Phillips-Reid set for August 20!


Phillips-Reid set for August 20!

Promoter Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, in association with Foxwoods Resort Casino, will present a sensational championship fight card on August 9, 2006, in the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino, located at 39 Norwich Westerly Road in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The main event and co-featured fight will be televised live on ESPN2’s “Wednesday Night Fights.”


Former WBO and IBF jr. middleweight world champion Verno Phillips, 39-11-1, with 20 knockouts, of Denver, Colorado, will fight former NABF welterweight and jr. middleweight champion Teddy Reid, 23-7-2, with 17 knockouts, of Adelphi, Maryland, in the 12-round main event. The Trans America Boxing middleweight title will be at stake.


Now 36 years old, Verno is coming off an impressive win against former contender J.C. Candelo in his last fight in April. Ranked No. 8 in the world by The Ring, Verno has been fighting top opposition for over a decade and always gives strong performances.


35 year old Reid is an aggressive slugger who always makes exciting fights. He is coming off a draw in his last fight, but his last five wins have been by knockout.


In the co-featured bout scheduled for eight rounds, undefeated heavyweight prospect Alonzo Butler, 23-0-1, with 18 knockouts, of Knoxville, Tennessee, will fight Maurice Wheeler, 10-6-1, with one knockout, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


An exciting lineup of five supporting bouts is planned to complete the event. All bouts are subject to change without notice.


Weigh-in: Tuesday, August 8, at 4:30 P.M. at Foxwoods in the Employee Group Council Room at the Great Cedar Hotel.


Doors open at 7:00 P.M., first fight at 8:00 P.M.

Ticket prices: $35, $50, $65.

Tickets are available at Foxwoods Resort Casino Box Office - 800-200-2882, and online at