Promoters Art Pelullo/Banner Promotions, German Titov/German Titov Box Promotions, Thompson Boxing Promotions, and Joe DeGuardia/Star Boxing will present a sensational fight card on Friday, January 7, 2011, at the Cox Pavilion, which is connected to the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The main event and co-featured bouts will be televised live on the first telecast of the 2011 ESPN “Friday Night Fights” series at 10:00 PM Eastern time, 7:00 PM Pacific time.
In the main event – scheduled for 12 rounds for the vacant IBF North American junior welterweight and the WBC International super lightweight titles – Ruslan Provodnikov, 17-0 with 11 knockouts, of Ekaterinburg, Russia, will face Mauricio Herrera, 15-1 with 7 knockouts, of Riverside, California.
In the co-featured junior middleweight bout, scheduled for eight rounds, 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 11-0 with 8 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, will fight undefeated Southern California prospect Sam Gonzalez, 7-0-1 with 3 knockouts, of Chino, California.
Andrade, 22 years old, has stayed active in the ring and made good progress in his two years as a pro. His sensational amateur career included gold medals at the 2007 World Championships and National Golden Gloves Championships, the 2006 U.S. National Championships and National Golden Gloves Championships, and the 2005 U.S. National Championships.
Doors open at: 5:30 PM Pacific time
First fight at: 6:00 PM Pacific time
First TV Fight at: 7:00 PM Pacific time (10:00 PM Eastern time)
Main Event: 8:00 PM (Pacific time, approximate)
Tickets go on sale December 3.
Ticket prices: $38 reserved, $58 reserved, $88 ringside.
Tickets available at: Unlvtickets.com, 702-739-FANS, and the Cox Pavilion Box Office.