Fans Attending Nov. 8 Mansour-Kassi Fight
At Sands Bethlehem Can Watch Hopkins-Kovalev
On TV Screens in Vision Bar at Events Center Entrance
Bethlehem, PA: Fans attending the Nov. 8 heavyweight battle between Amir Mansour, of Wilmington, DE, and Fred Kassi, of New Orleans, LA, will be able to watch the HBO telecast of the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight on numerous TV screens in the Vision Bar at the entrance to the Events Center.
Anyone with a ticket to the Mansour-Kassi contest will be permitted into the Vision Bar under the following terms and conditions: No excessively baggy clothing, athletic wear, tank tops or sleeveless shirts; no sweat shirts; no long or baggy shorts; no knit hats, baseball caps or bandanas; no plain color tee shirts; no sunglasses; fashionable shoes required; no athletic shoes, work boots or Timberlands.
Mansour, 42, is the left-handed power-puncher whose 20-1 record includes 15 knockouts. His only defeat came in his last fight April 4 when Steve “USS” Cunningham got off the floor twice in the fifth round to win by 10-round decision in Philadelphia.
Kassi, 35, has won 18 out of 20 fights, 10 by knockout. He has never been stopped.
The 10-round welterweight semifinal features popular Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, against Dmitry Mikhaylenko, of Russia. Cruz is 20-4, 15 K0s. Mikhaylenko, coming off a victory over former world-title challenger Sechew Powell, is 17-0, 6 K0s.
NBCSN will televise the Mansour-Kassi and Cruz-Mikhaylenko fights, plus an eight-round light-heavyweight contest between Vasily Lepikhin, of Russia, and Jackson Junior, of Brazil, from 8.30pm to 11pm (ET). Four prelims open at the live card at 7pm.
The HBO telecast of Hopkins-Kovalev begins at 10.45 pm with Luis Abregu, of Argentina, vs. Sadam Ali, of Brooklyn, NY.
About Nov. 8 at Sands:
The Nov. 8 special triple header edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA, and will feature a 10-round heavyweight match-up between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi, a 10-round welterweight match-up between Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko and Emmanuel “Ice Cold” Lartey and a 10-round light heavyweight match-up between Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin and Jackson Junior. Tickets are $75 and $50 and are available through ticketmaster.com, peltzboxing.com and the Sands box office. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Bam Boxing and German Titov Promotions. The special triple header telecast of NBCSN Fight Night will begin at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.