Tarver-Muriqi tix on sale


Tarver-Muriqi tix on sale

PRESS RELEASE: Tickets in all price ranges go on sale today, Wednesday, May 16, for the Saturday, June 9, World Championship Doubleheader at The Connecticut Convention Center at Hartford, Conn. Tickets are priced $35, $50, $100, $200 and $500, and are available through TicketMaster outlets, by calling (860) 525-4500, and at TicketMaster.com. Tickets also may be purchased at The Connecticut Convention Center by calling (860) 249-6000. 

The main event features the highly anticipated return of one of boxing’s most recognizable and talented pound-for-pound fighters, the former undisputed light heavyweight champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver of Tampa, Fla.

Tarver will face the “Kosovo Kid” Elvir Muriqi (34-3, 21 KOs) for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) 175-pound crown. The New York-based Muriqi has won three in a row and 21 of his last 23.

 In the co-main event, “Awesome” Chad Dawson (23-0, 15 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., will make the first defense of his Light Heavyweight Championship against Mexico’s hard-hitting Jesus “Chuy’’ Ruiz (19-4, 17 KOs).

A stacked undercard will feature three Connecticut crowd-pleasing boxers: Danbury’s hot welterweight prospect Delvin Rodriguez returns to the ring after his hard-fought war against Jesse Feliciano. The popular women’s prospect Adelita Irizarry of Hartford, and New Haven super middleweight Elvin Ayala are also on the bill. The full undercard will be announced shortly.

 This fantastic evening of boxing is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with AT Entertainment. Tickets are expected to sell quickly so be sure to get the choice seats early!

The doors open at 6 p.m. With the first fight scheduled to kick-off at 7 p.m.

About Star Boxing
Star Boxing has been in operation since 1992. Star Boxing's stable features world-class athletes and has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry.

For information on Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, visit http://www.starboxing.com

About The Connecticut Convention Center

The Connecticut Convention Center is located on the eastern edge of Downtown Hartford, overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River and Adriaen’s Landing, the city’s exciting new riverfront district. With over 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000 square foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, it is the largest convention facility between New York and Boston, featuring exceptional highway access at the crossroads of New England, where Interstates 84 and 91 meet.

For information on Connecticut Convention Center, visit http://www.ctconventions.com