50 Cent offers a special deal for first-time Uber users
By way of Doghouse Boxing (June 30, 2014)
|MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (June 30, 2014) - Uber has partnered with 50 Cent's SMS Promotions to offer a special deal for first-time Uber users attending this Wednesday night's second annual "50 Cent Birthday Bash," airing live on a special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights from Grand Theater in Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Uber will provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to fight attendees on behalf of SMS Promotions. See full details below.
In the main event, undefeated No. 11 rated junior lightweight Mark "Too Sharp" Davis (18-0, 5 KOs), fighting out of Cleveland, takes on No. 4 ranked Filipino knockout artist Michael "Hammer Fist" Farenas (38-4-4, 30 KOs) in a 12-round International Boxing Federation (IBF) title eliminator.
Former IBF featherweight champion Billy "The Kid" Dib (36-3, 21 KOs), who is rated No. 13 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), moves up to junior lightweight to face former World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title challenger Alberto "Kichis" Garza (26-7-1, 21 KOs) in the 10-round co-feature.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Ryan "Blue Chip" Martin (6-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Cleveland, takes on Albuquerque's Matthew "Champ" Baca (4-1-1, 2 KOs) in the four-round ESPN opener.
Davis, Dib and Martin are promoted by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
The official "50 Cent Birthday Bash" weigh in will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, July 1) at Foxwoods, starting at 5 p.m. ET, in the mezzanine area of the Grand Theater in Fox Tower.
Former S. Connecticut State University football player and current Connecticut State junior middleweight champion, New Haven's unbeaten Jimmy Williams (6-0, 3 KOs), meets Bronx veteran Stephen Owusu (8-6, 4 KOs) in a six-round fight of local interest.
Undefeated WIBA International super bantamweight champion Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent (11-0, 1 KO), of Providence, and former IWBF bantamweight titlist Nadia "Da Phenomenal" Feliciano (7-5-3, 0 KOs), fighting out of the Bronx, square off a six-round, non-title bout.
Also scheduled to fight on the undercard is undefeated Nick DeLomba (3-0), of Cranston, RI vs. New Haven (CT) welterweight Edwin Soto (9-1-2, 4 KOs) in a six-round match, in addition to undefeated Bronx welterweight Luis Cruz (7-0, 4 KOs) vs. Ryan Picou (1-2) and Brooklyn super welterweight sensation Junior "Sugar Boy" Younan (4-0, 4 KOs) vs. Azamat Umarzoda (0-3-1) in six and four round fights, respectively.
All fights and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $100.00, $75.00 and $45.00 and are on sale online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods' box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods' box office. Tickets will also be available to purchase through any Ticketmaster outlet and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Doors at Grand Theater in Fox Tower will open at 6 p.m. ET. The first bout will start at 7 p.m. ET with ESPN FNF airing live between 9-11 p.m. ET.
Doors to the after party will open at 10:00 p.m. ET. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods' box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods' box office.
Enjoy Your First Free Ride With Uber
How does it work? Using Uber's free iPhone/Android/Blackberry 7 app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a professional driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there's no need to tip, so you won't need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!
Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:
1. Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Blackberry 7 app (or sign up at get.uber.com/go/SMSboxing)
2. Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code SMSboxing when you sign up.
3. Request a ride 5 - 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV (excluding uberT, expires 07/04/15, US only)
Uber is now available in over 130 cities worldwide including Providence, Boston, Connecticut and New York City
Questions? Check out uber.com/nyc or email supportNY@uber.com.
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