PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 8, 2009)—It was a festive atmosphere on Wednesday as the final press conference was held in conjunction of the big ESPN 2 televised boxing card that will take place at The Arena in South Philadelphia where a great night of boxing will take place.
In the main event, Matt Godfrey will defend his NABF Cruiserweight title against Shawn Hawk. In the co-feature, Shaun George and Chris Henry will get it on in a much anticipated Light Heavyweight affair.
The show, which is promoted by Blaine Garner’s Shalyte Entertainment in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing, has a stacked undercard which will feature The WBF All-Americas Light Heavyweight title between Tony Ferrante and Billy Bailey. Also appearing on the card will be rising Jr. Middleweight Derek “Pooh” Ennis battling John Mackey as appearances by Olivia Fonseca, Jackie Davis and Derrick Webster in separate bouts.
PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
BLAINE GARNER (SHALYTE ENTERTAINMENT)
“This is a great opportunity to have these fights on ESPN 2”
“There aren’t many seats left as the demand for this show has been very high”
“I am looking at this as the spring board to bring back big-time boxing to Philadelphia
MATT GODFREY (18-1, 10 KO’S)—NABF CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Matt Godfrey– “Philly is like a second home to me”
“He (Hawk) doesnt know how to lose and I am looking forward to the challenge”
“When I get on the national spotlight I tend to pick it up”
JIMMY BURCHFIELD (CES BOXING PROMOTER)
“Philadelphia has a rich boxing history and they have great boxing fans”
“Chris Henry Realizes yhis is a big opportunity”
“He knows this will put him back in the top-ten”
“He is ready and he doesnt feel he can lose this fight”
“He thinks that George will be over confident”
THE ARENA IS LOCATED ON THE CORNER OF SWANSON AND RITNER STREETS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Tickets for this exciting night of boxing cost $45 for advanced; $60 for Ringside; $65 for VIP and can be purchased by Calling The Arena at 267-687-7560; Shalyte Promotions at 215-287-7949 or Le Crown Barbershop at 215-927-5027
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONATCT –media requests by July 8, 2009
Marc Abrams (For Credentials) at 856 287 7611 or