BILOXI, Miss. (July 27, 2009) – In “Hook City,” two of boxing’s dominating left hookers, 8-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. and 2-time world champion Jeff Lacy, go to battle on Saturday, August 15 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi to determine the most powerful hooker and the NABO Light Heavyweight Champion. “Hook City,”, will be broadcast live on pay-per-view.
At the July 15 press conference to announce “Hook City” at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Roy Jones Jr. stated that both fighters will come to fight and “the fight will definitely not go the distance.” That’s been weighing on Lacy’s mind as he returned to his camp in St. Petersburg.
“I’m a puncher and if Roy says it’s not going to go 12, then so be it! With the way I feel right now I agree with Roy, this fight won’t go the distance. I plan on bringing everything into the ring August 15th. The fight will end in a KO and Roy will not hear the last bell.”
Lacy also wants to deliver a message to Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr – “Tarver nor Johnson hit as hard as I do!”
“This fight is a huge challenge for me and it is a huge challenge for Roy. He knows that, too,” said Lacy. “I am very motivated by this fight and I’ve been training very hard for Jones and I’ll be coming to Biloxi in the best shape of my life.
Said Lacy trainer Roger Bloodworth, “Both Jeff and Roy know what this fight means for each of them. Jeff is training very hard and will be 100% prepared for Roy Jones Jr. on August 15.”
Tickets for “Hook City,” presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, priced at $150, $125, $100, $75, $50 & $25 are on sale and available at the MS Coast Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or on-line at Ticketmaster.com.
The “Hook City” pay-per-view show is being distributed by Square Ring Promotions, Inc. at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in North America on cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN, DirecTV and Dish Network for a suggested retail price of $34.95.