“Knockout Night at the D” boxing series Expands to worldwide audience on ESPN

Knockout at the D

Debut Event starting tonight at DLVEC

Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles vs. Steve “The Dragon” Claggett

LAS VEGAS (September 9, 2016) – Neon Star Media, on behalf of the D Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), to announce an agreement that the next two events in the 2016 “Knockout Night at the D” series – tonight (Sept. 9) and Sept. 30 — will air around the world on international ESPN.


The popular “Knockout Night at the D” series, developed in partnership with DLVEC and Neon Star Media, is promoted by Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions. The series also airs on CBS Sports Network throughout North America.


Hall of Fame announcers Jim “J.R.” Ross and Al Bernstein will be ringside commentators for the English broadcast of “Knockout out Night at the D.”


The upcoming “Knockout Night at the D” events have been licensed to ESPN for broadcast in 61 additional countries and territories in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico & Brazil) Caribbean, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands), United Kingdom, Canada and India


“We are excited to have the next two installments ‘Knockout Night at the D’ airing around the world on ESPN for our client, the D Las Vegas & DLVEC,” said Mike Garrow Chief Strategy Officer for Neon Star Media, “The ESPN international platform will allow viewers from around the world to not only see the competitive matches our partner, RJJ Boxing Promotions, puts on, which the series was built around, but to also see the fight capital of the world in a whole new light under the neon lights of Downtown Las Vegas.”


“Knockout Night at the D has quickly developed into a must-see event in Downtown Las Vegas,” said Derek Stevens, Owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas and DLVEC. “Our goal is to showcase the world-class matchups taking place in our city, so we are thrilled to partner with ESPN to broadcast some of the best talent in the country.”


Tonight’s “Knockout Night at the D” show is headlined by a 10-round bout between unbeaten junior welterweights Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (15-1-1, 5 KOs) and Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (23-4-1, 16 KOs),promoted in association with Bobby D Presents, for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) – United States junior welterweight championship.


Undefeated prospects Rolando Garza (9-0, 6 KOs) and Neeco “The Rooster” Macias (12-0, 6 KOs) will square off in the 8-round co-feature for the vacant WBC – US junior middleweight championship.




‘Knockout Night at the D” returns Friday, Sept. 30


Hanzel Martinez (23-2, 18 KOs) vs. Emmanuel Quartey (20-2, 19 KOs)

Vacant WBA International Super Bantamweight Championship


Tony Lopez (11-1, 4 KOs) vs. Stephon Young (14-0-3, 6 KOs)

Vacant WBA / NABA Bantamweight Championship


John Vera (14-0, 9 KOs) vs. Milorad Zizic (12-1, 6 KOs)

WBA / NABA Super Welterweight Championship





Limited tickets for tonight’s night’s show, priced at $99.99 VIP ringside, $49.99 ringside, $24.99 and $14.99 general admission (seated), are on sale at www.Ticketmaster.com or www.DLVEC.com.  Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets.


Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:30 p.m. PT.


CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.


RIVAL BOXING GEAR is the main sponsor of the “Knockout Night at the D” series (www.rivalboxing.com, Twitter: @RivalBoxingGear




Websites: www.dlvec.com, www.thed.com, www.royjonesjrboxing.com, www.knockoutnightboxing.com


Twitter: @thedlasvegas, @dlvEventsCenter, @DerekJStevens, @BoxingatheDLV, @RoyJonesJrBoxing


Instagram: @dlvec, @thedlasvegas, @RoyJonesJrBoxing


Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/dlvec, www.Facebook.com/thedlasvegas


Follow these fighters on Twitter: @SDragonClaggett, @Jflashgang, @SteveTheBoxer, @IMuwendo, @RandyMoreno



About the D Las Vegas:  the D Las Vegas delivers the fresh, energetic attitude and fun atmosphere synonymous with downtown Las Vegas. The new casino hotel boasts 629 remodeled rooms and suites and a unique two-level casino featuring modern and vintage floors. Cocktails, beer and frozen beverages abound inside the casino at LONGBAR and on the Fremont Street Experience at D Bar.  the D offers contemporary American fare at D Grill, Detroit’s legendary Coney Dogs at American Coney Island and premium steaks and authentic Italian dishes at Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse. The Showroom at the D Las Vegas features outstanding entertainment ranging from award-winning dinner theater and Broadway productions to music, comedy and more. Follow the D on Facebook and Twitter.


About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center:  Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @dlveventscenter.


About Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions:  Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing.  Based in Las Vegas, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable such as undefeated super welterweight John Vera and former 3-time world super bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko, along with Tony Lopez and Hanzel Martinez, lightweight Demond Brock, super featherweight Randy Moreno, cruiserweight Irsael Duffus, bantamweight Max Ornelas, super lightweight Emanuel Robles, middleweight Rolando Garza and light heavyweight Adrian Taylor.


About Neon Star Media LLC:  Neon Star Media is a marketing and content company that creates highly effective brand-integration experiences for our clients, executed through a unique “story-telling” approach that empowers client’s product messaging to soar while delivering results.  At Neon Star Media, we maximize client media spends by leveraging our relationships with various sporting events, cable channels, digital platforms and other social media outlets.  We work with our clients to engage, endorse and advance their message with audiences on all platforms 24/7.  Visit us on Twitter @Neonstarmedia or Facebook www.facebook.com/Neon-Star-Media-378687919005532/



For More Information:

“Knockout Night at the D”: Bob Trieger, (978) 590-0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com, @FightPublicist


Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and the D Las Vegas:  Kara Rutkin / Alaina Curry, Kirvin Doak Communications, (702) 737-3100, krutkin@kirvindoak.com / acurry@kirvindoak.com


Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions: Lisa Veltre, (702) 522-1636, lisa@royjonesjrboxing.com

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