Wilder and Vargas Look To Shine On Shobox Aug 9th

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INDIO, CALIF. (July 23, 2013) – In the midst of a sizzling summer season of boxing, Golden Boy Promotions will turn up the heat at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday, August 9 with a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader featuring one of the hottest heavyweights in the game, unbeaten knockout artist Deontay Wilder live on SHOWTIME® (10:00 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

 

In a 10-round main event, Alabama’s Wilder puts his perfect 28-0 record on the line against former Heavyweight World Champion Sergei Liakhovich.  In the co-featured bouts, unbeaten lightweights Francisco Vargas of Mexico and Cincinnati’s Brandon Bennett meet in a 10-round match-up and Houston’s undefeated Jermall Charlo risks his unblemished record against Miami veteran Antwone Smith in a 10-round junior middleweight bout.

 

The event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona.  The ShoBox: The New Generation telecast airs live on SHOWTIME at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the first bell sounding at 5:30 p.m. PT.

 

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are available at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

 

In addition to the exciting night of fistic action taking place in the ring, Three-Division World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley will be on hand as a special VIP guest to meet and greet fans.  Mosley, who is the current WBC International Welterweight Champion, will meet ticket holders, sign autographs and take pictures from 6:30 p.m. PT to 7:30 p.m. PT inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center.

 

The only member of the 2008 United States Olympic boxing team to win a medal at the Beijing Games, Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder (28-0, 28 KO’s) has soared up the heavyweight ladder since turning pro, not letting any of his opponents hear the final bell.  His devastating power punching attack has made him a must-see for fight fans.  After his 70 second destruction of British star Audley Harrison in April, he’s more than ready for a step up against former World Champion Liakhovich.

 

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