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Campillo-Kovalev Will Get It On At Mohegan Sun Jan 19th

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NBC Sports Network’s popular “Fight Night” TV boxing series starts 2013 off with a bang on January 19th when Sergey Kovalev, 19-0-1, 17 KOs, takes on Gabriel Campillo, 21-4-1, 8 KOs, in an international 10-round light heavyweight main event. The nationally televised fight will be held at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.  The NBC Sports Network telecast will begin at 9PM ET.

Kovalev, the 175-pound punching machine from Chelyabinsk, Russia, aptly nicknamed “Krusher”, always brings the power when he steps into the ring. Only three of his opponents have gone the distance during his three year career. His last start was a typical Kovalev affair, a three round blowout of Lionell Thompson in Bethlehem, PA. He will look to make similar short work of Campillo in January.

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev

Campillo is Spanish southpaw from Madrid who once reigned as the WBA 175-pound world champion. In his last fight, he boxed circles around undefeated IBF champ Tavoris Cloud, but lost a highly controversial split decision. Campillo, known as the “Handsome Man” is a beautiful boxer looking to get back to another world title bout. Kovalev is standing in his way.

Gabriel “Chico Guapo” Campillo

This caliber of competition has become the benchmark for the NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” series. ”Fight Night” matchmaker, J Russell Peltz said, ”This is a classic boxer-puncher fight between world-class fighters. On paper it doesn’t get any better than this, in person it could be even better.”

Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, November 17 at 10AM ET. They are priced at $125 and $40 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster Link to January 19 NBCSN Fight Night at Mohegan Sun. For ADA accessible sales, call Mohegan Sun Box Office 1-800-862-8499.

ABOUT JANUARY 19

Tickets are priced at $125 and $40 can be purchased through Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster Link to January 19 NBCSN Fight Night at Mohegan Sun. For ADA accessible sales, call Mohegan Sun Box Office 1-800-862-8499.

Seven bouts are planned for the January 19 card to be held at Mohegan Sun Arena, 1Mohegan Sun Boulevard Uncasville, CT. The fight is promoted by Main Events and Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment Sports in association with Sampson Boxing.

Tweet the link to NBC Sports Network Fight Night channel finder: bit.ly/175UuU

Twitter: #FightNight Twitter: @main_events @NBCSN

Facebook:facebook.com/MainEventsBoxing facebook.com/NBCSports

To find the location of the NBC Sports Network on your local cable, satellite or IPTV provider, click here: http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/30092015/ns/sports/

2012-2013 NBC SPORTS NETWORK FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE

(All times ET and subject to change)

Saturday, December 8             9 p.m. – 11 p.m.            NBC Sports Network    Temple University, Philly

Saturday, December 22           4 p.m. – 6 p.m.              NBC                           Sands Resort Casino Bethlehem

Saturday, January 19                9 p.m. – 11 p.m.             NBC Sports Network   Mohegan Sun Casino, CT

Saturday, February 23            10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  NBC Sports Network    TBA

Saturday, March 9                    10 p.m. – 12 a.m.           NBC Sports Network     TBA

Saturday, June 14                      9 p.m. – 11 p.m.             NBC Sports Network     TBA


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