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CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO TROPICANA CASINO
PRESENTED BY DUVA BOXING
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 17, 2005) -
Duva Boxing LLC, in association with CSI Sports present Championship Boxing at Tropicana Casino and Resort on Friday,
January 28, 2005 at 7:30 pm. The evening’s main event features undefeated
cruiserweight prospect, Shaun George (9-0, 5 ko's) and NABO Champion, Jermell
Barnes (17-7, 4ko's) for the IBC America’s Cruiserweight Title. Tickets,
which are priced at $75, $50 and $30, can be purchased at the Tropicana Box
Office or by calling Duva Boxing at (973) 237-0999.
A native of Brooklyn, NY,
George is a two-time New York Golden-Glove Champion, US
(under 19) National Champion, and the US
Jr. Olympic Champion which later earned him a scholarship from the US Olympic
Education Center to attend Northern
Most recently, George spent the summer working as an assistant trainer on the
boxing reality series "The Next Great Champ" before returning home to
resume a full-time training schedule.
Both George’s trainer, Hall-of-Famer Tommy Brooks, and his
manager, legendary boxing great, Lou Duva, agree that they see something
special in George. "Not only does Shaun have the determination to
become a champion, but with his talent inside and outside the ring the sky's the
limit as to what he can achieve."
Having fought almost three times the amount of fights as George, Rochester, NY
native Jermell Barnes will try and capitalize on his ring experience by
up-ending the undefeated cruiserweight prospect. Barnes, who earned his
B.A. in criminal justice from Shaw
University, works as an
elementary school teacher in his hometown. He has made several
appearances on ESPN and has a walk-in puncher style that promises to provide an
exciting, action-packed bout.
Atlantic City, NJ native and welterweight stand-out Shamone
Alvarez, who scored a terrific one round knock-out during a ShoBox telecast in
November, heads up the undercard bout against light heavyweight Alfred Kinsey.
Rounding out the undercard are Philadelphia
fighters Ramaz Gazashvilli (4-0 featherweight) and Jr. Middleweight Avtandil
Tropicana Casino and Resort encompasses 14
acres and has ocean beach frontage of 220-yards along the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ.
In November of 2004, Tropicana unveiled The Quarter, a $280 million non-gaming
expansion, the first of its kind in Atlantic
City's history. Featuring 200,000-square feet of
dining, entertainment, shopping and spa amenities, The Quarter also features an
additional 502-guest rooms and 2,400 parking spaces, making it the largest
hotel in New Jersey.
For more information on The Quarter, Tropicana Casino and
Resort and other Tropicana Special Events, visit us online at www.tropicana.net/press
January 18, 2005 | 3:44 p.m.