Three Televised Fight Cards in Three States on Tap
Main Events has long been a fixture on the boxing scene, and the month ahead proves the promotion is still on top of its game as it rolls out three televised fight cards in four weeks. Starting with an Univision show in Texas this Saturday, Main Events will air two more events on the NBC Sports Network, a June 1st card in Pennsylvania and another on June 16th in New Jersey.
"It has been a long time since we had such a busy month,” Main Events CEO Kathy Duva remarked. “There is a lot of excitement in the air at Main Events, lately, and, as a fan, I can't wait to watch each one of these bouts."
On Saturday night, the busy month gets underway with a show at the Pharr, Texas Convention Center. The main event that evening involves a featherweight pairing of Jerry Belmontes (15-0, 5 KOs) and Ramesis Gil (7-3-5, 5 KOs), and it will also feature a heavyweight showdown between Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12 KOs) and Konstantin Airich (23-5-2, 17 KOs) for the IBF Intercontinental Title.
Less than two weeks after things wrap up in the Lone Star State, Main Events is back in action on Friday, June 1st, at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with junior middleweights Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) and Sechew Powell (26-4, 15 KOs) taking center stage in the main event for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Title. Also slated on the card are six additional bouts, including a welterweight showdown between Ronald Cruz (16-0, 12 KOs) and Prenice Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas Belt.
The final show planned by Main Events in the next month marks its return to Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on June 16th, with stablemate Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs) fighting in the feature against fellow heavyweight contender Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) of Philadelphia for the IBF North American Heavyweight. Additional action that night includes another heavyweight pairing that pits Bryant Jennings (13-0, 6 KOs) against Steve Collins (25-1-1, 18 KOs) of Houston in a 10-round contest for the currently vacant USBA Heavyweight Title.