Arum announces Million Dollar Lady!


Arum announces Million Dollar Lady!

Rijker Vs. Martin July 30 at the Mandalay Bay!

Superstars Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker will collide in Top Rank's  'Million Dollar Lady' showdown with the winner to earn a purse of $1,000,000 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 30. It's a riveting, sensational matchup announced today by Bob Arum of Top Rank.  Martin vs. Rijker will be on Showtime Pay Per View. Arum said he will soon announce a compelling undercard. Martin and Rijker will each be guaranteed $250,000 with the winner to receive an additional $750,000.

Martin has a record of 45-3-2 with 31 knockouts. Rijker is 17-0 with 14 knockouts.  The superfight is scheduled for 12 rounds.

Martin, born and raised in Bluefield, West Virginia, says she will win and collect the bonus monies.

"Lucia Rijker is a bully, like the ones you see on a schoolyard playground," said Christy. "Like all bullies, once you stand up and fight they always back down. I will show the world and make it all happen on July 30."

Both are star performers who strike with power.

Rijker, born in Amsterdam and now living and training in Los Angeles, has taken on and defeated top competition for years. She is an extremely hard puncher who attacks early in her bouts. Rijker also appeared, as boxer Billie Blue Bear, in Clint Eastwood's award-winning movie Million Dollar Baby.