Pittsburgh, PA - Boxing legend MIKE TYSON hosted The Final Press Conference this afternoon for “The Pride of Pittsburgh” at Boilermakers 154 in Pittsburgh, PA.
“The Pride of Pittsburgh” set for Friday Night, August 8th from the CONSOL Energy Center will be telecast LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 (9:00 p.m. ET).
MIKE TYSON: “We’re very excited to have IRON MIKE PROMOTIONS back here in Pittsburgh. This is an excellent fight town and from top to bottom we’ve put together an outstanding card.”
SAMMY VASQUEZ JR.: “It’s great to be fighting back home. Thanks to Mike Tyson for this opportunity and thanks to the fans in Pittsburgh for all of their support.”
JAMES STEVENSON: “I’d like to thank Mike Tyson for putting me on this show. He’s undefeated, so am I and that’s how I’m going to stay tomorrow night.”
MONTY MEZA-CLAY: “You know how I get it done. I’m the real main event and I’m all business. I may be the smallest up here but I’m the biggest fighter.”
IEVGEN KHYTROV: “I’m very happy to fighting here in Pittsburgh and I’m ready to put on a terrific performance.”
ERICKSON LUBIN: “This is my third fight in the Pittsburgh area and I’m ready to put on a show. I went the distance last time but this one will end by knockout.”
DENNIS GALARZA: “I’m here to win by knockout.”
“The Pride of Pittsburgh” is headlined by an IBF-USBA Welterweight Title clash between Pittsburgh’s SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. and fellow undefeated top prospect JAMES STEVENSON of Baltimore, MD.
Co-featured is a terrific 10-round lightweight battle between local favorite MONTA MEZA-CLAY and Sinaloa, Mexico veteran ALLAN HERRERA.
Opening the FOX SPORTS 1 international telecast is a six round middleweight bout between 2012 Ukrainian Olympian IEVGEN KHYTROV and Detroit based veteran WILLIE FORTUNE.
Sammy Vasquez Jr., 146.7 vs. James Stevenson, 145.8Tags: Mike Tyson , Erickson Lubin , Sammy Vasquez Jr. , Ievgen Khytrov
10-Rounds IBF/USBA Welterweight Title Bout
Monty Meza Clay, 136.5 vs. Allan Herrera 138
Ievgen Khytrov, 160.4 vs. Willie Fortune, 160.3
Erickson Lubin, 154.2 vs. Francisco Javier Reza, 155.8
Claudio Marrero, 128 vs. Felix Perez, 128.5
Dennis Galarza, 129.3 vs. Vincent Jennings, 129.3
Ryan Martin, 140 vs. Engelberto Valenzuela, 140
Amonte Eberhardt 149 vs. Travis McLaren, 151
Steve Geffrand, 185.5 vs. Darius Harris, 181
Advance tickets for “The Pride of Pittsburgh”, starting at $50 are available through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.