Veteran promoter Don King has announced a pay-per-view card featuring two world title fights - taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL on Friday, Jan. 29.
While the card will not be open to a live audience, King will present two world title fights--one for the WBA 'regular' heavyweight championship and the other for the WBA 'regular' cruiserweight championship plus three other classic fights of the past on Don King TV live streamed worldwide for $19.95 (www.donking.com).
King won the WBA purse bid back on March 2, 2020 for the heavyweight title fight pitting WBA champion Mahmoud 'Manuel' Charr (31-4, 17 KOs) from Germany via Syria and the number one contender in Trevor Bryan (20-0, 14 KOs) from Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The WBA has mandated the fight to be held by Jan. 29th and the organization's president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has stated “should any or both of the fighters (Charr and Bryan) fail to sign the contract, they will lose their position as champion or/and mandatory challenger.”
Both fighters have gone through VADA testing.
“I’ve won the purse bid and the WBA is mandating that this fight take place by Jan. 29th and that is when we are having this boxing card in a bubble at the Hard Rock,” said King.
Prior to the main event, Beibut Shumenov (18-2, 12 KOs), the WBA 'regular' cruiserweight champion from Las Vegas via Kazakhstan, will defend his world title against Raphael Murphy (14-1, 11 KOs) from Harlington, TX in a 12-round bout.
Also on the card, a heavyweight fight featuring former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (25-4-1, 21 KOs) from Las Vegas, NV via Canada