Mich. -- Middle-weight Lane Staal Jr. (11-1-1) of Canton,
Michigan will be one of the headliners at the Masonic Temple-Jack
White Auditorium in Detroit on Saturday, November 8. Staal is
hoping to come in at 154 pounds. Also, on the card will be hard
hitting heavyweight, Juan Goode of Romulas, Michigan.
is expecting to bounce back from his only loss, last April, when
Patrick Boozer upset the local contender. A head butt from Boozer
contributed to the ‘alley fight’ first loss for Staal.
Trainer Mohamed Hamood has promised that Staal will showcase a
future champion style performance. “He is in the best shape
and wants to set the course for a belt fight, said Hamood.”
cruiser-weight Steve Bujaj, (12-0-1, 9 KO's); of Tuckahoe, New
York, comes back to Detroit for an eight round co-main event.
It is his first time back fighting since suffering a broken jaw.
He will take on veteran Zack Page (21-44-2); of Warren, Ohio in
the highlighted match.
who came to America as an infant from his native Albania, is hoping
to have support from the large Albanian community that resides
around the Motor City area to give him support. “I want
the Albanian people to have an athlete they can rally around and
be proud of,” said Bujaj. I feel the Detroit area can be
a second home to me and I want to be an inspiration for my ethnic
a two time New York Golden Gloves champ is preparing for this
comeback training locally in Inkster. He suffered his broken jaw
last year against Winky Wright in a brutal 10 rounder in Brooklyn.
a veteran of 67 fights has boxed three world champions. He also
has gone the distance with top heavyweight contenders Kubrat Pulev,
Tyson Fury and Mike Perez.
more information about "Darkside Boxing Presents: Showdown
in Motown," visit www.themasonic.com.
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