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10th Annual Fight to Educate in Manchester, NH (9/21/11)
Professional boxing returns to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH on Wednesday September 21st for the 10th Annual Fight To Educate charity boxing event. 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius ***8220;Boo Boo***8221; Andrade takes on Saul ***8220;Baby***8221; Duran in the Main Event!
The Fight to Educate is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need. This concept of networking and marketing sports and charity together is a win-win situation for the athletes, the sponsors and most of all the children and seniors benefited through our charities.
As a Sponsor for the 10th Annual Fight to Educate you will join with like-minded corporate sponsors, dignitaries, local celebrities and athletes in making a significant contribution to the welfare of children and seniors in New Hampshire. Opportunities abound for immeasurable positive public exposure through print, radio and television media exposure during our promotion of the event; with our exclusive black tie audience during the private dinner pre-event and with our general admission audience.
KO Digest will be there live!
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Last edited by fitefanSHO; 01-10-2012 at 06:49 PM.
The weigh-in for the Fight to Educate card will be held tonight.
WHERE: 5:30 PM/ET at Boynton's Taproom, 150 Dow St in Manchester, NH.
DEMETRIUS "Boo Boo" ANDRADE vs SAUL "Baby" DURAN
2008 U.S. Olympian/WBC #14 & WBO #15 Former 2-Time World Title Challenger
Providence, RI Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
14-0 (9 KOs) 38-18-2 (31 KOs)
JOSE "Stinger" MEDINA vs ANIBEL ACEVEDO
Upset Specialist 1992 Olympic Bronze Medalist
Tilton, NH San Juan, Puerto Rico
14-9-1 (6 KOs) 13-7-1 (11 KOs)
DANNY O'CONNOR vs JAMAL DEL CID
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Alternate Dangerous Puncher
Framingham, MA Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico
14-1 (3 KOs) 7-5 (3 KOs)
DAN POWERS vs LUIS ROSARIO
Claremont, NH Springfield, MA by way of Puerto Rico
3-0 (2 KOs) 4-15 (2 KOs)
CHRIS GILBERT vs JOEY "Mundo" ORTEGA
Windsor, VT Springfield, MA by way of Puerto Rico
1-0 (1 KO) 3-21-1 (1 KO)
KO Digest will be there live.
Last edited by fitefanSHO; 01-10-2012 at 06:50 PM.
KO Digest was live at the "Fight to Educate" official weigh-in which was held at Boynton's Taproom in Manchester, NH on September 20, 2011, a day before the scheduled fights. There was not much in the way of drama but one of the main event fighters, Saul Duran, was approximately 2.5 lbs over his agreed upon weight limit of 157 lbs so they sent him to the gym to go sweat it off, but not before Duran was seen inexplicably munching on a candy bar AFTER failing to make weight! Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade, the other half of the main event and the star of the show, weighed in at a fit and ready 156.2, officially.
Co-main event fighter Jose "Stinger" Medina gave everyone cause for concern when he didn't show up on time, citing traffic. When he got on the scale, he weighed in at 161.6.
An hour after failing to make weight the first time on the scale, Saul Duran was back from the sauna and weighed in successfully at 157 lbs.
All fighter official weights were as follows:
Demetrius "Boo Boo" Andrade, 156.2
Saul "Baby" Duran, 157
Jose "Stinger" Medina, 161.6
Anibal Acevedo, 162.6
Danny O'Connor, 144.8
Jamal Del Cid, 145.4
Dan Powers, 120.8
Luis Rosario, 129.6
Chris Gilbert, 157.2
Noel Garcia, 147.4
The "Fight To Educate" professional boxing card takes place at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH on September 21, 2011 at 8PM.
Tickets can be purchased through the Verizon Wireless Arena or through any Ticketmaster location.
Tickets are priced at $50 and $25.
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