| Boxing Quotes from 'Friday Night Fights' Media Conference at Magic City|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 16, 2012)
conference was held yesterday at the Magic City Casino in Miami to
discuss the Friday, January 4, season-opening broadcast on ESPN Friday
Night Fights, live from Stage 305 in the Magic City Casino.
the Warriors Boxing and Bad Dog Productions, in association with the
Magic City Casino, event entitled "Friday Night Fights at Magic City
Casino" will be a 12-round
super featherweight main event between Miami's own Rances "Kid Blast"
Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs), currently ranked #5 in the world by the IBF,
against fellow undefeated prospect and Afghani-Canadian Arash Usmanee
(20-0, 10 KOs), who is ranked #8 in the world by the WBA.
the co-featured televised bout, Puerto Rican powerhouse Jonathan
"Mantequilla" Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs) takes on highly regarded
Philadelphian Derek "Pooh" Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs) in a junior
Up-and-coming contenders Roberto J. Acevedo and Hairon Socarras were also both in attendance at the conference.
Quotes from the Conference:
Richard Dobal (Co-Promoter and President of Bad Dog Productions): "We are very
excited about hosting this great event in this venue, Stage 305. We have
an explosive card and are looking forward to a great night of boxing."
Rances Barthelemy (17-0, 11 KOs): "I am happy to be fighting in Miami in front of all my
fans and family. I am ready to score an impressive victory for my family
and my city. They give me the strength I need to become champion.
Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0-1, 13 KOs): "I am preparing myself physically for this fight to
put on the kind of performance that will erase from memory what happened
in my last fight. I feel good and training is going great. I will show I
am a future champion on January 4."
Roberto Acevedo (6-0, 3 KOs): "I'm more than ready to fight. I don't feel any pressure,
I'm aware that whatever the outcome the victory will go one way... Team
Hairon Socarras (5-0, 4 KOs): "It is always good to fight in your hometown. I feel
great and it will be great night of boxing. I can't wait to perform in
front of my friends and family on this fantastic show."
Tickets are on sale now and can be bought on the Magic City Casino website: www.magiccitycasino.com as well as in person at the Magic City Players Club. They are priced at $100, $75, $50 and $35.
On fight night, doors open at 7:30 pm and the first bell is at 8:00.
ABOUT MAGIC CITY CASINO
City Casino features 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, 18-table Poker
Room, outdoor concert amphitheater, multipurpose indoor venue, seasonal
live greyhound racing and multiple food and beverage outlets, among
other state-of-the-art amenities. The casino is open every day (Sunday
through Thursday: 10 am to 4 am; Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 5 am).
For more information, visit www.magiccitycasino.com.
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