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Fights at the Fitz Report

Posted in 2006, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2006 by Champ

JD Meredith and Tim Kellum at ringside
Saturday night, Prize Fight Boxing put on an early Thanksgiving boxing card at Fitzgerald’s Casino – Tunica, for a jubilant sell out crowd. The card was not billed with a Thanksgiving theme but for fight fans it truly was a card to be thankful for.

Fights at the Fitz are always entertaining and enjoyable but Prize Fight went above and beyond Saturday night by opening up their stable and leading out two young studs that will one day stand at the starting gates for a shot at the triple crown of their divisions. Those studs, Anthony and Lamont Peterson, where brought in for what was is most likely their last appearances in a small venue such as the Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s.

The Petersons weren’t the only class acts on the card. DeAndre Abron battled Kippy Warren. Unbeaten, “Mr Showtime” Ira Terry faced Richard Dinkins and rounding out the card was Josiah Judah, younger brother to Zab “Super” Judah who sqaured off with Rodney Freeman.

Ann Wolfe was originally slated to fight Valarie Mafood, from who she resceived her sole defeat, but pulled out of the fight for reasons unknown.
Prior to the beginning of the first bout a ten count and moment of silence was extended to the memory of the late Hearn Marler. Hearn, who had fought at Fitzgerld’s, was recently killed in an automobile accident. (continued below)

Anthony Peterson vs Alfred Kotey
NABO Lightweight Champ and WBO #3 Lightweight Contender Anthony Peterson (136lb – 21-0, 15 ko’s) needed only his jab to work his way around former champ Alfred Kotey (135lb – 24-14-1, 14 ko’s). Persistent jabs in Kotey’s face kept him on the defensive for most of the fight with the exception of the a short bursts in round four and eight. Peterson dominated the fight but Kotey tried to work in his jab did manage to connect with a few of solid punches.

In round seven Peterson noticably let his hands go until Kotey’s jab began to connect.
Peterson then reeled it back in and continued to control the fight with the jab.

Kotey never seemed frustrated or hurt in the fight but did appear to be amazed at Peterson’s handywork.

After eight, all three judges scored the bout 80-72 for Peterson.

Lamont Peterson vs. Marteze Logan
NABF Light Welter Champ Lamont Peterson (141lb – 19-0, 7 ko’s) put his arsenal on display when he met up with local journeyman Marteze “Too Sweet” Logan (140lb – 24-26-2, 6 ko’s). Mixing jabs with combos, Peterson distributed punches evenly between Logan’s head and body.
Logan, is an agressive fighter who has been known to topple fighters in their prime. He is smart and elusive. Peterson took on his challenge and met it with skill and maturity, fighting within his limits and staying in control.

There were many great exchanges during this fight. Logan was able to land on occassion but Peterson landed his trademark left upper cuts and displyed his spectacular footwork by slipping and moving in a Matrix-like fashion. Peterson escaped the fight virtually unscathed.
After eight judges scored the bout 79-73 | 80-72 | 80-72 for Peterson.

At the break of the first round, Logan’s corner called referee Randy Phillips over to check a substance on what appeared to be Logan’s head. Phillips checked Peterson’s gloves and reported back to Logan’s camp without apparent incident.

DeAndre Abron vs. Kippy Warren
DeAndre Abron punctiated his eleventh victory with a frightening third round KO of fellow light heavyweight Kippy Warren. In a fight that was tilting in Warren’s favor, Abron was steadily beaten to the punch. Warren’s busy jab was in Abron’s face until 2:06 of round three when Abron delievered a brutal straight right to Warren’s head. Warren hit the canvas and immediately the fight was waved off. Warren’s head hit hard on the canvas when he fell which compounded the knockout blow. He was down quite some time and then medically assisted out of the ring. It certainly seemed Warren was frustrating Abron until the KO, however, Abron was able to bull his way to a win with pure power.

Ira Terry vs Richard Dinkins
Jr. Lightweight Ira Terry put the heat on Richard Dinkins. With vicious body work and heavy hands Terry pounded away at Dinkins. In round two Terry’s power dropped Dinkins to the canvas, forced the referree to give Dinkins a standing eight count then sent Dinkins to the canvas a second time. After the second knockdown Dinkins answered the referee on the count of eight and just as teh fight resumed, unbeknownst to Dinkins, his corner threw in the towel. The fight came to a merciful hault at 2:35 in the 2nd round. Dinkins was a gritty, determined fighter, but nevertheless, failed to deter Terry who cruises to 11-0 with 8 TKOS.

Josiah “Gorilla” Judah vs Anthony Bowman
Josiah “Gorilla” Judah, younger brother of Zab “Super” Judah fought at very tenative and hesitant bout against a game Anthony Bowman. Judah would not let his hands go and seemed to ease his way up to Bowman as if he were slowly looking around a corner. Judah’s corner asked him to stay with his jab. When Judah did connect he would back away to admire his work. During the many clinches that were seen Bowman would punch Judah in the back of the head. In round five Bowman had a point deducted for holding and punching. Judah didn’t look comfortable in this bout and Bowman landed the harder shots in this match. After six rounds Judges ruled unanimously for Judah, however Bowman appeared to be the crowd favorite after the fight. Scores were 58-56 | 59-54 | 59-54.

Peterson Brothers at Fitzgeralds This Sat (11/18)!

Posted in 2006, Administrative, Boxing News, Press Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2006 by Champ

Southaven, MS – Prize Fight Boxing returns to The Fitz Casino & Hotel November 18th as the undefeated Peterson brothers are set to appear in separate bouts in the latest installment of Prize Fight’s “Fights At The Fitz”. The main event will feature undefeated and #3 world ranked Anthony Peterson in an 8 round clash against former world titlist, Alfred Kotey from Ghana . Presently, Anthony (20-0,16 KO’s) is the NABO Lightweight Champion and was recently named by ESPN Boxing as it’s 2006 prospect of the year. Anthony appeared on ESPN multiple times in 2006 and captured his NABO title on the network in June by defeating Adan Hernandez at WC Handy Park in Memphis, TN. However, his opponent Alfred Kotey has a record of 24-13-1 (14 KO’s) and is a former WBO world title holder who has fought some of the toughest boxers in the business today. Consequently, Kotey is sure to be a formidable opponent for Anthony Peterson.
Lamont Peterson 18-0 (8 KO’s) returns to the Fitz for the first time since December 2005 as he will square off against Marteze Logan from nearby Covington, TN. Lamont is coming off a convincing victory this past September over Omar Bernal and must get by the tough Logan to line himself up for a potential title shot in 2007. Logan, who recently shocked the previously undefeated prospect Americo Santos, looks to add a blemish to Lamont’s perfect record. The Peterson vs. Logan bout will be an 8 round bout in the Jr. Welterweight division.

The star studded card at the Fitz continues to get better as 8-Time World Champion Ann Wolfe will also be on the card in a 6 round bout in the female super middleweight division. Wolfe is no secret to mid-south fight fans as she has appeared at The Fitz and in Memphis at FedExForum many times already in her career. Wolfe 24-1 (16 KO’s) will put her 19 fight win streak on the line against Valerie Mahfood 19-11-3 (9 KO’s). Mahfood is the only woman alive who has ever beaten Ann Wolfe as she stopped Wolfe on November 30, 2000 in front of a stunned audience in Houston, Texas .

Also on the card will be local sensation Ira Terry 10-0 (6 KO’s) from nearby Brighton, TN. Ira has been on a fast pace since turning pro this past February and will battle a yet to be named opponent in a 6 round Jr. lightweight bout. Ira’s combination of speed and power is admired by the Fitz fans as he is quickly becoming a fan favorite.
Josiah Judah, the younger brother of 3-Time World Champion Zab Judah, will make another appearance at the Fitz. Josiah will battle journeyman Anthony Bowman in a 6 round clash that is sure to be entertaining from the opening bell. In July of this year, Josiah last appeared at the Fitz as he won a unanimous decision against Norman Johnson. At the present time, Zab Judah is expected to be in attendance at “Fights at the Fitz”.

Tickets are on sale now for this star studded event at the Fitz Casino Gift Shop. Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and are sure to sell quickly given the line up of boxers on display. For more information on the show please call Prize Fight Boxing at (662) 349-6263 or the Fitz Casino at (800) 766-5825.

UPN30 to Rebroadcast Wolfe-Mahfood “Trilogy” bout!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

SOUTHAVEN, MS – UPN 30 Memphis will rebroadcast last weekend’s exciting Prize Fight Promotions card in Biloxi, MS. “Trilogy”, Ann Wolfe vs. Valerie Mahfood III was the main event of the card. Ann , who recently announced that she was going to be fighting the first ever sanctioned bout pitting a man versus a woman on October 15th in Biloxi as she squares off against Bo Skipper, battles Valerie in the rubber match of their series. Valerie is the only person to ever defeat Ann when she stopped her five years ago by KO. Subsequently Ann returned the favor by dominating Valerie in a 10 round feature bout in August of ’03 on the Laila Ali vs. Christy Martin under card in Biloxi. Also fighting on the card were Lamont and Anthony Peterson, Pete Johnson and many others.

Ann Wolfe Calls out Skipper!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

BILOXI, MS – A press conference has been called to announce one of the most monumental events in boxing history. There have been promotions in the past that have pitted males versus females in exhibition boxing matches but never one of this magnitude and professionalism. Ann “Brown Sugar” Wolfe 21-1 (15 KO’s), considered by many to be the most dominant female boxer in the world today, will meet Bo Skipper 11-3-2 (7 KO’s). Skipper is an accomplished boxer with considerable power from Laurel, MS. “The woman called me out! I have never hit a woman in my life, but this is different. If she wants a piece of Bo, she’ll soon find out why I am a man and she is a woman,” exclaimed a psyched Bo Skipper from his home in Laurel. “A woman can not beat a man in a professional boxing match or a bar fight. We are superior physically and I will show America that on October 15,” Skipper also said. The bout is scheduled for October 15, 2005 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS. The press conference will be held at 1:00 PM on August 22nd at the Isle of Capri in Biloxi, MS. Ann, who has long been coveting a match with Laila Ali, has no one else to battle in the women’s ranks. “It is getting to the point where Ann is beginning to double up on opponents,” stated Nate Yoder of Prize Fight Boxing.

“It is Ann’s time to shine. There are no women willing to fight Ann besides the ones Ann has already defeated, so the next logical choice is to enter the ranks of men’s professional boxing,” – Nate Yoder, Prize Fight Boxing

Yoder also said. With the recent surges of Danica Patrick and Annika Sorenstam into traditionally male dominated fields the doors have been open. For more information please use the contact information below.

Prize Fight Boxing announces “The Trilogy”!

Posted in 2005, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2005 by Champ

Submitted by Nate Yoder – Prize Fight Boxing

Prize Fight Boxing is proud to announce “The Trilogy” Ann Wolfe vs. Valerie Mahfood III for the IBA Light Heavyweight Championship of the world on August 20, 2005 at The Isle of Capri in beautiful Biloxi, MS. Wolfe 21-1 (15 KO’s) lost her only professional match to Mahfood 19-9-1 (9 KO’s) on November 30, 2000 in Houston, TX by third round KO. Wolfe has since avenged that loss by defeating Mahfood on August 23, 2003 in Biloxi, MS by unanimous decision. Since that time a lot has been said as to who would win a third match between the two. Whoever wins the swing match will put to rest forever the question of who is better. Ann must defeat Valerie in order face a man on October 15, 2005 at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. The much talked about and rumored showdown between Ann and a Man will take place if Ann is able to get past Valerie on August 20, 2005. In attendance at the fight will be Ann’s proposed opponent for the October 15th showdown, Bo Skipper 11-3-2 (7 KO’s) from Laurel, MS. The Wolfe/Mahfood bout will take place at The Isle of Capri in Biloxi. The card will begin at approximately 7:30 pm precluded by 6 exciting under-card bouts. On the under-card will be Leon Bobo 9-0 (1 KO) from St. Louis, MO, DeAndrey Abron 4-0 (3 KO’s) from Youngstown, OH, Lamont Peterson 12-0 (6KO’s) from Washington D.C. and Anthony Peterson 11-0 (8 KO’s) from Washington D.C. “I expect this card to be the most powerful card ever brought to the coast,” exclaimed promoter Brian Young of Prize Fight. “I feel that the Wolfe/Mahfood showdown will bring fireworks to The Isle. Don’t blink or you may miss the bang,” Young said.

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