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


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


Posted in 2011, Michael Sheffield, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Champ

By: Michael Sheffield @ ringside

V3 Fights gave local MMA fans a pre-holiday treat with an 11-fight card filled with six title fights Saturday night at Minglewood Hall. Put that together with an appearance by Memphian and UFC Light Heavyweight star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and V3 fight fans got a night they won’t soon forget. 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,

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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Fights at the Fitz Report!

Posted in 2010, Boxing News, Press Releases, Reports with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2010 by Champ

By Michael Shefield @ ringside

Prize Fight Boxing’s Fights at the Fitz series returned Saturday night, with a national audience tuning in on SportSouth for “Mississippi Fight Night.”

The five-fight card ran the gamut from Jr. welterweights to heavyweights, with heavyweights Adam Kownacki (2-0, 2 KOs) and Yohan “The Bodysnatcher” Banks (3-3, 1 KO) putting on the most entertaining fight of the night in a 4-round battle.

The Polish Kownacki, fighting out of Brooklyn, brought a sizable and vocal cheering section with him and he wouldn’t disappoint the fans. Banks would give it his best shot for the first two rounds before he ended up on the receiving end with Kownacki punishing his midsection in the third round. Banks would survive the round and Kownacki would pick up where he left off immediately in the 4th round.

After a standing 8-count from referee Randy Phillips, Kownacki would end the fight with a knockout at 1:11 of the 4th round.

In the main event, Jr. Middleweight Shawn Porter (16-0, 16 KOs) would need 4 of the scheduled 8 rounds to pick apart Bobby Kliewer (10-10 6 KOs), who had 6-inches on his opponent.

Porter was clearly quicker and more skilled than Kliewer, who would attempt to lean on him to slow his momentum. Porter eventually was able to neutralize Kliewer and would stun him at the end of the 4th round, before quickly eliminating Kliewer at 1:08 in the 8th round by TKO.

Marlon Lewis (2-1, 1 KO) and Chris Gray (1-1 1 KO) would renew hostilities from an underwhelming April bout at the New Daisy with another underwhelming opening bout. Gray, who was visibly tired at the end of the first round of the previous fight, actually put up more of a fight this time around, catching Lewis with hard hooks and jabs throughout the fight before tiring in the 4th round.

However, as has been his MO during his 3-fight career, Lewis couldn’t finish his opponent, but did enough to win a unanimous decision 39-35, 40-34 39-35.

Welterweight Rodney Coffman would notch his first victory against Lewis Crews (0-2), scoring a TKO in 55 seconds of the second round.

Both fighters would trade hard and wild shots throughout the first round with Coffman getting the better of his opponent as the round went on

Light heavyweight Donta “The Dream” Woods (6-0, 5 KOs) would score a TKO at 2:27 of the second round against Roy “The Destroyer” Ashworth (5-8 2 KOs) and

Middleweight Dominic “The Blade” Wade (6-0 5 KOs) would take a unanimous decision (40-35, 40-35, 40-33) against Michael Faulk (2-0)

Fights at the Fitz This Saturday!

Posted in Site News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2010 by Champ

Second installment of “Mississippi Fight Night” on SportsSouth!

Tunica, MS – Prize Fight Boxing is proud to introduce the second installment of “Mississippi Fight Night” on SportsSouth. “Fights At The Fitz” will air on SportsSouth from the beautiful Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, MS. This 6 bout card will feature some of the hottest prospects in the sport today. “This whole series is built around introducing tomorrow’s stars today”, said Brian Young of Prize Fight.

The main event on the card will be a classic duel of two talented junior middleweights. “Showtime” Shawn Porter 14-0 (11 KO’s) of Akron, Ohio will square off with Robert Kliewer 10-10 (6 KO’s) of St. Paul, MN. Porter, a 2008 United States Olympic Boxing Team Alternate and one of the hottest prospects in boxing, looks to continue his winning ways against the formidable Kliewer in this 8 round bout. Defeating Bobby Kliewer will be no easy task for Porter as Kliewer is well known for being a tough customer in the middleweight division. Porter is well on his way to achieving his goal of a world title and cannot take Kliewer lightly or his hopes could be derailed.

The feature bout of the evening is an exciting bout of undefeated fighters. Dominic Wade 6-0 (5 KO’s) of Largo, MD and Michael Faulk 2-0 of Minneapolis, MN. square off in an action packed Middleweight bout which is sure to have the Tunica fans on their feet. The scintillating 6 bout card is filled out with three evenly matched affairs featuring a classic light heavyweight battle between Dontae Woods and Terry Porter, a brutal heavyweight match up between Adam Kownacki and Yohan Banks, a four round Jr. Welterweight duel between Marlon Lewis and Chris Gray and the professional debut of Tupelo, MS welterweight Rodney Coffman.

The fight can be viewed live on the Internet via for free starting at 7:30 p.m. central time. The doors will open at 7:00 PM for this exciting night of boxing and the first bout will begin at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available through all ticketmaster outlets, at, by calling ticketmaster at (901) 525-1515 or by calling Fitzgeralds at (800) 766-5825. This unbelievable night of boxing can be viewed live from beautiful Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in Tunica, MS.

For More Information:

Nate Yoder – Prize Fight – (618) 979-6735

“Melee In Mississippi” Harlow’s Casino ResultsFight to be replayed on Fox SportSouth 10pm Central Time!

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

In the Main Event of Prize Fight Boxing’s “Melee in Mississippi” (4/30) at Harlow’s Casino in Greenville, MS, Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter, a 2004 United States Olympic Boxing Team Alternate and one of the hottest prospects in boxing, continued his winning ways by TKO’ing the formidable Hernandez in round four. 2008 Bahamian Olympian Taureano Johnson TKO’ed Anthony Bowman in round four. Pete Johnson took Donta Woods the round distance but lost by unanimous decisions (UD4). In feature bout of the evening, an exciting female bout of in state rivals, April Ward (Batesville, AR) TKO’d Britanny Glendenning (Ft. Smith, AR) in round two of a scheduled 6 round Jr. Middleweight figth. Mike Wagenblast defeated over Dedrick Bell bu four round unanimous decsion. Rohan Wilson decisioned (4) Keundrey Henson. The fights will be replayed this Saturday, May 8th at 10:00 central time on SportSouth.


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