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Exclusive Presale: Anthony Joshua vs. Jarrell Miller

Heavyweight Boxing’s biggest star, ANTHONY “AJ” JOSHUA, will make his long-awaited U.S. debut at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” when he defends his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO World titles against Brooklyn’s undefeated, hard-hitting challenger JARRELL “Big Baby” MILLER on Saturday, June 1st.

Global superstar and Olympic hero, Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), from Watford, England will put his perfect record on the line at “The Mecca of Boxing.” AJ will follow in the footsteps of Heavyweight greats such as Joe Louis, Joe Frazier, Evander Holyfield, and Muhammad Ali when he steps into The Garden’s famed Boxing ring to challenge ‘Big Baby’ Miller.

Brooklyn’s knockout artist, Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs), will fulfil a lifelong dream of fighting for the World Heavyweight crown in his hometown.

This exclusive presale starts NOW and will end Tuesday, February 19th @ 11am.

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Hofstra’s Dynamic Duo lead Pride to 99-95 victory over Charleston 95

Senior Justin Wright-Foreman had 30 points and junior Eli Pemberton added 25 to lead the Hofstra Men’s Basketball team to a huge 99-95 road victory over Charleston on Thursday evening at TD Arena. Pemberton added seven rebounds and five assists in the game.

The win, Hofstra’s 19th in its last 20 games, improves the Pride’s record to 22-4 overall and 12-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play. Charleston, which saw its six-game win streak come to an end, falls to 20-7 and 9-5 in league action. The 22-4 record is tied for the program’s best-ever Division I start with the 2000-01 team. The win was Hofstra’s third straight.

Grant Riller set a Charleston individual scoring record with 43 points for the Cougars, who also got 25 from Jarrell Brantley. Brantley added nine rebounds, while Riller had six assists.

Hofstra also got strong games out of graduate student Jacquil Taylor (12 points, eight rebounds) and senior Desure Buie (nine points, 10 assists, three steals and three rebounds).

Back-to-back early three-pointers from junior Tareq Coburn and Buie would quickly turn a one-point deficit into a five-point advantage at 10-5 with 14:27 showing on the clock. The Cougars eventually knotted the score at 13 on a three-pointer from Zep Jasper before the Pride used an 8-2 run to take a 21-15 lead after a personal 5-0 scoring run from Pemberton. Hofstra would continue to keep Charleston at bay the remainder of the opening stanza and the Pride would take an eight-point lead into the break as Wright-Foreman drained a three-pointer with under a minute left before the intermission.

With the score 62-57 in favor of Hofstra, the Pride would put together an incredible 19-0 scoring run to push the lead to 24, 81-57, with 10:33 left in the second stanza. Sophomore Jalen Ray got the run started but Wright-Foreman had eight during the spurt that held Charleston without a point for over four minutes. The Cougars answered with eight straight points of their own before a dunk from Taylor made it 84-67 Hofstra with 8:05 remaining in regulation. Charleston attempted a furious rally as the Cougars cut the deficit down to single digits in the final two-plus minutes but the Pride would hold on for the huge road win as Hofstra drained all eight of its free throw attempts in the final 39 seconds.

Coburn finished with 14 points, including four first half three-pointers. Hofstra was 13-26 from beyond the arc in the game.

Hofstra is back in action on Saturday when it travels to UNCW for a 7 p.m. game.

NOTES
– Hofstra is 6-6 all-time against Charleston. The Pride won this season’s earlier meeting, 86-72, in Hempstead, to sweep the season series.
– Wright-Foreman moved into sixth place all-time at Hofstra in scoring. He now has 2,059 career points and passed Bill Thieben, who had 2,045 from 1953-56.
– Pemberton moved into 19th place all-time at Hofstra in scoring. He now has 1,259 and passed Roberto Gittens, who had 1,240 from 1997-2001.
– Wright-Foreman scored in double figures for the 79th consecutive game. It is the second-longest active streak in the nation and the 11th longest in the history of NCAA Division I.

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Legends of the Ring – Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair Q&A at Sound Waves on March 1

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City welcomes professional wrestling legends, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, “Legends of the Ring” with emcee “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart at Sound Waves on Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $79.00 at hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

 

“Legends of the Ring” will explore the highlights of some of professional wrestling’s most celebrated careers. Hosted in an intimate space, this special event will grant audience members the rare opportunity to speak directly to Hogan, Flair, and Hart and in an audience Q&A session.

 

Hulk Hogan, known as “The Immortal,” is a 12-time World Wrestling Champion who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Regarded by many as the most recognizable professional wrestler of all time, Hogan enjoyed considerable mainstream popularity between 1984 and 1993 as the face of the World Wrestling Federation, now the World Wrestling Entertainment. Hogan has had an extensive acting career, beginning with “Rocky III” in 1982. He has since starred in several other movies including “No Holds Barred,” “Suburban Commando” and “Mr. Nanny.” Hogan also appeared in three television shows, “Thunder in Paradise,” “China, IL” and the reality show “Hogan Knows Best,” which showcased his family.

 

Featured in an ESPN “30 for 30” documentary in 2017, Ric Flair is considered the best American wrestling performer of the 1980s. Known as the “Nature Boy,” Flair’s career spanned 40 years. Recognized by his figure-four leg lock and iconic “Woooo,” Flair was a major pay-per-view attraction throughout his career. Flair holds the distinction of being the only two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee, having been inducted first in 2008 for his individual career and then again in 2012 as a member of the Four Horsemen.

 

Plus, WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania will also be taking place the next night, March 2, at Hard Rock Live in the Etess Arena featuring WWE Superstars Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, Sasha Banks, Natalya, Alexa Bliss and much more. For tickets starting at $25.00, visit hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

 

For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime event, see hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

 

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New York Cosmos Sign Salvadoran International Junior Burgos

The New York Cosmos announced today the signing of midfielder and Salvadoran national team member Junior Burgos.

“I’m excited and motivated for a new challenge here in the U.S., especially with such a prestigious and historic organization like the New York Cosmos,” Burgos said. “I am thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to giving back on the pitch for the trust that Joe Barone, Carlos Mendes, and the rest of the coaching staff have put in me as well as connecting with the Cosmos fan base and the community as a whole.”

The 30-year old midfielder will provide a creative element to the squad and also his reputation of a dead-ball specialist, including winning the 2015 North American Soccer League (NASL) Goal of the Year for one of his efforts from set pieces.

Burgos began his professional career with Toronto FC before leading the Atlanta Silverbacks’ attack on two separate occasions in 2014 and then again after re-joining the club during the fall season in 2015. He also played with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on loan in 2016 after signing a contract with Atlanta United of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Reno 1868 in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2017.

He most recently featured for top Salvadoran club CD FAS, playing in 17 league matches and scoring twice.

Burgos has represented El Salvador since 2014, scoring his first goal with the national team that same year in a 2-0 win over Nicaragua in an international friendly. Burgos is a second generation Salvadoran international following his father, Efrain Burgos Sr., who played for the nation in the 80s.

“Bringing in a player with international experience like Junior is fantastic for the club,” Cosmos Senior Vice President Joe Barone said. “We believe he will be an impact player for our team this year.”

“We’re delighted to have Junior join us and bring his caliber of talent to the New York Cosmos,” Cosmos head coach Carlos Mendes said. “He’s an active member of the Salvadoran national team and brings key experience to our squad.

“He’s a gifted playmaker and a major threat on set pieces that provides us the ability to break down any team.”

More info on the team and 2019 NPSL Founders Cup will be announced at a later date.

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Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan Madison Square Garden Saturday, April 20th

World Championship Boxing returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, April 20th as two of the sport’s biggest stars face off in the year’s most anticipated welterweight showdown when TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD puts his WBO Welterweight World Title on the line against the pride of Bolton, England, AMIR “King” KHAN.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), is ranked by many experts as the world’s best fighter, a switch-hitting dynamo who has reigned supreme in three weight classes. Crawford made history when he unified all four 140-pound titles in 2017 before moving up to Welterweight.

Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), at 17 years of age, captured a silver medal for Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The lightning quick former unified 140-pound champion has won seven of his last eight bouts as he prepares to take on the pound-for-pound king in a legacy-defining superfight.

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Hofstra MBB Wright-Foreman Earns Fourth Met Award Of Season

Cementing himself as arguably the best player in the New York metro area, Hofstra senior Justin Wright-Foreman was named the Met Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week today. It is the fourth time this season he has won this honor.

A 6-2 senior guard from Queens, NY, Wright-Foreman — who also was named the Colonial Athletic Association player of the week and previously captured the MBWA designation on Dec. 4, Jan. 15 and Jan. 29 — led the Pride in a pair of victories last week that represented the team’s 18th triumph in its past 19 games and improved its overall record to 21-4.

Wright-Foreman opened the week with a leisurely 16-point output in Hofstra’s 102-61 win over Elon on Thursday, adding four assists and two steals.

Next, at home, Wright-Foreman erupted for a 48-point effort in a 93-87 win over William & Mary. The total tied the program’s scoring record, set by Bill Thieben against Wilkes in 1954-55. It was a career-high, a Mack Sports Complex record and a CAA record in a conference game. Wright-Foreman shot 66.7% (16-of-24) from the field and drained seven 3-pointers.

For the week, Wright-Foreman averaged 32 points per game and shot 69% (22-32) from the field, 56% (9-16) from three and 85% (11-13) from the free throw line. He added four assists and two steals.

This season he is averaging 26 points per game, along with 4.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Wright-Foreman has started all 25 games and is averaging 36.8 minutes per game, while shooting 52% from the field and 43% from three-point range.

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Roy Jones Boxing Promotions signs agreement with announcer Sean Wheelock for UFC FIGHT PASS SERIES

Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions announced today that it has reached an agreement with highly respected announcer Sean Wheelock to handle blow-by-blow responsibilities for all its shows to live stream on UFC FIGHT PASS
®.

The inaugural RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass event was January 26, when “Mighty” Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-1-2, 13 KOs) in the second round to become the mandatory challenger for WBO Junior Bantamweight World Champion and fellow Filipino, Donnie Nietes.

The Jan. 26th show was the first under a new agreement between Palicte’s promoter, RJJ Boxing, and UFC FIGHT PASS®, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years.

When building a brand,” RJJ Boxing CEO/Co-Founder Keith Veltre said, “it is extremely important to have crucial people to be a part of that brand. When fans tune in the first impression, they see is the commentator. Adding a veteran like Sean Wheelock adds to the credibility and story-line that Roy Jones Jr Boxing is building. Roy and I feel lucky to add such a great asset as Sean.”

Known more for his mixed-martial-arts work, Wheelock has commentated numerous boxing matches during his celebrated career, including the last two years for RJJ Boxing, in addition to shows that aired on ESPN Friday Night Fights, CBS Sports Network and Cancun Boxing.

Wheelock also worked as a pro boxing referee and he currently serves as a member of the Kansas Athletic Commission.

“It’s an honor to work for RJJ Boxing Promotions as its blow-by-blow commentator for this new game-changing series on UFC FIGHT PASS,” Wheelock commented. “Roy is my all-time favorite fighter and his partner, Keith Veltre, is a rising super-star promoter. This also continues my great relationship with UFC FIGHT PASS. It’s an absolute dream gig for me.”

In addition to RJJ Boxing, Wheelock also commentates on UFC FIGHT PASS for Karate Combat, Quintet Grappling, World Lethwei Championship and M-1 USA MMA.

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