FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE FOR JUNE 1 NBC SPORTS NETWORK "FIGHT NIGHT"
AT SANDS CASINO BETHLEHEM
Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. Peltz verified that the tickets were sold out for the event being held at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET.
Fans can expect to tune in Friday to see two REAL fights. It's rare in boxing these days for the main event and co-feature to be pick 'em fights. Gabriel Rosado, 19-5, 11 KO's,gets kudos for taking a southpaw when training for a rightie in this war for the WBO Inter-Continental Junior Middleweight title. Sechew Powell, 26-4, 15 KO's,is coming to Rosado's backyard after Rosado came off of his recent NBCSN victory prepared to do battle.
Ronald Cruz, 16-0, 12 KO's,is facing a lot of pressure by fighting in front of what is sure to be an exhuberant home town crowd against a road warrior, Prenice Brewer, 16-1-1, 6 KO's, who is one win away from the top 15.This is the only televised boxing card scheduled on Friday night. Every boxing/sports fan should tune in!
Words were exchanged as Powell volunteered to hold the WBO belt for the photo opp (photo below). Rosado assured the crowd that he would be the one holding the campionship belt come Friday night. A verbal scuffle ensued.Co-promoter, Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, expressed gratutude that the fighters waited until Friday night to exchange blows.
ABOUT JUNE 1
The Rosado-Powell and Cruz-Brewer fights top a seven-bout card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. First fight is 7PM. Tickets are priced at $50, $75 and $175.00 for seats in the luxury suite boxes, which comes with food. Ticket can be purchased through the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000). Tickets also are on sale at www.peltzboxing.com, www.SandsEventCenter.com, and www.Ticketmaster.com. In Bethlehem, tickets are available at Pronto Insurance Notary, 232 East 3rd Street (610-419-6790). NBC Sports Network will televise the Rosado-Powell and Cruz-Brewer fights, beginning at 9PM ET. The card is being promoted by Main Events and Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and www.goDaddy.com.
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