(Lyndhurst, NJ) – This Wednesday, October 29, boxing makes its long overdue return to the beautiful Medieval Times Castle in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Mike Indri’s Dignity Promotions presents “Knockout Knights”. The exciting boxing card will be the first professional boxing event held at Medieval Times since 1997. Headlining the card will be former Junior Welterweight Champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (23-3-1, 18 KOs) taking on tough Nicaraguan, Octavio Narvaez (7-4-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round 140lbs showdown.
Says Harris, “I think I just need this one fight to put me back in there, I don’t think that I need a bunch of fights. I am ready. I am ready to take on the champions right now. I have been there before, I have been off for one year but it was not because of me. I have been training for fights that did not come through, whatever they offer me I am ready for it.”
The exciting card also features USBA welterweight champion Luajan Simon (19-0 10 KOs) taking on Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Gonzalez (9-3, 4 KOs). Simon is looking to stay busy while waiting for bigger opportunities to come to the forefront. Too dangerous and risky for a higher ranked contenders to challenge, the affable 29 year-old Simon simply uses his current dilemma as motivation.
“I’m willing to take on whoever is in front of me, to get to Kelly Pavlik. My goal is to be world champion!” says Simon. “I see this guy Lorenzo, and John Duddy ranked ahead of me, I’ll fight them.”
Amateur national champion Micheal Perez makes his professional debut in a 4 round lightweight bout against Leon Williams.
Rounding out the card is heavyweight Alex Mejias (7-1) battling Bernard Brown (6-4-2, 3 KOs), featherweight Carlos Zambrano (3-0) takes on Soumana Abdoulaye (0-2), and light heavyweight Antonio Toribio (0-2) faces Andre Espeut (1-0).
Tickets are limited but still available. Tickets are priced at $50.00 (Ringside), $40.00 (Reserved), and $30.00 (General Admission).
Corporate VIP tables are also available and include a “Meet & Greet” with many former boxing greats. Scheduled to appear: Chuck Wepner, Alex Ramos, Renaldo Snipes, Bobby Czyz, Micky Ward, and others!
The Medieval Times Castle is located at 149 Polito Avenue in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
To purchase tickets, call (201) 741-4994, go to www.dignityboxing.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first bout begins at 7:30 p.m.
DIGNITY PROMOTIONS LLC
OCTOBER 29, 2008
(10 Rds. Junior Welterweight Bout)
VIVIAN HARRIS VS. OCTAVIO NARVAEZ
Brooklyn, NY Chinandega, Nicaragua
(28-3-1, 18 KOs) (7-4-1, 4 KOs)
(6 Rds. Welterweight Bout)
ALEX PEREZ VS. TBA
(9-0, 6 KOs)
(6/8 Rds. Middleweight Bout)
LAJUAN SIMON VS. EMMANUEL GONZALEZ
Philadelphia, PA San Juan, Puerto Rico
(19-0, 10 KOs) (9-3, 4 KOs)
(4 Rds. Featherweight Bout)
CARLOS ZAMBRANO VS. SOUMANA ABDOULAYE
Paterson, NJ New York, NY
(3-0, 0 KOs) (0-2)
(4 Rds. Heavyweight Bout)
ELVIN SANCHEZ VS. TBA
(4 Rds. Lightweight Bout)
MIKE PEREZ VS. LEON WILLIAMS
Newark, NJ Newark, NJ
(Pro Debut) (0-3)
(4 Rds. Heavyweight Bout)
ALEX MEJIAS VS. BERNARD BROWN
Humacao, Puerto Rico Baltimore, MD
(7-1, 2 KOs) (6-4-2, 3 KOs)
( 4 Rds. Light Heavyweight Bout)
ANTONIO TORIBIO VS. ANDRE ESPEUT
Paterson, NJ Morristown, NJ
(Card Subject To Change)
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