WHO:New Jersey native Vito Mielnicki, former USA National Champion and USA Team MemberCity of Newark Mayor, Ras J. BarakaRhonda Utley-Herring, New Jersey State Athletic CommissionPrudential Center Vice President, Sports Properties and Special Events, Dylan WanagielArmando Gaytan, Premier Boxing ChampionsMuhammad Salaam – Chief Trainer for Vito Mielnicki, Jr.Lamont Peterson, Former Two-Time World Champion and Mielnicki’s Assistant TrainerMichael Anderson, Welterweight contender, 20-3-1, 14 KOsNorman Neely, Heavyweight prospect, 8-0, 7 KOsNick Vitone, Welterweight prospect, 4-0, 4 KOsKeeshawn Williams, Welterweight prospect, 7-0, 2 KOsMalik Nelson, Jr. Lightweight prospect, pro debut
WHAT:Live boxing returns to Prudential Center when New Jersey native and future boxing star Vito “White Magic” Mielnicki, Jr. announces his highly anticipated bout against James Martin, as part of a nationally televised broadcast on FOX. Mielnicki (8-1, 5 KOs) will seek to avenge his first-ever career loss when he faces Martin in an eight-round rematch in the co-main event. The bout will follow unbeaten prospect Joey Spencer vs. Dan Karpency in an eight-round battle that will kick-off the event at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The July 31 telecast of Premier Boxing Champions will feature undefeated heavyweight Michael Coffee (12-0, 9 KOs) squaring off against former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in the twelve-round main event. FOX Deportes will broadcast the event in Spanish. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com starting July 20, 2021. The Prudential Center box office (located inside the arena near the corner of Mulberry Street and Edison Place) will be open to the general public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) if there is an event at Prudential Center that Saturday or Sunday. On event days, the box office will open at 11:00 a.m. (ET). To purchase tickets online, visit HERE. Tickets for the highly anticipated event start at $50.
WHERE:Dutch’s Lounge (TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown)24 E. Park Street, Newark, NJ 07102(lunch will be served)
WHEN:Thursday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. (ET)
About Premier Boxing Champions SeriesPremier Boxing Champions (PBC), was created for television by Haymon Sports, LLC, in January 2015. PBC is a boxing series that returns the sweet science to its rightful place atop the sports pantheon. Featuring today’s best and brightest stars in their toughest, most anticipated bouts, Premier Boxing Champions is broadcast and streamed live on SHOWTIME, FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes. PBC takes boxing back to its roots. This is boxing, pure and simple, where what’s brought to the fight, mentally and physically, is what determines who goes home the winner, and who just goes home. Bouts featured within the PBC Series are promoted by licensed promoters, with each bout in accordance with applicable regulatory rules and regulations.