News: Eddie Chambers; Lance Whitaker; Ronald Hearns

PHILADELPHIA (July 28, 2009)—This Friday night, the number-one ranked Heavyweight in the world, “Fast” Eddie Chambers will be the special in-studio guest analyst for ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights. Chambers, 35-1 with eighteen knockouts will join Brian Kenny in the studio to give his thoughts on the goings on in the boxing world as well as the fights that will include a terrific Lightweight main event between former world champion Julio Diaz and Victor Cayo..

“I am very excited to get this tremendous opportunity”, said Chambers.

“I am a real student of the game and can’t wait to share my thoughts with the fans. The boxing fans have been asking me every day about the title shot with Klitschko so I am eager to answer those questions as well as break down my fight with Dimitrenko that I had on July 4th”

Chambers is coming off the aforementioned Majority decision over Alexander Dimitrenko this past July 4th in Hamburg, Germany that put him in position for a chance to fight Wladimir Klitschko coming up sometime this winter.


Los Angeles (Tuesday, July 28th, 2009). Fresh of his recent unanimous defeat against Danny Batchelder. Lance “Mount” Whitaker (33-5-1, 27KO’s) will be back in action Friday, August 21, at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, as he continues his campaign back to title contention. Opponent to be named shortly.

“All roads lead to the Klitschko’s, well, lead the way! I can’t wait to get back in the ring and prove I am ready to take on the best… and WIN… the division is wide open and I am dedicated to doing what I need to do to bring the title back to the US”-Lance Whitaker

Los Angeles based promoter SouthBay Promotions will present a spectacular mixed card of boxing and MMA, featuring tremendous local talent.

Entire card will be announced soon.

Doors: 7:00pm

Tickets: $250-200-100-75-50-35. Call to purchase (310) 303-0116


(July 28, 2009) DiBella Entertainment and Resnick Productions are teaming up to bring the next installment of “Fight Night at Frontier” to boxing fans at Frontier Field in Rochester, NY on Thursday, August 13. Headlining the show will be junior middleweight contender Ronald Hearns, supported by fights featuring the best young talent upstate New York and the rest of the country has to offer.

Hearns (21-1, 17 KOs), son of former middleweight champion Tommy Hearns, has already shown the power and polish in his young career that made his father a star. That prowess will be tested when he squares off with grizzled veteran Patrick Thompson (15-14-1, 5 KOs). “Fight Night at Frontier” fans will certainly remember Hearns’ first appearance on the series – a devastating second round knockout of Edson Aguirre in 2007.

Lou DiBella, the event’s co-promoter, is thrilled to be bringing a world class talent like his fighter, Ronald Hearns, to the fans in Rochester to headline what promises to be a memorable night at Frontier Field.

“There is no doubt Ronald Hearns has all the tools to challenge for a world title,” said DiBella. “He has all the skills, and of course the power, that comes with his last name. Fans in Rochester are in for a treat when they see just how good Ronald can be.”

The undercard will showcase a pair of young, local fighters being co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Resnick Productions – Willie Monroe, Jr., and Aleem “Hammer” Whitfield – along with DBE’s explosive light heavyweight prospect out of Detroit, Isiah Thomas, and rising super middleweight Jonathan Nelson of Little Rock, AR.

Monroe (5-0, 2 KOs), of Rochester, NY, has only been a pro for 16 months, but already he has taken the local boxing scene by storm, contesting all but one of his bouts in Rochester. In his sixth pro contest he again hopes to excite his hometown fan base with another electric performance as he continues his campaign in the middleweight division.

Whitfield, of Geneva, NY, is another product of the area, and will be looking for a big start to his professional career when he makes his pro debut on the show. An accomplished amateur whose successes included a second place finish at the 2008 National Golden Gloves, Whitfield has already gained notoriety away from the ring after being featured in an episode of the ABC hit show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Thomas (4-0, 4 KOs), of Detroit, MI, is perfect thus far in his young career, having knocked out every fighter he’s stepped in with. A southpaw with seasoned boxing skills and tremendous power, Thomas will bring his show on road to Rochester in an attempt to keep his impressive knockout streak intact.

Nelson (10-0, 5 KOs), a stablemate of former undisputed middleweight Champion Jermain Taylor, has been making a name for himself at 168-lbs. With three wins thus far in 2009, Nelson will look to build on an already impressive year in the ring.

Co-promoter Ron Resnick is excited about bringing such a well rounded card to the city of Rochester.

“This is our sixth annual ‘Fight Night at Frontier,’ and I’ve never been so excited about a show,” said Resnick. “We get to showcase some of our best homegrown talent, as well as rising stars from outside the region. With children under 12 receiving free admission, it makes for a great night out with the family.”

Tickets for “Fight Night at Frontier” are priced at $25, $50, $75, and $100 and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Frontier Field Box Office at (585) 423-9464. Children under the age of 12 will receive free admission if accompanied by an adult.

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