Oklahoma City’s Downtown Airpark, located off I-40 and Western, usually alive with the sounds of rock and roll, will on June 6 be the scene of a majestic “Battle Under the Stars” as WBU World Lightweight Champion and Oklahoma City native Noah Zuhdi (17-1, 13 KOs) defends his title against Eduardo Pereira dos Reis (13-1, 8 KOs), Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This is Zuhdi’s second defense of the vaulted title – the same one earned by Micky Ward in the film “The Boxer.” In September, 2012, Zuhdi won the WBU Championship belt in a twelve round decision over German Jurado (12-2) of Changuinola, Panama. Zuhdi successfully defended his world title in August, 2013, in a second round knockout of Gyula Vajda (12-3), from Hajduhadhaza, Hungary.
WBU Commissioner Don Moose” Lewis commented on Zuhdi’s upcoming title defense. “Noah Zuhdi is continually on the lookout for new challenges and new opportunities to please his fans,” he said. “That he has decided to fight in this wonderful outdoor venue is a tribute of his fearless desire to do anything the best way possible. Rarely does any boxing organization have the privilege of a class act representing them and to have Noah to do such, with him being an exciting, entertaining, tenacious fighter, is simply fantastic,” Lewis continued. “It is my hope that OKC realizes there is a new major league franchise in town and it’s Noah Zuhdi.”
On the action packed undercard, with opponents to be announced, will be crowd favorite super middleweight Bo Gibbs (10-0, 7 KOs) (6 rounds); heavyweight Ron Aubrey (11-3, 11 KOs), (6 rounds); welterweight Joe Blurton, former MMA fighter making his debut in the ring and Terry Butterbaugh (9-9).
Bud Elder, catBOX Vice President of Boxing Operations, promises the event will go down in Oklahoma history. “This fight has been a long time in the process,” he said. “But the stars have perfectly aligned to give us this wonderful outdoor venue and a sure to be exciting fight between the reigning Champion Noah Zuhdi (17-1, 13 KOs) and the rugged Brazilian boxer Reis (13-1, 8KOs), who has 8 knockouts and only one loss. Plus, a strong undercard with plenty of boxing action. catBOX promises to deliver a rock ‘em, sock ‘em evening of world class boxing at its finest under the stars at Oklahoma City’s newest and best outdoor facility, with the backdrop of Oklahoma City’s skyline rounding out the scene.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, including special table pricing and tickets, go to catboxentertainment.com or visit www.ticketstorm.com. Or to learn more about the WBU World Champ Noah Zuhdi and his WBU World Title fight, visit noahzuhdi.com.
For photos or to schedule interviews with any of the fighters, please contact Bud Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fight Time: 8:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:00 (outdoor event)
Where: OKC Downtown Airpark (I-40 and Western on South Side of I-40)
What: ZUHDI V. REIS, WBU World Lightweight Championship Title Fight (12 rounds of exciting boxing action), with an action packed undercard featuring catBOX Fighters undefeated Bo Gibbs, Jr., Joe Blurton, and former Blazer’s hockey star Ron Aubrey.
More Info: www.catBOXentertainment.com or call (405)445.2507
Platinum Table Ringside Seats: $100
(for table sponsorships–10 seats–call 405.445.2507)
Reserved Seats: $60.00
General Admission: $30.00