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9/20 Final Press Conference
NBC Special Afternoon Edition of Fight Night 9/20
Training Camp Notes: Mchunu
9/20 Undercard
Training Camp Notes: Wilson
Mchunu-Wilson Scouting Report
Dargan-Perez Scouting Report
Training Camp Notes: Dargan
Cunningham-Visinia 10/18 in Philly
Adamek-Szpilka 11/8 in Poland

Press Releases

By Main Events on 9/18/2014 5:27 PM
Mchunu-Wilson Final Press Conference Quotes

 

Kathy Duva

- Welcome everyone to the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino. This is going to be our fourth show on broadcast NBC. We are very proud to bring boxing back to network television. This card is going to bring a lot of excitement to the Saturday afternoon line-up. We plan on making boxing fans out of casual fans with this card.

Thank you to Foxwoods. I want to thank the commission. It is such a pleasure to work with the staff here. Tickets are still available through www.ticketmaster.com and through Foxwoods box office. Special discounts are still available. It is going to be an exciting afternoon of boxing. Come out, enjoy the fights and then take advantage of all that Foxwoods has to offer.

With these fights we have the potential for absolutely anything to happen. The cruiserweight division is what the heavyweight division used to be years ago. The most electrifying fights take place in this division. They...
By Main Events on 9/18/2014 5:19 PM
Special Afternoon Edition of Fight Night Returns to NBC With Two NABF Title Fights Saturday, September 20 at 3 p.m. ET

Thabiso Mchunu vs. Garrett Wilson for NABF Cruiserweight Title

Karl Dargan vs. Angino Perez for Junior NABF Lightweight Title

NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream Bouts





Mashantucket, CT:  NBC Sports Group's Fight Night presents its first afternoon broadcast of the year on NBC this Saturday, September 20th, at 3 p.m. ET. The fourth afternoon network boxing broadcast since the Fight Night series premiered in 2012, the show will feature a pair of spectacular bouts with four of the sport's hottest prospects. 

In the main event, South African heavy-hitter Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) will battle unorthodox Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) for the NABF Cruiserweight Title and, in the co-feature, undefeated Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) will take on Angino "The Nightmare" Perez (16-5, 14 KOs) for the Junior...
By Main Events on 9/17/2014 4:51 PM
Training Camp Notes Thabiso Mchunu: Accidental Southpaw

New York City, NY:          Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs), the 26 year old southpaw from South Africa, grew up watching his father, also a boxer, in the gym. Wanting to be just like Dad, Thabiso literally mirrored his father’s moves, leaving the right-handed would-be-boxer with a lefty’s stance. By the time Thabiso started boxing at eight years old, the southpaw style had stuck – it was too late to make the adjustment back to an orthodox stance. “I watched him hit the bag and then I started doing my shadow boxing,” explained Mchunu, “I am actually right-handed, but only in boxing am I a lefty because of how I started boxing. Then I just stayed as a lefty. By the time they started to teach me to be a righty, it was too late and they said I must stay a lefty. I think I did the right thing because I love being a southpaw.”

Sometimes referred to as the “200 Pound Mayweather”, Thabiso is not short on confidence. “The Rock” likes...
By Main Events on 9/17/2014 11:52 AM
Barrera-Watkins Match-up Highlights Undercard Sept. 20 at Foxwoods

Mashantucket, CT: Before NBC Fight Night broadcasts live from Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday afternoon, the live audience will be treated to a tour de force undercard that features five undefeated fighters, five local fighters, one Cuban fighter, one rematch and one professional debut in 30 rounds of non-stop action. The special afternoon edition of Fight Night features two regional championship bouts. In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA will take on Angino “The Nightmare” Perez (16-5, 14 KOs) for the Junior NABF Lightweight Title and Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) looks to defend his NABF Cruiserweight title in the main event against Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs).

Undefeated Cuban light heavyweight sensation Sullivan Barrera (12-0, 7 KOs) will face New York native Eric Watkins (10-7-1, 5 KOs) for eight rounds of action. This...
By Main Events on 9/16/2014 4:15 PM
Training Camp Notes: Wilson

Trained on the Mean Streets of Philly and Ready to Face “The Rock”

Philadelphia, PA:   The last time Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) fought he had less than three days’ notice on a special broadcast NBC edition of Fight Night. Garrett was called on to fill in, at a higher weight class, for Tomasz Adamek who fell ill just days before his fight with Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. Wilson jumped at the chance and managed to go the distance with the undefeated heavyweight but ultimately lost a unanimous decision.

The 32-year old cruiserweight from Philadelphia, PA wanted another chance at Fight Night fans when he accepted a fight earlier this year with Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs). In another twist of fate, Wilson had to pull out of the fight with Mchunu due to an injury to his Achilles’ tendon. Now Wilson finally has his chance, he is healthy, has had a regular training camp and is poised to take on Mchunu this Saturday (Sept....
By Main Events on 9/16/2014 3:26 PM
Mchunu-Wilson Scouting Report:

Defense Meets Aggression

Mashantucket, CT:  Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) is a top counter-punching cruiserweight and, on Sept. 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino, he is facing an opponent in Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) with a fierce, aggressive offense. Watch out for fireworks when aggression and defense collide in the ring live on NBC Fight Night. Below is the scouting report for this much anticipated battle:

Category

Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu

Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson

Age

26

32

Record

16-1 (11 KOs)

...
By Main Events on 9/15/2014 4:19 PM
Dargan vs. Perez Scouting Report:

Who Will Win In A Battle of Speed Versus Power?

Mashantucket, CT:  Undefeated lightweight contender Karl “Dynamite” Dargan will face a fierce rival when he takes on Angino “The Nightmare” Perez on Sept. 20, 2014 at Foxwoods Resort Casino and live on the special afternoon edition of Fight Night on NBC. Dargan’s biggest asset is his speed but Perez has power in his arsenal. Who will win this battle of speed versus power? Below is the scouting report for the Junior NABF Lightweight Championship:

Category

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan

Angino Perez

Age

29

31

Record

...
By Main Events on 9/15/2014 12:59 PM
Training Camp Notes: Dargan

Lessons from Legends

Philadelphia, PA:   When current USBA Atlantic Coast Region Champion Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) was growing up in Philadelphia he spent most of his time in the gym with his cousin, world renowned boxing trainer Brother Naazim Richardson. Now, as the undefeated Dargan prepares to add the Junior NABF Lightweight Title to his mantle, he utilizes the lessons he learned from a childhood growing up in boxing.

Dargan grew up surrounded by boxing legends like Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins and “Sugar” Shane Mosley in the gym every day and he was able to get a first-hand boxing education from the best. Karl learned at a young age that with success comes media scrutiny, “Every time I fight on television I get more media coverage but I have been around it my whole life and have experienced this kind of pressure being around Bernard and Shane since I was nine years old.”

Naazim would normally have to teach his young fighters...
By Main Events on 9/11/2014 3:57 PM
Steve “USS” Cunningham Fights Natu “The Truth” Visinia on Oct. 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia

Tickets Available Now!

 

Philadelphia, PA:   Heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham (27-6, 12 KOs) takes on unbeaten Natu “The Truth” Visinia (10-0, 8 K0s) on Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the 2300 Arena when NBCSN’s popular Fight Night boxing series returns to South Philadelphia.

Cunningham’s brutal battle with then-undefeated Amir “Hardcore” Mansour on April 4 in front of an electrified hometown crowd earned him the USBA Heavyweight Title and was an instant classic.

The Oct. 18 show also features a solid 10-round junior lightweight contest between Edner Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, and Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX. The Fight Night telecast will begin at 9 PM ET.  The doors will open at 6 PM.

Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) or online at www.peltzboxing.com. They...
By Main Events on 9/9/2014 2:25 PM
Polish Heavyweights Tomasz "Goral" Adamek and Artur Szpilka Collide in Poland Nov. 8

Kraków, Poland:    On November 8, 2014, Polish heavyweights Tomasz "Goral" Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) and Artur Szpilka (16-1, 12 KOs) meet for the IBF International Heavyweight title in their own backyard at the Kraków Arena in Kraków, Poland. The fight, which will be telecast by Polsat via pay-per-view, is presented by Knockout Promotions, Main Events, and Ziggy Promotions. Ticket prices range from 75 - 5000 zł.

The veteran Adamek, 37, returns to fight in his home country from the United States for the first time since he lost the WBC Heavyweight Title match-up with Vitali Klitschko in 2011. Earlier this year, Adamek faced undefeated stablemate Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov at Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. Czar managed to squeak out the decision after a brutal 12-round war for the IBF North American Heavyweight Title. Prior to the loss to Glazkov, Adamek had won his previous five fights in a row dating back...