–First Professional Boxing Event held on the campus of the University of Southern California.
–Event is being telecast LIVE by ESPN, (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) to over 98 million homes as well as over 140 countries world wide.
–Chris Arreola is attempting to become the first Mexican Heavyweight World Champion while Bermane Stiverne is aiming for the first Haitian Heavyweight Champion.
–Latest odds show a very close fight, Stiverne at minus 160, while Arreola is plus 135.
–Music legend Richie Sambora of the rock band Bon Jovi will perform “America The Beautiful”.
–The evening will be hosted by the internationally recognized voice of professional boxing, Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer.
–Celebrities in attendance will include legendary baseball player Pete Rose, Extra TV host Mario Lopez, former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, award winning actor Morris Chestnut, singer Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls, actor Victor Rasuk of The Lords of Dogtown and TV star Niecy Nash.
–Boxing stars attending include James Toney, Deontay Wilder, David Haye, Vanes Martirosyan, Sergio Mora, Josesito Lopez, John Molina Jr., Gabriel Ruelas, twin brothers Javier and Oscar Molina, Andre Berto and Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant.