Boxing News: Gatti-Mayweather Undercards Announced

BY Editor ON June 20, 2005
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ATLANTIC CITY (June 21, 2005) - On June 25 Arturo "Thunder" Gatti will put his WBC Super Lightweight Championship on the line in one of the year's most anticipated bouts when he challenges boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter, WBC #1 ranked contender Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Two of Main Events' undefeated rising contenders will be featured in the non-televised portion of the nine-bout fight card, heavyweight Calvin Brock and junior middleweight Giovanni Lorenzo.

Brock (25-0, 20 KOs) will compete in a ten-round bout against veteran Kenny Craven (26-15, 22 KOs). In his last bout on April 23, 2005, Brock out-hustled and out-punched former world-title challenger Jameel McCline to win a unanimous decision (W 10). The Brock-Craven bout will be the final contest before the televised portion of the June 25 card begins.

Lorenzo (17-0, 10 KOs) will box in an eight-round bout against Ron Weaver (29-15-2, 22 KOs). The heavy-handed Lorenzo has knocked out six of his last seven opponents. In his last bout on April 2, 2005, Lorenzo starched Rafael De La Cruz in two rounds to win the Dominican Republic Middleweight Championship (TKO 2).

Also appearing on the undercard will be undefeated Paterson, NJ prospect Henry Crawford (6-0, 1 KO) who will compete in a six round welterweight bout against Phoenix, AZ native Fernando Jimenez (3-5-2, 2 KOs).

Main Events and Top Rank are promoting the June 25 evening of boxing, in association with Caesars Atlantic City and Bally's Atlantic City.

The Gatti vs. Mayweather pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT on June 25, has a suggested retail price of $44.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to over 50 million pay-per-view homes. For more event information log onto: www.HBOPPV.com

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