PRO BOXING RETURNS TO THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
KEZAR PAVILION TO HOST PRO BOXING SHOW
The Best From The Bay Area And L.A Compete With Hard Hitting Action
San Francisco, May 26, 2010 – Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco when Hard Knox Promotions and Mo’Betta Entertainment bring you “Civil War”, where boxers from the Bay Area challenge fighters from Southern California. The battle will take place at the historical Kezar Pavilion on June 12, 2010.
Headlining the eight round main event will be San Francisco’s undefeated welterweight sensation, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (12-0-1, 7 KO’s) as he clashes with Sergio De La Torre from Escondido, CA.
Mayfield, a three-time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion, is excited to be fighting in his hometown as he stated, “This is a dream come true for me to be fighting in San Francisco where I grew up. The City is known for having great fans. This will be the first professional boxing show at Kezar in a long time so I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for everone in attendence
In the co-main event, Oakland’s Tony Hirsch (11-3-1, 5 KO’s) squares off against Giovanni Rubio in an eight round Jr. Middleweight bout. Others slated to fight on the card are San Francisco natives, Richard Hargraves (light middleweight) and Cynthia Talmadge (bantamweight), both scheduled to fight in four round bouts.
Before the bright lights of Las Vegas, now known as the Mecca of boxing, San Francisco was the uncrowned boxing capitol of the world. Kezar Stadium was host to many great fights when Hall of Famer’s Rocky Marciano’s and Carl “Bobo” Olson both fought at this historic location. Marciano defended his World Heavyweight title fight against Don Cockell in 1955. Olson had two epic battles against Wayne Thornton in 1964. Kezar Pavilion will once again be host to another great night of boxing.
Kezar Pavilion is located at 670 Kezar Dr. San Francisco CA, 94118. “Civil War” featuring Mayfield vs. De La Torre is presented by Hard Knox Promotions and Mo’Betta Entertainment. Doors open at 6:00pm, the first bell rings at 7:00pm. Tickets, priced at $15, $25, $50 and $75, are on sale now by calling (415) 725-2479 or (415) 948-7891. Tickets may also be purchased at the door or online at www.vbotickets.com. More undercard bouts to be announced at a later date. Bouts subject to change.