Monday, May 15, 2006

Risin' Up, Back on the Street | by Pat

A quick note for those in the Miami area looking for a good reason to take a long lunch break on Tuesday.

Notre Dame football star and team captain Tommy Zbikowski is in Florida and will shake out Tuesday, 11 am, on a raised ring at the Fontainbleau Resort in Miami Beach. Angelo Dundee, the Hall of Fame trainer, will be in the ring with Tommy Z. Bob Arum will be there and will outline details of Tommy Z's professional heavyweight debut on Top Rank's super-big Miguel Cotto v. Paulie Malignaggi Pay Per View June 10 at Madison Square Garden. Six bouts will be on the PPV.

"All of this is pretty big stuff for me," said Tommy Z. "On Tuesday I'll be in the ring in Miami with a legend in Angelo Dundee. On June 10 I will have my first professional fight at Madison Square Garden." George Foreman also had his first professional fight at Madison Square Garden. Big George stopped Don Waldheim in three rounds at MSG on June 23, 1969.

Fight fans are welcome to attend the Tommy Z workout.
I'm sure Tommy will welcome the warm weather after his grueling winter workouts in South Bend.