The Real Deal Boxing, the promotional entity of Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment, will return to the legendary boxing city of Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, September 28 with an outstanding card of world class fights at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel, it was announced today.
“We said we were committed to building boxing back in Louisville and I hope this shows the fans that we are true to our word,” said co-owner and Hall-of-Famer Evander Holyfield. “There is a lot of undiscovered talent in the city and we will continue to honor the legacy of the great Muhammad Ali by bringing our events to his hometown. I encourage everyone to take part by buying a ticket or purchasing our live-stream on our website.”
Eric Bentley, the Chief Operating Officer of Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, reiterated the company’s aspiration to bring boxing back to Kentucky. “We really wanted to build off the success of our first event in Louisville. It’s a great city with passionate fans and a rich history in the sport, a dedicated and competent commission under the leadership of Chad Miller, and a lot of undiscovered local talent like our future superstar Carlos Dixon that we’re excited to build. This card really exemplifies everything Evander stood for as a fighter, and what his company now represents: exciting, competitive bouts that place the boxers at the forefront. With established contenders and some of the sports best prospects, this card will be even better than the first one. Don’t miss this event and be sure to book your room at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville for this one!”
Advance tickets priced at $125, $75 and $40 will go on sale on Tuesday, September 5 through www.TheRealDealBoxing.com, VIP Ringside Tables and VIP Tickets are also available. The Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel is located at 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. with the first bell at 6:30 p.m.
Headlining the September 28th event, top featherweight contenders will battle over 10-rounds as Providence, Rhode Island’s TOKA KAHN “T-Nice” CLARY, (22-1-0, 15 KO’s) faces BRAULIO “El Chavo” RODRIGUEZ (19-2-0, 17 KO’s), of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Featherweight Title.
The 25-year-old, all-action Clary returns to Louisville following his dominant and decisive victory over Angel Luna at The Real Deal Boxing’s debut event on June 24 at Freedom Hall.
Fighting for the first time in the United States, the 29-year-old Rodriguez will be looking to bounce back into the win column following a very hard-fought majority decision loss to Alberto Mercado in Caguas, Puerto Rico.
Featured in the 10-round co-main event, DUKE “The Baby Faced Terminator” MICAH, (20-0, 18 KO’s), of the boxing rich region of Accra, Ghana, will make his highly-anticipated United States debut defending his WBC International Bantamweight Title against MARIO “EL Triturador” DIAZ, (16-1-0, 6 KO’s) of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The 25-year-old Micah, world ranked #13 by the World Boxing Council, has fought three times in the United Kingdom and is coming off the finest win of his five-year professional career.
On March 11, 2017, Micah was victorious against tough Mexican veteran Jonathan Aguilar earning the WBC International Bantamweight Title in Accra, Ghana.
Fighting for the first time in the United States, the 22-year-old Diaz is on a remarkable fourteen bout winning streak.
In a fantastic six round clash of top super featherweight prospects, Washington D.C.’s JOSHUA DAVIS, (11-1-0, 5 KO’s), will battle RAY “Lightning Jr.” LAMPKIN, (10-0-0, 4 KO’s) of Portland, Oregon.
Cruiserweight prospects will also see action as Real Deal’s newly-signed prospect JOSHUA TEMPLE, (4-0-0, 4 KO’s), of St. Louis, Missouri, faces Worcester, Massachusetts’ BRYAN DANIELS, (5-0-0, 3 KO’s).
The card will also feature two of the company’s highly-regarded prospects: Louisville’s own CARLOS DIXON (1-0-0, 1 KO) and Detroit’s JANELSON BOCACHICA (7-0-0, 4 KO’s), plus much more!