On March 13, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing (RJJ) will host “Battle of the Belts” at the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. At least six bouts will be on the card during this high-energy, action-packed night of boxing entertainment sponsored by Hornitos, Rival, Nutritional Brands and Jim Beam. Competitors will include reigning champions, RJJ boxers and elite fighters from Arizona.
The main card and title fight will feature heavyweight champion Bronco Billy Wright (W46 (37KO) L4) from Morenci, Arizona defending his WBC Latin America and WBC Fecarbox belts against Gilberto Matheus Domingos from Sao Paolo, Brazil (W22 (20K) L2.) In addition, RJJ fighter Milorad Zizic (11-0) will take on Louis Rose (11-2) for the vacant NABF middleweight belt, followed by RJJ fighter Demond “Bodyshot” Brock (W8 (1KO) L3) versus Wilberth Lopez (W5 (1KO) L3). The undercard will be filled with talent from all over, including Arizona locals.
“I’m thrilled to partner with the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center to bring the excitement of real boxing to Arizona,” said Roy Jones, Jr., founder of the Las Vegas fight academy that bears his name. A celebrated professional boxer and “Fighter of the Decade” in the ‘90s, Jones’ tenured career included numerous championships in the middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.
“It’s not often that we see high-caliber boxing here in the Valley,” added Craig Benell, acting general manager of the We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. “This will be a real treat for fighting enthusiasts, as well as newcomers interested in experiencing the exhilarating world of professional boxing.”
The AAA Four Diamond resort is offering a special “Battle of the Belts” package that includes a deluxe guest room, two tickets to the boxing event, and two drink tickets. Package rates are from $249 – $299, and can be booked at http://www.wekoparesortandconferencecenter.com/specials-en.html.
The We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center is located at 10438 N. Fort McDowell Road in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tickets for “Battle of the Belts” start at $20, and can be purchased at tickets.ticketforce.com or by calling 877/840-0457.
For more information,” visit http://royjonesjrboxing.com/event/friday-night-fights/.
Thursday, March 12
5 p.m. Press conference with _________________
6 p.m. Official fight weigh-ins
Friday, March 13
6 p.m. Doors open (event begins at 7 p.m.)