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Championship Boxing Returns to Boise: Corder-Butler, Nwamu-Flores

Championship professional boxing returns to Boise on March 2 with a pair of title matches headlining "Qwest For Greatness," co-promoted by Silverhawk Championship Boxing and Knockout Promotions at Qwest Arena.

Idaho boxing icon Cleveland Corder faces John Butler (18-2, 7 KOs) in the 12-round main event for the vacant IBC middleweight championship. Corder (35-3, 20 KOs), whose victims include Brent Cooper and Jonathan Corn, has announced this will be his retirement fight

"I want to go out with a bang," Corder said. "This is my last professional fight and I want to take as many memories with me as I can. I have to give something back to all of my fans. They have supported me so much over the years. It seems like I get hassled all of the time about a retirement fight. Sometimes people tell me that I have to fight at least once more so the can watch me fight again. So, I have decided to give it one lat hurrah. This fight is for my fans.

"After it's all said and done, my plans are to put my main focus on real estate and promotion. I want to be on the other side of things, for my family and myself. Don't get me wrong; I love boxing. It's my passion. The truth is I just want to focus on other things in my life.

"This fight is not for anything more than that great feeling I get just from stepping through the ropes, feeding off the audience and that one final battle. I want to be there for that one final accomplishment, that feeling of victory in my own personal quest. This last fight is for my 'Qwest For Greatness.'"

IBA super cruiserweight champion "Punchin'" Pat Nwamu makes his first title defense in a 12-round bout against unbeaten B.J. Flores, rated No. 26 by the WBC, in the co-feature. Nwamu (12-1, 4 KOs), trained by former world middleweight champion Vito Antoufermo, won the IBA title last August with a third-round TKO of John Battle.

The Bronx fighter's most notable win to date, however, was his unanimous 10-round decision against previously unbeaten Ehinomen Ehikhamenor (11-0) in 2005 for the New York State cruiserweight belt.

Flores (18-0-1, 12 KOs), one of the hottest prospects in boxing, is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision against Chris Thomas last month for the NBA and vacant WBF super cruiserweight titles.

For more information about "Qwest For Greatness" in Boise go to www.silverhawkboxing.com.

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