TERENCE CRAWFORD and FELIX VERDEJO TO MAKE THEIR 2016 DEBUTS IN TITLE DEFENSES AT THE GARDEN!
Next Saturday! February 27, at Madison Square Garden
Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®
* NEW YORK FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE *
NEW YORK (February 23, 2016) — Get ready for Fight Week! Undefeated superstar champions TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD and FELIX “El Diamante” VERDEJO will make their 2016 debuts in title defenses, Next Saturday! February 27, at the “Mecca of Boxing” — The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Crawford, the two-division world champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world championship belt against Top-10 contender
“Hammerin'” HANK LUNDY. Verdejo, the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO Latino lightweight title crown and his march to a world title shot when he rumbles with undefeated Brazilian buzz saw WILLIAM “Baby Face” SILVA. Both fights will be televised live on
HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
These four warriors boast a combined record of 95-5-1 (60 KOs) — a winning percentage of 94% with close to 2/3 of their victories coming by way of knockout.
FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE
(All Times are Eastern Standard Time)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Mendez Boxing Gym
23 East 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
11:00 A.M. Julian Rodriguez
11:15 A.M. Seanie Monaghan
11:30 A.M. William Silva
11:45 A.M. Hank Lundy
12:30 P.M. Terence Crawford
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Madison Square Garden – Chase Square
11:30 A.M. Media Report. Enter at 32nd St. and 7th Ave.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Theater Lobby at Madison Square Garden
1:00 P.M. Media Report. Enter at 32nd St. and 7th Ave.
2:00 P.M. Fighters Step on the Scale
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
(Media enter through glass doors on corner of 33rd St. and 8th Ave. — adjacent to Employee Entrance)
5:30 P.M. Doors Open
6:30 P.M. First Fight
10:00 P.M. Live HBO Telecast Begins
Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES), Diamante Promotions and Madison Square Garden, the remaining few hundred tickets to the Crawford vs. Lundy / Verdejo vs. Silva championship doubleheader, priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and ww