Slugfest "06" To Fire Up Fight Fans At Weigh-Ins

HIGHLAND, IN.- The owner of LANGEL'S Pizza, 2833 Highway Ave., one of Northwest Indiana's most popular restaurants, said he expects another capacity crowd as his team hosts the official weigh-ins at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23rd for Octavius James/One In A Million Inc. “Slugfest 2006.” “We're known around the region as a sports fan destination, and hosting One In A Million's Weigh-ins has drawn some amazing crowds, said Rodney Langel of his restaurant and lounge.. “These shows bring out some of our biggest crowds of the year.”

The “Slugfest” will be held the following day, Feb. 24th, at the legendary Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl, home of some of the area's greatest boxing moments. While seats remaining are limited for the event, starting at $25, event officials on Sunday said ticket sales have been strong, and “Slugfest 2006” may become another sold-out show

Doors for “Slugfest 2006” open at 7 p.m., and the first bout will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office 219-853-6378 and all Ticket Master locations 312-559-1212 or

The “Slugfest 2006” card promises memorable moments, as Hammond's own IN.B.A. State Lightweight Champion Johnny Novak 14-1 (6 KO's) defends his title before his hometown fans, and the hugely popular light heavyweight Nick Cook 13-1 (7 KO's), returns to the ring. Also, ring veteran and Hammond native Guy Solis 11-6 (6 KO's) will climb into the ring for the last fight of his winning career by appearing for the first time at the Civic Center.

For more information on “Slugfest 2006” or any One In A Million Fighters, call 866-438-7372.

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Article posted on 21.02.2006

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