JANUNARY 2, 2009

Fight Night at the Radisson Returns Travis Simms back in Action
January 2, 2009
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Palmetto Boxing is proud to announce their second, "Fight Night at the Radisson" Boxing Show on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at The Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Headlining the fight card at the prestigious 2008 President's Award Recipient Hotel will be former two-time WBA Light Middleweight Champion "Tremendous" Travis Simms.

In a rare opportunity to see a world champion in such an intimate ballroom setting, Travis Simms (26-1) is looking to catapult back into title contention. Simms has fought on some of the biggest stages in boxing including retaining his title at Madison Square Garden in New York City. After a two-year layoff, Simms showed no ring rust by dethroning Jose Antonio Rivera to regain his WBA World title on Showtime in 2007. Other notable wins on his resume include Alejandro "Terra" Garcia and Bronco McKart. Earlier this summer Simms had no problems taking out Mike McFail in a move up to the middleweight division at the inaugural "Fight Night at the Radisson".

In the Co feature, "The Irish Hitman" Shane Benfield (17-2) returns to his home state to take on another South Carolina fighter Mickey Stackhouse. Benfield is 12-0 when fighting in South Carolina and he is returning home to fight for the first time since January of 2007.

Also on the card is undefeated Light Heavyweight prospect Chris Fitzpatrick, super middleweight Mike "Showtime" Raynor, , female sensation Angel Gladney, South Carolina Heavyweight Joseph Rabotte Light Heavyweight Robert "The Dream" Dunton ,and South Carolina Super Featherweight Darryl Watson.

Special Appearances

A mix of military and civilian patrons will be on hand to watch the best boxing in the Metro Area. Making special appearances will be the WBO Welterweight/ Light Middleweight Champion Paul "The Punisher" Williams (36-1) and WBC/WBA #1 Contender, and former WBA Welterweight Champion Luis Collazo.

Luis Collazo is currently in Columbia training for his upcoming World Title Fight January 17, 2009 on HBO. He will be in attendance at "Fight Night at the Radisson" to sign autographs.





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