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.
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.
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.
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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