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Skipp Scott Ready To Get Tested By Kerston Manswell

Houston, TX -- Houston heavyweight Skipp Scott (15-1, 10 KOs) faces Kerston Manswell (23-6, 17 KOs) for the ultra-obscure WBF International belt tonight on the latest Savarese Boxing Promotions card at the Bayou City Events Center. A latecomer to the game, Scott, 34, turned pro in 2006, lost his pro debut and subsequently rattled off 15 wins against a string of palookas. Manswell, who hails from Trinidad and Tobago, represents a significant step up in opposition for Scott and a good gauge of his mettle.

"Every title fight is great a positive move forward," Scott told The Houston Chronicle. "Every great fighter started out winning smaller titles before the big title so I am treating this fight like it's for the championship of the world. This fight is a risk; he is a good fighter with a good record and I am looking forward to the match."

Standing six-foot-eight, Scott is a huge heavyweight even by today's standards. He is trained by Bobby Benton and managed by Kerry Daigle. Despite his late start in the game, he said he is on track to achieve his ultimate goal of winning the most coveted prize in pro boxing.

"I am a young 34," Scott said. "I take care of my body and live a clean life. Heavyweight men peak in their 30's. I feel strong and still can run a six-minute mile and my reflexes are still amazing."

The card marks the boxing debut for the Bayou City Events Center and the end of Savarese's a three-year run of staging bimonthly fight nights at the Houston Club. Savarese was forced to seek out a new location for his cards after the Houston Club was bought out and moved to a boxing-unfriendly building last year. The Bayou City Events Center lacks the prime location of the Houston Club, in the heart of Downtown Houston, but has a far larger seating capacity.

"The thing about this place is that it's bigger, it's beautiful and we can grow with it," Lou Savarese told The Houston Chronicle.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 01-10-2013

sounds like lou savarese is a decent promoter at the domestic level with his events in the houston area. for 3 years he was staging an event every couple of months so he's had a decent run. i hope he…

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