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Professional Boxing In Tampa This Friday

Posted Feb 12, 2009 by Anwar S. Richardson

Updated Feb 12, 2009 at 02:41 PM

For those who have already fought the lines at the Florida State Fair and are looking for an activity this weekend, there is a good chance to watch people legally fight each other.

Starfight Productions, Inc. will host “Fight Night at the Pavilion” on Friday at the A La Carte Even Pavilion in Tampa. Doors open at 7 p.m, and the first fight begins at 8.

Featherweight prospect Carlos Rivera 14-3-2 (5 KO’s) will step up in competition and fight Johnnie “Lumberjack” Edwards 14-3-1 (8 KO’s) in the main event. Edwards, who has two wins over former world champion Freddie Norwood, is coming off a disputed majority decision loss to hot prospect Ty Barnett in November. Rivera is unbeaten in his last six fights.

The undercard includes middleweight prospect Ahsandi Gibbs 9-0 (3 KO’s) taking on Mark Sanders (3-1-1, 2 KOs) in a sixth round fight. Gibbs has shown an impressive will to win in his first nine professional fights and is always a fan favorite. Sanders, from Lithonia, GA, is unbeaten in his last three fights and is coming off a draw with St. Petersburg prospect Inka Laleye last November.

Light Heavyweight Adam Hubinger 11-0 (10 KO’s) will return to the ring following a 3 ½ year layoff to challenge Terrance Smith 5-9-2 (3 KO’s) in a sixth round fight. Other slated fights include welterweight Dillet Frederick 5-2-3 (2 KO’s) taking on Laquel Fleming (1-1-2) and featherweight Charlie Serrano 6-2 (2 KO’s) against Adrian Perez 4-1-1 (1 KO).

Tickets are priced as follows: VIP Table Seating: $80, $75, $70; VIP Reserved: $45 and $35; General Admission: $20. Tickets are available through the Starfight Productions Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. For information, visit Starfight Productions or contact the Starfight Production’s office at 813-673-8888.

Reader Comments

Por (91 Stormvet) on February 12, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Really? Good luck with that! Professional how? With MMA just in town, more people knew the names of those on the undercard at USF then the main attraction here. Down Goes Boxing!

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Por (Tobais Jones) on February 12, 2009 (Suggest removal)

MMA cannot even compare to boxing. Get real with yourself.

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Por (91 Stormvet) on February 13, 2009 (Suggest removal)

Really? Have you checked any of the PPV numbers at all over the last two years. As a former boxing fan, I can tell you that boxing is struggling.The numbers DO NOT LIE! What is different between the sweet science and MMA? In my opinion, boxing has been tarnished by fighters ducking other fighters at the expense of the fan. Many a rigged decision as well. Plaster in their gloves etc. etc.. MMA, the best fight the best everytime and their is very few shaddy decisions. Because usually a tko or tapout.

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