Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Lem's latest: Wolak honored, Khan- Peterson ticket dates, new boxing film
Pawel Wolak honored as New Jersey's Fighter of The Year; Amir Khan-Lamont Peterson tickets go on sale next week.
Junior middleweight Pawel Wolak has been named by the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame as the state's Fighter of The Year, the fighter confirmed to RingTV.com.
"I've been motivated for this fight for a while now. It's going to be a good fight and a hard-fought battle and just as intense if not more as it was the first time," said Wolak.
AMIR KHAN-LAMONT PETERSON TICKETS
Tickets will go on sale next week for the Dec. 10 clash between WBA and IBF junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan (26-1, 18 KOs) and Lamont Peterson (29-1-1, 15 KOs) to be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., according to Golden Boy Promotions COO David Itskowitch.
Prices will range be $25, $50, $75, $150 and $300. The on-sale target date for tickets is Oct. 26, but may not be available until Oct. 28.
FILM ABOUT DEAF BOXER ON TAP
In the works is an inspiring film called "The Championship Rounds" about a deaf boxer who, having grown up fatherless and struggled with homelessness, is attempting to use boxing to resurrect his life and give his six-month-old son a better chance than he had.
The lead role of James Deacon Jr. will be played by deaf actor Michael Spady, and Harold Perrineau Jr. has agreed to star as his head trainer, Darryl.
"As a fan of the sport, I wanted to take it to another level and continue to explore the mentality of a boxer. The who, what, why, when questions. Why box? Who are you fighting for? What are you fighting for?"
DAULIS PRESCOTT, JHONATHAN ROMERO SIGN WITH SHAW
Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions have teamed up again, forming Team Colombia, which includes the recently signed world-rated featherweight Daulis Prescott and junior featherweight Jhonatan "Momo" Romero, a 2008 Colombian Olympian.
A 24-year-old southpaw, Romero (18-0, 11 KOs) was a silver medalist at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.
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