Bellew-McIntosh on 4/13; Crolla-Mathews on 4/21

By Chris Walker: Dave Coldwell’s “Big Bang” that hits Liverpool’s Echo Arena on April 13th is the beginning of a bumper eight days showcasing a whole host of Merseyside sporting talent. That period concludes with Derry Mathews challenging Manchester’s Anthony Crolla for the latter’s British lightweight title, and the Liverpool man is confident that Liverpool will have plenty to brag about when all is said is done.

“It’s going to be a good time to be a boxing fan in Liverpool,” beamed the former European title challenger.

“Dave [Coldwell] is delivering a big one in the Echo Arena with Tony Bellew fighting Danny Macintosh and that’s likely to be an exciting scrap but you’ve also got a load of local lads on the undercard with big futures. Nathan Brough, Joe Tonks John Watson and Andy Colquhoun are all good lads and they’ll be aiming to put on a show because it really is a massive event.”

After supporting a cluster of good friends, Mathews’ focus will instantly shift back to Lonsdale honours when he faces Crolla at Oldham just over a week later. Despite operating in belt class for large portions of his decade-long career, this is Mathews’ first attempt at the famous honour and he aims to grab this unlikely opportunity with both hands.

“Crolla’s a top talent, he’s a kid I really rate but I know what I’ve got what it takes to beat him. I made a lot of mistakes in the [Emiliano] Marsili fight and I was punished but this is the most dedicated and disciplined I’ve ever been in my life. There’s nothing
left for me if I can’t beat Crolla so you can say I’m fighting for my career. I'm hungry for his title and I’ve got the style to beat him. Mark my words; me and Bellew are going to be British champions on April 21st.”

David Coldwell in association with Eddie Hearn presents ‘The Big Bang’ which is live and exclusive on Sky Sports HD on Friday, 13th April 2012.

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Atlantic City, NJ (April 2, 2012)– Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. in association with the Tropicana Casino and Resort presents hard hitting Philadelphia, PA super middleweight Dennis "The Assassin" Hasson (13-0-0/5 ko’s) in a 10 round super middleweight "Summer Super Brawl" on Friday, June 1, 2012. This 10 Round main event is part of Atlantic City’s first ever Multi-Cultural Heritage Festival which includes an All Star Boxing Legends Gala the following night. With legendary names like Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes and "Joltin" Jeff Chandler floating around town, Mr. Hasson will have the perfect setting to showcase his brawling crowd pleasing boxing skills.

The 8 round co-main event on this "Summer Super Brawl" fight card features Philadelphia super bantamweight Coy Evans (10-1-1/2 ko’s) trading punches with Victor Valenzuela (8-3-0/1 ko’s) of Passaic, NJ. Mr. Evans has shown a lot promise but his skills will be seriously tested when he faces his first southpaw in Mr. Valenzuela.

The exciting undercard is filled with action packed fighters including light heavyweight Frankie "The Freight Train" Filippone (9-2-0/2 ko’s) and undefeated heavyweight Dorsett Barnwell (6-0-0/2 ko’s) both of Norfolk, VA. This is the second straight fight card at "The Trop" for both Mr. Filippone and Mr. Barnwell and both are determined to pick up another "W" no matter what it takes!!!
One Amazing Girl Fight and Two young local fighters round out this very promising undercard. Atlantic City Native super middleweight Antwyan Aikens (4-0-0/1 ko’s) and Millville’s featherweight Joshua Reyes (1-0-0/0 ko’s) will be looking to improve their undefeated records and polish their skills in front of the hometown fight crowd.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65 and $100 and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. at 856.692.1206.
About Dee Lee Promotions, LLC.

Dee Lee Promotions, LLC. is owned and operated by New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Diane Fischer of Vineland, NJ. Fischer has earned a reputation not only as a premier matchmaker who has presented some of the most memorable and entertaining boxing contests in the country, but as woman who has been innovative and overcome gender barriers in an industry dominated by men. Her industry awards and distinctions include:  New Jersey Promoter of The Year; Undercard Fight of the Year; Best Girl Fight of The Year; The First Time Six World Title Belts [Pay Per View] appeared on one card (Atlantic City); The First All Girl Fight on the East Coast; The first woman ever to promote an all girl fight card in Baton Rouge Louisiana; The first woman promoter ever to promote a World Title Fight in Panama City; The first male or female promoter to present a title fight in Delaware; The first woman promoter to promote/co-promote a Heavyweight Championship Fight on HBO, Ray Mercer, and Wladimir Klitschko on June 29, 2002; the fight also was aired on PPV in Germany and was the first Heavyweight Championship promoted by a female in that country. To contact Dee Lee Promotions LLC., call 856.692.1206.

Article posted on 03.04.2012

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