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Ray "Bradda" Cooper and Linebred, LLC. brings you an Amateur Fighting Event at the Neal Blaisdell Center at 7:00 pm, Saturday February 2, 2002.

The matches will consist of 3 rounds of 1 minute each.  Each fighter will be allowed to use only his hands.  The spinning backfist will also be a legal move.  No kicks, no grappling... Fighters will be wearing 16 ounce gloves and headgear.  Think of it as "Toughman" comes to Hawaii.

The purpose of this event is to provide a venue for local aspiring fighters who are curious about getting a taste of professional matches without diving straight into full blown full contact competition.  Ray also wants to provide a place where people can come to watch and participate in a sport that upholds professionalism and integrity.  He says "There is a lot of local talent around... All that is needed is to provide them a chance... a vision."

There are still slots left to enter this 32 man single elimination tournament.  There will be 2 weight classes, 201 lbs and over and 200 lbs and under.  If you are interested and want to see if you have what it takes to be a competitor, please either call Ray at 696-5502 or email afc@hawaii411.com.

The winners will receive $1000 in either a cash or gift certificate (after all, once you accept a cash prize, you aren't an amateur anymore).

If you would like to sponsor this event, please email requests as soon as possible to LinebredLLC@hawaii411.com.  They will be glad to accommodate you and develop a package that fits your budget which will include radio and newspaper advertisements, ringside seats, and banners and booths at the competition.

Please come out to the competition on Saturday, February 2.  Support the local talent and the visions, hopes, and desires that Bradda Ray is attempting to share with the Hawaii athletes.  You'll have a great time and will be provided with a great show.  Advance tickets are $25 and $27 at the door.  Or, you can go ringside for $40.  Please go to www.ticketplushawaii.com if you want some choice tickets, or call 526-4400.  You can also get tickets from the Blaisdell Box office or at Foodland or Sack and Save.

For more information, please contact Ray at 696-5502, or email LinebredLLC@hawaii411.com.

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