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Shelby & McGirt Ready For Mia on April 1
Posted on 04.11.2006 at 11:58 AM

Shelby & McGirt Ready For Mia on April 1
By Scoop Malinowski

Shelby "Girl" Walker has joined forces with world-renowned cornerman James "Buddy" McGirt for her next fight against Mia St. John - the battle of the beauties which is set for April 1st in Arizona.

Walker is working every day in McGirt's gym in Vero Beach, FL, alongside WBO Heavyweight champ Lamon Brewster, who himself is getting ready for his fourth title defense on April 1st against Sergei Liakhovich in Cleveland.

"Buddy puts at least an hour aside for each of his fighters," Walker said. "He's a very professional trainer. If I make one little mistake in anything I do - jumping rope, sparring, hitting the pads - it's corrected on the spot. I never had a trainer so thorough. Buddy loves what he does and it shows.

I feel more confident and I know how to put my punches together better. I know that Arturo Gatti, Lamon Brewster and Antonio Tarver - some of the most awesome fighters in the world - put their careers in Buddy's hands. I know I'm in the right hands."

For an up and comer like Walker, being around all that greatness in Vero Beach has been inspiring. And a dream come true.

"On my first day, I showed up an hour after Arturo Gatti left. Buddy told me Arturo was coming back, just to meet me. That was a very special moment for me."

Walker has been studying the intensity of the man who just might be the top heavyweight in the world today - Lamon Brewster. "He's a hard worker. I think Lamon Brewster's going to get a knockout. Lamon Brewster is the most soft-spoken, nicest boxer I've ever met. Till he starts boxing...He looks like a killer....a killer that can't be stopped. He hits haaard."

Walker is also gaining the conditioning wisdom of B.B. Hedson, who is responsible for developing Brewster's excellent stamina.


Shelby Walker vs Mia St John Announced - April 1

Saturday Night Fights featuring Mia Rosales St. John vs. Shelby "Girl" Walker

Palo Duro Golf Creek and Ringside Sports Presents:

"Saturday Night Fights"

Co-Main Event Featuring: Playboy's Mia "The Knock Out" Rosales St. John (42-6)vs. Shelby "Girl" Walker (7-4, 6 KO's)

Plus Co-Main Event & local Favorite Augustine Renteria (10-4) vs.
Hector Hernandez (8-1, 3KO's).

Plus other great bouts include: Arturo Ortega, Ray Mascarenas, Ilima Vicente, Carlos Barnett & Ivan Diaz.

Live from Palo Duro Golf Course in Nogales, AZ.

Saturday April 1st, 2006 doors open at 3 p.m.

Palo Duro Golf Classic Tournament starts at 10:00 am.

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