Barker Hangar in Santa Monica will this Wednesday, Oct. 1 host boxing’s highest-ranking middleweights (Hassan N’Dam 30-1 18 KOs and Curtis Stevens 27-4 20 KOs) in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF Middleweight World Championship Belt, currently held by Sam Soliman (44-1 18 KOs).
Promoter King Sports said the event at Barker Hangar promises an epic night of fights that will be televised live on ESPN2 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.
King Sports said it would pull from an unprecedented talent pool that includes Interim World Cruiserweight Champion Youri Kalenga, and number seven Heavyweight in the world, Charles Martin (18-0-1 16 KOs) to create an exciting night of boxing.
Earlier this year, King Sports announced the return of big-time fights to Southern California on a frequent basis and this event, the second in the series, more than lives up to that promise.
King Sports said it stunned the boxing world by winning the sealed bid against Main Events for the right to promote this important middleweight fight.
“I was just as shocked that we won the bid,” said Michael King, president of King Sports. “On the other hand, it’s important fights like this one that we promised to deliver, and will continue to deliver, as we develop and expand our lineup of world-class fighters and events from King Sports.”
Brian Kweder, ESPN sr. director, programming and acquisitions, said over the past several months, King Sports had proven itself a legitimate player in the boxing world.
“We are thrilled to televise this fight,” Kweder said “We’re pleased to be part of Michael King’s first televised event, and without question we’re expecting an outstanding line-up of fights including Stevens vs. N’Dam.”
For more information on King Sports and the Oct. 1 event, visit www.kingsportsworldwide.com.