ESPN2 FNF Rolls Into The Rock

26.08.05 - ESPN2 Friday night fights closes out an exceptional season of boxing on ESPN in Little Rock, AR as Prize Fight Boxing in association with Blake Murchison Productions and the Little Rock CVB host “Rumble At The Rock” on September 2, 2005 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout that is sure to propel the winner closer towards a title shot.

Little Rock’s own Terry Smith 24-1-1 (16 KO’s) will do battle with Detroit, MI Julius Long 14-6 (12 KO’s) in a ten round heavyweight min event. Smith’s only loss is to the undefeated Calvin Brock is considered by many to be a top heavyweight in the world today. Long, seven foot tall, and the brother of former NBA star Grant Long looks to get his career back on track. “This should be an interesting match up,” said Russ Young of Prize Fight boxing. “You have such a difference in size and weight. Terry will be punching up at big Julius all night. This should be very intriguing to see how these two styles match.” Young also said. Expected to be in attendance is the Undisputed Middleweight King of the World Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor from Little Rock, AR. Taylor will be in appearance just months after defeating Bernard Hopkins for the undisputed crown. The feature bout of the night will showcase the second appearance in a little more than a month of the up and coming Jr. Welterweight prospect Lamont Peterson 13-0 (6 KO’s). Peterson will be duel Lamar Murphy 29-10-1 (20 KO’s) hailing from Miami, FL. Murphy, the former number one contender in the lightweight division will be a significant step up in level of competition for young Peterson. “We can no longer hold Lamont back, he is too good,” stated Brian Young of Prize Fight.

“This is a tough match up for Lamont, but he has to defeat the Lamar Murphy’s to establish himself as a top flight contender,” Young also added. Lamont fought the main event on ESPN2’s Tuesday night fights this past July 19th at the Isle of Capri in Lula, MS as he thoroughly dominated Miguel Torresillas for eight rounds to win a unanimous decision. Also on the undercard is heavyweight Alvin Manley 9-0-1 (3 KO’s) form Little Rock, AR, light heavyweight Ray Smith 1-0 (1 KO) from Little Rock, AR, middleweight Pete Johnson 5-4-1 (3 KO’s) from Tunica, MS and many other exciting fighters. Doors open at 7:30 PM and the first bout will begin at 8:00 PM. The ESPN2 broadcast will be from 9-11 CST. Tickets are $20, $25 and $50 and are available through all ticketmaster locations.

Article posted on 26.08.2005

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