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August 12, 2014

THE ROCK VS THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR


PRESS RELEASE: Tickets are on sale now for the NABF Cruiserweight Title fight between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (16-1, 11 KOs) and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson (13-7-1, 7 KOs) September 20, 2014 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. The fight will be broadcast as the main event on a special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT. Tickets are on sale now through Foxwoods.com and will go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $100, $75 and $40. Doors open at 12:00 PM.

Mchunu, 26, the southpaw from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa is making his third appearance on Fight Night. In his last appearance he defeated Olanrewaju "God's Power" Durodola via unanimous decision in ten rounds at Resorts International Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on January 24, 2014. In his Fight Night and US debut he upset "Fast" Eddie Chambers via another ten round unanimous decision victory at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on August 3, 2013.

Wilson, 32, is from the fighting city of Philadelphia, PA. He made his Fight Night debut on a special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night on November 16, 2013 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY against Vyacheslav "Czar" Glazkov. Wilson was a last minute replacement for Tomasz "Goral" Adamek who fell ill days before the fight. Wilson took the fight on less than 48 hours' notice and agreed to fight at heavyweight despite being a cruiserweight. He ultimately lost to Glazkov via a ten-round unanimous decision but he gained the respect of the boxing community for stepping up at the last minute and taking such a big fight on national broadcast television.

"The Rock" and "The Ultimate Warrior" were scheduled to face each other in January of this year but Wilson pulled out due to an injured Achilles tendon.  Mchunu went on to defeat Durodola instead but fans are excited that the fight is finally scheduled to take place next month at Foxwoods. Kathy Duva, Main Events' CEO said, "This is our first time back at Foxwoods in over a decade. I'm happy that we could bring them such an important show that will be seen by millions on national broadcast television and I look forward to working together again in the future."

The Sep. 20th special afternoon edition of NBC Fight Night will take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT and will feature a ten-round cruiserweight match-up between Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu and Garrett "The Ultimate Warrior" Wilson for the NABF Cruiserweight Title. The co-feature and undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Ticket are available through Foxwoods.com now and will available through Ticketmaster.com Friday. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and Showpony Promotions. The special NBC Fight Night broadcast will begin live at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT.

NBC Sports Live Extra: NBC Sports Group's live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets - will live stream Fight Night at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT on September 20. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Foxwoods Resort Casino is one of the premier entertainment destinations in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in six casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to express, world-renowned spas, awarding-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters, and exclusive retailers. Perfect for both recreation and business, Foxwoods provides modern and versatile convention and meeting space to infuse new life into any meeting or event. Foxwoods Resort Casino is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a comprehensive look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.




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