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Mike Tyson’s ‘Iron Mike Productions’ Presents ‘The Pride of Pittsburg’!

by on Aug.06, 2014, under Boxing News

 Press Conference and Public Weigh-In Hosted by Boxing Legend Mike Tyson This Thursday, August 10th at Boilermakers 154 Boiler Room Banquet Hall

1221 Banksville Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


It takes a bomber to know one.  Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said of his main event fighter, ”The first time I watched Sammy Vasquez Jr. fight I knew he had something special. He fights with urgency and focus unmatched by most. When that bell rings, whether the other guy knows it or not, he’s in a war and he’d better be ready because Sammy wants to end it quick.”

And his upcoming opponent this Friday night isn’t bad, either.  “James Stevenson is 21-0 and wants to get to 22-0. Should be a great fight. I can’t wait. If you’re a boxing fan, you need to check this fight out. It’s the kind of fight you can expect from IMP. It’s a great challenge for Sammy who fights non-stop, punches in bunches from all angles. He’s a warrior but has boxing skills too. I love watching him fight. Trust me, I know what I’m talking about, tune in and check Sammy out against his biggest challenge yet, you won’t be disappointed.”


WHO: MIKE TYSON/Former Heavyweight World Champion

SAMMY VASQUEZ JR./Undefeated Welterweight Prospect JAMES STEVENSON/Undefeated Welterweight Prospect

MONTA MEZA CLAY/World Ranked Lightweight, Pittsburgh

ALLAN HERRERA/Lightweight Veteran, Sinaloa, Mexico

IEVGEN KHYTROV/Top Middleweight Prospect, Ukraine

WILLIE FORTUNE/Middleweight Veteran, Detroit


WHAT: Final Press Conference For “The Pride of Pittsburgh”


WHERE: Boilermakers 154

Boiler Room Banquet Hall

1221 Banksville Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15216


WHEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014 4pm ET

FACTS: Legendary former world heavyweight champion and head of IRON MIKE PRODUCTIONS, MIKE TYSON will host the Final Press Conference for “The Pride of Pittsburgh”, a world class professional boxing event set for Friday, August 8th from the CONSOL Energy Center and telecast LIVE on FOX Sports 1 (10:00 p.m. ET).

Immediately following the Final Press Conference, the Official Public Weigh-In will be held for all fighters.

“The Pride of Pittsburgh” is headlined by an IBF-USBA Welterweight Title clash between Pittsburgh’s SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. and fellow undefeated top prospect JAMES STEVENSON of Baltimore, MD.

Co-featured is a terrific 10-round lightweight battle between local favorite MONTA MEZA-CLAY and Sinaloa, Mexico veteran ALLAN HERRERA.

Opening the FOX SPORTS 1 international telecast is a six round middleweight bout between 2012 Ukrainian Olympian IEVGEN KHYTROV and Detroit based veteran WILLIE FORTUNE.

Advance tickets for “The Pride of Pittsburgh”, starting at $50 are available through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center,, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.

CONSOL Energy Center is located at 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. Further information can be located at their website,

For additional information on Iron Mike Productions visit www.IronMikeProductions, follow on Twitter at @IronMikeProd and on Facebook at IronMikeProductionsOfficial.


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