Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. Peltz verified that the tickets were sold out for the event being held at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. Peltz says fans can expect to tune in Friday to see two REAL fights. In the main event, Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) takes on Sechew Powell (26-4, 15 KOs) for the WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title.
Words were exchanged as Powell volunteered to hold the WBO belt for the photo opp. Rosado assured the crowd that he would be the one holding the campionship belt come Friday night. A verbal scuffle ensued. Co-promoter, Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, expressed gratutude that the fighters waited until Friday night to exchange blows.
In the co-feature, Ronald Cruz (16-0, 12 KOs) is facing a lot of pressure by fighting in front of a home town crowd against road warrior Prenice Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs), who is one win away from the top 15. This is the only televised boxing card scheduled on Friday night.