By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 4, 2018
On June 9, Real Deal Boxing heads to Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York where they will stream their next fight, free of charge, on the SportsLive OTT service. The fight card will be available online, via mobile and Roku apps, starting at 7pm Eastern Time.
“We’re excited to be working with CBS Sports Digital once again for a back to back weekend of Real Deal Boxing events,” said Evander Holyfield, the former four-time heavyweight world champion turned successful boxing promoter.
“With the SportsLive OTT service, we can make sure that boxing fans not just in New York, but across the country can see our great stable of young fighters and the competitive match ups that The Real Deal Boxing is becoming known for. We invite everyone to join us for free on June 2nd and June 9th on SportsLive and see what The Real Deal Boxing is all about.”
In the co-main event, undefeated Ghanaian knockout artist, Duke Micah (21-0, 18 KOs) will appear in an 8 round bout. The 2012 Olympian, who boasts a nickname, “The Baby Faced Terminator”, that’s fitting of his in ring style, is rising fast in the world rankings and looks to put the bantamweight division on notice with another show stopping performance on June 9th.
The current World Boxing Council International Bantamweight Titlist discussed his reasons for boxing, including his thoughts on his upcoming bout, and his future career plans.
“I started boxing when I was seven years old. I began boxing to learn how to defend myself from my aunt. She used to beat and abuse me. Living with her, I didn’t think I had a future.”
“Without boxing, I don’t know where I would be. I thank God that I found boxing. Through boxing, I’ve become more humble I understand that I can create a life for myself through boxing. I have to stay focused. Determination and hard work will take me where I want to go with my career.”
In speaking with the young twenty-six year old fighter from Accra, Ghana, Micah, Micah understands the great opportunity to build his fan base here in the states.
“I’ve fought in the United Kingdom before and now this will be my second time fighting here in America. It’s a different feeling fighting here. I’ve received more support, more publicity. My first fight here in the United States taught me a lot. You have to be always ready to fight. Once your manager and promoter finds you an opponent, you have to be ready, no matter what.”
Sporting his 1980’s style haircut known as the “Gumby”, Micah will look to put on another dominating performance on fight night.
“I’m coming to win, I’m not coming to play. My opponent signed the contract. This is business. He’s not coming to play with me. I’m here to become a world champion. That’s why I’m fighting here in America. I’m here to fight whoever is put in front of me. That is my job. I don’t have any other job. My job is boxing.”
“I want everyone to come out and support me. There will be other good fights taking place that night as well. On fight night, I’m coming to prove to the world that I am the real deal. I am the new face. I want people to come and watch with their own eyes to see that I’m the real deal. That’s why they signed me.”
The Real Deal Boxing’s National Puerto Rican Weekend Showcase takes place Saturday, June 9th at Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Doors open at 6pm and first bell is 7pm. Tickets are priced at $150, $125, $75, and $50. Tickets are on sale now and available at www.ticketmaster.com and in person at the Kings Theater box office. For more information visit www.therealdealboxing.com and www.kingstheater.com.
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