A veritable who’s who of boxing: Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr., Riddick Bowe, Mikey Garcia, Sergio Martinez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Al Bernstein, Robert Garcia and Mia St. John, among others will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 13 for the inaugural Box Fan Expo.
Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and coinciding with Mexican Independence Day and the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana rematch that evening, the Box Fan Expo allows fans to meet and greet the sport’s legends, past and current champions and other celebrities of the sport, collect autographs, take photos and purchase merchandise and memorabilia.
“There are few opportunities like this that allow the boxing fan to come face-to-face with their favorite boxers and other celebrities, which is what makes the Box Fan Expo a truly unique and must-see experience,” said Alonzo Benezra, the event’s organizer. “With the Box Fan Expo, we hope to bring boxing back into the spotlight by gathering the boxing industry all under one roof for one special day and for all the fans to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to show the world just how sweet the “sweet science” can be.”
Joining Tyson, Jones, Bowe, Garcia, Martinez, Marquez and St. John at the Las Vegas Convention Center are Zab Judah, Shawn Porter, Brandon Rios, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Erislandy Lara, Jean Pascal, Peter ”Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Lamon Brewster, James Toney, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, Terry Norris, Austin Trout and Jesse James Leija. Other fighters are expected to be announced in the coming days.
“We know this is going to be a popular event with all the major boxing stars present, so we advise people to get their tickets early, so they are assured of meeting and greeting their favorite fighters,” Benezra said.
The Box Fan Expo is a complete, all-encompassing experience for the boxing fan. Aside from meeting past world champions and legends of the sport, fans can meet top trainers such as Maidana’s trainer – Garcia – commentators such as Bernstein, representatives of boxing’s various federations and boxing gear and apparel companies such as Rival Boxing, Kronk Boxing, Killa Pro Boxing and Cleto Reyes.
Promoters include Iron Mike Productions, Mayweather Promotions, Lou DiBella from DiBella Entertainment, Leija Battah promotions, Joe DeGuardia Star Boxing and others to be announced in the coming days.
Tickets to the Box Fan Expo are available online at http://www.boxfanexpo.eventbrite.com.