(all pictures by Emily Harney)
WHAT: “50 Cent’s Birthday Bash”
WHEN: Wednesday, July 2, 2014
WHERE: Grand Theater at Fox Tower, Foxwoods Resorts Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
WHO: MAIN EVENT – IBF WORLD JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR (12) – ESPN
MARK “Too Sharp” DAVIS(18-0), Cleveland, Ohio 130 LBS. vs.
MICHAEL “Hammer Fist” FARENAS (38-4-4, 30 KOs), Paranaque City, Philippines 130 LBS.
CO-FEATURE – JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHTS (10) – ESPN
BILLY “The Kid” DIB (36-3, 21 KOs), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 131 LBS.
ALBERTO “Kichis” GARZA(26-7-1, 21 KOs), Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 131 LBS.
LIGHTWEIGHTS (4) – ESPN
RYAN “Blue-Chip” MARTIN (6-0, 3 KOs), Cleveland, OH 135 LBS.
MATTHEW “Champ” BACA (4-1-1, 2 KOs), Albuquerque, New Mexico 135 LBS.
(L-R): Matthew Baca-Ryan Martin
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHTS (6)
JIMMY WILLIAMS (6-0-1, 3 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut 150 LBS.
STEPHAN OWUSU(8-6, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York 149 LBS.
FEMALE JUNIOR FEATHERWEIGHTS (6)
SHELLY “Shelito’s Way” VINCENT (11-0, 1 KO), Providence, Rhode Island 123 LBS.
NYDIA “Da Phenomenal” FELICIANO (7-5-3, 0 KOs), Bronx, New York 123 LBS.
NICK DE LOMBA (3-0, 0 KOs), Cranston, Rhode Island 144 LBS.
EDWIN SOTO (9-1-2, 4 KOs), New Haven, Connecticut by way of Puerto Rico 145 LBS.
JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHTS (6)
LUIS CRUZ (7-0, 4 KOs), Bronx, New York 139 LBS.
RYAN PICOU (1-2, 0 KOs), Las Vegas, Nevada
SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS (4)
JUNIOR Sugar Boy” YOUNAN (4-0, 4 KOs), Brooklyn, New York 168 LBS.
AZAMAT UMARZODA (0-3-1), Las Vegas, Nevada 169 LBS.
PROMOTER: SMS Promotions
TELEVISION: Special edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights
AFTER PARTY: Doors to the after party will open at 10:00 p.m. ET. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, calling Foxwoods’ box office at (800) 200-2882, or in person at Foxwoods’ box office.
DOORS OPEN: 6 p.m. ET FIRST BOUT: 7 p.m. ET ESPN2 BROADCAST: 9-11 p.m. ET
UBER PROMOTION: Uber will provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to fight attendees on behalf of SMS Promotions. See full details below.
Enjoy Your First Free Ride With Uber
How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Blackberry 7 app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a professional driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!
Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:
1. Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Blackberry 7 app (or sign up at get.uber.com/go/SMSboxing)
2. Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code SMSboxing when you sign up.
3. Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV (excluding uberT, expires 07/04/15, US only)
Uber is now available in over 130 cities worldwide including Providence, Boston, Connecticut and New York City