Johnathan “Hollywood” Smith 8-1 will take on Neslan “Pitbull” Machado 19-0 in a 10 rounds bout on the Adrien Broner Undercard. Machado is a former WBC Latino Bantamweight Champion from Miami via Cuba. Smith was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. Smith has been waiting for an opportunity like this to showcase his talent. This fight will be on PPV via Fite TV and DonKing.com.
Smith stated “This is an opportunity of a life-time. I recently signed a promotional deal with Don King, and I’m very excited for what the future has in store for me. I feel that I’m the best professional boxer to come out of Indiana. All my fights I fought at my street weight. This will be the first time in my career that I have to lose weight for a fight. I feel that I will be a beast fighting at 126 bls”.
Smith has not lost a fight since his debut in 2019. “After my first loss I changed a lot of things. I feel that I can be a World Champion at 122bls and 126 bls”. Smith has been training his whole life for this moment. “I’ve been waiting for a moment like this my whole career. I turned down so many fights.
When I got the phone call about this fight I knew this was my time”. The card is set to take place June 9 at the Casino Miami Jai Alai, Miami. Adrien “The Problem” Broner will headline a 10 round bout against Bill Hutchinson. In the co-featured bout there’s a light heavyweight title fight between Ahmed ElBali and Rodolfo Gomez. Also on the undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux against Julian Evaristo Artules.
This event, promoted by Hall of Fame Promoter Don “Only in America” King, will be available live on pay-per-view for $24.99. The live stream will be available on Fite: tv, DonKing.com, and itube247.com. The show will begin at 6:50 pm ET, and the first bell will be at 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT.
Tickets, priced from $50, are on sale and can be purchased at www.playcasinomiami.com. Ringside tables are $3500. Next-level tables are $2500, ringside seats $750; side seats $200, and $150—general Admission tickets $50.