CHARLOTTE, NC (January 18, 2011) – Two of the all-time greatest world heavyweight champions, Lennox Lewis and Larry Holmes, will be special guests supporting their former rival, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs), when the living legend defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“Redemption” will fuse world class boxing and entertainment; showcasing a production that includes high-energy music presented by Broadway performers, along with dancers and aerial artists. World-renowned saxophone player Clarence Clemons will also headline a live band between rounds and throughout the night.
In 1992, Holyfield won a unanimous 12-round decision against Holmes in their heavyweight unification title fight (WBC/WBA/IBF) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Lewis and Holyfield fought to a 12-round draw in 1999 at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden for the WBC/WBA/IBF heavyweight crowns. Lennox won the rematch eight months later at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas by way of a unanimous 12-round decision.
Competitive, entertaining undercard fights will set the stage for the main event showcasing Holyfield on his journey to become the first heavyweight champion to regain the coveted world title four different times.
Joining Holyfield-Williams on PPV is World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (21-1 (16 KOs) versus 7’ 1” Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout, former world heavyweight title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett (34-9, 20 KOs) takes on Charles Davis (19-21-2, 4 KOs), in a 10-rounder, and Lithuania-native Donatas Boundoravas (10-1-1, 3 KOs) and undefeated Detroit middleweight Willie Fortune (9-0, 5 KOs) open the PPV show with a scheduled 6-round match.
Fighting on the non-PPV segment of “Redemption” is NABA Heavyweight Champion Cedric “The Bos” Boswell (32-1, 25 KOs), rated No. 19 by the WBC, defending his title against Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (19-9, 9 KOs) a 10-rounder. Also on the undercard are a pair of 8-round bouts featuring unbeaten Detroit middleweight Domonique Dolton (9-0, 7 KOs) against Venezuelan veteran Marcos “The Terminator” Primera (20-22-2, 13 KOs), and 2008 US National AAU lightweight champion, Cleveland junior welterweight Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (12-2, 11 KOs), meets 31-fight veteran Ramon “Che” Guevara.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21.
Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.