Team Prize Fight Wins Several NABF Awards
MEMPHIS, TN – Prize Fight is honored to be recognized by the NABF as it’s 2011 Promoter of the Year as well as having it’s own Nate Yoder being recognized by the NABF as it’s 2011 Matchmaker of the Year. This past year saw Prize Fight’s top prospects Shawn Porter and Fernando Guerrero rise to prominence and capture NABF titles at Welterweight and Middleweight. “It is an honor to be recognized by such a first class organization such as the NABF. Our relationship with Joe Dwyer and NABF is very important to us and we look forward to promoting many more NABF sanctioned fights in the future”, stated Prize Fight’s Brian Young. Young also said, “As a company we are only as good as the fighters we promote. Therefore, along with Al Haymon as the adviser for both fighters, we are all blessed to have two of the most talented up and coming future stars in boxing today with Shawn and Fernando.”
Porter, the NABF Welterweight Champion and the #11 World Ranked Welterweight by the WBC, was named the NABF Prospect of the Year. Porter, 18-0 (13 KO’s), earned the NABF Welterweight Title on October 15, 2010 with a bloody ninth round stoppage of Hector Munoz in Miami, OK. He most recently defended the title by winning a convincing unanimous decision over Anges Adjaho this past February in Salisbury, MD.
Guerrero, the NABF Middleweight Champion and the #4 World Ranked Middleweight by the WBC, was named the NABF Fighter of the Year. Guerrero, 21-0 (16 KO’s) captured his NABF Middleweight Title on July 16, 2010 with a convincing ten round unanimous decision victory over Ishe Smith in Southaven, MS. Moreover, he followed up his victory over Smith with a stoppage win over Saul Duran and most recently a dominating unanimous decision victory over Derrick Findley this past February in his hometown of Salisbury, MD.
Prize Fight has promoted well over two hundred boxing cards around the world. Prize Fight is proud to promote the longest running and most successful boxing series in the United States today with “Fights at the Fitz” at the Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS. Prize Fight has sold out a record breaking ninety-one straight casino shows. Also, Prize Fight has promoted numerous HBO, Showtime, PPV and ESPN shows over the past decade. Prize Fight boasts a strong stable of world ranked fighters as well as up and coming prospects who are sure to be future household names. You can visit Prize Fight on the web at http://www.prizefightboxing.org.
Fighter of the Year- Fernando Guerrero
Prospect of the Year- Shawn Porter
Matchmaker of the Year- Nate Yoder
Promoter of the Year- Prize Fight Promotions
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