Neutral Site For Galvan-White Weigh-In

Langel’s is Neutral Site for Regional Showdown's Official Weigh-In
Fans Welcome This Thursday, Feb. 8th at 7 p.m.
Cross-town Rivals Galvan vs. White for IN.B.A State Championship and Regional Bragging Rights at Slug Fest ‘07

(Merrillville, IN)- Highland Indiana’s Langel’s Pizza, 2833 Highway Avenue, will serve as neutral territory on Thursday, February 8th at 7 pm. when it hosts the official weigh-in for cross-town rivals Ruben Galvan of Hammond and Jermaine White of Merrillville before their Slug Fest ’07 main event.   The region’s most anticipated showdown in years, Galvan and White face off for the IN.B.A state welterweight championship, as well as regional bragging rights, the next evening, Friday, February 9th at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN.

Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana fight fans are invited to attend the official weigh-in at 7 pm this Thursday.  Everyone will have the opportunity to win Slug Fest tickets and meet the fighters.

According to Rodney Langel, owner of Langel’s Pizza, the excitement among the region’s fans is reaching a boiling point. “Our patrons know sports and White vs. Galvan is a fight they can’t stop talking about,” Langel said.  “With two popular local fighters facing each other, the fans had to choose sides early.  Our patrons are telling us to expect a huge turn out of supporters of both Galvan and White for the weigh-in.”

Presented by Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc., Slug Fest ’07 features Galvan vs. White in the main event and WBC #5 fan favorite Mary McGee in the co-main event.  McGee, along with all of the fighters, will be available to meet fans and take photos immediately after weighing on Thursday.
In addition to the rivalry in the main event, One In A Million Inc. stable mates, Derrick “Superman” Findley (6-2, 5 KOs) of Gary faces Juan “Mexican Connection” Aguilar (6-1, 3 KOs) of Michoacan, Mexico in a super middleweight bout.  “Aguilar demanded this bout,” promoter Octavius James said.  “This is personal for him.  I didn’t have to ask Findley twice if he wanted the opportunity to shut Aguilar up.”

One In A Million’s exciting young 20-year-old undefeated prospect Jose Guzman (2-0, 1 KO) of Guadalajara, Mexico faces Chicago’s Luis Navarro (1-2, 1 KO) in a lightweight bout.  “These two will make a great fight,” James said.  “Anytime you put two hungry, young Mexican fighters in the ring together, you get a war.”

Chicago middleweight “Marvelous” Shay Mobley (15-8-1, 7 KOs) looks to prove that his 5th round knock out of tough veteran Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (21-11-2, 15 KOs) last April was no fluke.  “Last time, I took him for granted,” Rumbolz said.  “I just got caught.  This time, things will be different.”

“This fight is at home on my birthday,” Mobley said.  “Expect nothing less than a knock out from me.”

Finally, in heavyweight action, undefeated prospect Michael “Quiet Assassin” Parker (5-0, 4 KOs) faces Carl Gathright (6-9-1, 2 KOs) of Niles, MI.

The doors to Slug Fest open at 7 p.m. The first bout is at 8 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $100 VIP, $75 VIP ringside, $50 ringside and $25 general admission, are available from Star Plaza Theatre box office at (219-769-6600) or from any Ticket Master location at (312-559-1212) or

Conveniently located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, simply take the Skyway to I-65 and exit at US 30.  Star Plaza Theater provides ample parking at no additional charge. For more information:

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