Sandell to fight Egbunine in North Carolina

03.06.06 - Super middleweight ASA SANDELL (3-2-1) returns to the ring June 15 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for an 8 round bout against Nigerian Ijeoma Egbunine (11-1) of Atlanta. Sandellís last fight was against Laila Ali in Berlin on December 17. Since fighting Ali, Asa has hardly been idle. She moved to New York in January and has trained daily at Gleasonís Gym with trainer Lennox Blackmore..

"Iím really looking forward to fighting a good opponent, Iíve been working hard every day and am in great shape. After losing to Ali, Iím preparing for a victory June 15," Sandell said by phone from New York. "A Ring of Their Ownís" Arnie Rosenthal has also said that he is working out details to televise the fight on a delayed basis as a part of the upcoming series that will begin airing July 31st.

Boxing fans in New York will have a chance to meet Asa on June 8 as she makes an appearance at "A Night at The Fights", a fund raising event for "Tuesdayís Children". The evening will feature an exciting evening of amateur boxing as the NYPD takes on the LAPD in eight matches. Asa will award the fighters with their trophies and sign autographs. " A Night at the Fights" is at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 811 7th Ave. & 53rd St., New York from 6-11 PM.

Article posted on 04.06.2006

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