Archive for Tunica

Rumble at Resorts Results!

Posted in 2013, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2013 by tracymorin
Tony Mack with Randy Phillips

Tony Mack with Randy Phillips, Photo by Wesley Ortiz

By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com; Photos by Wesley Ortiz

Rumble at Resorts, held February 23, 2012, at Resorts Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, showcased two promising prospects—and gave four less-experienced fighters tough tests on their way up the ranks.
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CONNOR VICTORIOUS AT THE FITZ!

Posted in 2012, Boxing News, Reports, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by Champ

Closes Fight Trilogy With a Win Over Nicole Woods
By Tracy Morin at ringside/Photos by Wesley Ortiz, MemphisBoxing.com

Kim Connor ©Wesley Ortiz, Memphisboxing.com

In the main event of Fights at the Fitz on August 25 at the Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, Kim Connor (9-2-2, 4 KOs) scored a decisive decision win in her third fight against Nicole Woods (11-9-2, 3 KOs). The female lightweights had met twice in 2010 (the first ending in a draw and the next a unanimous decision for Connor), and both were out to prove their superiority to a packed crowd–including female boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields, who sat ringside in a special appearance.
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BANG! Fighting Championship Results!

Posted in 2012, MMA, Results with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2012 by Champ

BFC 14: An Easter to Remember 4

Nathan Rogers (209lbs) def Chad Frame (200lbs)
Corner Called – Knee 3:00 RD1

David Brannan (136lbs) def Jairo Rodriguez (133lbs)
Tap out – Arm Bar 1:07 RD2

Marcus Wallace (225lbs) def David Sanders (264lbs)
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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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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.

July Fights at the Fitz!

Posted in 2011, Boxing News, Michael Sheffield, Reports, Reports, Site News, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2011 by Champ

Report & Interviews

Memphisboxing.com Report by Michael Sheffield,
Fighter Q&A’s by Tracy Morin

After a three month absence, Prize Fight’s Fights at the Fitz made its return to Tunica with a 5-fight card featuring promising newcomer Dusty Harrison.

The evening marked Prize Fight’s 92nd straight sellout at The Fitz, an accomplishment that has stretched over the last seven years. With any
luck, Prize Fight will have sellout number 93 during the next event October 1.

Dusty Harrison vs. Trenton Titsworth

Harrison (1-0), who stole the show during June’s TNT at the DCC event in Southaven would make his Fitz debut against Trenton Titsworth, who had at least a six inch height advantage. Harrison would show a desire to mix it up early with the rail thin Titsworth (who weighed in at 123 pounds, which was debatable).

Titsworth proved he can take a punch, as Harrison would land several hard jabs. However, the effectiveness of the punches may have been tempered by the fact that Harrison had to reach up to hit his opponent. Titsworth resorted to holding Harrison halfway through the fight, and that strategy would allow him to survive the fight and deprive Harrison of his first knockout, even though he clearly had his opponent in trouble quite a few times. Harrison would take a unanimous decision, 40-36.

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Bang! June 18th @ Sam’s Town! MMA!

Posted in 2011, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Champ

June 18, Bang! Fighting Championships will hold their eleventh show at Sams Town Casino, Tuncia.

This explosive evening of fights will feature thirteen action packed amateur bouts culminating with a showdown pitting two Memphis area fighters, Thomas “The Die Hard Kidd” Vasquez, in his pro debut, verses Anthony “Lights Out” Jones in a PRO Main Event.

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Boxing Event Loses Fight to Flood

Posted in 2011, Boxing News with tags , , , , on May 17, 2011 by Champ

As the Mississippi River rose to record depths in May, state and local emergency personnel in Mississippi assisted the Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, in closing area casinos. Included in the closings was the Fitz Tunica, which temporarily closed its doors Sunday, May 1. In a trickle-down effect, Prize Fight Boxing’s long running “Fights at the Fitz” boxing series, scheduled to take place May 21, was postponed. The May “Fights at the Fitz – MMA Edition” event has been rescheduled for July 30.

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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3 Time Heavy Champ Michael Moorer to Join SportsSouth Broadcast Team

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2010 by Champ

MEMPHIS, TN – Sportsouth has made a huge addition to the broadcast team for it’s monthly “Fight Night” series as 3-Time Heavyweight Champion Of The World Michael Moorer has signed on to be the analyst beginning with it’s November 13th broadcast. Moorer will join blow by blow host Nate Yoder in calling the shows on Sportsouth. Moorer is eager to bring his knowledge of the fight game to boxing fans, “This is an area of the sport I always wanted to be involved in and I am eager to embark on a new journey.” The shows of the Sportsouth series are all promoted by Prize Fight who has a long history and relationship with Moorer. “I have been friends and have worked with Michael for years. He is like a brother to me and I am excited to have him back in the family. I have always thought that Michael would be one of the best analyst in the business if ever given a consistent opportunity and I am prepared to give him just that”, stated Prize Fight President Brian Young.

The Sportsouth series is promoted by Prize Fight in association with Global Boxing and Tecate. It is a grounbreaking series that features some the brightest up and coming prospects in boxing today. Sportsouth broadcast into nearly 10 million homes throughout the southeatern United Statesvia tape delay. The November 13th broadcast will be fought live at The Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS on Saturday, November 6th.

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