Boxing Tickets for Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees & Johnathon Banks vs. Seth Mitchell II
By Special to Doghouse Boxing (Jan 10, 2013)
City, January 10 - Boxing's brightest star and one of the sport's most
eagerly anticipated rematches will both take center stage on Saturday,
February 16 when HBO World Championship Boxing telecasts a doubleheader
from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey featuring the WBC
Lightweight World Championship fight between Two-Time and Two-Division
World Champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner and former World Champion
Gavin "The Rock" Rees and the second showdown between heavyweights
Johnathon Banks and Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell.
event marks Golden Boy Promotions' return to the boardwalk after a
stellar card on November 17, 2012 that saw Broner capture the WBC
Lightweight World Championship with an eighth round stoppage of former
World Champion Antonio DeMarco and Banks scored one of the biggest
upsets of the year with a second round technical knockout over
previously unbeaten Mitchell.
vs. Rees, a 12-round fight for Broner's WBC Lightweight World
Championship will take place Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in
Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy
Promotions and R&R Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City,
Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on HBO World Championship
Boxing beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The co-main event will be a
12-round heavyweight clash between Johnathon Banks and Seth "Mayhem"
Mitchell for Banks' NABO and WBC International Heavyweight titles.
priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service
charges, go on sale on Friday, January 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be
available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling
Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420
or online at www.ticketmaster.com
"We're pleased to bring fans another exciting night of boxing live from
Atlantic City in the beginning of 2013," said Golden Boy Promotions
President Oscar De La Hoya. "We are witnessing the emergence of Adrien
Broner as a superstar in the sport and now he faces his next test in
Gavin Rees who, with his ring experience and already proven tenacity,
should give Adrien a very tough fight. With Johnathon Banks vs. Seth
Mitchell we are going to see if Seth can overcome defeat and
disappointment and avenge his loss to Johnathon in the same ring they
fought in this past November. I'm looking forward to a great night of
fights and a great show."
"Atlantic City here we come again and it will be great to have my first
fight of 2013 in the same ring and place as my last fight of 2012,"
said Broner. "I see the outcome of this fight against Rees being
similar to my last fight as I plan to knock him out in too. I am a
two-time world champion now, feel great at this weight and can't wait to
show the world why I am the best boxing has to offer. A new year, a
new era and it starts on February 16."
"I didn't think twice about taking this fight," said Rees. "Broner is a fantastic boxer and a huge talent, but I am confident I can upset the odds on February 16th and become a Two-Division World Champion. I've got the edge when it comes to experience and under my trainer Gary Lockett, I have a new lease of life. I believe that besides DeMarco, I am the toughest opponent he's faced and I think I will cause him
plenty of trouble, especially if he underestimates what I can do.
This is a massive opportunity for me and it would be a dream come true
to do it in the United States. I am going to be putting it all on the
line to make my dream a reality."
"Here we go again. Same thing, different day," said Banks. "I'm
looking forward to putting on another terrific performance for the fans
in Atlantic City and those watching on HBO. I will prove again that I'm
the best at what I do."
very excited and motivated for this rematch against Johnathon Banks,"
said Mitchell. "My training is going well. This is the first time I've
been away from my family during training camp. I'm very fortunate and
blessed to be back on this stage for my next fight."
are excited to launch an all new season of World Championship Boxing
with Adrien Broner meeting Gavin Rees in a 135-pound title showdown in
Atlantic City," said Kery Davis, senior vice president, programming, HBO
Sports. "Along with the rematch between Johnathon Banks and Seth
Mitchell as the opening bout in a high-stakes heavyweight fight, it is a
night fight fans are going to enjoy."
Atlantic City is once again pleased to work alongside Oscar De La
Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions and elated to sponsor an event-card of this
magnitude," said Daniel Brockdorf, Regional Vice President of Marketing
for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City. "Last November, I had the
pleasure of seeing, first hand, the level of excitement a fighter like
Adrien Broner generates. This February 16th world-class event at
Boardwalk Hall is proof that championship boxing is not only alive and
well in Atlantic City, but thriving."
into the spotlight in a big way in 2012, Adrien "The Problem" Broner
(25-0, 21 KO's) made statements in two weight classes last year en route
to a 3-0 record. Kicking off 2011 with a fourth round technical
knockout over previously unbeaten Eloy Perez in February, the Cincinnati
native ended his championship run at 130 pounds with a fifth round
stoppage over former world title contender Vicente Escobedo in July. He
closed the year at Boardwalk Hall with a dominant November win over
former World Champion DeMarco that earned him his second divisional
world title. On February 16, the charismatic 23-year-old plans on
extending his five-fight knockout streak against Rees.
of the United Kingdom's top competitors, 32-year-old Welshman Gavin
"The Rock" Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO's) is unbeaten in 11 fights since the
lone loss of his career in 2008 against former World Champion Andriy
Kotelnik. Now firmly established at 135 pounds after years of fighting
bigger opponents, Rees, a former WBA Super Lightweight World Champion,
has proven with European and British lightweight title winning victories
that he's clearly in the best form of his 14-year professional career.
All that's left is to bring another world title back home to Newbridge.
owner of one of boxing's most inspirational stories, perennial
contender Johnathon Banks (29-1-1, 19 KO's) captured the imagination of
fight fans around the world last fall. After losing his mentor and
trainer with the passing of Emanuel Steward, Banks took over for the
legendary Hall of Famer as the trainer for World Champion Wladimir
Klitschko (who was also trained by Steward) for his title defense win
over Mariusz Wach in November. One week later, the 30-year-old from
Detroit stepped into the ring himself and stunned the boxing world with a
second round technical knockout win over the hot and then-undefeated
contender Mitchell. On February 16, he'll look to do it again.
thrill a second heavyweight with the power to end a bout with a single
blow, Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell (25-1-1, 19 KO's) is eager for the
opportunity to avenge his only professional loss against Banks. A
former standout linebacker at Michigan State University, Mitchell tore
through his opposition in the boxing ring for over four years, most
notably beating Taurus Sykes, Timur Ibragimov and Chazz Witherspoon, all
by knockout. Now he'll have to show the resilience of a champion as he
attempts to even the score on February 16.
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