Kelly Pavlik & Mike Lee Headline Major Card - Toprank Boxing

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Kelly Pavlik & Mike Lee Headline Major Card

On the Eve of MANNY PACQUIAO vs. TIMOTHY BRADLEY….

KELLY PAVLIK & MIKE LEE HEADLINE

AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Las Vegas, April 20, 2012 – Former World Middleweight Champion Kelly ‘The Ghost’ Pavlik will return to the ring on Friday, June 8, fighting in the main event on a Top Rank/ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing card in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  In the co-feature, MIKE LEE, the undefeated Notre Dame champion, will fight in a light heavyweight bout.

In the main event, Pavlik (38-2, 33 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio will take on Scott Sigmon (22-3, 13 KOs), of Bedford, Virginia in a scheduled 10-round super middleweight bout.  Pavlik, trained by Robert Garcia, is coming off a tremendous knockout stoppage over Aaron Jaco on March 31 in San Antonio, Texas.  “I have the power to get right back where I want to get – to a title fight,” Pavlik said.

MIKE LEE (8-0, 5 KOs), from Chicago, IL the Notre Dame Champion and undefeated as a professional, is a very popular fighter who is currently featured in national Subway commercials.  Lee trains with Ronnie Shields in Houston, Texas.

The June 8 fight card will feature eight bouts in all.  The undercard includes 20-year-old fan favoriteJESSE MAGDALENO (8-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas in a six-round super bantamweight bout.  Doors open at 4:30 pm, first bell is at 5 pm and the televised bouts begin at 7 pm local time.  Tickets, priced at $100, $50, $25 plus applicable fees, go on sale Tuesday, April 24 and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office.

Contact Lee Samuels, Top Rank (702) 732-2717, lee@toprank.com. Cherryl Kaopua, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (702) 693-5000, cherrylk@hrhvegas.com

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