Pittsburgh, PA. - Boxing legend MIKE TYSON and Iron Mike Productions Presents “The Pride of Pittsburgh” on Friday, August 8th at CONSOL Energy Center and telecast LIVE on FOX Sports 1, headlined by the Steel City’s favorite son, SAMMY “The Who Can Mexican” VASQUEZ.
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.
Fighting in the hottest division in boxing, Vasquez will face off against fellow undefeated Baltimore, Maryland native JAMES “Keep ‘em Sleepin” STEVENSON in the 10-round main event contested for theIBF/USBA Welterweight Title.
Returning home following two outstanding nationally televised knockouts this year that validated his future star status in the sport, the 28-year-old Vasquez boasts an unblemished record of 15-0-0 with eleven knockouts.
The busy Vasquez will be making the fifth start of his 2014 campaign, all four of his previous fights this year ending by stoppage.
Most recently, Vasquez defeated Jay Krupp with a show stopping third round knockout on June 6 in a bout telecast LIVE on ESPN Friday Night Fights from Verona, New York.
Fighting for the first time at the Turning Stone Casino, Vasquez had the crowd on their feet, dropping Krupp in each of the three rounds.
Prior to that outstanding performance, the Pittsburgh native stunned the huge crowd in Monroeville, PA on April 18 with a first round stoppage of then undefeated prospect Juan Rodriguez Jr. which was broadcast on SHOWTIME.
Vasquez dropped Rodriguez three times in the initial stanza, forcing referee Phil Rogers to halt the carnage.
Known as one of he toughest fighters on the Eastern Seaboard, the 31-year-old Stevenson has compiled a record of 21-0-0 (14KO’s), since turning professional five years ago.
Co-featured at “The Pride of Pittsburgh” is an eight round lightweight clash between the highly popular, local fan favorite, MONTY MEZACLAY and Nicaraguan battler RENE “Super Chirizo” GONZALEZ.
With a record of 35-3-0 (21KO’s), Clay is riding a seven bout-winning streak, capped by an eight round unanimous decision over Adolfo Landeros on May 17 in Chester, West Virginia.
The 30-year-old Gonzalez, 31-6-1 (23KO’s), will be making his United States debut, most recently competing for the Interim WBA Junior Lightweight Title against Bryan Vasquez on October 26th in San Jose, Costa Rica in a bout declared a technical decision after Gonzalez suffered a bad cut over his left eyebrow in the fifth round.
In a special attraction six round middleweight battle, 2012 Ukrainian Olympian IEVGEN “The Ukrainian Lion” KHYTROV will face off against tough Detroit veteran WILLIE FORTUNE “500”.
With five show stopping knockouts to start off his professional career Khytrov, 5-0-0 (5KO’s), has become a must see attraction since relocating to Brooklyn, New York.
Looking to stay busy, the sure-fire 2014 “Prospect of the Year” candidate will be making the fifth start of this year.
The much more experienced Fortune enters the ring against Khytrov with a record of 17-1-0 (8KO’s), having won an eight round shut out unanimous decision on October 17, 2013 against Angel Rios in front of his Motor City faithful.
As has become custom at all Iron Mike Productions events around the country, a sensational undercard will be announced shortly. CONSOL Energy Center is located at 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. Further information can be located at their website, www.consolenerycenter.com
Sammy Vasquez-James Stevenson on FS1, August 8
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 07-22-2014
Iron mike has a future world champion in Sammy.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Sure, Why Not Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Arum: I Would NEVER Do Pacquiao vs. Golovkin - It Was a Joke! Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Mason Menard's Fight Now Off Due To Bookkeeping Issue Molina Still Wants Danny Garcia Fight: He Has Holes in His Armor Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Demetrius Andrade Very Motivated as Jack Culcay Clash Nears Photos: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work at Wild Card Gym Canelo Says The Ball is in Golovkin's Court: Accept The Offer! Ricardo Mayorga Crashes Into Taxi, Pursued For 200K in Damages Canelo Eager To Prove WBO Prez's Prediction of Mayweather KO Vences: A Win Over Casey Ramos Will Open A lot of Doors For Me Photos: Juanma, Vazquez Explode in Very Tense Final Presser Ustinov's Manager Expects WBA To Order Klitschko Title Fight Premier Boxing Champions Reveal Season 3 Schedule Helenius Faces Basile on 12/17, Chisora Rematch Eyed For March Arthur Abraham Shelved For Three Weeks Due To Elbow Injury SHO's Espinoza: Mayweather Won't Even Joke About Ring Return Curtis Stevens-De La Rosa Added To PPV Portion of Kovalev-Ward Briggs Claims Haye Used His Name: He Backed Out of Our Deal Cuellar Vows To Take Mares Out - Targets Frampton, Santa Cruz Klitschko: No Retirement, Joshua Fight Will Be Biggest in Years Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: Juanma Repulses Me, I Will Knock Him Out! Jarrett Hurd vs. Jo Jo Dan Set, Jorge Cota is Now Out Badou Jack Thinks Ward-Kovalev is 50-50, Leans Ward With Pick De La Hoya Not Concerned With The Return of Richard Schaefer Andre Ward: Kovalev Won't Bully Me - He Tires, He Gets Frustrated Arum: Trump Thought of Andy Ruiz When He Said 'Bad Hombre' Tino Avila Wants To Dominate Ramirez, Fight For Title in 2017 Molina: Look at My Wilder Fight, I'll Raise Hell Against Joshua! David Haye: In 2017 I Will Be Heavyweight Champion - I Know It! De La Hoya To Critics: I Strongly Feel Canelo-Golovkin Will Happen Taras Shelestyuk Aims To Follow Gold Path of His Olympic Mates Brandon Rios a Free Agent, No Longer a Top Rank Fighter Katie Taylor Mulling Pro Move, Heading To Eddie Hearn? Fenech: Mundine-Green II is Bullsh*t Fight - Must Be Stopped! Nonito Donaire: I Want The Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Winner Next! Jack Doesn’t Take Much From DeGale’s Tough Fight with Medina
Latest Boxing Video Video: Bob Arum Talks Schaefer, Trump, King, UFC, More Video: Manny Pacquiao Putting in Work For Vargas Title Clash Video: Freddie Roach on Thurman-Garcia, Lebedev-Gassiev, More Video: Manny Pacquiao Talks Camp, Retirement, Vargas, More Video: Joe Smith Jr. Very Pumped To Face Bernard Hopkins Video: Oscar De La Hoya on Schaefer's Return, Hopkins, More Video: Bernard Hopkins, Joe Smith - Go Face To Face Video: Bernard Hopkins Breaks Down Joe Smith Showdown Video: Buboy Fernandez Breaks Down Pacquiao vs. Vargas Bout Video: Manny Pacquiao Discusses Camp, Vargas Fight, More
Recent Top Stories
Latest Active Forum Threads