Fight Night returns to the Cosmopolitan

CREATED Feb 2, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Boxing returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the first time in nearly two years.  Hot prospects, former Olympians and hungry up-and-comers all looking to make names for themselves in the fight capital of the world on Saturday, February 2.
 
In the main event scheduled for 10 rounds in the welterweight division, East Los Angeles’ Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (14-0, 11 KO’s) makes his first appearance of 2013 as he looks to extend his three-fight knockout streak against fellow prospect Lanard Lane (13-2, 8 KO’s) of Philadelphia.
 
The co-main event will feature 2004 United States Olympian Mickey Bey Jr. (18-0-1, 9 KO’s) of Cleveland, as he puts his unbeaten record up for grabs against Greeley, Colorado’s Robert Rodriguez (7-2, 3 KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight clash.  Also appearing will be 2012 United States Olympian Joseph “Jo Jo” Diaz Jr. (1-0) battling San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Jose Ruiz (2-2) in a four round bantamweight match-up.
 
Hard-hitting 2008 Gambian Olympian Badou Jack (11-0, 8 KO’s) will fight in front of fans in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas in an eight-round light heavyweight bout against Jonuel Tapia (8-3-1, 5 KO’s) of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.
 
A six round clash of undefeated super middleweights will see Las Vegas’ Luis Arias (1-0) meet Lynchburg, Virginia’s Joshua Robertson (2-0, 1 KO) and in a four-round super middleweight battle, Las Vegas’ Lanell Bellows (3-0, 3 KO’s) squares off against Phoenix’s Roberto Young (5-6-1, 4 KO’s).
 
This hard-hitting night of action is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions and sponsored by Corona.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT. 
 
Reserved seating tickets are priced at $80 or $60 and general admission tickets are available for $30. Tickets are available online at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 / www.ticketmaster.com.