Tommy Morrison’s son Kenzie Morrison sees action tonight, and Mike Tyson’s son Amir commentates as Triller Fight Club presents its latest boxing offering.
An exciting new fight series including the most legendary names in the history of professional boxing continues with “Lineage of Greatness II.”
Triller Fight Club and Ares Entertainment present the card at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.
The event is broadcast live globally on FITE.
The sons of four true boxing legends will be featured on the card in separate fights.
Undefeated heavyweight contender Kenzie “TCB” Morrison (20-0, 18 KOs) and junior lightweight contender Jose Luis Castillo Jr (24-3, 18 KOs).
Plus, welterweight prospect Roberto Duran Jr. (9-2, 7 KOs) and the pro debut of middleweight Steve Cunningham Jr.
Mike Tyson’s son Amir
Notable guest commentators on the broadcast will be “The Voice of Combat Sports,” Sean Wheelock, and Amir Tyson, the son of one of the greatest heavyweight champions Mike Tyson.
The two-hour FREE preview broadcast featuring four preliminary bouts starts at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET on FITE and all of Triller’s streaming platforms. The main card will be on a FITE+ subscription and pay-per-view beginning at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET.
“All of us on the Lineage card admire our dads and respect what they did in the sport of boxing, but there’s something about it as a fighter that makes it personal, and you do it for yourself because you’re the only one in there, and you’re alone.
“I’ve made mistakes, and I’m still learning, and Robert’s been on some big cards against some tough guys, and he’s someone who’s going to push me, so I did not take him lightly.”
“I’m ready to show what I can do. It’s hard to prepare for a fighter like me who moves as much as I do and can punch the way I can, so it’s going to be a good fight, and he’s got power that can end the fight at any time, so I know what I’m up against.”
Steve Cunningham Jr.
“My dad shows me some techniques he learned coming up, and he spars with me, so he can see what I need closeup.”
Steve Cunningham Sr.
“I see him trying to get me when we spar, and I love that because that’s how you level up, and it keeps me sharp because he’s solid and crafty.”
Jose Luis Castillo Jr.
“My dad is my hero and my role model, and it’s exciting to have him supporting me because, at the beginning of my career, he didn’t want me to fight, but now he sees my potential and is happy with it.”
Roberto “Robert” Duran Jr.
“If I look like my father in the ring, that just happens, but I move a little more, I’m a little quicker, and the power is there.”
Gerald McClellan Jr.
“I’m fighting to create my own identity. I’m my father’s son, but I fight in a weight class two divisions bigger than he was, and I feel like I will have a more aggressive style. I try to be anything that he was in the ring and more.”
David Tetreault/President, Triller Fight Club
“With the new Lineage of Greatness series, we’re able to tell stories and highlight these fighters like the NFL, MLB, and NBA do with their athletes. The lineage these fighters come from – Morrison, Duran, Castillo, Cunningham, McClellan – is off the charts. It will transform the sport and allow us to build it; from there, you can create blockbusters.
“When you look at Triller Fight Club and its origins, it was about creating an event around boxing. Turning it into entertainment, engagement, and experience, so that’s what we’re focusing on heading into 2023.”
Joe Kelly/President, Ares Entertainment
“When I grew up in Kansas City, we were involved in the Tommy Morrison camp. He was almost like a third sports franchise in the city.
“Robert’s father fought on one of Tommy’s cards, so this is a unique feeling for them to come back to Kansas City as the children of these guys and be involved in carving their path and legacy.”
“You used to be able to watch fighters come up from cradle to creation, and that’s kind of missing in the sport right now, so we want to take this and build it up and create that new generation of stars.”
Mike Tyson’s son Amir Tyson/Commentator
“Kenzie is an excellent fighter with finishing power. He’s tough and fights through punishment. I think he’s going to do a great job.
“Roberto Duran was my dad’s biggest inspiration as a fighter. I know Robert has his spirit and his genes, and I can’t wait for him to showcase that as well.”
Full Fight Card
Kenzie Morrison (20-0-2, 18 KO’s) vs. Robert Simms (11-3-1), heavyweights, ten rounds
Steve Cunningham Jr. (Pro Debut) vs. Andre Scott (Pro Debut), jr. middleweights, four rounds
Jose Luis Castillo Jr. (24-3, 18 KO’s) vs. James Roach (6-5), jr. lightweights, eight rounds
Robert Duran Jr. (9-2) vs. Jake Robinson (5-2-1), welterweights, six rounds
Gerald McClellan Jr. (2-0) vs. Yavonta Christopher (2-0), light heavyweights, four rounds
John Cantrell (4-0) vs. TJ Jones (5-8), heavyweights, six rounds
Jorge Carlos (2-0) vs. Aaron Ely (3-3), lightweights, four rounds
Deshawn Prather (13-1) vs. Dedrick Bell (31-33-1), middleweight, six rounds
Ronell Burnett (7-0) vs. Ed Guinn (4-5-1), lightweight, six rounds
Tickets starting at $35.00 are now on sale through TrillerFightClub.com and EventBrite. Mike Tyson’s son will co-commentate at Memorial Hall at 600 North Seventh Street, Kansas City, KS 66101. Doors will open on Saturday at 7 pm CT.