Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse To Dedicate This Friday’s “WingHouse Fight Night” To The Memory of Angelo Dundee

By on February 6, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. – On Friday, February 10, Fight Night Productions and Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill returns to the A La Carte Event Pavilion for “WingHouse Fight Night.” This will be a special night of boxing, as Fight Night Productions will be dedicating the evening, along with a special 10-bell salute and a moment of silence, to the memory of Hall of Fame trainer, Angelo Dundee.

“The boxing world lost an iconic figure, a pioneer and a genuinely kind person, in Angelo Dundee,” said Aaron Jacobs, Chief Executive Manager of Fight Night Productions. “Mr. Dundee would attend our shows on a regular basis and would lend his support to the young, local fighters. Fight Night Productions felt that dedicating this card to memory of Mr. Dundee was a proper way to honor such a great man who did so much for our sport.”

“Angelo came to many of our Fight Night events and our crowd loved him, and he loved them right back,” added Shea Bailey, Vice Executive Manager of Fight Night Productions. “He was always very gracious with his time, and was never too busy to take a picture or shake a hand. We will truly miss Mr. Dundee, and our show on February 10th will be in honor of him.”

“I’ve known Angelo for a long time, and he was just a great man,” said Jim McLoughlin, boxing trainer/manager, patriarch of the 4th Street Boxing Gym and member of the Fight Night Productions team. “The thing that was unbelievable about Angelo was his passion for always wanting to help with the young, up-and-coming fighters. He had such an eye for talent too. He would see young fighters and just know if they had something special in them. He was also a tremendous motivator. He gets credit for being a great trainer, which he was, but he was probably a better motivator, especially when it looked like his fighter was in trouble. He’d right-the-ship, and get his guy focused no matter what.”

“WingHouse” Fight Night will be headlined by the undefeated, WBC USNBC Flyweight (115 lbs.) champion, Daniel “El Alcaran” Lozano (10-0-0, 7 KOs), who has fond memories of his interactions with the late Angelo Dundee.

“The first time I met Mr. Dundee was actually at my last amateur fight,” said Lozano, who is currently ranked seventh by the North American Boxing Association (NABA), 15th by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), and 30th by the World Boxing Council (WBC). “I was the main event of the show and there was a buzz in the air because Mr. Dundee was in the audience.” “I was an underdog in the fight, and ended up winning in the first round,” added Lozano. “After the fight, Mr. Dundee found me, shook my hand and said I’d be a world champion in the near future. I actually saw him a couple months ago and I was sparring with an amateur fighter. After the sparring, my partner said to me, ‘You are going to be a good pro.’ And Mr. Dundee was standing there, and said, ‘He is a good pro, he’s undefeated.’ I was shocked that not only did he remember me, but he knew my record and everything. The man just knew everything there was to know about boxing, and it’s going to be an honor to main-event a card that is dedicated to him.” Also on this special night of boxing will be the debut of welterweight (152 lbs.) Bryant Perrella, who recently signed a promotional deal with Top Rank Boxing, Pugilist Promotions and Shea Baily Promotions. The Fort Meyers-native is one of boxing’s hottest prospects, collecting an impressive 70-9 record in the amateur ranks, and has faced some of the best competition in the nation. “It is an honor to be making my pro debut on a card that is dedicated to such a world-renowned trainer and just all-around great man that Angelo Dundee was,” said Perrella. “Not only did Mr. Dundee train Muhammad Ali, but he also guided Sugar Ray Leonard, who was one of my favorite fighters and one of the reasons I got into boxing. This is going to be an unforgettable night.”Tickets for this night of non-stop action start at only $25 and are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets and www.Ticketmaster.com. For inquires on VIP table availability, please contact Aaron Jacobs (FightNightFL@Gmail.com) and for the most up-to-the-date information on additional fights,opponents and match-ups, please go to www.FightNightProductions.com or our Facebook® page (search: Fight Night Productions, LLC). Doors for this event will be open at 7:00 PM, with a bell-time of 8:00 PM.  More quotes from fighters who will be competing on the February 10th show, on the memory of Angelo Dundee: Alphonso Black (2-0-0, 2 KOs):“Mr. Dundee was one of the kindest people that I’ve ever met. The man knew the boxing game with his eyes closed. If it wasn’t for him, there’s a chance there wouldn’t have beena Muhammad Ali or a Sugar Ray Leonard. He was more of a father-figure than strictly a boxing coach, and I think that’s why people respected him so much.” Charlie “The Beast” Serrano (13-2-0, 3 KOs):“This fight is going to be very special to me. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Dundee’s family and friend, and I will put forth a great effort for him.”

Weigh-In Information

The official fighter weigh-ins for “WingHouse Fight Night” are open to the public and will conducted on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 5:00 P.M., located at the Pinellas Park Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill (7790 US Highway 19 North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781). All fighters on the card will be in attendance and available for media and photo opportunities.

ABOUT FIGHT NIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Fight Night Productions, LLC is a professional boxing promotion based out of Tampa, Florida, and their Ker’s “WingHouse Fight Night” is the area’s longest running professional boxing series. The company was created in December 2009 and is comprised of prominent Orthodontist Dr. Randy Feldman, Philip Orsino (Philanthropist and Entrepreneur), Jim McLoughlin, Christian Myer, Shea Bailey Promotions, Inc. and Pugilist Promotions, Inc.  Fight Night is headed by Chief Executive Manager, Aaron Jacobs, as well as Vice Executive Manager, Shea Bailey (also of the Georgia Boxing Championship).  The group was formed with the intentions of continuing the long standing tradition of professional boxing in the Tampa Bay area.  Feldman, Bailey and Jacobs were part of Starfight Productions which had promoted over fifty professional boxing events in Tampa including numerous nationally televised live events on ESPN2.  McLoughlin is a former boxing trainer and manager and patriarch of the 4th Street Boxing Gym. Orsino, an avid boxing supporter, is the primary owner of the very popular Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant.  Myer, a criminal defense attorney and partner in the Dolman Law Group, currently co-owns the 4th Street Boxing Gym in St. Petersburg, Florida which is the home to many of the Bay area’s top boxing talents.

ABOUT KER’S WINGHOUSE

Ker’s WingHouse® Bar & Grill blends a casual sports-bar style with delicious over-sized entrees and great values. Menu selections are classic American favorites. Sports memorabilia on the walls and WingHouse® Girls waiting tables and behind the bar creates the restaurant’s fun-filled ambiance.”Our company’s mission statement is to be brilliant at the basics,” said Crawford Ker, founder and president of the WingHouse®. “In our business that means highly satisfied guests. We believe in customers that keep coming back because we have given them the best quality food at the most reasonable prices around.”WingHouse® History: The first Ker’s WingHouse® Bar & Grill was opened in Largo, Florida, in 1994.

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