Floyd Mayweather Jr. to promote nationally televised SHOWTIME boxing event at Turning Stone Resort Casino Feb. 28by jmaloni
Floyd Mayweather Jr., the current light middleweight champion of the world, and considered by many to be the best pound-for-pound boxer of all time, will bring a night of world-class boxing to the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center Friday, Feb. 28, through his Mayweather Promotions brand.
Top fighters of the Mayweather Promotions brand will compete on "SHOBOX - The New Generation" in bouts at the Central New York resort. The event is Turning Stone's eighth nationally televised boxing event in the past 18 months, establishing it as a site for world-class boxing.
Mayweather Promotions, in association with AASHA Record Breakers, will present a fight card filled with young, rising stars of the sport for the live telecast. For more than 10 years, SHOBOX has been a launching pad for future champions, with more than 40 fighters moving on to win world titles.
Mayweather Promotions will feature two of its top fighters on the Feb. 28 show. Undefeated middleweight contender J'Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) of Dearborn Heights, Mich., will compete in the main event on SHOWTIME. The co-feature bout will include lightweight prospect Mickey Bey (19-1-1, 10 KOs) of Cleveland. The full list of bouts will be announced soon; all bouts are subject to change.
The Feb. 28 event comes on the heels of former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's anticipated world debut as a promoter at Turning Stone in August. With two of the sport's biggest names selecting the resort for their promotional events just months apart, Turning Stone has established itself as a premier destination for boxing.
Tickets for the SHOBOX event at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center are on sale now. Tickets are priced at $60, $35, $25 and $15, and are subject to additional fees. Call the Turning Stone box office at 315-361-7469 to order tickets directly, or visit http://www.Ticketmaster.com.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The first undercard bout starts at 7:30 p.m. The live telecast begins at 10 p.m.
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino is located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at Thruway exit 33. Condé Nast Johansens named turning Stone "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010.