Tickets are on sale now to the general public for the upcoming showdown between two-time Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs) versus Igor Mikhalkin (21-1, 9 KOs) and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol (12-0, 10 KOs) versus Sullivan Barrera (21-1, 14 KOs), which takes place on Saturday, March 3 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for this exciting event are priced from $50 to $300 and will be available through ticketmaster.com and the Madison Square Garden box office.
The event will be promoted by Main Events, Krusher Promotions and World of Boxing in association with EC Box Promotions and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET/PT.
About March 3: The Saturday, March 3 main event between Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev and Igor Mikhalkin is a 12-round match-up for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The co-main event features WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Dmitry Bivol versus Sullivan Barrera in a 12-round title fight. The event is promoted by Main Events, Krusher Promotions and World of Boxing in association with EC Box Promotions and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®. Tickets range from $50 to $300 and will be available through TicketMaster.com, the Madison Square Garden Box office and the Main Events office by calling 973-200-7050 or emailing [email protected].
BoxNation is set to get 2018 off to a bang this weekend when undefeated IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr makes the first defence of his title against former two-division world champion Lamont Peterson.
‘The Channel of Champions’ will air the mouth-watering clash exclusively live in the UK and Ireland this Saturday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In a talent-stacked division 28-year-old Spence is regarded by many as the number one fighter at welterweight and will be looking to prove that unequivocally this year but must first get past a formidable challenger in Peterson.
The Washington DC native Peterson is known for his aggressive and come-forward approach in the ring, collecting world titles at 140 and 147 pounds while facing some of the biggest names in the sport, including Danny Garcia, Amir Khan and Timothy Bradley.
This Saturday night’s clash, exclusively live on BoxNation, is sure to have fans on the edge of their seats with the exciting Spence coming-off a dominant 11th round win over Kell Brook last summer in which he claimed the IBF welterweight world title.
Unbeaten Spence, who has 19 KOs in his 22 wins, is aiming to carry on where he left off but 33-year-old Peterson is also in good form having returned to the ring last year to claim the 35th win of his career over tough Russian David Avanesyan.
"My goal is to unify the welterweight division in 2018, but this fight is a true test and Lamont Peterson is a veteran that I definitely will not overlook," said Spence. "I sparred him in the amateurs and I know what he brings to the table. I have to get through him to achieve my goals and that is what I plan on doing on Saturday night."
Peterson too is in an upbeat mood going into the fight and is ready for the challenge ahead.
"First off, I'm happy to be getting back in the ring," said Peterson. "I've stayed in the gym and I'm ready to go. This is a fight I wanted and as I said before when I became a welterweight, I want to fight the best and make the fights that people want to see. I'm ready to give it my all and give the fans a great show."
Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to get 2018 off to a fantastic start with this special fight on Saturday night. Errol Spence Jr is one of the most gifted fighters in this sport and perhaps the very best at welterweight. He will be looking to prove that he is the undisputed number one at 147-pounds and that starts this Saturday night exclusively live on BoxNation when he takes on a former two-division world champion in Lamont Peterson. This fight has all the ingredients for an enthralling toe-to-toe matchup that BoxNation subscribers will not want to miss.”
BoxNation is available on Sky/Freeview/Virgin/TalkTalk/EE/Apple TV/ online at watch.boxnation.com, via apps (iOS, Android, Amazon) and TV Player for just £12 a month. Buy now at boxnation.com.
With the new season starting in three weeks, WSB’s Official Equipment Supplier STING has revealed the official glove design for the upcoming eighth edition of World Series of Boxing.
“We are happy to extend our partnership with STING for Season VIII. The quality of their products, as well as this new design will enhance WSB’s image and will contribute to making Season VIII yet another ground-breaking WSB edition”, said AIBA Interim President Franco Falcinelli.
Emblazoned with the WSB and STING logos, the exclusive design will have two versions, gold, for the home matches, and black, for away. The complete partnership deal includes the provision of all fight equipment used by competitors across the entire season.
“STING is delighted to be partnering again with WSB. We are proud to be part of the only team boxing competition in the world and we hope the boxers and the fans will enjoy our new gloves design”, said STING Managing Director Amir Anis.
STING has designed the 2018 glove with a visually striking colour application to represent the uniqueness of World Series of Boxing. STING has developed the upcoming glove with an advanced Quad Core system for even weight distribution and is equipped with STING’s Neo Gel technology to dissipate strike energy for both the striker and their adversary.
After the successful partnership in Season VII, WSB is delighted to keep working with STING who are leaders in high performance sports equipment. STING was the official Rio 2016 Olympic Games boxing supplier and will also supply the equipment for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast in April. The company’s passion for both boxing and innovation makes them the ideal partner for the unique requirements of the WSB competition.