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GALAXY BOXING AND MIDDELWEIGHT CHAMP JAMES TONEY HEADLINE CLINIC AT THE 1993 NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

 DETROIT, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't know a jab from a hook? Thirty or more Galaxy Boxing professionals and amateurs will demonstrate a jab, a hook and much more during an afternoon boxing exhibition on Saturday, Jan. 9, during the opening day of Celebrity Weekend at the 1993 North American International Auto Show.
 James Toney, undefeated six-time IBF middleweight champion, will headline the list of pro boxers on hand at the demonstration.
 "We'll run through a typical workout," said Galaxy Boxing Manager Jackie Kallen. "We want to give people a feel for what a day in the life of a boxer is like."
 The boxers, many of them preparing for bouts at The Palace of Auburn Hills only a few days later, will perform their exercise routines and invite members of the audience to join in. Galaxy Boxing will give away tickets to the fights at The Palace during the demonstration.
 In addition to the boxers, coaches, officials and doctors will be available to answer questions about the sport.
 "We want people to learn about the safety aspects of the sport as well as the techniques," said Kallen. "We don't just teach boxing. We teach life lessons -- like discipline, teamwork, self esteem, patience and tolerance -- in the gym."
 Galaxy Boxing, in existence for nearly five years, has 30 to 40 amateur and professional boxers in its program. They range from 8 years old and 60 pounds to 30 years old and nearly 300 pounds.
 "We believe our amateur program is as important as our professional training," said Kallen. "The amateurs are our farm system for the champions of tomorrow."
 Led by Toney, who has a Feb. 13 fight to be aired on HBO, the list of professional boxers at ringside signing autographs and providing tips will include:
 -- Lonnie Beasley, an up-and-coming junior middleweight known for his quickness and his 14-1-1 record;
 -- Bronco McKart, a Monroe, Mich., welterweight undefeated in five professional fights. McKart fights at The Palace Jan. 12;
 -- Terry Pitts, the amateur heavyweight highly touted during the Olympic trials who recently turned professional;
 -- Tarick Salmacie, the handsome Dearborn, Mich., fighter is also known as the "Arabian Prince." He too will be preparing for a Jan. 12 bout at The Palace;
 -- Warren Jackson, a national amateur title winner who is undefeated as a professional middleweight fighter;
 -- Leo Noland, an undefeated cruiserweight on his way to becoming a heavyweight;
 -- Robbie D., an exciting junior middleweight fighter also known as "Rockin Robbie D."
 The boxing exhibition will be held in the lower level of Cobo Hall from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. The demonstration is free to show- goers.
 Other stars appearing at Celebrity Weekend include: Tigers -- Cecil Fielder and Alan Trammell; Pistons -- Isiah Thomas and Orlando Woolridge; Red Wings -- Jimmy Carson and Tim Cheveldae; Lions alumni -- Joe Schmidt, Eric Hipple and Gary Danielson; racers Bill Elliott and Robbie Buhl; golfer Johnny Miller and dozens of other local and national sports, entertainment and media celebrities.
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 /CONTACT: NAIAS PR Staff, 313-393-4050/


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