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Adamek-Dawson, Chavez-Diaz World Title Doubleheader Feb. 3 On Showtime

05.01.07 - One night before the Super Bowl in Miami, four talented, crowd-pleasing boxers with a combined record of 130-6 with 89 knockouts -- a winning percentage exceeding 95 percent -- will be featured during an excellent world championship doubleheader on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Miami Arena. In a battle of unbeatens in the main event, exciting and talented Tomasz Adamek (31-0, 20 KOs) of Jersey City, N.J., by way of Zywiec, Poland, will defend his WBC light heavyweight title against hard-hitting WBC No. 2 contender "Bad" Chad Dawson (23-0, 15 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., via Hartsville, S.C..

In the telecast's co-feature, making his first start since winning the title in a bout against Levander Johnson that ended in tragedy 16 months ago, Jesus Chavez (43-3, 30 KOs) of Austin, Tex., will defend his IBF lightweight crown against IBF interim 135-pound champ Julio Diaz (33-3, 24 KOs) of Coachella, Calif.

SHOWTIME will televise the twin bill promoted by Don King Productions and Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Tickets, priced at $504, $354, $204, $129, $104, $79, $54 and $29, are on sale and can be purchased by phone at (305) 358-5885 or by logging on to Ticketmaster's website (http://www.ticketmaster.com).

Also featured on the spectacular fight card will be IBF junior middleweight champion Cory "Next Generation" Spinks defending his crown against mandatory challenger, No. 1-ranked "Smooth" Rodney Jones.

Article posted on 05.01.2007



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