On January 29th Don King Boxing presents Bermane Stiverne vs Trevor Bryan live on FITE! The event features five big live fights straight from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino as well as three Legends of Boxing Classic fights for all boxing fans to enjoy.
In the main event of the evening, Bermane Stiverne takes on Trevor Bryan in a fight for the WBA Heavyweight Championship.
The co-main event will feature Cruiserweight Raphael Murphy and his opponent who will soon be announced.
The undercard features:
Four-round Bantamweight Bout
Joahnys Argilagos vs Ernie Marquez
Ten-round Heavyweight Bout
Ronald Johnson vs Terrell Woods
Six-round Cruiserweight Bout
DeShon Webster vs Johnnie Langston
The three classic boxing events that you can enjoy are:
The 1994 WBC Super Lightweight title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez and Frankie Randall
The 1999 WBC and IBF World Welterweight title fight between Oscar De la Hoya and Felix “Tito” Trinidad
The 1982 bout for the WBC World Heavyweight title between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney
Tune in, order today and enjoy on FITE!
*fight card subject to change
EC Boxing Statement: Mahmoud Charr vs. Trevor Bryan not going ahead
Don King prevents World Title Fight from happening
It was just a formality. Everything Mahmoud Charr needed to enter the US and defend his WBA Heavyweight Title against American Trevor Bryan was a P1-Visa. A visa specifically created for professional athletes to compete abroad and earn money while doing so. But in order to receive this, a signed contract by Don King Productions was needed to prove that the event on January 29th was actually taking place. But still to this day, DKP has not sent a signed contract, nor did they show evidence of a booked venue. In the end, the US consulate in Frankfurt could not hand out the visa without documents as proof.
From the start, it became crystal clear that Don King Productions were never interested in making Charr vs. Bryan happen in the first place. They never took care of visas, flights, hotel booking, or the necessary medicals. In fact, it was Charr and EC Boxing trying to arrange all of these things, even though DKP were responsible as stated in the original contract. Their petition to the WBA to make Charr „Champion in recess“ and get their own fighter (Bermane Stiverne) in as a replacement only further proofs the foul play happening.
„At the end of the day we did everything we could. We just hope the WBA acts wisely now so that Mahmoud can finally step back in the ring to defend his title“, Charr‘s promoter Erol Ceylan (EC Boxing) states.