PAUL SPADAFORA vs. JOHAN PEREZ FOR WBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30TH AT MOUNTAINEER HISTORICAL CHAMPIONSHIP ATTEMPT TO TIE ROCKY MARCIANO'S RECORD 49TH WIN WITHOUT A DEFEAT.
In a historic night of epic proportion, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with former pound-for-pound superstar's Roy Jones Jr. & Oscar De La Hoya & TNT Promotions team up on Saturday November 30th, 2013 to present a special edition of “Live Championship Boxing” at The Harv. In the 12 Round Main Event, Paul "The Pittsburgh Kid" Spadafora challenges Johan "El Terrible" Perez of Caracas, Venezuela for the WBA Super Lightweight Interim World Title.
Spadafora (48W-0L-1D, 19KO), the former IBF World Champion, following an extended period of lows has astonishingly roared back over the past year with three victories over top contenders including capturing the NABF Title in his last bout jetting himself back to the top of the division & earning another crack at another World Championship. In addition to this momentous opportunity the fight represents Spadafora's attempt to tie the late great Rocky Marciano all-time record of 49 wins without a loss & continue his pursuit of a future showdown with boxing's king Floyd Mayweather whom he as a highly publicized history as the only man on the planet to get the better of Mayweather inside the ring.
Perez (17W-1L-1D, 12KO), the former WBA Interim World Champion & current WBA International Champion, is coming off two consecutive televised victories on Showtime over Japan's 22W-0L Yoshihiro Kamegai & former World Champion Steve Forbes. The power punching Venezuelan simply known as "El Terrible" is determined to have his hands raised in victory over Spadafora to claim gold & keep his name a top the world stage.
8-Time World Champion & future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. adds "Watching this unique story build has been undoubtedly intriguing, but this is the moment we've all been waiting for...He's climbed all the way back, but can the Pittsburgh Kid really reclaim true World Championship glory once again against a hungry young Champion & tie an historic milestone all in the same night? We'll find out November 30th & I can't wait!"
Super Middleweight prospect "Big Chief" Morgan Fitch takes a COLOSSAL step up in class when he faces a fighter above him the rankings in Darnell "DEEZOL" Boone, the only man on the planet to not only knockdown Boxing's #2 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the world today Andre Ward, but also KNOCKOUT current Ring Magazine & WBC World Champion & 2013 Fighter of the Year Candidate Adonis Stevenson as well as provide current Ring Magazine #2 & WBO World Champion Sergey Kovalev his stiffest test in a razor thin split decision.
Prospect Wilkins "The Hispanic Hurricane" Santiago also steps up to the plate to face current NABC & Indiana State Light Middleweight Champion Eric "The Juggernaught" Draper. This intriguing battle follows the story line that both fighters have a common 2013 opponent in Mustafah Johnson whereas Santiago won a closely contested decision, but Draper turned the lights out in a sensational KO victory.
Northeast OH's Puerto Rican contingent will be happy to know that in addition to Santiago, its newest favorite son Antonio "Carita" Nieves gets his first opportunity on the big stage. The crowd pleasing Nieves is coming off of his first professional knockout victory in April at the Coliseo Manuel Iguina in Arecibo, Puerto Rico & looks to keep the momentum going.
Much more to come as fans can expect a full exciting slate of battles to which they've come accustomed to for this popular series of professional boxing at its best at the top venue in the tri-state area, the Harv at Mountaineer Casino in Chester, WV. As always don't miss the beautiful Ring Dolls. Tickets are on sale now. Don't be left out as you owe it yourself to witness this historic night of entertainment live!
Base ticket prices are VIP Ringside starting at $100, Section A $50, Section B $35 & Bleachers $25. All tickets are plus tax & $2.50 Etix service fee. Tickets can be purchased at Mountaineer Casino’s Players Club in person or by calling 1-800-804-0468 Ext. 8297 or online at www.MOREatMountaineer.com or www.Etix.com. Free parking & free shuttle service between the casino & the Harv on fight night. First bell 7:30 P.M. Bouts subject to change. Event sponsorship inquires please e-mail [email protected]
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