Evander Holyfield To Stage ‘Real Deal Showcase Series I’ - Jan. 26

Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing has announced ‘Real Deal Showcase Series I’, a sensational professional boxing card set for Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia.

Said Boxing Legend Holyfield, “I fought many times in Atlantic City and know first-hand how passionate and knowledgeable the boxing fans from Philadelphia are and look forward to presenting an entertaining card on January 26th.”

“We’ve got a number of fighters from the Philadelphia area and are very excited to work with the team at the Sugarhouse Casino on this action-packed event,” said COO of The Real Deal Boxing ERIC BENTLEY. “This will be our sixth national event since our inception in June and it’s been very rewarding to have the fans and media respond in such a positive manner to our shows.”

“With our showcase series, we truly want to highlight some of the top, young prospects in boxing and this initial event does just that.”


Advance tickets for ‘Real Deal Showcase Series I’, priced at $125, $75 and $50 are NOW ON SALE and may be purchased at  Sugarhouse Casino is located at 1001 N. Delaware, Philadelphia, PA 19125. Doors on the night of the event will open at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Headlining ‘Real Deal Showcase Series I’ undefeated top Philadelphia prospect STEVEN ORTIZ, (7-0-0, 2 KO’s), faces off against JOSHUA DAVIS, (11-2-0, 5 KO’s) in an eight round lightweight clash.

The 24-year-old Ortiz has continued to impress the local fans with his last four fights coming in the Liberty City, most recently winning a six round unanimous decision over then undefeated fellow prospect Tyrome Jones on June 24, 2017.

Davis will be looking to hit the win column again following his last bout, a hard-fought six round decision loss to Ray Lampkin on October 19, 2017 in Atlanta, GA on a Real Deal Boxing Promotions card celebrating Holyfield’s 55th birthday.

Prior to the loss Davis had won seven fights in a row, his most recent victory coming on May 19, 2017, knocking out Carlos Rosario in the seventh round in Philadelphia.

Co-featured is a sensational eight round super middleweight clash between Brazil’s ISAAC RODRIGUES, (22-2-0, 19 KO’s) and ANDY MEJIAS, (15-1-0, 6 KO’s) of Utica, New York.

Currently riding a seven-bout winning streak, six by knockout, the heavy-handed Rodrigues will look to keep the pressure on Mejias from the opening bell, a style that has worked well throughout his twelve-year career including victories over world class fighters; Brian Vera and Jose Pinzon.

Mejias will be looking to bounce back into the win column after suffering his first defeat in his most recent fight against Ian Green on March 23, 2017, a hotly contested six round majority decision loss. Prior to that Mejias had won his first fifteen fights as a professional dating back to 2006.

Rounding out the card, three top undefeated national prospects will see action against opponents to be announced.

Heavy handed 20-year-old EDGAR BERLANGA, (6-0-0, 6 KO’s), of New York, NY, will compete in a six-round middleweight clash, 20-year-old welterweight prospect, JARON ‘Boots’ ENNIS, (17-0-0, 15 KO’s), of Philadelphia will see action in an eight rounder and 22-year-old, 2017 National Golden Gloves Champion POINDEXTER KNIGHT JR., (1-0-0, 1 KO) also of Philadelphia will battle in a scheduled four rounder in the welterweight division.

Also featured on the card is super middleweight BRANDON ROBINSON, (8-1, 6 KO’s), fighting in a six rounder against an opponent to be announced.

More details on the exciting undercard for ‘Real Deal Showcase Series 1” will be announced shortly.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GavinLee on 01-04-2018

[QUOTE=CLUBBER!;18378210]Nice idea, but $50 minimum to see people nobody has ever heard of? I've seen cheaper tickets for fighters who have actually been on TV before.[/QUOTE] It's the exact same price as every other boxing event at that casino... And…

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-02-2018

This is a low-budget show that probably will not be televised and for these prices it doesn't add up...I'm curious who really is backing Holyfield with the dollars as a promoter ...I know he's still involved with WBC so to…

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 01-02-2018

[QUOTE=CLUBBER!;18378210]Nice idea, but $50 minimum to see people nobody has ever heard of? I've seen cheaper tickets for fighters who have actually been on TV before.[/QUOTE] The dude running his promotion company has no idea what he's doing. They're trying…

Comment by CLUBBER! on 01-02-2018

Nice idea, but $50 minimum to see people nobody has ever heard of? I've seen cheaper tickets for fighters who have actually been on TV before.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered Photos: Jarrell Miller Grinds To Do Damage on Duhaupas Photos: Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Sulecki Clash Giovani Santillan Aims To Make a Statement Against Barboza Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis on Golovkin-Martirosyan Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - Face To Face in Montreal News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Isiah Jones, Reece Cartwright, More World Boxing Council 147 Tournament - Stream Information Estrada Vows: Menayothin Will NOT Tie Mayweather's 50-0! Warren: Saunders' Domination of Lemieux Scared Off Golovkin Skeete: Spence is The Best at 147, Matthysse is The Weakest Link Photos: Rey Vargas Grinding Hard For Azat Hovhannisyan Clash Menard: I'll Show Everyone Devin Haney Took Too Big a Step Up Lomachenko: I Want To Show That Linares' Size Won't Matter Carlos Cuadras Vows To Overcome Battle With Drugs and Alcohol Keith Thurman Plans to Return From Hand Injury 'This Summer' Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad! Vanes: This Fight Will Be Like Two Mexicans Going To War Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500 Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues Loeffler's Hollywood Fight Night Series Returns on May 22 Photos: Lomachenko Putting in Work For Linares Showdown Keith Thurman Explains Why He Vacated The WBC World Title Chocolatito Appears Unlikely For Golovkin-Vanes Card Jessie Vargas Would Fight Broner in Texas - Rejects Idea of Ohio Saunders: Even if Canelo Beats GGG - He's Still a Cheat To Me News: Matias vs. Estrella Set, Zuhayr Al-Qahtani, Castillo, Villa Photos: Gary Russell, Joseph Diaz - Go Face To Face at Presser Mikey Garcia vs. Robert Easter Unification Next, Says Sulaiman Keith Thurman Vacates WBC Title, Garcia-Porter Ordered Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte - WBC Final Eliminator Ordered Hearn: Daniel Jacobs Likes The Jermall Charlo Fight

Latest Active Forum Threads