Monday, April 16, 2007
One of the most highly anticipated weekends of boxing in Las Vegas history just got bigger. As a prelude to the “Cinco de Mayo” festivities on Saturday night, promoter Dan Goossen announced that Goossen Tutor Promotions will present the first-ever professional boxing event in “The Pearl” – the recently opened 2,500 capacity, state-of-the-art theater at the Palms Casino Resort – on Friday, May 4, 2007, airing live on “ShoBox: The New Generation” (Showtime, 11 p.m. ET/PT).
“With the Cinco de Mayo bout between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar de la Hoya on Saturday,” Goossen observed, “we decided to kick off the weekend by bringing boxing fans a fantastic card featuring the hottest rising stars in the heavyweight division who will be fighting at what is arguably the hottest property in Las Vegas—The Palms.”
In a co-featured bout, undefeated USBA Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) will have a tall task in taking on Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight battle – Chambers is on the fast track to superstardom, while Guinn is trying to regain his former status among the elite heavyweights.
Another popular and unbeaten Goossen Tutor heavyweight, Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs), will be facing undefeated 2004 U.S. Olympic heavyweight team Captain, Devin Vargas (11-0, 5 KOs) from Toledo, OH in the opening televised bout.
Opening up the show at The Palms on “The Next Great Heavyweight Contenders” event will be Goossen Tutor’s undefeated Malik Scott (27-0, 10 KOs) – who will be featured in a 10-round fight against tough veteran Charles Shufford (20-6-1, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
In a recent release heavyweight Malik Scott claimed that Star Boxing’s undefeated heavyweight Kevin “KingPin” Johnson turned down a fight with Scott. It also claimed that Johnson made outrageous financial demands. Well allow us to retort.
“I’ve been authorized by Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia to offer Malik Scott double of what they offered Kevin Johnson to make the fight” stated Star Boxing matchmaker Ron Katz. “The offer is also open to other Goossen Tutor heavyweights Eddie Chambers, Dominick Guinn, and Chris Arreola.”
“I’ll be more than happy to add an “L” to any of Goossen’s heavyweights” stated Johnson. “Just contact my promoter, Joe DeGuardia, sign the contract and we’ll handle our business in the ring.”
Johnson’s next ring appearance comes on Sunday April 22nd at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Star Boxing would be happy to pencil in Malik Scott as Johnson’s opponent.
Monday, April 02, 2007
In a play on words, the old adage “Watch what you wish for” came back to bite prospect Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (14-0-1, 6 KOs) following a recent post-win challenge issued to Philadelphia’s Malik Scott (27-0, 10 KOs).
In negotiations between the two fighter camps, Team Johnson did an apparent “about-face” as their financial demands far exceeded the customary budget for a ShoBox event, normally a ploy to act as if you are willing, when in fact you are not.
What made this challenge from Johnson—issued in a Star Boxing press release following Johnson’s first-round knockout of 12-18-1 journeyman Curtis Taylor four nights ago – raise a few eyebrows when read by Scott’s trainer Joe Goossen was the fact that the negotiations for this bout broke down and culminated several weeks ago.
“Either you’re the man or you’re not. Malik Scott understands that and the dollars available on ShoBox, but was obviously willing to prove it against Johnson,” Goossen Tutor matchmaker Tom Brown declared. “Once you price yourself out, it is a resounding statement of thanks, but no thanks. I can respect that. But don’t call Malik out after this charade. That’s Boxing 101, for the rookies!”
So Brown continues the search for Scott’s opponent on May 4, which is headlined by a big heavyweight 10-round fight between “Fast” Eddie Chambers (28-0, 16 KOs) and Dominick “The Southern Disaster” Guinn (28-4-1, 19 KOs). Another unbeaten Goossen Tutor heavyweight, Cristobal “Nightmare” Arreola (19-0, 17 KOs) is also slated to see action.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Undefeated Philadelphia heavyweight Malik Scott takes on Ramon Hayes in the scheduled eight-round main event this Thursday, February 22nd at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California.
For Scott (26-0, 10 KOs), this will mark his second straight appearance at Tachi. Back in December he posted a unanimous decision win over rugged Andrew Greeley.
Presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, the Scott-Hayes match up is just one of three exciting heavyweight contests on the Tachi Palace card.