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News: Joe Greene; Warriors Conquest II; Skipp Scott

WOODHAVEN, NY—Welterweight contender Joe Greene will Headline a big night of boxing on Thursday January 10th at the Cordon Bleu in the Woodhaven section of Queens, New York.

Greene of the nearby Jamaica section of Queens will take on Calvin Odom in the eight round main event promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions.

In the four round co-feature, former amateur standout Antoine Douglas will see action against

Greene (24-1, 16 KO’s) won his first twenty-two bouts which included wins over Edson Aguirre, Darryl Salmon (16-1), Francisco Mora (52-12) and Jose Miguel Torres (20-3) before dropping a close decision to former U.S. Olympian Vanes Martirosyan at famed Yankee Stadium.

Since his lone defeat, Greene has two victories which includes an eighth round stoppage over Nathan Bedwell on January 28th, 2012.

Odom of Inglewood, California has a record of 15-12 with eleven knockouts has faced top competition and has quality wins over Juan Gil (2-0), Jose Luis Zertuche (5-0-1), Glenn Corbus (17-4-1), Roberto Garcia (13-0) and Luciano Perez (13-3-1). He is coming off a eight round defeat to Tony Harrison (8-0) on July 27th.

Douglas of Washington, D.C. has a record of 2-0 with both wins coming via stoppage which includes he last outing when he stopped Carlos Lopez on November 10th.

Douglas compiled an amateur record of 85-30 and was a National PAL Champion, 2009 Jr. Olympic Champion as well as a Ringside World champion and. placing third in the Olympic trials. He is managed by Bill Mielnicki and Kay Korona and with promoter Greg Cohen.

The Pro-Am show will also feature top amateurs Gary Beriguette and 10 year-old sensation Sharlone Nelson

Ticket Prices are $125 (VIP with Dinner) and $40 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Elite Heat Boxing Gym (130 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Newark, NJ).

The doors open at 6pm with first bell at 7:30 pm

LONGMONT, CO - Ghost Town Promotions presents WARRIORS CONQUEST II, an evening of action packed professional boxing, set for Saturday, FEBRUARY 16 at the Longmont Athletic Club in Longmont Colorado.

Advance tickets for WARRIORS CONQUEST II, priced at $45, $35 and $25, may be purchased by calling 720-296-6176 or 303-772-4700.

Headlining WARRIORS CONQUEST II is a sensational eight round welterweight clash between hometown fan favorite Raul “EL Chino” Carrillo and Cesar “The Rattlesnake” Holguin of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Carrillo, 10-1-0 (6KO’s), is coming off a dominant six round decision over Josh Torres on JUNE 30, 2012 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. The win was an excellent comeback from his hard-fought first defeat against world ranked Robert Frankel over ten rounds on FEBRUARY 17, 2012.

Sporting a record of 9-3-1 with three stoppages, Holguin returns to battle following a two-year absence, most recently fighting to a draw against Corey Alarcon on OCTOBER 29, 2010.

WARRIORS CONQUEST II is co-headlined by a six round welterweight tilt between highly regarded Fort Collins, Colorado, native John Ryan Grimaldo and Juan Santiago of Denver, Colorado.

A professional for two years, the hard-hitting Grimaldo, 8-2-0 (5KO’s) returns following a controversial stoppage at the hands of undefeated prospect Mikael Zewski on JUNE 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prior to the Zewski fight, Grimaldo had won two in a row, both battles taking place in El Paso, Texas.

Veteran Santiago, 13-9-1 (8KO’s), has fought a long list of undefeated prospects and will look to get back on the winning track fighting in his home state for the first time in over two years.

The undercard at WARRIORS CONQUEST II will feature separate bouts involving welterweight veteran Marvin Cordova Jr., 21-2-1 (11KO’s), come-backing cruiserweight Carlos Raul Ibarra, 7-3-1 (4KO’s) and lightweight Daniel Calzada, 5-6-1 (2KO’s) of Dona Ana, New Mexico.

Additional information on this sensational card will be announced shortly. The Longmont Athletic Club is located at 10 Mountain View Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6pm with the first bell at 7pm.

The Official Public Weigh-In will take place at 7pm on Friday, FEBRUARY 16 at Deli Cioso Mexican Restaurant, 1217 Main Street in Longmont.

One of the "hidden giants" on the American heavyweight scene, Houston, Texas big man Skipp "Strictly Business" Scott (15-1, 10 KOs) will begin to come out of the shadows on Thursday, January 10, as he takes a big step up in competition.

Fighting in one of the 10-round featured bouts at promoter Lou Savarese's "Rumble on the Bayou" event at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, the 6' 8" 255-lb Scott will face Trinidad And Tobago veteran Kertson "Warrior" Manswell (23-6, 17 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Foundation International Heavyweight title.

Blessed with God-given athleticism and power, the 34-year-old Scott has been a work in progress in boxing. After losing his pro debut, he's won 15 straight against opponents chosen to help him hone his craft.

Manswell represents Scott's toughest foe to date, as he's been in the ring with several notable heavyweights and gone the distance with former World Heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev and top contender Cedric Boswell. Although he has come up short against some of the best in the division, 36-year-old Manswell has mowed down all other competition. He was undefeated for the first six years of his career and even competed in the world-famous Prize Fighter heavyweight tournament.

"If Skipp is ready to start climbing the ladder, he needs to get past an opponent like this in impressive fashion," said Scott's promoter, Kerry Daigle of Keeppunching Entertainment. "Manswell has a lot more experience than Skipp and will be coming into Houston to win. We're looking at this fight as a very important test of where Skipp stands in his career."

This fight represents several firsts for Scott. It is his first 10-round bout and his first for a professional title. It is also his first against an opponent not from the USA.

"Skipp didn't have much of an amateur career, only three fights, so this will be his first real taste of international competition as a boxer," continued Daigle. "We're going to find out quickly how he reacts to real pressure and what he can do against a big, strong opponent looking to knock him out. We're confident but by no means looking past this fight."

Scott had an 80-fight kickboxing career prior to switching over to boxing and was ranked #3 in the nation and #2 in Texas at one point, so he's been in important fights before, but none using only his fists.

"The American heavyweight division is really looking for someone to stand up and take over and Skipp is a giant, powerful and extremely athletic big man with the heart of a true warrior. We've been watching him develop for years and hopefully this fight will be his announcement to the world that America has a new heavyweight to watch."

The Bayou City Event Center is located at 9401 Knight Road in Houston. On fight night, doors open at 6:00 pm and the first fight is at 7:30 pm. There is LIMITED SEATING, so be sure to reserve your seats early. Tickets are priced at Gold Seats: $100.00, Silver Seats $75.00, General Admission Category A: $50.00, General Admission Category B: $35.00 and General Admission: $25.00. For more information, visit savaresepromotions.com.

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