Fight fans watching SHOWTIME will see two world title fights on Saturday night when promoter Don King presents his first fight card in Las Vegas as lead promoter since May 2005 and the first boxing card ever at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino. In the main event, IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko defends against #1 mandatory challenger Yonnhy Perez, while WBC #1 Antonio DeMarco faces Jose Alfaro for the WBC Interim lightweight championship in the TV opener.
As always, DKP’s undercard is LOADED with unbeaten stars, such as welterweight “King” James De La Rosa, WBA #2 super welterweight Nelson Linares and hot lightweight Angelo Santana. And of course, heavyweights (including an important WBC eliminator) are also in the mix.
The highly touted De La Rosa (19-0, 12 KOs) will take on rugged veteran Lenin “Volcano” Arroyo (20-10-1, 4 KOs), Linares (18-0-1, 11 KOs) will meet 6’2 Archak “Shark Attack” TerMelikesetian (16-7, 13 KOs), and Santana (6-0, 4 KOs) faces power-punching James Hope (4-2, 4 KOs).
In a special WBC elimination bout, WBC #3 contender Ray “The Rainman” Austin (27-4-4, 17 KOs) meets against former top-ranked heavyweight DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (26-5, 22 KOs). The USNBC heavyweight title will also be on the line in this match. Both fighters have previously challenged for the world title and the winner is positioning himself for another title shot.
Also, heavyweight knockout artist Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (17-1-1, 16 KOs) will take on 270 pounder Jerry “Big Daddy” Butler (8-6-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled eight-rounder.
Gary Shaw Productions will be placing some additional fights on the undercard. One of those bouts is a junior lightweight attraction with Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (16-1, 12 KOs) against Walter Estrada (34-10, 24 KOs). Also undefeated Australian lightweight Lenny Zappa (21-0, 15 KOs) will make his USA debut vs TBA.