Jack-Gbenga & Arias-Livingston on Mayweather vs. Guerrero undercard this Saturday, May 4th
LAS VEGAS, May 2 – A bevy of undefeated Mayweather Promotions rising stars will get the crowd ready for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” when they compete in undercard bouts that will lead into the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast taking place this Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Warming up fans watching at home will be “MAY DAY Live: Countdown to Mayweather vs. Guerrero” which will include up to two live preliminary fights, special ALL ACCESS features and exclusive interviews and will air live on SHOWTIME at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
In the “MAY DAY Live: Countdown to Mayweather vs. Guerrero” main event, undefeated Las Vegas light heavyweight Badou Jack (13-0, 9 KO’s) will put his unblemished record on the line against knockout artist Michael Gbenga (13-7, 13 KO’s) of Silver Springs, Maryland by way of Accra, Ghana in an eight-round bout. Plus, time permitting, a six round matchup between rising super middleweight star Luis Arias (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Las Vegas will go toe-to-toe Palmdale, California’s DonYil Livingston (8-2-1, 4 KO’s) will also be featured.
A member of the 2008 Gambian Olympic team, Badou “The Ripper” Jack now fights out of Las Vegas, where he has made a strong impression in the fight capital of the world as an exciting prospect with championship potential. Unbeaten in his two fights thus far in 2013, the 29-year-old Jack is eager to shine in his adopted hometown this Saturday.
Thirty-three-year-old Michael “The Amazing” Gbenga rallied from a rocky start to his career to win nine of his last 11 bouts and, like all of his previous contests, each of those victories ended by way of knockout. Excited for his Las Vegas debut this weekend, Gbenga’s intention is clear when he faces Jack…he’s looking for the knockout.
One of Mayweather Promotions’ most promising up and coming prospect, Milwaukee native Luis Arias has gotten off to a fast start in his professional career, winning all four of his fights since making his pro debut in November of 2012. The 22-year-old former amateur standout has every intention of making it five in a row when he steps into the MGM Grand Garden Arena ring against Livingston.
A native of Tulsa now making his home in Palmdale, California, 28-year-old
DonYil Livingston is looking to get back on track after tough losses to Elie Augustama and Paul Mendez. Prior to those defeats, the talented Livingston was on the fast track to the top, and after a hard training camp, he’s revving up to resume his quest for a world title.
In other undercard bouts, Las Vegas’ Ronald Gavril (3-0) risks his unbeaten professional record in a super middleweight four round fight against Phoenix’ Roberto Yong (5-6-2, 4 KO’s), and opening the event in a four-round super middleweight bout will be Las Vegas’ Lanell Bellows (3-0) facing Charleston, West Virginia’s Matthew Garretson (2-0, 1 KO).