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Simms vs Alcine, Darchinyan vs Donaire on July 7

BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—Legendary boxing promoter Don King will present a boxing event with three world championships on Saturday, July 7 at Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. The main event will feature Norwalk’s own undefeated World Boxing Association super welterweight champion ‘Tremendous’ Travis Simms (25-0, 19 KOs) defending his crown against undefeated WBA No. 1-ranked mandatory challenger Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine (28-0, 18 KOs), from Montreal..

The two additional world championships will showcase undefeated knockout machine Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (28-0, 22 KOs), an Armenian now living in Sydney, Australia, defending his International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization championships against once-beaten Filipino Nonito “Flash” Donaire (17-1, 10 KOs) and former IBF super flyweight champion Luis “El Demoledor” Perez (24-1, 15 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua, stepping up a notch in weight to tangle with Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia (35-5, 20 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico, for the vacant IBF bantamweight championship.

Dubbed “Fistic Fireworks” by King, tickets for the event priced at $35, $50, $100 and $200, with a limited number of ringside seats at $350, went on sale today (June 19) and can be purchased by those 18 years of age and older at Arena at Harbor Yard box office (Information Line: 203-345-2400), all Ticketmaster outlets, on-line at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (203) 368-1000, (203) 624-0033, (860) 525-4500 or (203) 744-8100.

“I am so happy to be coming to Connecticut for our nation’s birthday followed by Fistic Fireworks of our own at Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport on July 7,” the Only in America promoter, King, said. “This is a stellar card that already features three world titles and I will be adding many more great fights.”

The co-featured main events of Simms vs. Alcine and Darchinyan vs. Donaire will be televised on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). The event is being promoted by Don King Productions with Darchinyan vs. Donaire being promoted in association with Gary Shaw Promotions, LLC.

Article posted on 19.06.2007



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