Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. ET for the highly-anticipated WBO Light Heavyweight World Title showdown between two-time champ Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) and long-time #1 contender Eleider "Storm" Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) which takes place Saturday, August 4 at the Etess Arena at the brand-new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Tickets range from $50 to $200 and are available online at TicketMaster.com and HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com.
The event is presented by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
About Kovalev-Alvarez: In the first boxing event at the newly opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev will defend his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title against undefeated contender Eleider "Storm" Alvarez on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Tickets range between $50 and $200 and go on sale to the public on Friday, May 18 through HardRockHotelAtlanticCity.com and Ticketmaster.com. The event is promoted by Main Events and Krusher Promotions in association with Groupe Yvon Michel and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Friday night will see the second match of Season VIII play-offs kicks off, as the France Fighting Roosters welcome the powerful Cuba Domadores in Salle Wagram. It will be some fascinating night in Paris, full of Olympic medalists and awaited powerful performances between two of the strongest teams in WSB history.
In Paris, it will be the C2 weight category opening the semi-finals with the flyweight (52 kg), lightweight (60 kg), welterweight (69 kg), light heavyweight (81 kg) and super heavyweight (91+ kg) ready to rumble in front of the French fans.
The French team, winner of the first Season of WSB, booked their best boxers to face the almighty Cuban, including Rio 2016 silver medalist and one of France’s favorite boxer Sofiane Oumiha (60 kg). Their squad also includes a selection of two foreign boxers, Spanish Gabriel Escobar and Romania’s Mihai Nistor.
“The France Fighting Roosters team is raring to host this semi-final against the Cuban dream team. Of course, the challenge is big for us and we will be fully prepared to compete against one of the most recognized team. It is a huge opportunity for the boxers to defy some of the best opponents in WSB, but also for the fans, who will witness this match in our iconic Salle Wagram”, said Brahim Asloum, General Manager of the Fighting Roosters franchise.
Two-times WSB champions Cuba Domadores, on the other hand, will arrive to Paris with none the less than 3 Olympic medalists, including one of Cuba’s most popular boxer right now, Julio La Cruz (81 kg). The night in Paris seems promising and the fans will be thrilled by the bouts of Friday, which will set the tone for next week’s leg 2.
“To be part of this team competition has always been a pride for the Cuban team. WSB has involved and developed to one of the most appealing events for Cuba and the boxers love this format, which help them grow as athletes. This year again, the team reached the play-offs with success and is looking forward to going to Paris for the semi-finals. We have a great line-up packed with boxers on the top of their form ready for the action against the French team”, said Mr. Puig de la Barca, General Manager of the Team and President of the Cuban Boxing Federation.
Tuto Zabala's All Star Boxing inks Puerto Rico's latest prospect Jr. Welterweight Yomar "The Magic" (14-0-11-KO's) Alamo from Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
"We are very pleased with Yomar, we have big plans for him, we will get him in the ring very soon" said Tuto Zabala Jr.
The Zabala family were pioneer promoters in Puerto Rico over 50 years ago, they have promoted several Puerto Rican champions, Zabala Jr. is looking to re start promoting in the island. The signing of prospect Yomar Alamo will certainly bring that desire to fruition, Alamo has a huge fan base in his hometown of Aguas Buenas.
"I'm very happy and thankful of officially being part of the Zabala family, I wanted to sign with a Latin promoter with a proven track record and the Zabala family is the one. Now is up to me to do my part for All Star Boxing,Inc" said Yomar Alamo
"Yomar and his father Armando are great folks, I'm looking forward to working very closely with them and revitalizing his hometown of Aguas Buenas with Boxeo Telemundo Ford LIVE" said Ruben De Jesus, Director of Operations of All Star Boxing,Inc