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CES lands three Foxwoods dates

Jimmy Burchfield, president of Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), has announced that CES will promote three professional boxing cards at Foxwoods Resort Casino in 2010. The first show is scheduled for March 12 with the rematch between heavyweights Tony “TNT” Grano (16-1-1, 13 KOs) and Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-2, 7 KOs) headlining “Brace For Impact” in Fox Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn. The undercard will be announced shortly. The other CES dates at Foxwoods are Sept. 24 and Oct. 22.

“I’ve been allies and friends with not only the many members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, but the management of Foxwoods and MGM since before Foxwoods was built,” Burchfield said. “CES has promoted boxing shows at Foxwoods since the beginning and we’re excited to come to an agreement to promote three shows there this year. Fans know that CES promotes competitive fights and entertaining shows that you can’t find anywhere else.”

“CES has sold out many shows at this great venue and all of us are very proud to continue that tradition. Our entire team is going to be creative and we’re discussing plans to add unique variety to our 2010 series, including special promotions for our most loyal fight fans.”

Foxwoods has hosted some of boxing’s greatest fights (James Toney vs. Vasilly Jirov, Scott Pemberton vs. Omar Sheika I & II) and fighters (Vinny Paz, Julio Cesar Chavez, Larry Holmes, Evander Holyfield, Roy Jones Jr., Floyd Mayweather Jr., Pernell Whitaker, etc.) during the past two decades.

“Jimmy Burchfield is one of the few hands-on promoters today,” commented William Satti, Director of Public Affairs, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. “He really believes in boxing and the advancement of fighters. We’re all very familiar with Jimmy and CES. He has promoted great shows here for years and we’re happy he will continue to bring excitement to our venue at Foxwoods.”

Tickets for “Brace For Impact,” priced at $40.00, $60.00 and $100.00, are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254) or Foxwoods (800.200.2882), going online at or, or in person at the Foxwoods box office.

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