Boxing News: Arvin/Thompson, Mia St.John, Braimah Kamoko

The U.S.B.O. had previously withheld and now officially withdraws title recognition to Ishmail Arvin with regard to the disputed fight against Anthony Thompson which took place on August 16th, 2008 in Washington D.C.

WBC International Champion, Mia St. John, just filmed an episode of TLC’s highest rated show “LA INK” with Kat Von D. The show which airs Thursdays @ 7/6c, features a number of customers along with their back stories and motivations for choosing their tattoos. Due to the studio’s Hollywood location, the clientèle has included and will feature a number of celebrities. Air date will likely be in September and the tattoo reveal won’t be seen until then..

Unbeaten ranked Braimah Kamoko added to “KnockOut Poverty” All-African Pro Boxing Show

Albert-Duran Headlines Tuesday night, Sept. 23 at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City

NEW YORK CITY (August 28, 2008) – Unbeaten African light heavyweight sensation Braimah Kamoka, aka Bukom Banku, has been added to the September 23rd KnockOut Poverty” pro boxing card, presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Kamoka, rated No. 6 by the WBC, will be fighting for the first time as a pro outside of his native Ghana. He is the reigning African Boxing Union champion who will take on Sudan fighter Abdullah Ramadam (15-8, 9), former IBF Interim light heavyweight title challenger, in the 10-round co-feature bout.

Two-time Nigerian Olympian and former IBA Continental light middleweight title-holder Eromosele “Bad Boy” Albert (21-2, 10 KOs), now fighting out of Miami, faces Ghana-native Ossie Duran (23-6-1, 9 KOs), former Commonwealth light middleweight and welterweight champion, in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBF Continental African light middleweight title.

“KnockOut Poverty” is a landmark event to help fight poverty in Africa. Grammy Award-winning, UN Goodwill Ambassador Youssou N’Dour and friends are among the many stars scheduled for the historic evening of entertainment, music and boxing. N’Dour and other musical legends are scheduled to perform between fights with proceeds from the event going to the All For Africa charitable organization.

Two-time world title challenger, light heavyweight Jaffa “The African Assassin” Ballagou (45-6, 39 KOs), from Togo, battles multiple World Muay Thai champion Manu Ntoh (17-14-1, 10 KOs), from Cameroon, in an eight-round bout. Another bout is being made to fill-out the card.

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All For Africa

All For Africa (“A4A”) is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for individuals, corporations and other organizations to actively get involved in, design and coordinate economically sustainable projects in Africa. All for Africa believes that the quickest route to realizing Africa’s true potential is through the effective collaboration between the “for profit” and the non-profit stakeholders in Africa’s future

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