Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. president Jimmy Burchfield made several key announcements today, ranging from a minimum 11 fight schedule in 2009 to major bouts in Germany for two of his top boxers, Jason “Big Six” Estrada and cruiserweight “Awesome” Aaron Williams.
CES has scheduled 11 pro shows including six at Twin River in Lincoln, Rhode Island that started January 19, and four at Plymouth, kicking-off with “Mayflower Madness” on March 6 at Memorial Hall.
“The Radisson Hotel really stepped-up as our title sponsor and host hotel for four CES shows in Plymouth,” Burchfield explained.
"The political powers, fire and police, business people and fans are 100 percent behind us in promoting first class pro boxing shows there. We’re all very excited. We don’t want to do one fight at a time. We’ve scheduled a series there and at Twin River so fans at both beautiful venues will grow with our young boxers. We’ll be promoting other shows at different sites, too”
Professional boxing returns March 6 to historic Plymouth as CES promotes “Mayflower Madness” at Memorial Hall, the first in a four fight deal, “The Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor Fight Series”.
Headlining the March 6 event is welterweight Jason “School Boy” Pires, 21-3 (9), a former USBA champion, 1996 US Olympic Team Alternate and New Bedford police officer, faces former IBF Intercontinental champion Louie Leija, 21-9-1 (15).
On the undercard, former New Bedford fighter Paul “The Truth” Delgado, 19-8-1 (4), returns to Massachusetts for a six round welterweight bout versus Troy Smith, 6-9-3 (0), of Brockton.
Light heavyweights Manuel Antonio Lopes, 4-0-1 (1), of Marshfield, MA, Bridgewater State College graduate Mical Weisberg, 1-0 (1), of Stoughton, MA, and Worcester middleweight Andre Nevsky, 5-0 (3), are fighting in separate four ound matches against opponents to be determined.
Also fighting on the undercard in 4-round fights are unbeaten Lynn (MA) junior bantamweight Isander “Peachy” Beauchamp (5-0-1, 2 KOs) against Elton Dharry (2-4-1), of Brooklyn, Providence junior middleweight Kali Reiss (1-0, 1 KO) versus pro debuting Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes. Alexsandra, a Plymouth High School graduate, is married to Manuel Lopes’ father, Wayne, who’ll be working the corners for his wife and son. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets for “Mayflower Madness” are priced at $35.00 (Bronze), $45.00 (Silver), $55.00 (Gold), and $75.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club). VIP tables of eight are also available. To purchase call CES (401.724.2253/2254) or go on line at www.cesboxing.com.
Contact CES (401.724.2253/2254/www.cesboxing.com) for more information. Doors open at 6:15 PM/ET, first bout at 7:15 PM/ET.
Estrada & Williams fighting April 4 in Germany
2004 U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada (15-1, 3 KOs) takes on 2004 Olympic gold medalist and the IBF’s top ranked heavyweight, Alexander Povetkin, April 4, in the main event in Dusseldorf, Germany. Nine-time amateur champion Aaron Williams (19-1-1, 13 KOs) challenges IBF Intercontinental title-holder Enad Licina (16-1, 10 KOs) in the co-feature.
“Both of these fights is what boxing needs and wants – the best going against each other,” Burchfield noted. “Jason really established himself as a pro in 2008. This is a great opportunity for him.
"These two fighters will determine who the real top young heavyweight is in the world and the next champion. Jason has the backing of the entire Team CES and fans all over the country. When he comes back with a win it will be like he’s bringing that gold medal home to the U.S.
“Aaron is one of the top cruiserweight prospects in the world. He was supposed to fight in January but his opponent was hurt. He’s fighting a tough guy who just beat the only fighter Aaron has ever lost to as a pro (Jose Luis Herrera). Aaron, his trainer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, and his entire team are very confident. It’s going to be a war.”