***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
EMANUEL "THE DRUNKEN MASTER" AUGUSTUS
RELOCATES TO LAS VEGAS TO BEGIN TRAINING WITH ROGER MAYWEATHER
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 25, 2008) Current
World Boxing Organization oriental welterweight champion
Emanuel "The Drunken Master" Augustus arrived in Las Vegas,
Nevada today at 10:15 A.M. pacific time at McCaren Airport
from Sydney, Australia to begin training with Roger Mayweather
at the Mayweather Boxing Club. Emanuel Augustus has relocated
to Las Vegas, Nevada to prepare for an all out assault on the
Jr. welterweight division and the opportunity to fight for a
Most boxing observers think Emanuel
Augustus has no chance in hell to win a world title. But a
focused and determined Emanuel Augustus is ready to prove the
boxing world wrong. Emanuel Augustus wants to thank his fans
for never giving up on him. Sin City Sports & Entertainment
wants to thank the WBO for all of their support of Emanuel
Augustus and we will be honored to fight for the WBO Jr.
welterweight title in the near future. We also would like to
thank the entire ESPN family for their continued support of
Emanuel Augustus throughout his career and we look forward to
fighting on ESPN next season.
Emanuel Augustus says "After 73 pro fights
and 14 years in the boxing game I finally feel that everything
is finally coming together for me. I came up in boxing the
hard way but now I feel I have the right team that can guide
me to a world title."
Nick Sampson & Macke Roberts of Sin City
Sports & Entertainment LLC says "Emanuel Augustus is an older
fighter but he also is a wiser more determined fighter.
Emanuel Augustus is a television executives dream he puts
asses in the seats and his fights get good TV ratings.
Emanuel Augustus has one of the most entertaining and fan
friendly boxing style in the business. When Emanuel Augustus
fights on TV he doesn't have boring fights. At the end of the
night fans go home saying wow Emanuel Augustus is incredible I
can't wait to see him fight again."
Emanuel Augustus says "I want to let all my
future opponents know that Emanuel Augustus is on a mission to
win a world title. Your manager, your promoter, the judges or
the referee will not be able to save you when I get you in the
Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts of Sin City Sports &
Entertainment LLC says "Earlier in his boxing career Emanuel
made some mistakes by taking fights on short notice & not
training properly. Before Emanuel fought on his natural god
given boxing ability and he fought in competitive fights with
six world champions. Emanuel Augustus at this point in his
career he has a solid team and strong foundation behind him.
We ask the boxing world not to judge his past or his boxing
record but to give Emanuel a second chance to show the world
what a dedicated Emanuel Augustus can do in the ring.
Nick Sampson and Macke Roberts of Sin City
Sports & Entertainment LLC says "Roger Mayweather is one of
the best trainers in pro boxing. With his training techniques
and championship fight experience Emanuel Augustus will shock
the world and become Jr. welterweight champion of the world."
Emanuel Augustus has been nominated along with "Irish" Mickey
Ward for the ESPN fight of the decade award. Tune in to the
season finale of ESPN "Friday Night Fights" on ESPN 2 on
September 5, 2008 live from Austin, Texas to find out the
winner of this prestigous award. In the main event of this
live boxing telecast James Kirkland goes up against Ricardo
Torres in a ten round junior middleweight fight.