AND CEDRIC BOSWELL RETURN TO THE RING ON JAMES TONEY-RYDELL BOOKER CARD SEPTEMBER 23 AT PECHANGA RESORT AND CASINO
It will be a night of long-anticipated returns
on Thursday, September 23 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California, when three-division world
champion and current #1 heavyweight contender James "Lights Out" Toney enters the ring for the first
time since undergoing surgery earlier this year and battles unbeaten rising star Rydell Booker in a 12 round WBC
Continental Americas and IBA world championship bout to be televised live on Fox Sports Net’s "Best Damn
Sports Show Period." And while the return of "Lights Out" is cause enough for boxing fans to
be glued to their television sets, two other high-profile warriors will make their 2004 debuts on the card as well,
when former bantamweight world champion Wayne "The Pocket Rocket" McCullough and heavyweight
contender Cedric "The Bos" Boswell roar back onto the boxing scene in two compelling 10 rounders.
"If you’re a boxing fan, this is a show you can’t miss," said Dan Goossen of
Goossen Tutor Promotions. "Not only do you have the best damn heavyweight in the world, James Toney,
fighting live on the "Best Damn Sports Show Period," but you can also see Cedric Boswell, who is one
of the most exciting heavyweights of this new generation, taking on a former world champion in the co-feature, and
the return of one of the sport’s true warriors in Wayne McCullough.
Doors open at 4pm (PT) and
the first bout starts at 4:15pm (PT). The main event starts at 5:30pm (PT).
McCullough (26-4, 17
KOs), a native of Belfast, Ireland who now makes his home in Las Vegas, is a former bantamweight champion and one of
the few fighters in the game who can truly say he has never been in a bad fight. An aggressive dervish with a chin
of steel, the 1992 Olympic Silver medallist has faced some of the fight game’s top practitioners over the course of
his career, including Erik Morales, Naseem Hamed, and Hall of Famer Daniel Zaragoza. "Dan stepped up and
gave me an opportunity to fight and he knows I won’t let him or the fans down," said McCullough. "I
always give one hundred percent in the ring, and I’m ready to show the world that "The Pocket
Rocket" is ready to soar again." McCullough’s opponent on September 23 will be announced shortly.
Cedric Boswell (21-1, 16 KOs), who takes on former world cruiserweight champion Imamu Mayfield
(24-5-2, 18 KOs) in the ten round co-feature on September 23, is a concussive puncher with both hands, and after a
questionable stoppage loss at the hands of Jameel "Big Time" McCline in October of 2003,
"The Bos" is excited to get himself back into contention for a world title. "This is my time
and I’m more than ready to make my presence felt, especially since my move to new trainer Joe Goossen" said
Atlanta’s Boswell. "The heavyweight division is wide open and I don’t believe that anyone out there can stop
Tickets for this unforgettable night of boxing, priced at $200, $175, $125, and
$75, are available at the Pechanga Box Office, or by calling 877-711-2WIN.