Mansour-Kassi Weigh In
About Nov. 8 at Sands:
The November 8 special triple header edition of NBCSN Fight Night will take place at Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will feature a ten-round heavyweight match-up between Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi, a ten-round welterweight match-up between Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko and Ronald Cruz and a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin and Jackson “Demolidor” Junior. Tickets are $75 and $50 and available through ticketmaster.com, peltzbxing.com and the Sands box office. The card is presented by Main Events, Peltz Boxing, German Titov Boxing Promotions, in association with Joe Hand Promotions and BAM Boxing. The special triple header telecast of NBCSN Fight Night will begin at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.
Photo by Larry Levanti/Main Events – J Russell Peltz, Hall of Fame Matchmaker
“I would like to welcome everyone to the press conference for the final NBCSN Fight Night card of the year. Two 40+ athletes are fighting Saturday night on the East Coast and I guarantee we have the more exciting one here. We have a great international card with fighters from the United States, Russia, Brazil and Puerto Rico.
“Vasily Lepikhin fought here in August and knocked out Robert Berridge and earned himself a world ranking at light heavyweight. Continue reading
The final NBCSN Fight Night telecast of 2014 will feature a special triple header this Saturday, Nov. 8, live from Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Penn., at 8:30 p.m. ET. In the main event, heavyweights Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) and Fred “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) will square off for 10 rounds. Continue reading
No defense necessary when these high-octane offensive fighters collide on 2014’s final edition of NBCSN Fight Night! Continue reading
Bethlehem, PA: Fans attending the Nov. 8 heavyweight battle between Amir Mansour, of Wilmington, DE, and Fred Kassi, of New Orleans, LA, will be able to watch the HBO telecast of the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight on numerous TV screens in the Vision Bar at the entrance to the Events Center. Continue reading
In his last fight in April, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 42, lost a brutally contested unanimous 10-round decision to former RING cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham, whom Mansour outweighed, 222.5-to-206. Continue reading
Heavyweight powerhouse Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) headlines the final Fight Night edition of 2014 with a ten-round heavyweight battle against Frederic “Big Fred” Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) on Nov. 8live from Sands Resort Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The Mansour-Kassi match-up will serve as the main event on a triple header edition of Fight Night. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
There’s a time when even the most protected fighters get the first true test of their careers. There is no comparing Steve Cunningham’s resume, which is deep and full of recognizable names, to Amir Mansour resume. Will Cunningham’s experience and reach advantage be too “hardcore” for Mansour to overcome? We will find out this Friday night from Philly on the NBC Sports Network.
Amir Mansour’s first fight was in 1997, and at age 41 his career is really just getting started after taking over 9 years off from 2001 to 2010. Mansour comes into this matchup sporting an unblemished record of 20 wins with no losses and 15 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA: This evening at the Hyatt Regency at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, PA Cunnningham, Mansour, Stevens, Johnson and the undercard fighters weighed-in for tomorrow night’s much anticipated fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA live on NBCSN Fight Night. Below are the weights and photos from the event: Continue reading
photos by Rich Graessle/Main Events — Philadelphia, PA: This afternoon fans and the media were treated to a verbal sparring match between Steve “USS” Cunningham and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour as they faced each other at the final press conference for this Friday’s fight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia and on NBCSN Fight Night. Amir’s words incited a vocal reaction from Cunningham. The quotes and photos from the events are highlighted below.
Kathy Duva started things off by saying, “We have a spectacular event here. This is another fantastic show. It is going to be a treat for everyone. We are thrilled to be back here in beautiful downtown Philadelphia where it seems like boxing was born and we are trying to keep it alive.” Continue reading
NBCSN presents Fight Night this Friday at 10 p.m. ET featuring a bout between Steve “USS” Cunningham (26-6-0, 12 KOs) and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (20-0-0, 15 KOs) for the USBA Heavyweight Title from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Continue reading