Triller Fight Club today announced the lineup of the first of the ‘TrillerVerz’ events. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, kicking off Tuesday, August 3 at Madison Square Garden pairing professional boxing and a live Verzuz Rap Battle between DIPSET and THE LOX.
The ‘TrillerVerz’ events will take place the first Tuesday of each month in the legendary venue and will be broadcast live internationally on FITE.TV and TRILLER.co. The live event will start at 6:00 p.m. ET with the Verzuz Rap Battle commencing at 9:00 p.m. ET after a 30-minute intermission.
This will be the first-ever Verzuz Rap Battle with a live audience. Founded during the pandemic, the Verzuz Rap Battle’s became a social phenomenon with millions of viewers watching from all over the world.
The debut boxing event is headlined by a ten-round WBA heavyweight world title eliminator between Las Vegas, NV native Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter II, (19-1-1, 13 KOs), and Michael ‘White Delight’ Wilson, (21-1, 10 KOs), of Medford, OR.
Co-featured, ‘The Fighting Pride of Huntington, Long Island,’ former world champion Chris Algieri, (24-3-0, 9 KOs’), battles cross-town rival Mikkel ‘Slikk Mikk’ LesPierre, (22-2-1, 10 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY in a scheduled ten-round welterweight clash.
Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, tickets for the full evening of entertainment will go On-Sale Tomorrow, Thursday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET and may be purchased at MSG.com. Doors will open on the night of the event at 5:30 p.m. ET with the first bell at 6:00 p.m. ET. Entrance to the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden is at Seventh Avenue between 31st and 33rd Street. VIP packages are also available to the event through MSG.com.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be involved in bringing back such an important and culturally relevant piece of history, boxing on Tuesday nights at Madison Square Garden,” said Triller’s Ryan Kavanaugh. “To be pairing it with such an important and relevant movement today such as ‘Verzuz’ is exciting and we believe sets the tone for the future of entertainment. These two world’s colliding introduce a younger and older culture of different interests and bring together Triller’s culture graph into one room underneath the ‘TrillerVerz’ umbrella.
In a special attraction ten-round clash for the vacant IBF-USBA welterweight title, Eric ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Walker, (20-3, 9 KOs), of Plaquemine, LA faces local fan favorite southpaw Ivan ‘The Volk’ Golub, (22-2-1, 10 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY.
Among the other fan favorites fighting on the undercard include former Irish amateur standout, Joe Ward, (3-1, 2 KOs), of Moate, Ireland, seven-time USA National Champion, pro debuting flyweight Christina Cruz of New York City, heralded junior welterweight prospect Aaron ‘The Alien King’ Aponte, (3-0, 1 KO), of Hialeah Gardens, FL and undefeated light-heavyweight Matthew Tinker, (6-0, 5 KO’s) of New York City.
Also featured is heavyweight newcomer Robert Sabbagh, (2-0, 2 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, junior middleweight Nikoloz Sekhniashvili, (7-0, 5 KOs), of Gori, Georgia and pro debuting lightweight Harley Mederos of Brooklyn ,NY.