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Frank Wood's new July 29th opponent Derrick Brown

BOISE, Idaho (July 20, 2006) Nashville heavyweight Frank Wood is now scheduled to face New Yorker Derrick "D-Train" Brown on July 29 th in "Hold Nothing Back!" -- headlined by the return of five-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. challenging North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion Prince Badi "The Boxing Prince" Ajamu -- at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho..

Wood (26-3, 18 KOs), the reigning Mid-South heavyweight title-holder, hasn't lost in nearly four years, winning his last seven fights in a row. Proposed fights against Chauncy Welliver and Saul Montana fell through and Brown (12-2-1, 10 KOs), managed by former great women's world champion Christy "Coalminer's Daughter" Martin, is Wood's new opponent in a 10-round Special Heavyweight Attraction.

"Hold Nothing Back!" -- presented by Xyience, Inc. in association with Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. -- will be broadcast live in North America on cable and satellite PPV beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The event is being produced and distributed for North American Pay Per View by Integrated Sports and will be available in more than 50-million homes in the United States and Canada via InDemand, TVN, DirecTV & Dish Network in the US and Viewer's Choice & Bell ExpressVu in Canada. The suggested retail price for the PPV telecast is only $24.95.

Hall of Fame bound Jones (49-4, 38 KOs) has been world champion in four different weight classes, ranging from middleweight up to heavyweight. His much-anticipated comeback after 10 months away from the ring is against Prince Badi (25-2-1, 14 KOs), who is rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Council and No. 7 by the World Boxing Organization.

In other fights, Kenny Keene (51-3, 28 KOs) fights ex-International Boxing Federation champion "King" Arthur Williams (42-14-1, 29 KOs) in a 10-round Special Cruiserweight Attraction; former IBF light heavyweight champion William "KO King" Guthrie (33-3-2, 26 KOs) squares off against Luke Munsen (19-5, 13 KOs) in a 12-round title fight for the vacant IBF International cruiserweight belt; unbeaten Crow Creek Sioux cruiserweight Shawn Hawk (11-0, 8 KOs) rated No. 19 by the North American Boxing Association, faces Doug "The Kid" Kaluza (17-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round match.

Tickets, priced at $50, $100, $150, $250 and $350 (plus handling fees), are on sale and available exclusively at the Qwest Arena Box Office. Call 208.331.TIXS (8947), toll free 888.330.TIXS (8497), or go on line at www.qwestarenaidaho.com.

Article posted on 20.07.2006



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