Tulsa, Oklahoma (October 27, 2014) Boxing Legend MIKE TYSON and Iron Mike Productions presents “HARD KNOCKS AT THE HARD ROCK” a world-class evening of professional boxing on Friday, November 21st in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
“Tulsa, Oklahoma here we come, I can’t wait to bring an action packed show on November 21st with our future champions” said Tyson. “All over the country fans are demanding to see great fights and we’ll have a sensational card at The Joint.”
Advance tickets are now on sale priced at $75, $62 and $42 and can be purchased online at www.HardRockCasinoTulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. VIP/Meet & Greet Tickets are also available for the event. Doors will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.
Headlining “HARD KNOCKS AT THE HARD ROCK” is an outstanding 10-round welterweight clash between hot, undefeated Dominican prospect FELIX DIAZ, 15-0-0 (8KO’s) and Chicago fan favorite, ADRIAN “EL Tigre” GRANADOS, 13-2-2 (9KO’s) for the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) FECARBOX Title.
A 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist for the Dominican Republic, Diaz has thrilled fans and media with his world-class skills since turning professional in 2009. In his last start, the southpaw defeated fellow promising prospect Emmanuel Lartey in an eight round decision on April 18th in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
The 25-year-old all-action Granados, a member of the 2008 Mexican Olympic Team and a disciple of brothers’ Juan Manual Marquez and Rafael Marquez, will be looking to kick-start his career making his first start of 2014.
Co-featured is a 10-round featherweight WBC FECARBOX Featherweight Title bout between fast rising Dominican contender and former world title challenger CLAUDIO MARRERO, 16-1-0 (12KO’s) and JUAN ANTONIO “Zurdo” RODRIGUEZ, 26-5-0 (23KO’s) of Puebla, Mexico.
The 25-year-old Marrero is riding a two-bout winning streak in 2014 since challenging Jesus Cuellar on August 23, 2013 for the WBA “Interim” Featherweight World Title.
In a very hard fought 12-round war, Marrero came up just short on the judge’s scorecards in the nationally televised war.
Rodriguez will be making the third start of his 2014 campaign, most recently facing undefeated and world ranked contender Javier Fortuna on May 31st in the main event of a card telecast on HBO from Las Vegas.
Despite losing the 10-round decision, the 26-year-old Rodriguez stamped himself as one of the best featherweights in the world with his skilled performance.
In a special attraction eight round battle, 2012 Ukrainian Olympian IEVGEN “The Lion” KHYTROV, 6-0-0 (6KO’s), now fighting out of Brooklyn, New York, will face off against LOUIS ROSE, 11-1-1 (3KO’s), of Lynwood, California.
With his stunning knockouts in each of his first six bouts, the 26-year-old Khytrov has thrilled fans across the country as he quickly climbs in the ranks of boxing’s glamour division.
Fighting in front of a huge crowd in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a nationally televised audience on August 8th, Khytrov brutally dismantled Detroit based veteran Willie Fortune with a stunning first round stoppage.
The 25-year-old upset minded Rose, will look to stay undefeated in 2014 having won all three of his starts. On August 23rd, Rose scored a 10-round round unanimous decision over Dashon Johnson in Tacoma, Washington.
Topping the undercard, local fan favorite and undefeated heavyweight prospect WES “Cherokee Warrior” NOFIRE will clash with TY “The Tyger” COBB of Wichita Falls, Texas, in the main event on November 21.
Compiling a record of 15-0-0 (11KO’s), the hard-hitting, 28-year-old, Nofire of nearby Tahlequah, Oklahoma, has quickly become one of the hottest prospects in the heavyweight division. Now training in Miami, Florida, Nofire looks to close out his 2014 campaign in style.
On September 26th, Nofire impressed the Dallas, Texas fight fans with a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Earl Ladson.
Cobb, 18-5-0 (10KO’s), is looking to derail the Nofire train, having won both his starts in 2014, most recently defeating Richard Dawson on August 23rd in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Also featured in separate bouts on the undercard will be fast rising and undefeated prospects; junior lightweight MOISES “Chuky” FLORES, 21-0-0 (15KO’s), of Guadalajara, Mexico, FREDDIE ROACH trained super middleweight RONALD AKEEM ELLIS, 9-0-0 (7KO’s) of Los Angeles, California, along with Puerto Rican welterweight SAMUEL FIGUEROA, 5-0-0 (3KO’s) in addition to Brooklyn, New York’s SERGIY DEREVYANCHENKO, 2-0-0 (1KO).
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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located at 777 W. Cherokee Street in Catoosa, Oklahoma, off Interstate 44 at Exit 240A. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.
For more information visit their website at www.HardRockCasinoTulsa.com and follow on Twitter at @TulsaHardRock.