“Sons of Legends” Championship Boxing Set for Draft Weekend Debut at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, April 29
Main Fight for WBC USNBC Heavyweight Title Pairs Kenzie “TCB” Morrison Against Hasim “Gold Blooded” Rahman Jr., the Sons of Former World Heavyweight Champions, Tommy “The Duke” Morrison and Hasim Rahman
LAS VEGAS – Fight fans can rejoice over one of the most unique live boxing championship cards to date with the announcement of “Sons of Legends” featuring an unparalleled line-up of the sons of legendary boxers, duking it out, during Draft Weekend, starting at 7 p.m. at The Theater inside Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, April 29.
For the first time in boxing history, the sons of several former boxing champions will face off in the ring. Presented by Roy Jones Jr. Promotions in association with Ares Entertainment, the 10-round main event, for the WBC USNBC Heavyweight Championship Title, Kenzie “TCB” Morrison (19-0-2, 17 KOs), son of legendary two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Tommy “The Duke” Morrison, will take on Hasim “Gold Blooded” Rahman Jr. (12-0, 6 KOs), son of famed two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Hashim Rahman, who knocked Lennox Lewis out.
“This is the first time in boxing history that two sons of former heavyweight champions meet in the ring and I’m really excited to be a part of something so legendary,” said Rahman Jr. “A stacked line-up of talented fighters, raised by some of the biggest names in boxing history, is guaranteed to give fans an exciting fight. The pressure is on like no other fight I’ve ever been a part of and I’m ready to win!”
“Sons of legends but we’re fighters, athletes and men in our own right,” said Morrison. “I can’t wait to show the world once again exactly who I am. I’m gonna continue the Morrison legacy and get this 20-0!”
In one of the other most anticipated fights on the card, the co-main event features two highly touted prospects laying their futures on the line as Keith Hunter (14-1,9 KOs), son of legendary Heavyweight and Cruiserweight contender, Mike “The Bounty” Hunter takes on the udefeated Chuckie “YNG Pressure” Driver (12-0, 7 KO’s), in a battle to take a step towards title contention.
Additional sons of legends showcased on the fight card: Robert Duran Jr. (9-1, 7 KOs), the son of legendary four-division World Champion, “Manos De Piedra” Roberto Duran; Sharif Rahman (5-0, 3 KOs), the other son of Hasim Rahman; Gerald McClellan Jr. (1-0, 1 KO), son of former world Middleweight Champion, Gerald “The G-Man” McClellan. Also, making his debut, amateur standout, Steve Cunningham Jr., son of former World Cruiserweight Champion Steve “USS” Cunningham.
More information can be found on the fight’s landing page on the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas website. Tickets starting at $100 are available for purchase on AXS’ website. Boxing fans who can’t make the highly sought after in-person event, can still catch all the fight night plays as Hall of Fame boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr. , top-ten Super Middleweight, Kalvin “Hot Sauce” Henderson, and boxing analyst, James “Smitty” Smith call all the action live on FITE TV and on InDemand PPV, both options available for purchase for just $29.99. *Card subject to change
B-roll provided on behalf of Ares Entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TEOU5-i20M
About Roy Jones Jr, Boxing Promotions
Founded in 2013, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions has already made a huge impact in the boxing community in a few short years creating exhilarating content for UFC Fight Pass, CBS Sports, Showtime, ESPN and beIN Sports in some of the finest venues across the country and also in Mexico, Russia, and Japan. RJJ Boxing has proven it is conquering the sweet science of the sport. For more information on RJJ Boxing Promotions, please visit royjonesjrboxing.com
About Ares Entertainment
Las Vegas-based, Ares Entertainment, was established by combat sports industry veterans, Joe Kelly and Michael Abul in 2022. With over 50 years of impressive combined experience and a proven track record of success in the combative sports space, Ares Entertainment has quickly become one of boxing’s most in-demand promoters of live sporting events and entertainment. For more information on Ares Entertainment, please visit aresentertainment.com.