Thursday, October 08, 2009

Undefeated, Top-Ranked Heavyweight Povetkin Added to October 16 Du Burns Card!

Now it can be told. The Friday, October 16 Baltimore Pro Boxing card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore receives a nice boost because IBF #1 ranked heavyweight Alexander Povetkin has been added to the card.

The undefeated Russian (17-0, 12 KO's) will battle "Dangerous" Damon Reed of Topeka, KS (44-13, 31 KO's) in a scheduled 10-round contest.

Povetkin, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, is trained by Teddy Atlas, who will be ringside for Povetkin's first pro bout in the United States.

12 comments:

AP said...

this will be a good one Gary - thats means Teddy Atlas will probably be in his corner - I was hoping to see you at the last Ballroom boxing they did near Hagerstown was it? - I saw your partner, and I brought some shirts for you. Amir

Gary Digital Williams said...

Sorry I missed you in Hagerstown, Amir but I will definitely see you in Baltimore next Friday!

Anonymous said...

How did Jake pull this off? That fight will cost some $.

Brian said...

A godd name on top of the bill. Well done. The opponent is suspect, but durable. Should be a great show!

Anonymous said...

Good job Jake!

Oldschool connects work out well sometimes...

Who's Bull fighting?

Bo (not Diddly)

Old Skool Whiteboy said...

Sounds like fighter needs a tuneup Teddy makes some calls gets his man on Jakes card. I will bet Jakes not paying him. He could never afford a #1 contender to fight on his card. No offense to the promotion, but Povetkin is in line for at least a 6 figure payday. Great addition to the card.
looking forward to attending.

NOXIOUS said...

This is pretty cool!

Anonymous said...

Teddy Atlas is a hypocrite. He rails against commissions on tv for approving mismatches and then with a weeks notice trys to put his guy in against a shot fighter who is 35 pounds smaller than Povetkin. How is this fight getting approved? Tune up is one thing, however put a true heavyweight in the ring. Damon is dangerous to himself, Monte Barrett blew him out and his last fight was against a 44 yearold blown up middlewight who hasnt won a fight in 10 years the infamous Buck Smith. This isn't a good one, this is in Teddy's words dangerous. Teddy is all for boxer safety unless it benefits his fighter his pocket.

Anonymous said...

Nice comment on Teddy Atlas. I agree with you 100%!

Anonymous said...

These are some very interesting perspectives on Teddy Atlas and his attitude towards the fight game
and those in the sport.
I would agree with the prior statements but remember almost everybody looks at things the way it benefits themselves. Atlas can be on TV and say whatever he wants and 90% of the people watching don't know enough about the game to know wether he's being Hypocritical or not.

signed
Possom Face

NOXIOUS said...

I do agree with your statement. But all boxers are built with mismatches. Teddy is a little conceited though. I was just trying to see the guy box.

The Salty Pirate said...

Two new videos counting down to 10/16 at Du Burns

Interview with Elias Bouloubassis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dBpJB_3PrI

Interviews with Bouloubassis, Steve Wheeler, and trainer Moe Rites

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH8jjVxnJhA