Remillard-Hernandez for WBC Youth title Sept. 23 in Hartford

HARTFORD (September 5, 2006) – Unbeaten prospect Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard moves up in weight to fight undefeated Jose Hernandez for the vacant WBC Youth super featherweight championship September 23 in the 10-round “Night of the Rising Stars” co-feature at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford..

“Night of the Rising Stars,” promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., is dedicated to the memory of the late Hartford-based trainer Johnny Duke. Hartford’s ageless star Willie “Will o’ the Wisp” Pep (230-11-1, 65 KOs), three-time world featherweight champion, will be honored at the Sept. 23 pro-am show. Three top amateur matches are also planned.

Twenty-year-old Remillard (10-0, 7 KOs), of Manchester (CT), faces another undefeated fighter in 19-year-old Hernandez (6-0, 2 KOs), who fights out of Fort Worth, Texas.

In another newly announced match, 2004 U.S. Olympian Jason “Big Six” Estrada (6-0, 1 KO), of Providence, takes on Cliff “Tyson Twin” Couser (26-10-2, 14 KOs), NAMA North American title-holder, in an eight round “Special Heavyweight Attraction.

In the 12-round main event, Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (12-0, 7 KOs), rated No. 14 by the WBA and WBC, defends his USNBC and NABA titles against WBC Continental Americas champion and Danny “Boy” Batchelder (24-2-1, 11 KOs), ranked No. 13 by the WBC.

Former USBA & NABF lightweight title-holder Israel “Pito” Cardona (35-6, 27 KOs), of Hartford, faces intra-state rival, former IBC International title challenger Shaka Moore (9-10-3, 1 KO, of Norwalk (CT), in a six-round Special Welterweight Attraction.

Also scheduled to fight on the undercard are former U.S. Nationals amateur heavyweight gold medalist Tony Grano (4-0-1, 4 KOs), of Hebron (CT), against TBA; USBO super bantamweight champion Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver (15-0, 7 KOs), of Hartford, versus Oscar De La Cruz (4-3, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout; middleweight knockout specialist (four 1st round KOs in 4 fights) Enrique “El Palo” Palau (4-0, 4 KOs), of Worcester (MA), faces veteran James North (8-13-2, 2 KOs). All bouts and fighters are subject to change.

Tickets for “Night of the Rising Stars,” promoted by Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. are now on sale at the Connecticut Convention Center (860.249.6000) or by going on line at Ticket prices are $35.00, $50.00, $75.00, $100.00 and $150 Platinum VIP (not including Connecticut taxes).

Special VIP corporate tables are also (8 seats per table) available for $3,000.00, which includes a full-page ad in the program, banner (supplied by sponsors) at the event and two live ring announcements. For more information call 401.724.2254

Article posted on 05.09.2006

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