While it may have been six years later then expected, Roy Jones Jr. and Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad are finally scheduled to fight January 19, 2008 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York.
In 2001, these two fighters were on track to face each other until Trinidad faced Bernard Hopkins. The fight ended with Trinidad being knocked out, putting to rest any hopes of a battle between Jones Jr. and himself. But promoter Don King would not allow these two legendary fighters to end their careers without facing off.
“It’s a fight made in boxing heaven,” King said at the announcement of the bout. “We’re going to start the year with a bang.”
The bout entitled ‘Bring on the Titans’ is being promoted as the fight boxing fans have wanted to see and Don King Productions is giving those fans the opportunity to speak their mind. Made possible by a unique mobile truck called an ADVAN, fans will be able to record their opinions about the fight or whatever else is on their mind. The videos will then be streamed on DonKingNetwork.tv. The truck will appropriately be named ‘The Chariot’ and will be parked in various locations around New York City leading up to the Jan. 19 fight.
Tickets to see Jones Jr. (51-4, 38 KOs) and Trinidad (42-2, 35 KOs) at MSG are still available. On Ticketliquidator.com, for example, a pair of upper level seats was available for $99 each, less then the face value as it is stated on Ticketmaster.com.
“Two legendary fighters at Madison Square Garden in the greatest city in the world, it just can’t get any better than that,” Senior Vice President of MSG Sports Productions Joel Fischer said in a press release. “The Garden is strongly committed to the sport of boxing and Trinidad versus Jones is certainly an event our loyal boxing fans have been waiting to see.”
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