By Karl Freitag
More details for Don King’s “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” card on Saturday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The referee for the bout between IBF/WBO lightweight champion Nate Campbell and Ali Funeka will be Tommy Kimmons (Florida). Judges are Michael Pernick (Florida), Benoit Roussel (Canada) and Deon Dwarte (South Africa). IBF supervisor Peter Wilkins, WBO supervisor Phil Siegel.
Officials for the WBC interim super welterweight title clash between Sergio Martinez and Kermit Cintron are referee Frank Santore (Florida) and judges Ged O’Connor (Florida), Peter Trematerra (Florida) and Tom Kaczmarek (New Jersey). WBC supervisor Craig Hubble.
In the main off-TV bout, former #1-ranked heavyweight Ray “The Rainman” Austin (26-4-4, 17 KOs) meets seven-footer Julius Long (15-10, 13 KOs) in a ten-rounder. Other notable bouts include welterweight Ivan “The Terrible” Kirpa (22-1, 14 KOs) vs Frankie Santos (16-6-4, 8 KOs), lightweight Anges Adjaho (24-1, 14 KOs) vs Fernando Angulo (22-4, 14 KOs), junior lightweight John “Action” Jackson (13-1, 13 KOs) vs Ricardo Medina (30-32-6, 17 KOs), and super middleweight Anthony Dirrell (14-0, 12 KOs) vs TBA.
The BankAtlantic Center will be configured in a fan-friendly half-house configuration with only the best seats in the lower bowl and floor areas being placed for sale. In addition, DKP has created a special “Valentine’s Day 2-for-1” ticket promotion where everyone who buys a seat will get an additional ticket for free, starting at just $25 (except a small number of ringside seats).