added. "I've met so many great people all over the world and seen places you couldn't even imagine.

"I pinch myself before every title fight. I've never taken an assignment lightly or for granted. We can determine a fighter's destiny so we have to be sharp every night and for every fight whether it's a four rounder or a championship."

Tickets for the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame dinner are priced at $75 and are available by calling Kim Baker at the Mohegan Sun at 860-862-7377. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. followed by cocktails, dinner and the awards ceremony.

Article posted on 05.10.2011

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