ALBANY, NEW YORK (February 1, 2012)
Star Boxing will host a Public Press Conference on Thursday, February 2nd at 12.30pm EST at The Times Union Center to announce final details of “KO AT THE TU”, an evening of world class professional boxing set for this Saturday night, February 4th.
WHO : Joe DeGuardia: Star Boxing, President
Joe Hennessy: Times Union Center, Corporate Sales
Joe “The Future” Hanks: IBA Heavyweight World Champion
Rafael Pedro: Cuban Heavyweight Challenger
Sahib Usarov: Undefeated Russian Bantamweight
Yan Barthelemy: Cuban Bantamweight Challenger
WHAT: Public Press Conference
WHERE: Times Union Center: Exhibition Hall
51 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY, 12207
WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 12.30PM Media Arrival 1pm Start (ET)
“KO AT THE TU” is headlined by an IBA Heavyweight World Title Bout between undefeated champion Joe “The Future” Hanks of Newark, New Jersey vs monstrous Cuban Rafael Pedro.
The co-main event will feature a WBO Inter-Continental World Title Bout between Sahib Usarov of Moscow, Russia against Cuban Olympic Gold Medalist Yan Barthelemy.
Among those rounding out the six bout card will be a junior middleweight bout headed by Kevin Rooney Jr., who’s father, Kevin Rooney Sr. trained legendary heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to his first title.
Tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at all local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com.
**Discounted Student Tickets available at the Times Union Box Office only through February 3rd for $37 with valid ID.
ABOUT STAR BOXING:
Star Boxing, Inc. has been in operation since1992. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit the official website at www.starboxing.com and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
ABOUT THE TIMES UNION CENTER:
Upstate New York’s premiere sports and entertainment facility, the Times Union Center, located in Albany, NY, is excited to welcome boxing back after a 14 year hiatus. Hosting boxing in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1997, the Times Union Center offers the perfect atmosphere for championship events, and our fans are ready for championship boxing to make its long awaited return to the biggest stage in the Albany. Nestled between Hall of Famer Mike Tyson’s hometown of Catskill, NY, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY, the Capital Region is a great boxing community for both fighters and fans locally and in our surrounding areas. Albany, NY is easy to get to from anywhere! Amtrak offers direct trains from New York City, Buffalo and all points in between, and major interstates from points east, west, north and south intersect in the capital region making it easy to drive from all parts of the state. For more information, please visit their website at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com
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