Some of tomorrow’s stars will be showcased this Friday night at the third installment of the “Knockout Night at the D” series, airing (11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT) live on CBS Sports Network from the outdoor Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).
An old-time grudge match between WBC United States (USNBC) lightweight champion Demond “Body Shot” Brock (11-3-1, 4 KOs) and former USNBC titlist Chuy “Hurrican” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs) headlines the card in the 10-round main event.
The 35-year-old Brock, who fights out of Kenner, Louisiana, learned to box in the Louisiana State Penitentiary while he served a 14 ½-year sentence there for armed robbery. Gutierrez, a native of Mexico who fights out of Las Vegas, never lost his belt in the ring. The stage is set for this Las Vegas showdown, which is a crossroads fight in several ways with the winner climbing to the next level.
The “Knockout Night at the D” series, presented by the D Las Vegasand DLVEC, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions.
The 6-round co-feature pits undefeated Mexican junior middleweight prospects Rolando Garza (7-0, 5 KOs) and Erasmo Garcia (6-0, 4 KOs) in a televised fight. The TV opener finds a pair of unbeaten welterweight prospects, Las Vegas’ popular Jeremy “J-Flash” Nichols (4-0, 2 KOs) and New Mexico’s Adam Vasquez (5-0-1), squaring off in a 4-round bout.
Also fighting on the undercard in 4-rounders are Las Vegas’ pro-debuting Max Ornelas vs. San Antonio, Texas junior featherweight Robert Ledesma (1-4), 4-time Mexican National Champion Edgar Ramirez (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Los Angeles heavyweight Jonathan Rice (3-1, 2 KOs), and Los Angeles heavyweight Cashton Young (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Tracey Johnson (3-2-4), of Boston.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets, priced at $99.99 VIP ringside, $49.99 ringside, $24.99 and $14.99 general admission (seated), are on sale at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.DLVEC.com. Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:15 p.m. PT.