Wednesday, January 31, 2007
February 23, 2007, will be forever be known as “The Night the Lights Went Out in Scranton” after two of the world’s hardest punchers, Darnell “Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson and Kelvin “Koncrete” Davis meet in one of every true fight fan’s most long-anticipated slugfests.
The sensational “don’t blink” cruiserweight thriller will top an exciting ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” broadcast promoted by Duva Boxing, in association with Northeast Boxing, event at the beautiful, newly renovated Scranton CYC Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania, that will also feature many of Duva Boxing’s up-and-coming young stable, as well as several local favorites.
“They’ve already sold over 2000 tickets and we’re expecting a sellout,” says excited promoter Dino Duva. “It’s a thrill to be helping bring world-class boxing back to a great fight town like Scranton.”
Monday, October 30, 2006
David Tua was originally supposed to fight Kelvin Davis this Friday night, remember that?
The contract was never really able to be worked out to please both sides and Davis eventually backed out of the contest…
When it seemed like Tua wouldn’t be able to find an opponent, in comes Ross Puritty to the rescue. Puritty is a scrappy Australian, who owns a win over Wladimir Klitschko and would certainly be a tough match for Tua.
Guess what? Puritty won’t be available either. According to Cedric Kushner, Puritty suffered a large gash on his forehead during a recent training session and is not cleared to fight.
What is Tua going to do? He’s going to fight Abraham Okine, that’s what.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Last week it seemed that former heavyweight champion David Tua’s return to the ring had been spoiled by Kelvin Davis pulling out of talks that were setting up a potential fight between the two for next month.
However, Tua is going to fight on November 3rd after all, against New Zeland’s Ross Puritty at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
Interesting note of the day: Puritty actually defeated IBF Heavyweight title holder Wladimir Klitschko in 1998, stopping him in the 11th round.
Friday, October 20, 2006
I reported last month that former heavyweight champion David Tua was set for a possible November return according to his promoter, Cedric Kushner. Well it turns out that Mr. Kushner is fibbing about this whole thing just a little bit…
I can’t believe that I missed it but Kushner actually announced that Tua would be fighting IBF Cruiserweight Champion Kelvin Davis on November 3rd. However Davis’ manager Kelly Davis tells us that the fight is simply not going to happen:
“That’s his (Kushner’s) fault (for the announcement). He (Kushner) wanted to sign Kelvin to a long-term, four-year promotional deal. How much do you think a fight with David Tua is worth? He offered us $9,000. I said, ‘You must be missing a zero somewhere.’”
Davis will actually be fighting in London this weekend against an opponent that has not yet been named as well as on November 17th. Looks like Tua and Kushner will have to start all over again…