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“THE TRILOGY”

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Prize Fight Promoters, Site News with tags , , , , on August 22, 2012 by Champ

 WOODS vs CONNOR III

FIGHTS AT THE FITZ AUGUST 25, 2012 – Featuring a Guest Appearance By United States Olympic Gold Medal Boxer CLARESSA SHIELDS

MEMPHIS, TN – Prize Fight returns on August 25th as it presents the latest installment of “Fights at the Fitz” from the Grand Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS. There have been many first class line ups featuring many world class boxers during the impressive eight year run of the “Fights at the Fitz” series, but the August 25th show is sure to be a special event. Continue reading

Connor Tops Woods by Narrow Decision!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 8, 2010 by Champ

By Michael Sheffield At Ringside, Memphisboxing.com

The 2010 finale of PrizeFight Boxing’s Fights at the Fitz series ended with crowd-pleasing rematch of female lightweights that easily surpassed the excitement of the original fight. Both fighters would put on impressive performances for former heavyweight champion, Michael Moorer, who was providing color commentary for the fight’s television broadcast and former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, who was in attendance.

The 8-round main event between Nicole Woods (11-7-1 3 KOs) and Kim Connor (6-1-2 3 KOs) was the sequel to a draw between the two women from January 30, 2010.

Connor, who was easily the crowd favorite, would stand toe to toe with the taller and more powerful Woods, and the two fighters didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd. From the opening bell until the final bell, Woods and Connor took turns trading hard shots, with some landing even after the bell.

The action began with both fighters trading throughout the early rounds. However, Woods repeatedly was caught holding on to Connor’s right hand whenever she threw a jab. It would take 5 rounds for referee Randy Phillips to warn Woods.
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Nickel unable to Capture Vacant IBA Title!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2005 by Champ

Cravens Etches out Ecsh…Again!

Capital Gym, Bejing, China – Southaven, MS, female boxer, Cristy Nickel was unable to capture the vacant IBA Light Middleweight Title over Kim Connors (Memphisboxing.com incorrectly reported that Miriam Brakache defeated Nickel as she was originally slated to face Nickel), in her first title bid. It was Nickel’s first 10 rounder as well. Nickel’s last victory was a split decision over Brakache at Fitzgerald’s Casino in Tunica, MS (1/22/05). This was NIckel’s second consecutive heartbreaking loss to Connors.

In Heavyweight action, Eric “Butterbean” Esch” tried to topple, Ellisville, MS’s, Kenny Craven in a rematch but was once again handed a unanimous decision loss at the hands of Craven. All three judges saw the bout 39-37 for Cravens. Butterbean and Cravens fought in May ’05 at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, MS where Cravens was the victor by majority decision.

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