On Friday May 16, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will be broadcasted live from the the legendary Olympic Stadium in Montreal. In the headline event, Delvin Rodriguez(28-7-1-21Ko) takes on Montrealer & Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine (35-7-1-21Ko).
This will be a memorable event since the “Big O” hasn’t hosted any professional boxing for almost 35 years. The last fight was the famous Roberto Duran vs Sugar Ray Leonard in June of 1980, an event that became one of the greatest boxing confrontation in History.
We can expect Alcine’s fight to be full of excitement – Ti Joa won his two last fights by TKO and is in great shape. After brilliant confrontations against Québécois David Lemieux and Stéphane Ouellet, the crowd should be pleased to see him perform at home once again.
Delvin Rodriguez is one of ESPN’s most recognized fighters his famous FIGHT OF THE YEAR battle against Pawel Wolak still electrifies fans. His last fight was against future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto.
Alexandre Choko of Choko Boxing stated, “Following my 5 year journey to interview some of the greatest boxing legends of all time and write my book The Future of Boxing, it is with great pride that my first comeback professional boxing event will be televised in America in such a prestigious outlet. ESPN’s Friday Night Fights being the equivalent of Monday Night Football to boxing fans, it’s an honor to be part of such an exciting production”.
Choko recently teamed with Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing CEO and currently President of the Boxing Promoters Association. This is a first collaboration between the two promoters, who met when Choko was preparing his book The Future of Boxing and Joe DeGuardia was just elected President of the Boxing Promoters Association.
Star Boxing and Choko Boxing expect to bring the local fans, Haitian and Dominican community together to cheer for Joachim Alcine and Rodriguez.
An affordable experience priced at only $45.00. Set as a special intimate format, only 1500 tickets will be released including 500 floor seats. Tickets will be available through the Admission network May 2nd 2014.