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Art Dore Back in the Television Business

June 5, 2011       Leave a Comment
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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AdoreAble Promotions, Inc., national sports promotion company from Bay City, has a new television show debuting Friday, June 3, 2011 on FUEL TV. ( Locally Charter Channel 211, Direct TV Channel 618 and Dish Network Channel 156. The show is called 'Hometown Throwdown' and features local fighters competing for cash prizes and bragging rights.

It is the fast paced action packed entertainment with a twist. The fights are kickboxing with fighters having to attempt a minimum of 4 kicks per round. Each bout is 3 one minute round with fighters wearing 16 ounce gloves, headgear, groin protection plus foot pads (kick pads).


'The kicking adds another skill needed and also adds to the thrills and spills and more knockouts and wild action!' says Stephen Coppler, President of AdoreAble Promotions Inc. The 'Hometown Throwdown' will feature fights and fighters from LaCrosse, WI Friday, June 3 and Friday, June 10 at 10 PM as part of Fuel TV's Friday Fight Night. The show features local businessman and Toughman founder Art Dore as master of ceremonies and in ring announcer as well as show producer. 'The show has incredible fight action, does great features on everyday guys, their stories, where they work, what drives them to fight, their families 'and creates small town America's Hometown Heroes.' says Coppler.

FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunesĀ®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox's 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports.

In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises on MSN, and, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox?s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.

API is the leading promoter of combative sports nationwide over the past 32 years producing hundreds of LIVE events as well as producing the highest rated fight shows for men 18-34 years old on TV. API produces shows using the following trademarks and formats: Original Toughman Contest Boxing, Hometown Throwdown Kickboxing, Extreme Cage Combat 8.0 MMA and Toughman UK. API also produces concerts, charity events, and celebrity appearances throughout the country.

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