HARTFORD (June 13, 2013) -- Below find pictures from yesterday's SMS Promotions press conference to announce its July 5th ESPNFriday Night Fights show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
More Photos of this event are featured below.
Headlining the stacked ESPN Friday Night Fights show, the first solo promotion by SMS Promotions, is an exciting
10-round clash, presented in association with Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM),
between undefeated North American Boxing Organization (NABO) and North
American Boxing Association (NABA) light heavyweight champion Eleider
"Storm" Alvarez (12-0, 8 KOs) and former world super middleweight title
challenger Allan "Ghost Dog" Green (32-4, 22 KOs).
10-round ESPN co-feature showcases former International Boxing
Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (35-2, 21
KOs) against Hartford favorite "Machine Gun" Mike Oliver (25-3, 8 KOs)
in a 10-round bout
undercard fights include lightweight prospect Mark "Too Sharp" Davis
(16-0, 5 KOs) vs. Robert "Super" Osobe (14-5-4, 6 KOs) in an eight-round
bout, Hartford welterweight Javier "El Chino" Flores (9-0, 8 KOs) vs.
Rogelio De la Torre (10-3, 6 KOs) in a six-round bout.
fighting on the undercard in four rounds bouts are Luis Olivares (3-0, 2
KOs) vs. Jonathan Perez (4-0, 2 KOs), Donte Strayhorn vs. Hartford's
Oscar Diaz (0-1), New Haven featherweight Nate Green (3-0, 1 KO) vs.
Micah Branch (1-6-1) New Haven super bantamweight Jimmy Williams vs. Saul Almeida (0-1), and pro-debuting light middleweights David Wilson, of New Haven, and Rodrigo Almeida.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
are priced at $150.00, $100.00, $60.00 and $35.00 (SOLD OUT) and
available to purchase at Connecticut Convention Center (860-728-2625) or
by calling Mike Criscio (203-627-7472). There is a 10-percent surcharge on all sold tickets.
A $150.00 ticket entitles the bearer to free admission to 50 Cent's post-fight party at the Connecticut Convention Center. Admission
to the post fight party is $30.00 per person at the door for those
without a fight ticket, or $20.00 for all tickets excluding $150.00.
Doors open at 6 p.m. ET
with the first fight scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET.
(L-R) Mike Criscio, Oscar Diaz, Nate Green, Mike Oliver, 50 Cent and Jimmy Williams
(L-R) 50 Cent & two-time world welterweight champion
Marlon "Magic Man" Starling (45-6-1, 27 KOs, 1979-1990), of Hartford