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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tickets on Sale Today at 1 p.m.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 29, 2016) – Undefeated IBF Lightweight World Champion Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (24-0, 13 KOs) will make his first title defense against Former World Champion Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (22-1-1, 10 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets go on sale today at 1 p.m.
Fight night is promoted by Mayweather Promotions in association with King’s Promotions and Panther Promotions. The live event will be aired live on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
“Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is happy to welcome Mayweather Promotions, King’s Promotions and Panther Promotions to Hard Rock Live and to serve as the host venue for such an exciting night of live boxing entertainment,” said Bill Wright, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida.
The main event with Barthelemy and Bey will feature 12 rounds.
A Cuban amateur national champion, the 29-year-old Barthelemy has yet to taste defeat since turning pro in 2009. Born in Cuba but now fighting out of Las Vegas, he won a super featherweight world title in July 2014 by defeating Argenis Mendez in impressive fashion and followed that up with a second round TKO over Angino Perez. After dominating former champion Antonio DeMarco in June, he won a world title in a second division when he impressively defeated Denis Shafikov in December.
Bey won his world title in 2014 with a decision victory over long reigning champion Miguel Vasquez. The 32-year-old vacated his title due to inactivity and injuries but returned in December to defeat previously unbeaten Naim Nelson by decision to earn himself a shot at the very title he vacated. Bey had previously been victorious against Alan Herrera, Carlos Cardenas and Hector Velazquez.
“We’re looking forward to bringing a great night of boxing to the State of Florida,” said Leonard Elerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “The card is stacked with matchups that will undoubtedly be crowd-pleasers. Both Mickey Bey and Rances Barthelemy have world titles under their belts, so they will bring in the experience of being able to perform and match it up against one another to see who will come out the best man standing at the end of the night.”
“This is going to be a sensational evening of boxing featuring Cuban Lightweight Champion Rances Barthelemy and Cleveland’s own former champion, Mickey Bey,” said Elliot Alvarado, CEO of Panther Promotions. “Our goal is to bring back the classic fights to Hard Rock Live in South Florida.”
Tickets are priced at $130, $80, $60, $35. All seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.
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Yaffa Mizrachi, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 954-895-6480, [email protected]
Tania Rolon, Rosa & Associates, 2603-995-1408, [email protected]