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LEGENDS FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF BOXING

It was the time of Boxing Titans. Fans were mesmerized!  Millions sat glued to chairs in front of television sets around the world, and watched some of the most shocking upsets and stunning victories of the sport's greatest era.
 
Now...
with over 10 million collective views on Youtube of these famous boxing battles
Sports Titans™ brings together five of those Heavyweight Champions...the best to ever step into the ring!
 
Pinklon 'Pinky' Thomas, Earnie 'The Black Destroyer' Shavers, James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith, ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon, and Mike 'Hercules' Weaver come together for a never before worldwide tour, to meet, greet and talk to the fans about the glory days that rocked the boxing world.
 
Casinos and event centers across the nation will host the once in a lifetime event including; meet the boxers, autograph signings and one-on-one Champ/fan interaction as the boxers remember with storytelling finesse the fireworks that shaped boxing history. 

Contact your local venue for more information.
 

Who are ‘The Legends from the Golden Era of Boxing

Pinklon Thomas:  With his pink trunks and a relentless left jab, Pinklon won the WBC Heavyweight Championship with a hard fought 12-round battle over ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon on August 31, 1984. Ten months later, he defended his title against ex-champion Mike Weaver, stopping Weaver with a single punch in the eighth round.

Pinklon 'Pinky' Thomas:  With his pink trunks and a relentless left jab, Pinklon won the WBC Heavyweight Championship with a hard fought 12-round battle over ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon on August 31, 1984. Ten months later, he defended his title against ex-champion Mike Weaver, stopping Weaver with a single punch in the eighth round.

 

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Earnie 'The Black Destroyer' Shavers:  Known as the 'Black Destroyer', Shavers fought Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden on September 29, 1977. The fight made the cover of Sports Illustrated, with ‘ALI'S DESPERATE HOUR’ featuring a photograph of Shavers scoring with an overhand right. Ali later said Shavers was the hardest puncher he ever faced, famously stating ‘Earnie hit me so hard, it shook my kinfolk back in Africa.’

 

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James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith:  After scoring nine straight knockouts, Bonecrusher traveled to the UK in 1984 to fight a world title eliminator against the hard hitting undefeated British prospect Frank Bruno, who was 21–0 (21 KOs).  Smith later went on to win the WBA Heavyweight title from ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon.

 

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‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon:  At different points over the course of the 1980s, ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon held the WBC, NABF, and WBA Heavyweight champion titles.

 

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Mike 'Hercules' Weaver:  With his credibility established after taking then World Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes into the twelfth round before losing via TKO, former marine Mike Weaver went on to win the WBA Heavyweight title from John Tate, holding the title from March 1980 – December 1982.

 
 

With hands like hammers, these five legendary champions’ credentials include:

-       WBC World Heavyweight Champion titles (Tim Witherspoon, Pinklon Thomas)
-       WBA World Heavyweight Champion titles (Tim Witherspoon, Bonecrusher Smith, Mike Weaver)
-       A reputation as the hardest hitter in the sport, as dubbed by Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali (Earnie Shavers)

Links:

www.SportsTitans.com

Pinklon Thomas vs. ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon –  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhhV199ZSYM

Earnie Shavers vs. Muhammad Ali –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ls5RxzB9WN8

James ‘Bonecrusher Smith’ vs. ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DUX4ENpo87o

‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon vs. Greg Page –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLD0C90034A1FC6DB3 &v=HvPpLSGwv0w

Mike ‘Hercules’ Weaver vs. John Tate –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1PQ7OiC2FOk

Invite millions of fans to relive the Golden Era of Boxing and brush shoulders with five of the legends that brought us some of the most memorable moments in sports history by booking a Three-Hour VIP meet and greet/autograph session!

Engagement formats can be customized to include:
-       Photo opportunities
-       Autograph Signings
-       Meet and Greets
-       Q and A sessions
-       Forums allowing fans to get face time with the champions

For Booking Information Contact:                             For Management Contact:
Artists International Management                             Chappell Entertainment
Steve Green                                                                 Chap Chappell
Aimrox1@aol.com                                                       heffcon@aol.com
(561) 498-1553                                                             (407) 831-0942 

OR

Albert Teebagy
Ateebagy@aol.com
(386) 441-8086

 

For Press Contact:                                                 For Sponsorships/Endorsements:
Kelly Thompson                                                    Christine Lore-Rambo
Kelly@ChappellEntertainment.com                     Christine@ChappellEntertainment.com
(904) 347-7429                                                       (352) 332-8389

Sports Titans Media Coverage:

Los Angeles Daily NewsBarter Rewards Teams Up With Boxing’s Sports Titans

Sports Titans: reunites 5 of the greatest Heavyweight World Champions of the sport’s glory days, including: ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon, Pinklon ‘Pinky’ Thomas, Mike ‘Hercules’ Weaver, James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith, and Earnie ‘The Black Destroyer’ Shavers. The 5 champs will embark on a unique worldwide, all-access, meet and greet tour at boxing events and casinos around the world.

Barter Rewards, the world’s fastest growing barter exchange company, has added many new franchises in the last few months and expanded last month to Australia and New Zealand, soon in Mexico and Canada. Tait Carson, Founder of Barter Rewards commented, “Sports Titans has a global appeal with its 5 World Heavyweight Champions and we at Barter Rewards are very excited to be involved in supporting such a great new venture.”

Barter Rewards clients are excited about the potential of a new program that will allow members from around the world to spend barter dollars in every country where there is a Barter Rewards office. The new program is rumored to have automatic currency exchange and other features that will make being a Barter Rewards member even more valuable.

Chap Chappell, CEO of Chappell Entertainment in partnership with Sports Titans is very proud to see the project come to fruition, “As a member of the baby boomer generation, I remember being glued to the television watching these guys fight. They were the talk of the town and my childhood heroes. With Sports Titans, we are bringing back the glory days of boxing’s finest. We are giving fans the chance to meet one on one with these untouchable giants and to personally hear their tales from the ring.”

Thomas R. Reich, Marketing Director of BizCentral USA is coordinating with Barter Rewards to give these Heavyweight legends the send off they deserve. “Using Deep Rich Data, Pinterest and Barter Rewards considerable web exposure, the Sports Titans will be bigger than ever!”

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