"Fight Night at the Capital"Press Conference Quotes-June 16 at Xfinity Centre in Hartford,


Press Conference group picture courtesy of Jason Rodriguez / Superelite Boxing

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 31, 2018) - Hartford Boxing Promotions (HBP) hosted a press conference yesterday at the Hartford Boxing Center to promote its first event, "Fight Night at the Capital", June 16 at Xfinity Centre in Hartford, Connecticut.

Below are quotes from yesterday's press conference.

HBP's goal is to bring quality boxing back to Hartford, which has a rich tradition dating back nearly a full century, headlined by International Hall of Famers Willie "Will o' the Wisp" Pep and Christopher "Battling" Battalino. Other top-area boxers include world champion Marlon "Magic Man" Starling, world title challengers Gaspar "El Indio" Ortega, and Israel "Pito" Cardona, and 1996 USA Olympic Boxing Team captainLawrence Clay-Bey.

Tickets, priced at $80.00, $60.00 and $40.00, are on sale and available to purchase, as well as $125.00 VIP tickets that include food and soft drinks), at Ticket Master outlets or at the Hartford Boxing Center gym.

Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, first bout starts at 7 p.m. ET.

"FIGHT NIGHT AT THE CAPITAL" * June 16, 2018 * XFINITY CENTRE, HARTFORD, CT

MAIN EVENT - UBF ALL AMERICA &

VACANT ABF CONTINENTAL AMERICAS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - 8 ROUNDS

RICHARD "Popeye The Sailor Man" RIVERA JAIME "Zarco" SOLORIO

Champion Challenger

Hartford, CT San Quinton, Mexico

7-0 (6 KOs) 12-3-2 (9 KOs)

CO-FEATURE -- LIGHTWEIGHTS - 6 ROUNDS

OMAR "The Beast" BORDOY, JR. ALEXANDER "El Bravo" PICOT

Danbury, CT Hartford, CT

5-0 (1 KO) 2-5-1

SPECIAL JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT ATTRACTION - 4 ROUNDS

"The Special One" SHARAD COLLIER TBA

2-time New England Golden Gloves Champion

Hartford, CT

Pro Debut

FEATHERWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS

LUIS "Lobito" RIVERA PHILLIP DAVIS

Hartford, CT Worcester, MA

4-3 1-1-1

LIGHTWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS

ANUEL ROSA ROGER BLANKENSHIP

New Haven, CT Cleveland, OH

Pro Debut 1-3

FEATHERWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS

NATHAN MARTINEZ HENRY GARCIA

New Britain, CT New Bedford

Pro Debut 0-1

LIGHTWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS

JOSE MAYSONET JUSTIN MORALES

Hartford, CT New Bedford

Pro Debut Pro Debut

FEATHERWEIGHTS - 4 ROUNDS

JACOB "Lefty" MARRERO JIMMY SANTIAGO

Bridgeport, CT New York, NY

Pro Debut Pro Debut

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS -- 4 ROUNDS

JEFFREY TORRES TBA

New Haven, CT

4-0 (2 KOs)

(all fights & fighters subject to change)

PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES