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Old 10-25-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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They say good things come to those who wait. It will be interesting to see if that old adage proves to be correct on Sunday November 20th 2011 when Western Australian fight fans will witness the long awaited return of Perth’s Mark “The Dominator” de Mori. The Don King promoted boxer who holds a 16 wins, 1 loss, 2 draw record with 14 knockouts, is facing Tennessee’s Matt Hicks over 10 rounds at the ****burn Basketball Centre. The international Heavyweight contest will end a two year hiatus from the ring, with de Mori having suffered promotional and injury issues. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring and put on a great show for my loyal supporters,” de Mori stated. “I’ve been out of the ring for two years and I can’t wait to take out all my frustration on Matt Hicks”.

The man who will be looking across the ring at de Mori on the night is the 193cm giant known as “Hurricane” Hicks. The Tennessee giant enters the bout sporting a record of 13 wins and 6 losses, with 12 wins by way of knockout. “I’m traveling all the way over to Perth to end the career of Mark de Mori,” quipped Hicks. “To be honest, I had never heard of him, but I know one thing is for certain, he is in a lot of trouble”. The former professional footballer tops the scales at an imposing 115kg and has stated: “I’ve watched a lot of Mark’s fights on YouTube. He does some impressive things in the ring. But I think he makes some mistakes that I will be able to use to my advantage. I’m coming over to knock him out, I don’t see the point in going the distance”.

The undercard features an array of local talent including the second half of the “Bruise Brothers,” Eric de Mori. The Light Heavyweight slugger looks to rebound from one years’ absence against an opponent yet to be determined. “It’s always been a dream of mine to fight on the same card as my brother. I’m chomping at the bit and really training hard. It’s going to be a night to remember,” he said.

Also headlining a stellar undercard is Perth’s Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne. The 193cm wrecking ball who tips the scales at 120kg is undefeated with 8 victories, with 7 coming inside the scheduled distance. Browne’s opponent is currently in the final stages of negotiations, but there is a distinct possibility that whoever it is will not see the final bell.

The card also features local boxers Xavier “X-Man” Lucas, Ricardo Monteleone, Glen Austin and Luke Sharp. Local Heavyweights Colin McKean and Grant Hollwood will also meet over 4 x 3 minute rounds.
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Great to see Mark De Mori finally matched-up.

Pity his opponent is 35 and hasn't won a fight in nearly 3 1/2 years.

But getting in the ring will be a step in the right direction for Mark .
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good luck to him. at least he's finally getting a fight.

man, you gotta ditch king. didnt you learn the last time?
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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when he steps in the ring and has an opponent opposite him and the bell rings and the ref says "box" i will believe it....until then he is a pretend boxer
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good luck to him. at least he's finally getting a fight.

man, you gotta ditch king. didnt you learn the last time?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
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good luck to him. at least he's finally getting a fight.

man, you gotta ditch king. didnt you learn the last time?
Flores has signed with King too.
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hey sm.

in your avatar it says sallywinder was right. which time are you talking about?
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I can see why De Mori has waited 2 years to get this fight with Hicks. This fight should propel him right back in the action. Sorry for the slack De Mori but come on.
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Great to see Mark taking control and finally having a good team surrounding him.

Hopefully Dominator Promotions can go from strength to strength.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:31 AM   #10
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A human sacrifice from Hicksville.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #11
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The myth may make some pathetic effort to return,but its all **** on a blanket,the old woopdidoo's won't wash off.Lets see if he makes as much of an impression as leapai did over orlov!!
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If he does fight....would be a start in the right direction.
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exactly, just getting in the ring and still being able to land punches will be a great step up
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He's sparring with Lucas Browne in the lead up. Should be ideal preparation.
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