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Major boxing event to be staged in Cleveland

Major boxing event to be staged in Cleveland

(Cleveland) - International Boxing promoter and Clevelander Don King is bringing a fight card to CSU's Wolstein Center on Feb. 21th.

At a press conference with Mayor Frank Jackson and other leaders at City Hall. King calling the promotion "Cleveland Show for People Care: Let's Do it for Cleveland, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

Former City Council president George Forbes explained that he had been pushing King to bring a major bout to Cleveland for several years. Mayor Frank Jackson says the fight will show that Cleveland is a great place to do business.

The card features Angelo Santana (14-1, 11 KOs) to recently escaped in a raft from communist Cuba. He will battle Hank Lundy (23-3-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight main event.

The fight will be broadcast to the nation on Showtime TV. the network will also televise a 10-round super lightweight bout between Amir “Young Master” Imam (12-0, 11 KOs), and Jared “The Quiet Storm” Robinson (14-0, 6 KOs).

The Wolstein Center will open its Doors open at 7 p.m. King says there will be tribute to America's military, and he is making a way for under privileged children to attend for free.

Don King at City Hall with George Forbes and Mayor Frank Jackson.

Tickets go on sale Thursday at the Wolstein Center box office, at www.wolsteincenter.com or Charge-by-Phone at 1-877-468-4946.

It was back in 1972 that King staged his first boxing promotion, a charity bout at the Cleveland Arena to benefit the old Forest City Hospital in the city's Glenville neighborhood. The star on that card was Muhammad Ali.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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