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Hopkins-Kovalev 11/8 at Boardwalk Hall
Krusher Auction to Benefit Mago
Tickets on Sale for 9/20
Results From Sands
Galzkov-Rossy Press Conference Quotes
The Rock vs. The Ultimate Warrior 9/20 at Foxwoods
NBCSN Fight Night Triple Header Live From Sands 8/9
Main Events Signs Mikhaylenko
Training Camp Notes: Glazkov
8/9 Undercard

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By Main Events on 8/22/2014 6:32 PM


Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Sept. 5!


Atlantic City, NJ (Aug. 22) – Since the August 4th official announcement of the Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev light heavyweight title unification fight, the boxing world has been waiting and wondering when and where the two will meet and put their respective titles on the line. The wait is over as Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events announced today that the fall’s most anticipated boxing event will take place Saturday, Nov. 8 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ live on HBO World Championship Boxing.


Tickets priced at $300, $200, $150, $100 and $50, plus applicable fees and service charges, go on sale on Friday, Sept. 5 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or...
By Main Events on 8/18/2014 9:32 AM
Kovalev Donates Auction Proceeds to Disabled Fighter

Ft. Lauderdale, FL:  Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev may be the Russian Wrecking Ball in the ring, but outside the ring he has nothing but compassion for his fallen comrades. Krusher has posted fight-worn/autographed memorabilia from his most recent WBO Light Heavyweight Title defense against Blake Caparello for auction on eBay. The proceeds from the sales will benefit Magomed Abdusalamov, the Russian fighter who suffered a traumatic brain injury after his fight with Mike Perez on November 2, 2013 at Madison Square Garden.

Abdusalamov, 33, sustained extensive brain injuries following the bout against Perez. He had surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain and was in a coma for several weeks afterwards. Now, more than nine months after the fight, he is confined to a rehabilitation facility in New York State and doctors are uncertain whether he will speak or walk again.

Kovalev, 31, won the third defense of his WBO Light Heavyweight Title...
By Main Events on 8/12/2014 10:49 AM
Tickets On Sale Now for Mchunu-Wilson 9/20 at Foxwoods


Mashantucket, CT:  Tickets are on sale now for the NABF Cruiserweight Title fight between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) September 20, 2014 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The fight will be broadcast as the main event on a special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. Tickets are on sale now through and will go on sale Friday through Ticket prices are $100, $75 and $40. Doors open at 12:00 PM.

Mchunu, 26, the southpaw from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is making his third appearance on Fight Night. In his last appearance he defeated Olanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola via unanimous decision in ten rounds at Resorts International Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on January 24, 2014. In his Fight Night and US debut he upset "Fast" Eddie Chambers via another ten round unanimous decision victory at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on August 3, 2013.

By Main Events on 8/11/2014 8:58 AM
Glazkov Defeats Rossy at Sands;

Lepikhin and Parker Both Walk Away with Knockouts


Bethlehem, PA:  The main event featured a brutal ten-round heavyweight battle between Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (18-0-1, 11 KOs*) from Lugansk, Ukraine against Derric "El León" Rossy (29-9, 14 KOs) of Medford, NY. The first round started slow with both fighters trying to feel each other out. Both guys ended the second trading very good shots, keeping the fight close. Rossy took the third round with ease. The next four rounds were close, with both fighters trading big shots. Rossy looked tired at the start of the eighth but continued to hang in there with Glazkov.


Czar suffered a cut below his left eye at the end of the eighth. Glazkov dominated Rossy in the ninth, but Rossy managed to stay on his feet until the final bell. Glazkov managed to pull out a majority decision victory with one judge scoring the bout 95-95, and the other two scoring the bout 96-94 and 98-92 in favor of Glazkov....
By Main Events on 8/7/2014 3:28 PM
Glazkov-Rossy Final Press Conference Quotes

Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva


This is our 19th  Fight Night event. We have been enjoying a tremendous run. When we started, NBC thought we needed to work with other promoters. It has given us the freedom to create fights that would have never happened otherwise. J Russell Peltz and Jolene Mizzone's matchmaking has been a huge part of our success along with BAM Promotions. This event has the most promoters of any of our previous events.  For this event we have German Titov of Titov Promotions, Pushka Promotions, Sal Musumeci of Final Forum Promotions and Duco Events. It has been a pleasure working hand-in-hand with them.

Saturday is going to be a triple header. Duco is one of the reasons we have a triple header. They are very famous in New Zealand. Main Events has a history with New Zealand. We brought David Tua over here. David Higgins and Dean Lonergan from Duco have been great to work with. The recurring storyline for Fight...
By Main Events on 8/7/2014 3:17 PM
The Rock vs. The Ultimate Warrior Fight Slated as Main Event for Special NBC Broadcast Edition of Fight Night Live from Foxwoods Sep. 20

Mashantucket, CT:  Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs), the South African cruiserweight who burst onto the scene last August with an upset over "Fast" Eddie Chambers at Mohegan Sun returns to Connecticut to defend his NABF Cruiserweight Title against Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson as the main event on a special broadcast NBC afternoon edition of Fight Night on Sep. 20 live from Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Mchunu, 26, is a southpaw from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and had fought exclusively on his home soil before making his Fight Night debut on August 3, 2013 against "Fast" Eddie Chambers. Thabiso stunned audiences when he defeated Chambers via unanimous decision in ten rounds. He made his second appearance on Fight Night on Jan. 24, 2014 with another unanimous decision victory, this time defeating Olanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola, also in ten rounds...
By Main Events on 8/7/2014 11:07 AM
Glazkov-Rossy Fight Highlights Tripleheader on NBCSN's Fight Night Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. ET


NBC Sports Live Extra to Stream Bouts


Bethlehem, PA: NBCSN features a special live tripleheader during Fight Night on Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. ET from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA.

The main event features undefeated Ukrainian sensation Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) against New York native Derric Rossy in ten rounds of heavyweight action.  Prior to the Glazkov-Rossy fight, is a 12-round light heavyweight championship bout as Robert Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KOs) of New Zealand and Vasily Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KOs) of Russia square off for the PABA and WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles. The tripleheader opens with two more heavyweights, New Zealand native Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KOs) against Keith Thompson of Birmingham, AL (7-2, 4 KOs) in a six-round showdown.


NBC Sports Group's Fight Night broadcast team of play-by-play announcer...
By Main Events on 8/7/2014 11:01 AM
Main Events Inks Another Russian Powerhouse, Welterweight Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko


Totowa, NJ:    Main Events has signed yet another Russian powerhouse to its already impressive stable with the signing of Dmitry "The Mechanic" Mikhaylenko (17-0, 6 KO's).  The 28 year old Mikhaylenko, is from Gelendzhik, Russia.  He made his U.S. debut this past Saturday night on the undercard of the Kovalev-Caparello show at Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ defeating Sechew Powell via an eight round unanimous decision at junior middleweight.  He said, "First of all I would like to thank Main Events for giving me this opportunity and trusting in me. I am very happy of signing promotional agreement to Main Events and I know they can help me to go the right way as they did for many fighters. I am very motivated and ready 100% to prove and to show what I am capable of in the ring. To come and fight in America was always my dream."


Mikhaylenko is managed by Egis Klimas, who...
By Main Events on 8/6/2014 9:22 AM
Training Camp Notes: Glazkov

John David Jackson is Pushing the Limits


Ft. Lauderdale, FL:    2014 has brought many changes for Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs).  He defeated veteran Tomasz Adamek to claim the NABF North American Heavyweight Title and secure the #2 position in the IBF. After, he immigrated to the United States from war-torn Ukraine with his wife and daughter and moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL.  In Florida, he started training with world-renowned trainer John David Jackson. Jackson also trains fellow Main Events' stable mate Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev. This Saturday boxing fans will finally get to find out how all of these changes have affected Glazkov's game as he steps into the ring with Derric "El León" Rossy (29-8-0, 14 KOs) at Sands Resort Casino and live on NBCSN Fight Night.


Glazkov, 29, is an Olympic Bronze medalist but, according to Jackson's assistant trainer, Derik Santos, before training with Jackson, Glazkov's game...
By Main Events on 8/5/2014 4:26 PM
Local Prospects Highlight NBCSN Fight Night Undercard 8/9 at Sands


Bethlehem, PA:    Before viewers tune into the special triple-header edition of NBCSN Fight Night on August 9th live from Sands Casino Hotel in Bethlehem, PA the live audience will be treated to a diverse undercard filled with local prospects.  The triple-header features undefeated Ukrainian sensation Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) against Derric "El León" Rossy (29-8, 14 KOs) for ten rounds of heavyweight action in the main event.  In the middle bout, Robert "The Butcher" Berridge (24-1-1, 20 KO's) squares off against Vasliy Lepikhin (15-0, 8 KO's) in 12 rounds for the PABA & WBO Oriental Light Heavyweight Titles.  Starting off the live telecast on NBCSN Fight Night are heavyweights Joseph Parker (9-0, 8 KO's) and Keith Thompson (7-2, 4 KO's) in a six-rounder.


The final fight before the live telecast begins on NBCSN is six rounds of welterweight action featuring local sensation Arturo Trujillo...