Undefeated Middleweight Prospect ALANTEZ “SLYAZA” FOX, (20-0-1, 9 KO’s) will face hard-hitting Colombian RONALD “SALVAJE” MONTES, (17-3-0, 15 KO’s) in the eight-round co-main event at “FORUM FIGHTS 1” on Friday, September 30, at the UIC FORUM in Downtown Chicago and telecast LIVE nationally on CBS Sports Network (9:00 p.m. ET).
“FORUM FIGHTS 1” is headlined by Chicago’s Undefeated Light Heavyweight MIKE LEE, (17-0-0, 10KO’s) making his triumphant return to his hometown against CHRIS TRAIETTI (21-3-0, 17KO’s), of Boston, Mass., for the IBF-USBA Light Heavyweight Title in the 10-round main event.
Presented by Round 3 Productions in association with DiBella Entertainment and Hitz Boxing, advance tickets for “FORUM FIGHTS 1”, priced at $100, $50 and $30, are now on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000) and the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5700). The UIC FORUM is located at 725 W. Roosevelt Road at Halsted St., adjacent to the Dan Ryan Expressway. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. CT, with the first bell at 7:00 p.m. CT.
“We’re thrilled to add this action-packed co-main event featuring one of the premier middleweight prospects in the world, Alantez Fox, against Colombian banger Ronald Montes,” said Frank Mugnolo, of Chicago’s Round 3 Productions. “It’s the perfect compliment to the return of Mike Lee in the light heavyweight title fight against Chris Traietti, as we provide a full evening of world class boxing to the great boxing fans in Chicago.”
“Alantez Fox is a tall, strong undefeated middleweight with a lot of potential,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “I am happy to get him back in the ring, especially in a great fighting city like Chicago and in front of a nationwide audience on CBS Sports Net. Montes is a tough fighter with power, so I expect bombs-away action.”
Fox will be making the third start of his 2016 campaign, stopping Paul Valenzuela Jr. in the fifth round on July 21 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Fox, a 24-year-old former amateur standout, is currently riding a six-bout stoppage streak having kicked off this year’s campaign with a fourth-round stoppage of former middleweight contender Milton Nunez on May 8, 2016, in Lakeland, Florida.
Fighting out of the boxing hotbed of Barranquilla, Colombia, Montes is returning to battle following a fourth-round knockout of Edinson Jimenez on June 16, 2016, in his hometown.
This will be Montes’ second fight in the United States. Fighting in Winter Park, Florida, on September 18, 2015, Montes drilled Wilky Campfort to the canvas in the opening stanza before being stopped by the once-beaten contender in the second round of a memorable battle.
Further details on the exciting undercard will be announced shortly.