Triller Fight Club and Ares Entertainment have announced plans for “Lineage of Greatness II,” an evening of boxing on Saturday, October 22 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS and broadcast live globally on FITE.
Featured on the card in separate fights will be the sons of four former world champions; undefeated heavyweight contender Kenzie “TCB” Morrison, (20-0, 18 KOs), junior lightweight contender Jose Luis Castillo Jr, (24-3, 18 KOs), welterweight prospect Roberto Duran Jr. (9-2, 7 KOs) and the pro debut of middleweight Steve Cunningham Jr.
Special guest commentators on the broadcast will be “The Voice of Combat Sports,” Sean Wheelock and Amir Tyson, the son of one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time.
“The strategic partnership with Ares Entertainment and the principals, Joe Kelly and Michael Abul, presents tremendous opportunities domestically and abroad – developing future stars of boxing, legendary match-ups and blockbuster PPV fights,” David Tetreault, President of Triller Fight Club, said. “The Lineage of Greatness II solidifies a new genre of boxing that brings the sons of world champions to the center stage, giving fans amazing bouts coupled with significant nostalgia.”
Son of the former heavyweight world champion Tommy Morrison, Kenzie Morrison, holder of the WBC-USNBC heavyweight title, has carved an exceptionally successful career of his own. Known for his tremendous knockout power, Morrison has stunned boxing crowds with seven consecutive stoppages, six in the first round. Most recently, Morrison stopped the now infamous Hasim Rahman Jr. in the fifth round on April 29 in Las Vegas, NV.
Son of Mexican boxing icon Jose Luis Castillo, the hard-punching Luis Castillo Jr. has displayed his father’s heavy hands and warrior spirit since turning professional in 2013. The former professional soccer player with Buhos Unision F.C. in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico has knocked out his last eight opponents. He will be making his United States debut at “Lineage of Greatness II.”
Son of legendary hall of famer Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran, Roberto Duran Jr., fights out of Miami, FL. With four big wins in 2021, three by knockout, Duran Jr. will look to bounce back into the win column following a decision loss to Arturo Moreno on April 29.
After an outstanding amateur run, Steve Cunningham Jr., son of former cruiserweight world champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham, will make his professional debut in a bout scheduled for four rounds.