Don King, has unveiled an exciting lineup of five championship bouts set to take place at the Casino Miami Jai Alai on November 4th. The event will commemorate King’s 92nd birthday.
The main event will witness Mikaelian, hailing from Miami via Armenia, clash with Makabu from Johannesburg, in a 12-round duel for the WBC Cruiserweight vacant title. This bout holds high stakes as Makabu, a former champion, is set to reclaim the title that he lost to Badou Jack.
Promoter Don King, always the showman, described the fighters as “people’s champions” and emphasized the idea that this event is for the fans, stating, “Boxing will return to the beautiful fans.”
Heavyweight champions will not be left behind. The NABA Gold Heavyweight Champion, Jonathan Guidry, is slated to face the undefeated FECARBOX Heavyweight Champion, Jesus Escalera. Another highlight includes former WBA champion Trevor Bryan going head-to-head with challenger Cassius Chaney for the WBA Continental North America Heavyweight Championship.
Adding to the lineup are the WBC Bridgerweight and the WBC Youth Super Lightweight championship bouts. The former will see Mike Perez of Cork, Ireland take on Andrej Pesic of Bayern, Germany. Meanwhile, DeVon William of Ft. Lauderdale will face Marik Black of Versailles, KY for the latter title.
In a heartwarming gesture, the legendary O’Jays founder and lead singer, Edward Willis Levert, a close friend of King, will be on hand to perform the national anthem.
And the festivities won’t stop there. A second night of boxing is scheduled for December 2nd, also at Casino Miami Jai Alai. One of the main attractions of the night is Adrien “The Problem” Broner, a four-time World Champion. He’s slated to face Howard, another Cincinnati-based fighter, in a bout for the “People’s Championship.”
Tickets for both nights are currently on sale with prices starting from $50, offering boxing enthusiasts a chance to witness world-class action live. For those who can’t make it in person, the bouts will be available for streaming on DonKing.com, FITE.TV, and ITUBE247.com.