Dan Goossen Starts His Whirlwind Tour Today.

By Darren Nichols


Dan Goossen Starts His Whirlwind Tour Today.

-Multiple City, Multiple Network Fight Cards Planned Throughout the Month of February for Goossen-Tutor.-

The week following the Guinn fight, Goossen will travel down the Hudson to promote two of his promising heavyweights, both of whom will be featured on February 9th edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola plans to continue his reign of terror on the heavyweight division when he goes up against the dangerous Michael Carr (16-1-2, 8 KO’s).  Even though Arreola sports an 18-0 with 16 knockout record, “The Nightmare” plans to use his jab more in this fight and show his boxing ability, but like all fighters say, “If the knockout comes, the knockout comes.”

“When you think of any promising fighter in any division, you’re looking for someone with heart, chin, and ability in that order,” says Goossen.  “Chris has shown his heart, he has demonstrated his chin, and last November 4th, when he stopped the previously undefeated Damian Wills, he showed he had more then heart and chin, he showed he had ability.  Those are all great ingredients to have no matter what weight you are, but throw them into a heavyweight body, and Chris is a real force in the heavyweight division.”

Also on the card that night has another one of Goossen’s undefeated heavyweights, “Fast” Eddie Chambers (27-0, 15 KO’s) going up against the undefeated New York State Heavyweight Champion Derrick Rossy (15-0, 9 KO’s).  With wins over Domonic Jenkins and Wladimir Klitschko-beater Ross Puritty, Chambers is out to prove that he will take on all comers, to prove that he is in the heavyweight mix.

“What Chris Arreola may have in one aspect – heart, chin, and size – Eddie has in speed, and remember, speed kills,” says Goossen.  “Eddie may not have the power that Chris has, but he has the speed that a lot of other heavyweights don’t have.  We were impressed with his win over Jenkins, and we believe “Fast” Eddie can be one of these young heavyweights that the spotlight will shine on the more he fights.”

It is by no accident that Goossen is spending the first half of February promoting what he feels to be the future of the heavyweight division.  Goossen believes that placing these up and coming heavyweights against tough opposition on national television not only brings promise to the heavyweight division, but also enjoyment to the fans.

“One of the key elements towards success in this business to do what is best for the fans,” says Goossen, “and we are supplying them with as many qualified heavyweights that we can supple.”

Taking a page out of history, Goossen adds, “If you remember back when you had your Ali’s and your Frazier’s, the great ones always fought the great ones, and that’s what we’re trying to do here.

After spending a couple weeks on the east coast, Goossen finds himself back in sunny Southern California, where he will throw a fierce Tiger into the ring surrounded by beautiful Bunnies.

On Friday, February 16th, Goossen will promote a fight card at the renowned Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. that will be televised live on Fox Sports Net’s “Best Damn Sports Show Period.”  Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (28-1, 17 KO’s), fresh off his win over Dominick Guinn, will face the dangerous Timor Ibragimov (21-1-1, 13 KO’s) in a clash between two big men who are both out to prove that they are one to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.  Also on the card will be the gifted the 168-pound undefeated sensation Andre Dirrell (10-0, 7 KO’s) and 140-pound undefeated powerhouse Jorge Paez Jr (12-0, 8 KO’s).

When asked how many new friends and long-lost relatives have been calling in an attempt to get a ticket into the Mansion, Goossen replied, “I really didn’t think about that when I made the deal, but since it has been announced, the phone has not stopped ringing.  It’s going to be a very big show.”

On February 22nd, six days after the Playboy Mansion show, Goossen travels to Central California stopping at the Tachi Palace and Casino in the town of Lemoore to promote the card featuring heavyweights Malik Scott and Malcolm Tann in separate bouts.

The following day, on February 23rd, Goossen-Tutor Promotions will put their fighter, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (19-2-1, 12 KO’s) in the co-main event in Copenhagen, Denmark against Spend Abazi (35-1, 10 KO’s) for the vacant IBF Lightweight Title.  Guerrero lost this very title last November when he came up short against Orlando Salido on point, but in a post-fight drug test, traces of the steroid Nandrolone were found in Salido’s system, making the 135-pound IBF strap vacant.

“With legendary trainer Freddie Roach now getting him ready for this fight, we should see Robert fight the way we’re used to seeing him fight,” said Goossen.  “When Robert lost his first pro fight to Gamaliel Diaz, he came back bigger and stronger, and in this case, when Robert lost his title back in November, I believe it will again make him bigger and stronger.”

The good news for boxing fans is that when the month of Presidents and sweethearts comes to an end, Goossen’s inexhaustible schedule will not, as he and those under the Goossen-Tutor banner plan blockbuster fights cards for the remainder of 2007.



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