Don King, in his signature style, announced, “We’ve lined up five thrilling title fights for our South Florida boxing enthusiasts. And hey, we’ve even got a special holiday treat – tickets are just $25 for this blockbuster evening. It’s all about the People’s Championship.”
The lineup is nothing short of spectacular: Ian Green (17-2, 11 KOs), the WBA Continental America’s Middleweight Champion known for his Casino Miami performances, is set to defend his title against Vaughn Alexander (18-7-1, 11 KOs) from St. Louis, Mo. Then there’s Tre’Sean Wiggins (15-5-3, 8 KOs) from Newburgh, N.Y., putting his WBA NABA Welterweight Championship on the line against Cincinnati’s Chris Howard (18-2-1, 8 KOs). The vacant WBA International Lightweight title is also in the mix, with Antonio Perez (8-0, 5 KOs) from Harrisburg, Pa., facing off against Haskell Rhodes (29-5-1, 14 KOs) from Las Vegas. Not to be missed is the WBA NABA Middleweight Championship bout, where Alex Castro (13-1, 11 KOs) from Tulua, Colombia, challenges Harry K. Cruz (14-3, 11 KOs), a Bronx native with Puerto Rican roots. And rounding out the title fights, DeVon Williams (3-0, 3 KOs) from Fort Lauderdale vies for the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Lightweight championship against Nelson Morales, a skilled boxer from Scranton, Pa., originally from the Dominican Republic.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner has been sidelined due to an injury to his right hand, ruling him out of the upcoming Don King’s People’s Championship boxing event on December 2 at Casino Miami Jai Alai.
Broner expressed his disappointment at missing the opportunity to fight Chris Howard in a preparatory bout on his journey to the title, but he remains optimistic about returning by late February. “Forget about warm-up fights,” Broner declared. “I’m eager to challenge any champion in the 140- and 147-pound divisions. I still possess all the skills people think I’ve lost. I’m ready to square off against Ryan Garcia, Rolando Romero, or whoever emerges victorious from the Regis Prograis—Devin Haney bout.”
Kevin Cunningham, Broner’s trainer, explained that Broner first injured his hand during his June 9 fight against William Hutchinson. Despite a brief return to training and enduring cortisone injections, Broner re-injured his hand, leading to a doctor’s recommendation for rest.
“We’re committed to maintaining our fitness and getting back into action. I personally assure Don King that we’ll be in prime condition for a title fight in late February,” Cunningham added.
King is confident about Broner’s future, stating, “Adrien is geared up for the big leagues. As a four-time World Champion, I foresee him winning four more titles under my banner. The People’s Championship event will still take place on December 2, featuring six title fights.”
The event’s highlight will be Ian Green, the WBA Continental America’s middleweight champion from Haledon, NJ, who will face Vaughn Alexander of St. Louis for the WBA Continental North American Middleweight title.
Additionally, Tre’Sean Wiggins of Newburgh, NY, will defend his NABA Welterweight title against a yet-to-be-named opponent.
King is set to announce four more title fights, making it an evening of six championship battles.
“Let me lay it out straight – it’s all about giving the people what they want. This Saturday? It’s going to be epic. I’m over the moon with the lineup of fights we’ve got. Expect a night jam-packed with action.
“This Saturday, it’s all about the best taking on the best. As a promoter, I just set the stage. Then it’s up to the fighters to shine and win the people’s hearts. Trust me, we’re going to deliver a show that’ll knock everyone’s socks off.
“Ian Green, that guy’s a powerhouse, overcoming all sorts of hurdles. His fight with Vaughn Alexander is going to be the talk of the town.”
“Big thanks to the Big Guy upstairs and to Don King for this chance. Not much left to say – the grind’s done and I’m ready to roll. Can’t wait to show my skills. I’m here to prove I’m not just another middleweight – I’m the best in the world.
“I’m not underestimating Vaughn; I know he’s a top-contender. May the best man triumph. See you Saturday.”
“Feeling blessed to be back in the game. A few years back, I wasn’t quite there, but now? Whole different ball game. I’m all in – got a family, got responsibilities. Not here to trash talk Ian’s achievements, but come Saturday night, it’s game time. Ian’s never faced anyone like me before. I respect all fighters – takes guts to step into the ring. Everyone’s got their reasons to fight, and I’m just a few steps away from a world title shot.
“Saturday’s going to be wild. Time to shake up the middleweight division. They know who I am and what I bring. I’m ready for the long haul.
“This fight isn’t about what Ian’s going to do. He’s just another fighter. And trust me, he doesn’t want this win as badly as I do.”
“I’m pumped and prepped. Been training like a beast. It’s been about 10 months since my last ring appearance, and I’m itching to get back and show what I’m made of. Don’t know much about my opponent, but I’ve heard he’s tough. I’ll be ready for whatever he brings.”
“Was bummed out when Adrien [Broner] had to drop out due to injury. That was a big break for me. Adrien and I go way back, sparred a ton together.
“We recently lost Mike Stafford, a legend in boxing. A real stand-up guy – took me in during my rough patch. I’m just grateful for everything.
“I love the limelight, love the talk. This Saturday, I’m all set to deliver a show-stopper.
Tickets, starting at $50, are available at www.playcasinomiami.com for the December 2 event. Prices range from $2,500 for ringside tables, $300 for ringside seats, $150 for floor seats, and $75 for side seats. General Admission tickets are $50.
Green vs. Alexander Fight Night Details
Q: When and where is the Green vs. Alexander fight taking place? A: The fight is scheduled for Saturday, December 2nd. It will be held at the Casino Miami Jai Alai in Miami. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET (1 a.m. UK), with the main event ringwalks around 11 p.m. ET (4 a.m. UK).
Q: How can I watch the Green vs. Alexander fight? A: You can stream the fight on FITE TV, available for viewers in the U.S. and internationally. For more information and to access the stream, visit FITE TV’s website.
Q: Are the start times for the fight fixed? A: The listed start times are the planned schedule. However, they might change depending on the duration of the undercard fights.
Q: What are the records and bios of the main fighters, Ian Green and Vaughn Alexander? A:
- Ian Green: American, born August 16, 1993, 6′ 0″ tall, 75″ reach, 19 total fights, 17-2 record with 11 KOs.
- Vaughn Alexander: American, born December 10, 1985, height and reach not available, 26 total fights, 18-7-1 record with 11 KOs.
Q: What does the fight card look like? A: The card includes:
Ian Green 158.6 – Vaughn Alexander 160
(WBA Continental USA Middleweight Title)
Tre’Sean Wiggins 145.8 – Chris Howard 146.6
(WBA NABA Welterweight Title)
Antonio Perez 134 – Haskell Rhodes 134.4
(WBC International Lightweight Title)
Lawrence Newton 121.8 – Erick Ruiz 121.6
Alex Castro 158.8 – Harry K Cruz 158.8
(WBA NABA Middleweight Title)
De’Von Williams 139 – Kendall Ward 138.6
(WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Lightweight Title)
Dayon Depestre 164.8 – Yasser Zamora 159.2
Promoter: Don King Productions
Venue: Casino Miami
1st Bell: 7 PM ET – FITE TV