Ritehook Promotions in association with Reved Entertainment and Pier6 Promotions will present a one-of-a-kind evening of boxing featuring live fights and the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Saturday, May 2 at the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS.
Tickets for this special evening start at $35 and are available by going to Ticketmaster.com, the Hard Rock Box Office or calling 228-217-5555. All ticketholders are invited to stay at the Hard Rock following the live fights and watch Mayweather-Pacquiao on a 35-foot screen.
In the main event of the evening, highly touted Radivoje “Hod Rod” Kalajdzic risks his perfect record against 52 fight veteran William Johnson in a six round light heavyweight contest.
Born in Bosnia and currently residing in Saint Petersburg, FL, Kalajdzic’s professional ledger is 17-0 with 11 victories coming by knockout. The gifted 23-year-old has impressive wins over well-regarded Lionell Thompson, Donta Woods, Samson Onyango and spoilers Otis Griffin and Larry Pryor.
Hailing from Sardis, MS and having fought four times in Biloxi, Johnson is not only known to locals but has a significant edge in experience. Since turning pro 11 years ago, Johnson’s boxed 226 rounds while facing an impressive list of foes including Sergey Kovalev, Andre Berto, John Duddy, Joe Greene, Donovan George, Andre Dirrell and Medzhid Bektemirov amongst others. In 2007, Johnson scored the biggest win of his career, shutting out then 16-0 Darryl Salmon over six rounds.
In the co-featured bout of the evening, junior middleweight hopeful Manny “Shake Em’ Up” Woods looks to make it three straight when he faces an opponent to be announced. The Saint Petersburg based Woods is 12-3-1 with four knockouts and is a winner in four of his last five bouts.
MMA heavyweight star Tony Johnson Jr. of Nashville, TN will leave the octagon and take a quantum leap inside the squared circle when he meets 48 fight veteran Marvin Hunt over four rounds. Johnson, who is 1-0 as a boxer, won an MMA match two weeks ago as part of a Bellator card.
In undercard action, popular locals Mike Bissett and Tom Howard along with unbeatens Joey Bryant and Cameron Springer will all appear in separate bouts.
“May 2nd will go down as one of the most important dates in boxing history,” said William Hunter of Ritehook Promotions. “We are the only other promoter in America running a card that night. For less than the cost of the pay per view, we’re giving our ticketholders live fights with good prospects plus the Mayweather-Pacquiao match under one roof. There’s no better place to be next Saturday!”