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Crossroad fights for Nolan and Mitchell twins Saturday night in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Florida (August 23, 2006) - Unbeaten heavyweight Leo "Paco" Nolan, as well as the Mitchell twins, Aaron and Eric, is in a crossroads fight Saturday night on "Fight Night," promoted by Silverhawk Championship Boxing, at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida. Nolan (26-0, 10 KOs), 33, needs to make a statement in his 10-round bout against Jed Phipps (17-4, 10 KOs) for the vacant USBO title in order to be considered America's top heavyweight and get a world title shot in 2007..

So too do the 36-year-old Mitchell twins to get back into the top 20 ratings in their respective weight classes. In 12-round title bouts, Aaron "Homicide" Mitchell (24-1-1, 19 KOs) faces Christopher "The Hammer" Holt (12-6, 8 KOs) for the IBO International middleweight championship, while Eric "Murder" Mitchell (19-4-1, 9 KOs) takes on "Fearless" Fernando Hernandez (18-9-2, 8 KOs) for the NBA light middleweight title.

Official Weigh In & Final Press Conference

Friday, August 25, 4 PMPelican Beach ResortFt. Lauderdale, Florida

Scheduled to fight on the undercard in separate bouts are undefeated cruiserweight Alfredo Escalera (9-0, 7 KOs), son of the former WBC Super Featherweight champion (1975-78) Alfredo Escalera, unbeaten welterweight Lenardo Tyler (13-0, 9 KOs), light heavyweight Troy Higgins and Ft. Lauderdale heavyweight Richard Brown (1-0, 1 KO) against opponents to be determined. Also on the card, welterweight "Classy" Chris Gray (3-2, 1 KO) faces Brandon Darby (2-3, 2 KOs), while super bantamweight Rafael Hernandez (3-0) tangles with Marcus Reed. All fighters and bouts are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $25.00 (general admission), $35.00 (reserved level 2), $45.00 (reserved level 1B) and $100.00 (ringside), are on sale on line at www.silverhawkboxing.com or Saturday night at the door. Ringside tables (seating 4) are available for $500.00, as well as group (seating 4) tables for $300.00. Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET. Call 813.283.0096 for more information or sponsorship/advertising inquiries.

Article posted on 24.08.2006



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