Saturday, 15 August 2009 12:55
Not all eyes will be on Strikeforce's MMA card this Saturday night. Boxing fans will have an opportunity to watch Roy Jones Jr. take on Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy in a light heavyweight bout that can be seen only on GoFightLive.tv
Here's the official press release:
NEW YORK (August 10, 2009)—This Saturday night one of most anticipated Light Heavyweight battles will take place between the legendary Roy Jones Jr. and former Super Middleweight champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy and the action can be seen world-wide on www.gofightlive.tv
The cost for this exciting night of boxing is $34.95 for viewers in the United States and $19.95 for ALL international viewers.
Jones is the former Middleweight, Super Middleweight, Light heavyweight and Heavyweight champion of the world and brings in astounding record of 53-5 with thirty-nine knockouts. Jones defends his NABO light heavyweight title against Lacy in “Hook City,” presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions.
“We are very excited to be promoting “Hook City” on August 15 in Biloxi to settle the question, once and for all, of who is the best professional hooker in the sport of boxing,” said John S. Wirt, CEO of Square Ring Promotions. “While Jeff claims to have the best left hook, come the morning of the 16th, I think he may well be in the market for a new ring name.”
The Hall of Fame bound-Jones, fighting out of his native Pensacola (FL), has been a world champion in four divisions – middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight – and currently ranks among the top seven light heavyweights in all four major boxing organizations (WBO #2) and The Ring magazine.
St. Petersburg (FL) power-punching Lacy, rated No. 6 by the IBF and No. 9 by the WBO, is moving up in weight to fight living legend Jones as a light heavyweight for the first time. Former IBF and IBO super middleweight title-holder Lacy is coming off of a win by 10-round decision against Otis Griffin this past April.
Two-time world champion Danny “Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KOs), the power-puncher from Down Under, dreams of fighting Jones later this year in Australia. His opponent in the 12-round IBO cruiserweight title fight is South American light heavyweight title-holder Julio Cesar “La Furia” Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs), who has fought in relative obscurity in his native Argentina. All he’s been dreaming about is knocking out Green. Which one’s dream will come true? That, too, will be decided in “Hook City.”
NABO cruiserweight champion B.J. “El Peligroso” Flores (23-0-1, 14 KOs) has a display case filled with regional title belts. He’s rated as high as No. 3 by the WBO and No. 6 by the WBA and positioned for a major world title fight. Standing in his way in “Hook City” is former world title challenger Epifanio “Diamente” Mendoza (29-7-1, 25 KOs), the Colombian hit man who specializes in putting opponents to sleep, as well as knocking-off unbeaten contenders.
Two highly-regarded lightweight prospects — Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough (21-1-2, 7 KOs) and challenger Jason “American Boy” Litzau (24-2, 20 KOs) — go toe-to-toe in “Hook City” in a 10-round Special Attraction for the vacant NABF belt. Both have rich amateur pedigrees and Kimbrough is trying to get where Litzau has been and plans to return — a world title shot. All bouts are subject to change.
“We are very excited to be able to distribute this incredible event around the world”, said David Klarman of www.gofightlive.tv. “We have worked hard the past 2 years in building a strong and secure web platform, and marketing and support teams to serve our customers, both viewers and promoters of events. Being asked not only to stream this event, but to help monitor and secure the content is a validation of all our efforts. Roy Jones is one of the legends of the sport and to be able to broadcast this event along with three other title bouts will make for a great evening of boxing for everyone around the globe.”
GoFightLive is a pioneer and leader in the Internet Broadcasting industry, providing the public with access to fight events worldwide, daily news shows, feature interviews, and a comprehensive database of fighter information, fight photos, and event information. “GFL” has streamed more than 200 Boxing, MMA, Wrestling and other fight events since its inception in 2007 and currently has a database of more than 3000 fighters and 1500 videos in our library.