CHARLOTTE, NC (January 13, 2011) – ARK Promotions president Rick Lazes today announced a strong, supportive undercard for the January 22nd “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, headlined by living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defending his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“Redemption” will fuse world class boxing and entertainment; showcasing a production that includes high-energy music presented by Broadway performers, along with dancers and aerial artists. World-renowned saxophone player Clarence Clemons will also headline a live band between rounds and throughout the night.
Competitive, entertaining undercard fights will set the stage for the main event featuring Holyfield on his journey to become the first heavyweight champion to regain the coveted world title four different times.
The 10-round co-feature pits NABA Heavyweight Champion Cedric “The Bos” Boswell (32-1, 25 KOs) defending his title against Dominique “Diamiond” Alexander (19-9, 9 KOs). Boswell, a Detroit native now fighting out of Atlanta, captured the NABA crown in his last fight, stopping Owen Beck in the ninth round of their December 7 fight. Alexander has been in the ring with former world champion Shannon Briggs and top contenders Odlanier Solis, Kali Meehan and Fres Oquendo.
Former world heavyweight title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett (34-9, 20 KOs), coming off of an impressive draw by WBO No. 2 rated David Tua, takes on former WBC Latino Heavyweight Champion Charles Davis in a 10-round bout.
In an intriguing match-up, World Boxing Federation Intercontinental Heavyweight champion Marshall “GW Hope” Kauffman (21-1 (16 KOs) is matched against 7’ 2” Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout.
Also fighting on the under in 8-rounders are unbeaten Detroit middleweight Domonique Dolton (9-0, 7 KOs) versus Venezuelan veteran Marcos “The Terminator” Primera (20-22-2, 13 KOs), as well as 2008 US National AAU lightweight champion, Cleveland junior welterweight Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (12-2, 11 KOs) against 31-fight veteran Ramon “Che” Guevara.
Rounding-out the card is a 6-round middleweight clash between Lithuania-native Donatas Boundoravas (10-1-1, 3 KOs) and undefeated Willie Fortune (9-0, 5 KOs), of Detroit. All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21.
Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.
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