Golden Boy Promotions and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the first BB&T Center Boxing Series event is set for January 12 and will feature a junior welterweight showdown between rising Venezuelan star and former World Champion Johan Perez (15-1-1, 12 KOs) and former World Champion Steve “Two Pounds” Forbes (35-11, 11 KOs) as well as a special guest appearance by former Heavyweight World Champion Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports Networks and FOX Deportes.
Tickets for the Jan. 12 event, which is sponsored by Corona, go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. ET at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800-745-3000), at www.ticketmaster.com and on Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. ET at the BB&T Center box office.
In addition to the Jan. 12 event, the BB&T Center and Golden Boy will host additional live boxing events on June 1, 2013, Oct. 5, 2013 and Jan. 14, 2014. Fight fans can purchase annual subscriptions for all four events inclusive of VIP seating and boxing legend meet and greets by calling 954-835-CLUB.