Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions & Rite Hook Promotions "St. Pete Fight Fest" Bringing Pro Boxing
To Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum on February 16th!
(January 11th) Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions and Rite Hook Promotions have jointly announced a co-promotion presentation, "St. Pete Fan Fest," to be live-streamed on UFC FIGHT PASS©, on Saturday night, February 16, from historic St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
"Roy Jones Jr and I are honored to work with such a hard-working and honorable promotion company like Rite Hook Promotions," RJJ Boxing Promotions CEO/Co-Founder Keith Veltre commented. "William Hunter is a true class act in the sport of boxing. February 16th, RJJ Promotions along with Rite Hook Promotions will conquer the corner with outstanding fights. We have true warriors on this card who can now showcase their talent and let the world see what Tampa fighters have to offer."
"I am super excited to be working with RJJ Boxing Promotions and UFC Fight Pass for our February 16th event," Rite Hook Promotions president William Hunter said. "There are tons of talented fighters in the Tampa/St. Pete area along with loyal boxing fans. There are definitely some future world championship-caliber fighters on this event, male and female, who will showcase their talents in front of the world on February 16th."
North American Boxing Federation (NABF) Continental Americas lightweight champion William "Baby Face" Silva (26-2, 15 KOs), a native of Brazil now fighting out of Plant City, FL, will headline in a 10-round bout.
Undefeated middleweight prospect Connor Coyle (8-0, 3 KOs), fighting out of Derry, Northern Ireland, is slated to fight in his first scheduled 10-rounder in the co-featured event.
Also scheduled to fight are St. Petersburg welterweight Clarence Booth (17-4, 9 KOs) in an eight-round match; unbeaten American Boxing Federation (ABF) Continental Americas welterweight titlist Mark Reyes (8-0, 6 KOs), of Tampa, undefeated Atlanta middleweight Javonn "Pinkie" Barnes (12-0, 6 KOs), unbeaten Tampa middleweight Antonio Tarver, Jr. (5-0, 4 KOs), the son of multiple world champion Antonio Tarver, and Tampa heavyweight Mike "Concrete" Bissett (14-11-1, 8 KOs) - all in six-round bouts - plus Tampa's undefeated female junior bantamweight Jasmine Artega (5-0, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder.
All fighters are subject to change. Opponents will soon be announced.
"St. Pete Fan Fest" will be the second event of the RJJ Boxing on UFC FIGHT PASS series. FIGHT PASS is a digital subscription service that is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. In 2019, FIGHT PASS will showcase more than 200 exclusive events featuring top promotions from around the world, providing fans with a front row seat to a broad spectrum of competitive fighting, including mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, individual and team submission grappling, and more.
Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV.
Tickets are priced at $75.00 (ringside),$50.00 (preferred seating), $40.00 (seated general admission) and $30.00 (general admission) and available to purchase by going on line at www.ritehookpromotions.com. VIP tables for 10 and eight are also available to purchase for, respectively, $1000.00 and $800.00.
Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout at 7 p.m. ET.
ABOUT ROY JONES JR, BOXING PROMOTIONS: Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing. RJJ has already made a huge impact in the boxing community in a few short years. Creating exhilarating content for CBS Sports, Showtime, ESPN and beIN Sports in some of the finest venues across the country, RJJ has proven it is conquering the sweet science of the sport.
Based in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable: super bantamweight Joseph Agbeko, junior bantamweight Aston Palicite, super welterweights John Vera and Daniel Rosario Cruz, super featherweight Randy Moreno, bantamweights Max Ornelas and Tony Lopez, cruiserweight Adrian Taylor and middleweight Shady Gamhour, featherweight Edward Vazquez, super lightweight Kendo Castaneda and heavyweight Alexander Flores.
ABOUT RITE HOOK PROMOTIONS: Founded in 2012 by William Hunter, Rite Hook is an up-and-coming group of professionals combined with individuals with exceptional athletic talent. It has a great program for fighters and is working on a future championship. Jake Thomas based out of Nashville, Tennessee, is the head trainer. Rite Hook Promotions has fighters from coast to coast and are always looking for new talent. It has a relationship with Damien Walton and D3 Management that scouts top talent from across the world.
ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS®: UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world's leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to exclusive, live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features, in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world's largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV.
ABOUT ST. PETERSBURG COLISEUM: The South's finest ballroom opens its oak dance floor for everything from ballroom dancing to corporate functions. The historic Coliseum was built in 1924 and purchased by the City of St. Petersburg in 1989. The Coliseum has undergone extensive renovations, making it one of the Tampa Bay area's most unique multi-use facilities. The Coliseum is located in downtown St. Petersburg in the local historic district. Over 800 parking spaces are within convenient walking distance, as are many downtown restaurants, shops & hotels. To make your event the very best, the Coliseum offers open catering and beverage service and a friendly, professional and experienced staff. The architecture and ambiance The Coliseum provides makes the facility flexible and an exciting place to host events.