Five Title Fights Lined Up For Only In America 92
Celebration On Nov. 4 At Casino Miami Jai Alai
The Only in America 92 Celebration just got bigger as
promoter Don King has put together five title fights for the
Saturday, Nov. 4 extravaganza at the Casino Miami Jai Alai.
King is going to celebrate his recent 92nd birthday with
five championship fights.
The Nov. 4th card will have three co-feature title fights
headlined by the 12-round battle for the WBC Cruiserweight
vacant title as the number one ranked fighter, Mikaelian
(26-2, 11 KOs) of Miami, FL via Armenia taking on the number
two ranked fighter and former champion Makabu (29-3, 25 KOs)
from Johannesburg, South Africa via the Democratic Republic
of the Congo. Makabu, who lost his title to Badou Jack as he
was stopped in the 12th round, is hoping to regain his belt
after Badou Jack relinquished the title.
“The fighters will distinguish themselves as world champions
in these five title fights,” said King.
“They will be the people’s champions. They will distinguish
themselves to the fans. Boxing will return to the beautiful
The other tri-feature bout will spotlight two heavyweight
champions putting their respective belts on the line. The
NABA Gold Heavyweight Champion Jonathan Guidry (19-1-2, 11
KOs) of Dulac, LA will tangle with the undefeated FECARBOX
Heavyweight Champion Jesus Escalera (19-0, 19 KOs) of
Riverview, FL via Puerto Rico.
The WBA Continental North America Heavyweight Championship
will feature the former WBA champion Trevor Bryan (22-1, 15
KOs) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL via New York taking on challenger
Cassius Chaney (22-1, 15 KOs) of New London, CT.
And now King has added the WBC Bridgerweight 12-round title
bout and the WBC Youth Super Lightweight championship. The
Bridgerweight championship will feature Mike Perez (29-3-1,
20 KOs) of Cork, Ireland via Cuba, who will meet Andrej
Pesic (14-2-1, 7 KOs) of Bayern, Germany via Serbia. The
WBC Youth Super Lightweight title will find Ft. Lauderdale’s
DeVon William (3-0, 3 KOs) taking on Marik Black (2-1-1, 1
KOs) of Versailles, KY.
King, who recently turned 92 years of age, has invited
O’Jays founder and lead singer Edward Willis Levert, to
celebrate the Nov. 4th card and King’s birthday. Levert,
King’s dear friend, has volunteered to sing the national
anthem and be a part of King’s Only in America 92
Celebration with the three national anthems of boxing—Give
the People What They Want, Backstabbers and Money Money
“I want to thank owner Phil Ruffin and general manager
Daniel Licciardi for their support in allowing us to have
two super nights of boxing at their Casino Miami Jai Alai,”
said King. “The Only in America 92 Celebration” extravaganza
will be like no other and it will encompass two exciting
nights of championship boxing.”
King’s second night of boxing, since he had so many title
fights, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, also at Casino
Miami Jai Alai.
Adrien “The Problem” Broner, a four-time World Champion in
four weight divisions, continues his return to the top of
the welterweight division as he meets another Cincinnati, OH
fighter in Howard (18-2-1, 8 KOs) for the “People’s
Championship” set for Saturday, Dec. 2. Broner (35-4-1, 24
KOs) made his return to the ring on June 9th a successful
one in winning a unanimous decision over William “Hutch”
Hutchinson. It was Broner’s first fight in nearly 26 months,
who is on a mission to secure the 140-pound world title.
Broner will dedicate this fight to his late trainer and
mentor Mike Stafford, who passed away at the age of 67 in
September. A 10-bell salute will be held prior to the
co-main event featuring Ian Green.
The super sensation fan favorite and WBA Continental
America’s middleweight champion, Ian Green (17-2, 11 KOs)
from Haledon, NJ will also be featured on the Dec. 2nd
spectacular night of boxing as he defends his title against
an opponent to be named.
Tre’Sean Wiggins (15-5-3, 8 KOs) of Newburgh, NY will defend
his NABA Welterweight championship against Pittsburgh’s Bill
Hutchinson (20-3-4, 9 KOs).
Fecarbox Lightweight Champion Antonio Williams (16-0-1, 7
KOs) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL will defend his title against
Antonio Perez (8-0, 5 KOs) of Harrisburg, PA.