Currently undefeated (17-0, 9 KO’s) Jessie will be facing Lanardo the “Pain Server” Tyner on February 24th at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyner comes in to this ring with many achievements under his belt but for Vargas these notches are invisible. Many interviews and articles have painted a brilliant picture of Vargas as a rising star and a force to be reckon with. Vargas brings a new spark to the ring and is nicknamed, “La Nueva Generacion” however in a radio interview I did with Vargas last year I coined him the “Dream Crusher.” Seventeen dreams have been annihilated by Vargas and I believe that the power of his punch will send Tyner counting sheep. This Friday’s fight will be airing on Showtime in the ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader which includes Deandre Latimore battling Ryan Davis. This doubleheader will be presented by Mayweather Promotions and will be a night not to miss. Be sure to see below for more information on where to buy tickets and order the fight. I know who I’m placing my bet on, do you?
JESSIE VARGAS TO FACE LANARDO TYNER &
DEANDRE LATIMORE TO BATTLE RYAN DAVIS
ON FEBRUARY 24 EDITION OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION
AT THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS, February 24 – Lanardo Tyner and Ryan Davis may be stepping into the Las Vegas backyard of their opponents, Jessie Vargas and Deandre Latimore, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, February 24, but that’s nothing new for these road warriors. The stakes will be higher than usual though, with the fights being broadcast live on a ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader. With the Las Vegas and SHOWTIME lights shining brightly on the ring, it’s a safe bet that there will be fireworks at The Joint next Friday.
In the welterweight main event, the unbeaten Vargas (17-0, 9 KO’s) squares off against Detroit’s Tyner, while in the junior middleweight co-feature, contender Latimore (22-3, 17 KO’s) faces East St. Louis, Illinois’ Davis.
Both bouts, which are presented by Mayweather Promotions, are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Doors open on fight night at 6:00 p.m. with the first fight beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, priced at $100, $60, $30, $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $125, are on sale now and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
A well-traveled veteran of the fight game who hails from the boxing-rich city of Detroit, Michigan, 36-year-old Lanardo Tyner (25-6-2, 15 KO’s) holds wins over the likes of former World Champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris and highly touted prospect Antwone Smith. The seven-year professional has also taken current World Champions Canelo Alvarez and Lamont Peterson the distance. Eager to put himself in the welterweight contender’s race, “The Pain Server” will look to live up to his nickname on Feb. 24.
Over the last few years, “Dangerous” Ryan Davis (23-9-3, 9 KO’s) has fought everywhere from Las Vegas to Youngstown, Ohio to San Jose, California to Munich, Germany, so taking on Deandre Latimore in his hometown won’t be anything new for the tough 33-year-old who has faced stiff competition such as David Lopez, Carlos Bojorquez and former World Champion Zab “Super” Judah. Unbeaten in four of his last five fights, with his only loss coming to then 23-0 Dominik Britsch last July, Davis has the opportunity of a lifetime coming up on Feb. 24, and he’s ready to roll the dice in Vegas.
A full undercard will be announced shortly.
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