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  • Title Boxing Newsletter #1

    EVERLAST SERIES COMES TO CAESAR'S PALACE

    Cedric Kushner Promotions brings Everlast series to Caesar's Palace Friday, July 20.

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Attila "The Hun" Levin of Sweden, one of the most highly regarded young heavyweights in the world, meets hard-hitting Ray Austin of Cleveland in one of two 10-round heavyweight co-main events Friday, July 20, at Caesars Palace on the "Everlast Heavyweight Explosion" boxing series presented by Cedric Kushner Promotions.

    This is the first fight card in the new 5,000-seat Caesars Palace Pavilion.

    ZAB "SUPER" JUDAH

    (INSIDE BOXING) The 136-140 pound weight division (junior welterweight) currently has two champions. The WBA/WBC version, Kostya Tszyu (26-1-1, 22 KO's) and the IBF version, Zab Judah (26-0-1, 20 KO's) are on a collision course for a unification bout that should occur later this year.

    On June 23rd SHOWTIME will broadcast a fight card that will show the two champions battle the respective number one rated contenders their organizations have to offer.

    Kostya Tszyu will entertain Oktay Urkal (28-0, 9 KO's) while Zab Judah will handle Allan Vester (18-0-1, 3 KO's) in what should clear the way for the undefeated Judah to totally destroy Kostya Tszyu.

    23 year old Zab "Super" Judah is currently the most spectacular and entertaining boxer in any weight division, excluding Roy Jones, Jr. He has all the skills of a champion with the "killer instinct" his most formidable weapon.

    SUPERMEX!
    www.InsideBoxing.com
    Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME

    They call him "Panchito" but when he steps into the ring there is nothing petite about him. Except maybe his age, he recently turned eighteen. I'll refer to Francisco Bojado as SuperMex plain and simple.

    Lee Trevino earned the name SuperMex in the sport of Golf, a sport not common place to Mexicans. He dominated the sport in late sixties and seventies. Trevino retired from the pro tour in 1985, his 32 tour victories placed him second on the total career earnings list, at the time of his retirement. Trevino earned his money by striking a little white ball.

    The nineteen hundreds are gone and the new millennium has started as has Francisco Bojado.

  • Title Boxing Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1

    EVERLAST SERIES COMES TO CAESAR'S PALACE

    CKP_smallCedric Kushner Promotions brings Everlast series to Caesar's Palace Friday, July 20.

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Attila "The Hun" Levin of Sweden, one of the most highly regarded young heavyweights in the world, meets hard-hitting Ray Austin of Cleveland in one of two 10-round heavyweight co-main events Friday, July 20, at Caesars Palace on the "Everlast Heavyweight Explosion" boxing series presented by Cedric Kushner Promotions.

    This is the first fight card in the new 5,000-seat Caesars Palace Pavilion. (Full Story - Click Here.)


     

    ZAB "SUPER" JUDAH

    Zab-Super-Judah(INSIDE BOXING) The 136-140 pound weight division (junior welterweight) currently has two champions. The WBA/WBC version, Kostya Tszyu (26-1-1, 22 KO's) and the IBF version, Zab Judah (26-0-1, 20 KO's) are on a collision course for a unification bout that should occur later this year.

    On June 23rd SHOWTIME will broadcast a fight card that will show the two champions battle the respective number one rated contenders their organizations have to offer.

    Kostya Tszyu will entertain Oktay Urkal (28-0, 9 KO's) while Zab Judah will handle Allan Vester (18-0-1, 3 KO's) in what should clear the way for the undefeated Judah to totally destroy Kostya Tszyu.

    23 year old Zab "Super" Judah is currently the most spectacular and entertaining boxer in any weight division, excluding Roy Jones, Jr. He has all the skills of a champion with the "killer instinct" his most formidable weapon. (Full Story - Click Here.)


     

    SUPERMEX!

    supermex_small Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME

    (INSIDE BOXING) They call him "Panchito" but when he steps into the ring there is nothing petite about him. Except maybe his age, he recently turned eighteen. I'll refer to Francisco Bojado as SuperMex plain and simple.

    Lee Trevino earned the name SuperMex in the sport of Golf, a sport not common place to Mexicans. He dominated the sport in late sixties and seventies. Trevino retired from the pro tour in 1985, his 32 tour victories placed him second on the total career earnings list, at the time of his retirement. Trevino earned his money by striking a little white ball.

    The nineteen hundreds are gone and the new millennium has started as has Francisco Bojado. (Full Story - Click Here.)

  • CEDRIC KUSHNER PROMOTIONS BRINGS EVERLAST SERIES TO CAESARS PALACE FRIDAY, JULY 20

    CKP

    LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Attila "The Hun" Levin of Sweden, one of the most highly regarded young heavyweights in the world, meets hard-hitting Ray Austin of Cleveland in one of two 10-round heavyweight co-main events Friday, July 20, at Caesars Palace on the "Everlast Heavyweight Explosion" boxing series presented by Cedric Kushner Promotions.

    This is the first fight card in the new 5,000-seat Caesars Palace Pavilion.

    Robert Davis of Akron, Ohio, faces Sedreck Fields of Richmond, Va., in the other 10-round heavyweight co-main event on the nationally and internationally televised card.

    The winner between Levin and Austin could earn a top 10 ranking. The 24-year-old Levin, who's trained by the legendary Angelo Dundee, has a record of 19-1 with 16 knockouts while the 30-year-old Austin has a mark of 15-2 with 12 knockouts.

    The card takes place one day before undefeated World Boxing Council welterweight champion Shane Mosley defends against Adrian Stone at Caesars Palace.

    Also on the seven-bout card will be Las Vegas heavyweights Todd Diggs and Mark Tullius in separate four-round bouts.

    The all-heavyweight card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific) with doors to the Caesars Palace Pavilion opening at 6.

    Tickets, priced at $20 and $40 with all seats reserved, are available at the Caesars Palace Forum Casino box office from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Tickets also can be purchased by calling (702) 731-7865 or (800) 634-6698 from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.

    Kushner has been promoting cards in Las Vegas since 1993. He presents more than 50 world championship and non-title cards a year in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and Africa.

    Caesars Palace has been hosting major world championship fights for four decades, earning the well-deserved reputation as "The Home of Champions." Caesars Palace is owned and operated by Las Vegas-based Park Place Entertainment, Inc., the world's largest gaming company with 29 properties worldwide.

    Everlast has been at the forefront of boxing equipment for almost 100 years.

    Other fights on the card include Talmadge Griffis of Colorado Springs, Colo., against Lovy Page of Dallas in a six-round bout; Roman Bugaji of Pembroke Pines, Fla., against Charles Hatcher of Columbus, Ohio, in another six-round fight; and undefeated Willie Palms of Jersey City, N.J., against Derrell Dixon of Portland, Ore., in a third six-round bout.

    Diggs faces Freddy Gatica of Austin, Texas, while Tullius meets Will Picket of Jersey City, N.J.

    Levin, originally from Stockholm and now living in Pembroke Pines, Fla., has won five straight, all by knockout.

    Austin is coming off a fourth-round knockout of Faii Falamoe April 28 in LaPorte, Ind.
    The 29-year-old Davis has a record of 24-2 with 14 knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Fields has a record of 15-13 with 12 knockouts and beat Shannon Briggs last year.
    The 26-year-old Griffis has a record of 18-1-2 with 12 knockouts.
    The 32-year-old Page has a record of 14-5 with 11 knockouts.

    The 27-year-old Bugaji, originally from Krakow, Poland, has a record of 10-1-1 with seven knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Hatcher has a record of 13-2 with nine knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Palms has a record of 8-0 with four knockouts.
    The 30-year-old Dixon has a record of 12-4 with eight knockouts.
    The 30-year-old Diggs has a record of 3-2-3 with no knockouts.
    The 24-year-old Gatica has a record of 3-2 with one knockout.
    The 28-year-old Tullius, a graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I., has a record of 1-2 with one knockout.

    Pickett is making his pro debut.

    The card will be televised live and on tape delayed basis into more than 100 countries.

    CONTACTS:
    Jim Hunter
    Director of Boxing Operations, West Coast
    Cedric Kushner Promotions
    702-880-5500 (Office)
    702-880-5555 (Fax)
    chunter407@aol.com

    Michael Coldwell
    Director of Public Relations
    Caesars Palace
    702-731-7330 (Office)
    702-731-7331 (Fax)
    coldwellm@parkplace.com

    Robert Manzanares
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Caesars Palace
    702-731-7321 (Office)
    702-731-7331 (Fax)
    manzanaraesr@parkplace.com

    Austin is coming off a fourth-round knockout of Faii Falamoe April 28 in LaPorte, Ind.
    The 29-year-old Davis has a record of 24-2 with 14 knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Fields has a record of 15-13 with 12 knockouts and beat Shannon Briggs last year.
    The 26-year-old Griffis has a record of 18-1-2 with 12 knockouts.
    The 32-year-old Page has a record of 14-5 with 11 knockouts.

    The 27-year-old Bugaji, originally from Krakow, Poland, has a record of 10-1-1 with seven knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Hatcher has a record of 13-2 with nine knockouts.
    The 28-year-old Palms has a record of 8-0 with four knockouts.
    The 30-year-old Dixon has a record of 12-4 with eight knockouts.
    The 30-year-old Diggs has a record of 3-2-3 with no knockouts.
    The 24-year-old Gatica has a record of 3-2 with one knockout.
    The 28-year-old Tullius, a graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I., has a record of 1-2 with one knockout.

    Pickett is making his pro debut.

    The card will be televised live and on tape delayed basis into more than 100 countries.

    CONTACTS:
    Jim Hunter
    Director of Boxing Operations, West Coast
    Cedric Kushner Promotions
    702-880-5500 (Office)
    702-880-5555 (Fax)
    chunter407@aol.com

    Michael Coldwell
    Director of Public Relations
    Caesars Palace
    702-731-7330 (Office)
    702-731-7331 (Fax)
    coldwellm@parkplace.com

    Robert Manzanares
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Caesars Palace
    702-731-7321 (Office)
    702-731-7331 (Fax)
    manzanaraesr@parkplace.com

  • ZAB "SUPER" JUDAH

    Zab-Super-Judah(INSIDE BOXING) The 136-140 pound weight division (junior welterweight) currently has two champions. The WBA/WBC version, Kostya Tszyu (26-1-1, 22 KO's) and the IBF version, Zab Judah (26-0-1, 20 KO's) are on a collision course for a unification bout that should occur later this year.

    On June 23rd SHOWTIME will broadcast a fight card that will show the two champions battle the respective number one rated contenders their organizations have to offer.

    Kostya Tszyu will entertain Oktay Urkal (28-0, 9 KO's) while Zab Judah will handle Allan Vester (18-0-1, 3 KO's) in what should clear the way for the undefeated Judah to totally destroy Kostya Tszyu.

    23 year old Zab "Super" Judah is currently the most spectacular and entertaining boxer in any weight division, excluding Roy Jones, Jr. He has all the skills of a champion with the "killer instinct" his most formidable weapon.

    The Brooklyn, New York native stands 5'7" and has lightening quick hands that are unmatched by any fighter weighing 140 pounds or less. He is trained by his father Yoel Judah and managed by the team of Shelly Finkel and Lou Duva.

    Since knocking out the impressive Reggie Green (33-4, 16 KO's) this past January on a SHOWTIME broadcast in the 10th round, Judah has not fought for the past six months.

    But don't let that fool you. There are no 140 pound or under fighters that are eager to get into the ring with the talented junior welterweight champion.

    His dominance clearly rests with the superior hand and foot speed he possesses. With each outing it becomes more and more obvious that Zab "Super" Judah has no peer in the junior welterweight division.

    Being a hero in his Brooklyn neighborhood inspires him even more in his quest to dominate his weight class. The trademark platinum bridge he wears and quickly inserts after each bout is New York and Brooklyn all the way.

    Fighting primarily in Connecticut, Judah has amassed a following like no other in his division. Like most others at the "top of the heap", Judah will have to show he can consistently win whether in comfortable surroundings or adversarial conditions.

    I, for one have no doubt in the abilities to handle any situation put in front of Zab "Super" Judah. Come June 23rd any of you who are not aware of this talented fighter will rush to jump on his bandwagon.

    Make your move now, as the bus is rapidly filling.

    Stephen S. Johnson

  • SUPERMEX!

    oscar de la hoya Photo: TOM CASINO/SHOWTIME
    Click image for large view

    (INSIDE BOXING) They call him "Panchito" but when he steps into the ring there is nothing petite about him. Except maybe his age, he recently turned eighteen. I'll refer to Francisco Bojado as SuperMex plain and simple.

    Lee Trevino earned the name SuperMex in the sport of Golf, a sport not common place to Mexicans. He dominated the sport in late sixties and seventies. Trevino retired from the pro tour in 1985, his 32 tour victories placed him second on the total career earnings list, at the time of his retirement. Trevino earned his money by striking a little white ball.

    The nineteen hundreds are gone and the new millennium has started as has Francisco Bojado.

    Bojado takes his pro tour in the sport of boxing which is common place to Mexicans. And it does not matter what colored balls you place in front of him. He is ready to earn his money.

    Bojado made his pro debut on January 13, 2001 by knocking out Detrick Castor in the 2nd round. He hasn't looked back, knocking out Alejandro Rivera, Mario Lacey, David Montes and just this past Saturday (May 19) Ernesto Fuentes. His professional ring record stands at 5 wins, 0 losses.

    The rest of the Olympians starting their professional careers are being fed lethargic opponents. Opposition with losing ring records and absolutely no chance of winning. Bojado is being made to prove himself. Only his first 2 opponents had losing records of 0-1 and 0-1-1. From then on its been opponents with winning records, Lacey was even undefeated at 3-0 when he fought Bojado. In Bojado's last fight he fought Ernesto Fuentes, a tough fighter from Mexico with a record of 9-2-1, far from a guaranteed win.

    It doesn't bother Bojado, he'll take on whoever you put in front of him. One things for certain, Bojado will never lose a fight because he was afraid of his opponent. Making Bojado prove himself will only make him a better fighter sooner. While the other Olympians records will rise to 20 or 30 and 0 before they are ready to face real opposition, Bojado will be ready to take on the world champions in a dozen fights or so.

    Bojado was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. His family came to the United States in 1985 where they now live in Commerce, California. He has one sister and three brothers. When asked if anyone else in his family boxed he replied "only my baby brother". His baby brother is 7 years old.

    Although Bojado grew up in the U.S. he elected to represented Mexico in the 2000 Olympics. He was the youngest member of Mexico's 2000 Olympic team. Bojado fought 183 times as an amateur. 168 wins with only 15 losses and an impressive 85 knockouts. Bojado defeated Pan Am Games bronze medalist Jorge Martinez to qualify for the Mexican team. Bojado won the gold medal at the Mexico-Puerto Rico tournament, he defeated Puerto Rico's top amateur Miguel Cotto in Sydney. In 1998, Bojado won a bronze medal at the Junior World Games, deafeating Mike Anchondo.

    How will Mexican (nationals) boxing fans except Bojado? Oscar DeLaHoya did everything he possibly could to win the hearts of the Mexicans. He interviewed in Spanish, sang in Spanish and catered to the Mexican nationals. Although he gained their respect he came short of getting 100% support. "He beat Julio Cesar Chavez, that's the biggest reason." Said Bojado. Bojado also says that by carrying two flags into the ring did not help Oscar with the Mexican people. "The Mexican people have a lot of pride and Oscar entered the ring with two flags." "I represent my country, I'll carry only one flag." said Bojado.

    Determination is what Bojado is all about, "I work out 3 times a day, about 8 hours total Monday through Saturday." says Bojado. Bojado tells us he trains and spars in the mornings then will go to the Commerce gym where he Jumps rope and cardio. Late training he goes to yet another gym where he works out with kids and incorporates strength, weights and aerobics workouts. I completely forgot to ask Bojado if he had time for a girlfriend.

    Bojado fought featherweight as an amateur but elected to start his professional career at 130lbs. (superfeather) "I may go up to 135 (lbs.), it's not easy for me to make 130". Bojado even anticipated going up to welterweight. "I'm only eighteen and my body is growing, I will listen to my body". Said Bojado. I asked Bojado about the tough fighters in the superfeather weight division, Frietas, Casamayor and Mayweather he responded "I know I'm in the toughest division and they will be going up in weight, I'll see them there".

    Bojado can adapt to anyone's style. He can box and punch, he can bob and weave. "Boxing is an art. Boxing is hitting without getting hit." says Bojado.

    In his first 5 bouts as a professional he has had 8 total rounds of work. One would like to see Bojado gain a little more ring experience. But you certainly don't tell your fighter to "carry" a guy for the sake of getting in more rounds. That can be the kiss of death (or defeat). When the opportunity arises for victory, you take it and end the fight.

    Some may say I'm premature in calling Bojado "SuperMex" but I'm known for going out on a limb. But this one is not a limb, it's a branch and a pretty thick one at that. Besides, I see a little Salvador Sanchez and a little Oscar DeLaHoya in this kid.

    -Blackbull-

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