WASHINGTON, PA (October 12, 2005) – Michael Acri Boxing Promotions and Team Freedom, promoters of the boxing card — “Boxing at The Meadows” — announced today that the event, originally scheduled for October 6, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 26, at The Meadows Race Track in Washington, PA, just 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 7:30 P.M.
“Boxing at The Meadows” will feature Pittsburg’s own Sugar Ray Narh, 15-1 (14 KOs), against Marty “Too Sweet” Robbins, 21-28-1 (15 KOs), from Crossville, TN., in an 8-round lightweight bout. Narh, a former Ghanaian and West African super featherweight champion, is riding a five-bout winning streak with all his victories coming by way of knockout. Robbins, a veteran journeyman, nearly pulled off the upset of the year, scoring three knockdowns against Pittsburgh’s undefeated Verquan Kimbrough before losing a decison in their August 11, 2005 IBA Americas featherweight title fight. The co-main event will feature Jose Nieves, 12-0-2, (8 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, risking his undefeated record against Sergio Carlos Santillan, 20-5-3, (7 KOs), the reigning South American super flyweight champion, from Buenos Aires, Argentina in an eight-round non-title super flyweight battle.
Four-time world champion and living legend Roberto Duran, will host a pre-fight silent auction from 5 to 7:30 P.M., to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Duran will also be honored during the boxing card with a lifetime achievement award.
The undercard will feature separate four-round rumbles featuring the following undefeated prospects: cruiserweight Michael Word, 1-0 (1 KO) and Puerto Rican fireballs, jr. middleweight Yukenzee Andino, 2-0 (1 KO), and jr. welterweight Hector Sanchez, 3-0 (2 KOs).
Tickets to “Boxing at The Meadows” are on sale now and priced at $100 (VIP Ringside), $50 (ringside), and $20 (General Admission). They can be purchased at The Meadows Race Track (724) 225-9300; and Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bar in dowtown Pittsburgh (304 Ross St.) – (412) 471-3663 or (412) 292-6164. NOTE: TICKETS PURCHASED FOR OCTOBER 6 WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS FIGHT.