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MARCH FITZ REPORT

Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by Champ

By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com

Four back-to-back first-round knockouts were bookended by two four-rounders that went the distance at the latest Fights at the Fitz at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino on March 24 in Tunica, Mississippi. The enthusiastic crowd was treated to plenty of action with fighters from both coasts and regional fan-favorites duking it out–frequently to devastating conclusions.

In the opening junior middleweight bout, John Thompson from Newark, New Jersey, displayed a cracking jab from the opening bell, which he used in tandem with uppercuts to the body to dominate Los Angeles-based Bryan Brooks in a one-sided battle. The lunging, off-balance Brooks landed in the single digits in each of the four rounds, and Thompson’s jabs did more damage than Brooks’ best shots, leading the three judges–Gerald Deming, Reccia Mullins and Mack Thornton–to score all four rounds for Thompson, 40-36.

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WADE vs UPSHAW

Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2012 by Champ

IN FITZ MAIN EVENT

Prize Fight Boxing and the Fitz are gearing up for Saturday night’s “Fights at the Fitz”. On March 24, fight fans will see the explosive Dominic Wade (11-0, 8 KO’s) battle a game Marcus Upshaw (14-7-2, 6 KO’s) in an 8 round Middleweight main event.

The fight card showcases a 4 round cruiser fight between Codie Shuffield of Watervalley, MS, and Jonathan Fort out of Columbus, MS. Female lightweights, Lucretia Meacham of Little Rock and Kerri Hill of Fort Smith, AR, will battle over 6 rounds. A 6 Round heavy contest will be held between Little Rock’s, Mike Wessel and Terrell Woods of Fort Worth, TX. Rounding out the card will be the Memphis’ Marlon Lewis vs Sid Chase of LA, CA, in a 4 round feud.

Tickets are $35 (GA) or $40 (Reserved) and are available at the Fitz Gift Shop or through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

POLISH “LITTLE TYSON”

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, From Fightnews.com with tags , , on January 26, 2012 by Champ

HEADLINES IN TUNICA

By Przemek Garczarczyk, From Fightnews.com – Prize Fight and Global Boxing return on January 28th with the latest installment of “Fights at the Fitz” from the Grand Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. In the headliner, undefeated rising prospect Kamil Laszczyk (6-0, 5 KOs) from North Bergen, NJ meets Texas champion Samuel Sanchez (7-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant Mid-South Featherweight Championship.

FIGHTS AT THE FITZ

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Champ

FEATURES TITLE FIGHT!

MEMPHIS, TN – Prize Fight makes a triumphant return on October 1st 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 seven year run of the “Fights at the Fitz” series, but the October 1st show may showcase the best match-up ever during this record breaking series. Boxing fans are in for an amazing fight as undefeated rising prospect Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield 14-0-1 (9 KO’s) meets former two-time Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez 20-4 (12 KO’s) for the vacant NABO Jr. Welterweight Championship. Continue reading

Lubash Tops Sanders to Remain Undefeated

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Reports, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , on March 20, 2011 by Champ

By Tracy Morin at ringside, Memphisboxing.com

The March edition of Fights at the Fitz offered up five bouts that showcased a range of styles, from hard-hitting heavyweights to slippery southpaws.

The welterweight main event saw Pittsburgh’s Jesse Lubash (14-0, 8 KOs) taking on the more experienced Germaine “Silky” Sanders (27-8, 17 KOs) from Chicago. Round 1 was a feeling-out round, with both fighters testing their jabs, though Lubash also found success with several snapping body shots.

Lubash dominated round 2 as he hooked off the jab and landed two solid rights en route to a knockdown. Sanders fell again while pressed to the ropes (ruled a slip by referee Randy Phillips), and Lubash continued throwing left hooks and body shots that left Sanders disoriented—and in the wrong corner—after the bell.

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Fitz Report–Wade Scores TKO With Seconds to Go

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2011 by Champ

By Tracy Morin at ringside, Photos by JD Meredith

On January 29, Fights at the Fitz rang in the new year with six competitive bouts at the Fitz Hotel and Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. Some of the fighters, meanwhile, got their own bells rung, as half of the fights didn’t go the distance.

The middleweight main event featured Dominic Wade (9-0, 7 KOs), named one of the top prospects for 2011 on ESPN’s “Super 25” list. Wade was already gearing up for an appearance on Friday Night Fights on February 18, but first he’d have to get past the more experienced Brian Norman (17-10, 5 KOs).

Wade began the fight briskly, and quickly found a home for left hands to Norman’s body, dominating the round, though Norman was able to land a quick combination just before the bell. Wade’s corner, sensing his early control of the fight, urged him between rounds, “Take your time!”

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