El Paso to host first ever prime-time TV boxing event
For the first time ever, El Paso will host a live Boxing event in PRIMETIME on a major network (FOX) when Premier Boxing Champions and Tom Brown Promotions presents—Boxing superstar, actor and Dancing with the Stars alum, “Vicious’’ Victor Ortiz battling Devon Alexander “The Great’’ in the main event. The ten-round showdown between the two former World Welterweight Champions will headline perhaps the biggest Boxing event in El Paso since Oscar De La Hoya’s epic fight in the Sun Bowl in 1998.
The FOX Network and FOX Deportes will televising Ortiz vs Alexander, live in prime time from UTEP’s Don Haskins Center on Saturday, February 17th.
Featured in the co-main event is El Paso’s only world champion ever, Jennifer Han. Han’s World title defense against #1 World Ranked Lizbeth Crespo, originally scheduled for January 27, has officially been moved to the February 17 card to avoid any conflict. Han vs Crespo will not be televised by the FOX network. Any fans who purchased tickets for the January 27 event will be given full refunds at the point of purchase. New tickets will need to be purchased for the February 17 PRIMETIME event.
Tickets for PRIMETIME go on sale this Friday, January 12 at the UTEP Ticket Center, TicketMaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 915-533-9899.
Featured on the undercard is a Super Middleweight showdown between unbeaten contender Caleb “Sweet Hands’’ Plant and Rogelio “Porky’’ Medina. Also on the card, Tony Harrison (25-2, 20 KOs) takes on Jorge Cota (27-2, 24 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight showcase. The remainder of the card is to be announced.
According to promoter Tom Brown, El Paso is in for an exciting night of boxing. “We are thrilled to be bringing the Ortiz vs Alexander event to El Paso,” said Brown. “And even better than that is having an opportunity to showcase El Paso’s own world champion, Jennifer Han in the Co-Main event. The great fight fans of El Paso are in for a historic and epic night of Boxing.”