Witherspoon and Yorgey Added to Welterweight Wars

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The already loaded card at the Valley Forge Convention Center, has just added two more undefeated prospects Chazz "The Gentleman" Witherspoon and "Lightning" Harry Joe Yorgey in separate bouts. Rising heavyweight Witherspoon (15-0, 9 KOs) is set to collide with ring veteran Andrew Greeley (13-14-2, 7 KOs), while undefeated junior middleweight and fan favorite "Lightning" Harry Joe Yorgey (16-0-1, 8 KOs) of nearby Bridgeport, PA. Yorgey is scheduled to face Jeremy Yelton (17-7, 8 KOs). The card titled "Welterweight Wars" is headlined by undefeated welterweight knockout artist Antonio Mesquita (33-0, 26 KOs), who will make his first appearance in the east coast since 2001, when he clashes with "Slick" Willie Lee (14-5, 10 KOs). Hard-hitting welterweight Mamadou Thiam (42-6, 39 KOs) and explosive middleweight Tyrone Brunson (13-0, 13 KOs) are also scheduled.

The Welterweight Wars card is incredible. Mesquita, Yorgey, Witherspoon, Browning and Brunson are all undefeated and each is great fighters in his own right. Any of them would have been an attraction on any fight card. To have them all on one card, in my own backyard, is like Christmas come early.

The card of the Welterweight Wars, an extravagant Live Professional Boxing event being held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2006 by Lion Heart Boxing Productions, has sharply crystallized and taken a more local flavor with the addition of Bridgeport's own welterweight contender Harry Yorgey (16-0-1) and Philadelphia, PA Heavyweight Prospect Chazz Witherspoon (15-0).

Harry Yorgey, who will now fight in the Main Event will face off against Jeremy Yelton (17-7) while Chazz Witherspoon will face spoiler Andrew Greeley (13-14) on the under-card. Witherspoon is the cousin of former heavyweight world champion Tim Witherspoon.

In the co-Main Event, North American Boxing Council (NABC) Welterweight Champion and Welterweight contender Antonio Mesquita (33-0, 27 knockouts) will take on 'Slick' Willie Lee of Biloxi Mississippi. Mesquita's last fight was on July 19, 2006 on a card promoted by Lion Heart Boxing Productions and nationally televised on ESPN2.

The event titled "The Welterweight Wars" will feature seven fights, at least four of which will be Welterweight bouts ("wars"). In addition to Mesquita's Welterweight main event and NABC Championship fight and Yorgey's Welterweight co-Main Event, The Welterweight Wars currently has three additional welterweight fights scheduled on its Undercard. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's Welterweight Contender Troy Browning (17-0) will have his first comeback fight after a six year lay off. Lion Heart's own Martin Wright (2-0) and Juan Nazario will face off against Mario Hayes (2-2) and Robert Storgch (debut respectively.

Lion Heart apologizes to Troy Browning for the misquote in the earlier fight press release suggesting that Browning's layoff was due to a prison stint. Browning vehemently denies ever having been incarcerated and is considered one of the good guys in the sport. According to Browning, "To set the record straight, I may live in a big house, but I was not a guest in the "Big House." I gave up Boxing to focus on my family and career. Now, I want to finish off what I started. I know some will consider me crazy to want to comeback at my age but I think that I am in shape to fight myself to championship level. I was undefeated in seventeen fights and I am well preserved. I am really excited about my comeback and thank Edward Mendy and Vinnie LaManna for having faith in me."

Rounding out the fight card is Philadelphia's own knockout sensation up and coming megastar, Tyrone "Young Gun" Brunson (13-0, 13 knockouts) who is chasing history and a hundred year record. Brunson has a hard to believe and an unmatched middleweight record of thirteen knockouts wins in thirteen outings, all knockouts in the first round. With his incredible thirteen first round knockouts in thirteen outings, even though he has not been tested to date, Brunson's knack for knocking out his opponents makes him the most exciting fighter since the young Mike Tyson. Brunson hopes to help continue Philadelphia's dominance of the Middleweight ranks and is seen as a top Middleweight prospect. With his stellar amateur career, Philadelphia pedigree, unmatched speed and incredible knockout power, Brunson is widely recognized as one of the heirs-apparent to the pound-for-pound throne. Though some may think it premature, many are touting 21-year old Brunson as a possible savior of the sport. Should Brunson secure another first round knockout, he will be the first American in over 100 years to pull off fourteen straight first round knockout victories in fourteen fights.

The event "Welterweight Wars" will be the introductory and kickoff of event of Valley Forge's version of the Thursday Night Fights series--Thursday Night Fights at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Say Lion Heart Boxing Productions owner and Thursday Night Fights Coordinator, "We intend to make The Welterweight Wars one of the biggest, the best and most explosive nights in 2006 Pennsylvania Boxing. We are really excited about coming to Pennsylvania in general and Valley Forge in particular. As with all Thursday Night Fights and Lion Heart Boxing Productions events, a wonderful time will be had by everyone."

Adds ESPN radio personality Dean Rubenstein of the Philadelphia Boxing Report, "The Welterweight Wars card is incredible. Mesquita, Yorgey, Witherspoon, Browning and Brunson are all undefeated and each is great fighters in his own right. Any of them would have been an attraction on any fight card. To have them all on one card, in my own backyard, is like Christmas come early."

Tickets are reasonable priced and went on sale on Monday, November 13, 2006. Prices are $30.00 General Admission; $50 for Ringside seats and $100.00 for VIPs. Tickets may be purchased at the venue, the Valley Forge Convention Center, on the Lion Heart Boxing Productions website, http://www.lionheartboxingproductions.com, or at QuickTick.com. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the first fight will start at 8:00 PM, promptly. Almost half of the tickets are already sold, and a standing room only crowd is expected.

About Lion Heart Boxing Productions

Lion Heart Boxing Productions is an integrated and full service global Boxing Sports and Entertainment company. Started in 2001 by New Orleans Tax Attorney EDWARD MENDY, the company promotes and produces the highest quality boxing events with the highest entertainment value. The company has produced boxing events on three continents (North America, Oceania and Africa) and has earned a reputation not only for the quality of its fights but also for its wonderful and fair treatment of fighters. The company is an advocate of fighter's right and supports a national boxing commission and uniform boxing rules and regulations (Model rules of Federal legislation). The company is proud to be recognized as fighters' promoter of choice despite unsuccessful attempts by many in the boxing establishment to sabotage and suppress the company's meteoric rise.

Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd. was set up for the sole purpose of providing top quality boxing events with highest entertainment value. The company is unique, not only because of our superior boxing production, but also because of our corporate structure. Lion Heart Boxing Productions is one of the few companies in the boxing that is committed to using ethical, independent and professional matchmakers as well as ensuring that all shows are properly matched with all fights competitive.

About Antonia Mesquita

Antonia Mesquita has an impressive winning streak for a Welterweight, having won all thirty three of his professional fight, most by way of knockout, and is recognized as a top Welterweight contender.

Since turning pro in 1997, Mesquita (33-0, 27 KOs) of Guaruja, Brazil, has remained unbeaten and has knocked out more than 70 percent of his opponents (23) within five rounds. The native Brazilian Mesquita captured his first pro crown, the Brazilian State Light Welterweight championship, with a 10-round KO over Valmir Gomes on December 6, 1997, after less than one year of campaigning as a professional fighter. His second major crown was the WBO Latin America junior welterweight crown which Mesquita won in his hometown by registering a first-round KO over Juan Urzua on January 15, 2001. In his sole title defense, Mesquita earned a 12-round decision over Luiz Da Silva on June 30, 2001, in Guaruja. Mesquita stayed active until 2001, when a shortage of opponents slowed his career. In his sole 2002 appearance, Mesquita floored Rodrigo Villalba in the third round on April 20. After that Mesquita only fought four more times, racking on four more wins, before taking a leave of absence in August, 2004 due to his frustration over not being able to get any of the top guys to fight him. Desiring to finish the job he started, Mesquita is on a comeback trail and is determined to make his dream of becoming the Junior Welterweight Champion of the world a reality. Before his furlough, Mesquita was ranked by all major organizations, including a ranking of Number Two 2 by the WBC.

Mesquita has won all three of his comeback fights by knockout to date.


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