Terrible Tim Ready to Rock on March 10

Plus: Amy Hayes to serve as Ring Announcer for All Goossen Tutor Promotions

LAS VEGAS, March 5 - Former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Tim Witherspoon won't go away, won't quit a game he can still rule. His climb toward what he hopes to be his third world title continues March 10 when he takes on Darroll "Doin' Damage" Wilson of Danville, VA (25-5-2, 19 KOs) at the beautiful new Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas.

The fight, promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC, will be televised by Fox Sports Net, which recently entered into a multi-fight agreement with GT to televise several of its upcoming promotions.

Though 44, Witherspoon (52-11-1, 36 KOs) recorded two big wins last year, defeating Eliecer Castillo in March and stopping highly-touted David Bostice inside one round in February.

"Tim's problem in the past has been simple, motivation," said Dan Goossen. "If he's motivated, he's one of the most viable heavyweights out there. He's a very, very dangerous fighter." According to Witherspoon's manager, Tom Moran, his fighter is older and therefore, a lot wiser. "Tim feels there is a reason to be here now, that he can compete with these guys," Moran said. "He wants to show them what he has left. He wants to fight for that championship one more time."

Wilson, one of the most exciting fighters in the heavyweight division, owns KO victories over, among others, Shannon Briggs and Courage Tshabalala. The Tshabalala fight was acknowledged as one of the all-time best fights ever aired on the "Tuesday Night Fights" series. 'Doin Damage' has also gone to war with contenders David Izon and Terrance Lewis in losing efforts.

In addition, viewers will get a chance to see one of boxing's up and coming ring announcers in action, the beautiful Amy Hayes, who recently signed a deal to serve in that capacity for all upcoming fights put on by the California-based promoter and FSN. "I'm excited to be working with them exclusively," said Ms. Hayes, a former model who has appeared in Maxim magazine and is featured in the March issue of Playboy magazine. And for this fight, "I'll be wearing something very Vegas-appropriate. I want to be a breath of fresh air, but I won't be crossing any lines in the way I dress. I care very much what the fighters and the audience think. I'll just want to look good and do a good job."

Said Dan Goossen, "Amy has tremendous ring presence and a love of her job. I think in a very short period of time she will become a major contributor to the overall entertainment of our event."

The semi-main event on March 10 will be a 12-round NABF Flyweight Championship Bout between Gerson Guerrero (23-4, 17 KOs), the NABF champion, against tough Mariano Gonzalez (17-5-2, 11 KOs) of Monterey, Mexico.

Also featured on the card will be two of Russia's finest pro prospects. Welterweight Mohamad Abdulaev (5-0, 4 KOs), an Olympic Gold Medalist in 2000 who holds an amateur win over highly touted Ricardo Williams Jr., will be in action in a six rounder, and Abdulaev's Olympic teammate, heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev (3-0, 3 KOs) will square off against Derek Berry in a four round matchup.

The other bouts on the seven fight card will also include heavyweight prospect Chester Hughes (15-1, 10 KOs) in a 6-round bout, and Russia's Olga, "The Siberian Tigress" (4-0, 2 KOs) in a women's lightweight 4-round bout against Puerto Rico's Vanessa Pine (2-1, 1 KO).

Tickets, priced at $35, $50 and $100, are on sale now at all Station Casinos including Green Valley Ranch Resort and at all tickets.com outlets. Order online or by phone by calling 1-888-464 2468. First bout starts at 2:15 pm (PT), and the first televised bout is on Fox Sports Net at 3:00 pm (PT).

For more information on Green Valley Ranch Resort, visit www.greenvalleyranchresort.com



About Goossen Tutor Promotions:

Already one of the top boxing promoters in the country, Dan Goossen's influence in the fight game will be even stronger following the formation of a partnership with construction magnate Ronald Tutor, president and CEO of Tutor-Saliba Corp.

Goossen Tutor Promotions will operate out of Sherman Oaks, California, where Dan and his nine brothers and sisters were raised. "I grew up with Dan and the Goossens," said Tutor, who also was involved in the old Ten Goose Boxing company started by Dan back in the early 1980's. "We're very close friends."

With the addition of Ron Tutor's name to the company letterhead, Goossen will gain strong financial backing and will be able to focus more on what he does best - promoting. "I'll play a strong role in the business end and Dan will be able to concentrate on the boxing part of it," said Tutor, one of the largest public-works contractors in the United States. "He'll take his promoting skills - which are second to none - and handle the day-to-day boxing business. He'll be on the front lines and I'll be in the background, overseeing the financial and business end."

"With Ron's business success and acumen and my promoting ability, I feel we have as good a one-two punch as anybody in the industry," said Goossen.

Since the formation of his promotional company six months ago, Goossen has promoted three successful boxing shows, all in California. He also recently reached a multi-fight agreement with Fox Sports Net to promote televised shows for its Sunday Night Fights series.

Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC.
153 Ventura Blvd. Suite 400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818-817-8001
Fax: 818-817-8005



CONTACTS:

Norman D. Horton
NDH Consultants
323-418-0850
greendora@aol.com

Craig Goossen
Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC.
818-817-8001
ceegoose@aol.com


Mary Gadbois (Media Credentials)
Goossen Tutor Promotions, LLC.
702-240-1848
mggolfer@hotmail.com

Chris Fiumara
Green Valley Ranch
702-617-7777
chris.fiumara@stationcasinos.com