Novikov Gets Visit From Stanley Cup Champion


HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (June 19, 2014) — Star defenseman SLAVA VOYNOV of the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings will be visiting the training camp of his fellow countryman and undefeated world title challenger ANTON “The Pick Hammer” NOVIKOV, Today! Thursday, June 19 at 4:00 p.m. PT. Novikov, who is training at Hall of Famer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club (1123 North Vine St., Hollywood, Calif. 90038) , will be challenging undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super light weight champion “The Pride of Las Vegas” JESSIE VARGAS, Saturday, August 2, in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109). Both Voynov and Nokikov, who hail from Chelyabinsk, Russia, will be available to media for photos.

The Vargas vs. Novikov world championship fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, along with the 10-round welterweight main event featuring former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter BRANDON “Bam Bam” RIOS of Oxnard, Calif., making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut, against one-time interim world champion DIEGO “La Joya” CHAVES of Buenos Aires. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. PT with the first bout beginning at 4:00 p.m. PT. The HBO® telecast, a split-site tripleheader, will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (6:45 p.m. locally).

These four warriors boast a combined record of 107-3-1 (60 KOs) — a winning ratio of 96 percent with over half of those victories coming by way of knockout.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Rios vs. Chaves / Vargas vs. Novikov world championship event go on sale Tomorrow! Friday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT and will be available for purchase at or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and Tickets are priced at $50, $75, $100, $150 and $200. Room / ticket packages will also be available.

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