De Lorenzi to SHINE in Lightweight Tourney
Guillaume De Lorenzi may appear in a one night Lightweight tournament for Shine Fights, according to Five Ounces of Pain. The event is tentatively scheduled for September 10th in Fairfax, Virginia.
Shine Fights last attempted an event featuring Ricardo Mayorga that had to be cancelled at the last minute. This arose after issues with Don King caused Mayorga to be pulled from the event and the North Carolina Athletic Commission had financial concerns and they shut it down.
Shine still is awaiting approval for the event from the Virginia Athletic Commission.
Tentatively scheduled to compete with De Lorenzi in the tournament are Josh Shockley, Marcus Aurelio, James Warfield, Richard Crunkilton, Charles Bennett, Carlo Prater, and Drew Fickett.
Shine Fights last tried to run a PPV on May 15th, which was to be headlined by Din Thomas vs. boxer Ricardo Mayorga. Due to contract issues with Don King, Mayorga was pulled from the event, which led to the North Carolina Athletic Commission shutting the show down, due financial concerns. Chute Boxe Head Augusto Oliveira recently stated that some of his fighters have not been paid for that event.