Sons of World Champions Hearns, Jackson, Pryor and McCall
Plus Undefeated Las Vegan Bogere Featured
Part of ‘The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer’ Three-Day Gala
Dec. 11-13 at the Paris Las Vegas
A unique internationally televised, seven-bout, professional boxing card matching a United States team against an international squad—“The U.S. vs. The World”—and featuring team scoring plus sons of four former world champions will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino as part of the gala “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” promotion that weekend at the Paris.
The “World’s Greatest Ever Boxing Show” features the International Boxing Federation’s No. 6-rated junior middleweight, Sechew Powell, against hard-hitting Antonio Mesquita in the 10-round main event.
Sons of former world champions who will be boxing Dec. 12 include super welterweights Ronald Hearns and John Jackson, super middleweight Aaron Pryor Jr., heavyweight Elijah McCall.
In addition to McCall, a second undefeated Las Vegan also will be on the card, lightweight Sharif Bogere.
Tickets for the U.S. vs. The World fight card Dec. 12 start at $40.
Other prices include $65 for Gold, $80 for VIP, $100 for Platinum and $150 for Super VIP.
Tickets for the fight card plus the hospitality package, including an after-card party, are available at $150 for Gold, $250 for VIP, $400 for Platinum and $500 for Super VIP.
Tickets for “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” dinner, awards ceremony and entertainment Sunday, Dec. 13, are available at $250 for Gold, $450 for VIP, $800 for Platinum and $1000 for Super VIP.
Tickets for the fight card Dec. 12 and the dinner, awards ceremony and entertainment Dec. 13 are available through the Paris box office at 702-946-4567 and 888-727-4758, MMG Marketing & Consulting in Las Vegas at 702-617-9730 and online at firstname.lastname@example.org The Paris box office is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to midnight and the Paris box office telephone line is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Doors to the Ballroom area open at 7 p.m. with the first fight at 8.
“The World’s Greatest Ever Boxing Card,” presented by Greatest Ever Enterprises and promoted by Seminole Warriors Boxing, is part of a three-day boxing spectacular Dec. 11-13 at The Paris, climaxing with “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” awards dinner and entertainment Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Paris.
“We’re excited to present a show featuring not only sons of four former world champions, but past Olympians and other stars who all seem destined for greatness in pro boxing,” said Chris Heverin, president of Greatest Ever Enterprises. “The debate on ‘The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer’ has been fierce to date, and we fully expect the competition in the ring to be equally exciting.
“We currently have a 10-part TV series in production that will air worldwide,” said Heverin. “This show will play a significant part in it, and many of the legends being honored will be in attendance.”
Ronald Hearns is the son of Thomas Hearns, a welterweight, super welterweight, middleweight, super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion during the 1980s and 1990s; John Jackson is the son of Julian Jackson, a super welterweight and middleweight world champion during the 1980s and 1990s; Aaron Pryor Jr. is the son of Aaron Pryor Sr., a super lightweight world champion during the 1980s; and Elijah McCall is the son of Oliver McCall, a heavyweight world champion during the 1990s.
Pryor Sr. and Jeff Fenech of Australia are captains for the U.S. and World teams, respectively. Both have been nominated for “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” in their weight division, Pryor as a welterweight and Fenech as a featherweight.
Powell, a 30-year-old southpaw from Brooklyn, N.Y., has a record of 25-2 with 15 knockouts while the 37-year-old Mesquita, from Brazil, has a mark of 35-1 with 27 knockouts.
Ronald Hearns, a 30-year-old from Southfield, Mich., has a record of 22-1 with 17 knockouts and, like his father, is tall for his weight division at 6-foot-3-inches.
He’s fighting 29-year-old Victor Hugo Correa of Mexico, who has a record of 11-4 with six knockouts, in an eight-round bout.
The 20-year-old John Jackson of the Virgin Islands has a record of 4-0 with four knockouts and is considered one of the brightest 154-pound prospects in the world.
He’s fighting 26-year-old Jesus Vallejo of Spokane, Wash., who has a record of 3-1 with three knockouts, in a six-round bout.
Aaron Pryor Jr., a 31-year-old from Cincinnati, has a record of 12-2 with nine knockouts and, unlike his father, is tall for his weight division at 6-foot-4-inches.
He’s fighting 29-year-old Jason Douglas of Canada, who has a record of 7-1 with three knockouts, in an eight-round bout.
The 21-year-old Elijah McCall has a record 4-0-1 with four knockouts.
He’s fighting 29-year-old Ruben Rivera of Puerto Rico, who has a record of 2-2 with one knockout, in a six-round bout.
The 21-year-old Bogere, originally from Uganda, has a record of 12-0 with seven knockouts and is regarded as one of the best 135-pound prospects in the sport.
He’s fighting 30-year-old Adam Hernandez of El Paso, Texas, who has a record of 14-7 with five knockouts, in an eight-round bout.
In a rare match-up of undefeated prospects Luis Franco, a member of the Cuban 2004 Athens Olympic team and now 2-0 with two knockouts as a professional, meets Efrain Esquivias, the 2006 National Golden Gloves champion from Carson, Calif., and now 6-0 with four knockouts as a pro, in a six-round featherweight bout.
On-line voting at www.GreatestEver.com allows boxing fans from around the world to select the greatest boxer in each of the original eight weight classes as well as the all-time pound-for-pound “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer.”
The complete list of events Dec. 11-13 at the Paris include:
Friday, Dec. 11–Welcome reception and official weigh-in for a boxing card the next day.
Saturday, Dec. 12–A professional boxing card featuring the U.S. vs. The World. An exclusive after-card party follows the bouts.
Sunday, Dec. 13—“The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” black-tie awards dinner, in which the “Greatest Ever” boxers in the eight weight divisions as well as the one selected “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” will be revealed. Internationally renown entertainment will be featured at the dinner. A second exclusive party follows the awards dinner and show.
Complete packages for all events Dec. 11 through Dec. 13 also are available at: Super VIP, Platinum, VIP and Gold. The Super VIP, Platinum and VIP packages have a number of premiums in addition to those in the Gold, which includes welcome function, weigh-in, “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer” poker tournament, exclusive memorabilia, access to “The World’s Greatest Ever Boxer”-dedicated gaming areas and VIP bar, legends signings, general seating for the fight card as well as for the awards dinner and show. Regional agents can provide additional premiums for individual packages. Information on these packages is available at greatestever.com