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Boxing News Tue, 19 Sep 2006

Ike Quartey Fights in December

According to a report in The St. Petersburg Times, middleweight Winky Wright and former welterweight champion Ike Quartey of Ghana have agreed to fight, December 2 at the St. Pete Times Forum. The report also indicates that Jeff Lacy will make his return on the undercard which will be televised on HBO.


Wright tells the paper: "Finally, I get to come home. I've been wanting to come back for a long time, but I just didn't have the television networks coming with me. But now I get the chance to show all my fans I appreciate them, and to thank them for following me out to Vegas and all the other little towns I've fought in."

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Quartey's promoter Lou DiBella confirms to the paper that he believes they have a deal, stating: "Looks like we're coming to Tampa. They made us a fair offer, and we agree.


Ike said he and Winky are both used to going into the lion's den, so he's willing to sign a contract. At this point I believe we have a deal."

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