New Jersey Native Vito Mielnicki, Jr. to Announce July 31 Homecoming Bout
At Press Conference on Thursday, July 22
New Jersey native Vito Mielnicki, former USA National Champion and USA Team Member
City of Newark Mayor, Ras J. Baraka
Rhonda Utley-Herring, New Jersey State Athletic Commission
Prudential Center Vice President, Sports Properties and Special Events, Dylan Wanagiel
Armando Gaytan, Premier Boxing Champions
Muhammad Salaam – Chief Trainer for Vito Mielnicki, Jr.
Lamont Peterson, Former Two-Time World Champion and Mielnicki’s Assistant Trainer
Michael Anderson, Welterweight contender, 20-3-1, 14 KOs
Norman Neely, Heavyweight prospect, 8-0, 7 KOs
Nick Vitone, Welterweight prospect, 4-0, 4 KOs
Keeshawn Williams, Welterweight prospect, 7-0, 2 KOs
Malik Nelson, Jr. Lightweight prospect, pro debut
Live boxing returns to Prudential Center when New Jersey native and future boxing star Vito “White Magic” Mielnicki, Jr. announces his highly anticipated bout against James Martin, as part of a nationally televised broadcast on FOX. Mielnicki (8-1, 5 KOs) will seek to avenge his first-ever career loss when he faces Martin in an eight-round rematch in the co-main event. The bout will follow unbeaten prospect Joey Spencer vs. Dan Karpency in an eight-round battle that will kick-off the event at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The July 31 telecast of Premier Boxing Champions will feature undefeated heavyweight Michael Coffee (12-0, 9 KOs) squaring off against former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) in the twelve-round main event. FOX Deportes will broadcast the event in Spanish.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com starting July 20, 2021. The Prudential Center box office (located inside the arena near the corner of Mulberry Street and Edison Place) will be open to the general public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (ET) if there is an event at Prudential Center that Saturday or Sunday. On event days, the box office will open at 11:00 a.m. (ET). To purchase tickets online, visit HERE. Tickets for the highly anticipated event start at $50.
Dutch’s Lounge (TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown)
24 E. Park Street, Newark, NJ 07102
(lunch will be served)
Thursday, July 22 at 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Armando Gaytan, email@example.com to RSVP.
Prudential Center Contacts:
Booking Contact: Dylan Wanagiel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Contact: Zoe Speaker, ZoeSpeaker@HBSE.com | 310.909.9584
About Prudential Center:
Prudential Center is the world-class sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Opened in October 2007, the state-of-the-art arena is the home of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and more than 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena is also home to the GRAMMY Museum Experience Prudential Center, which opened its doors to the public on October 2017. The 8,200-square-foot experience marks the first GRAMMY Museum outpost on the East Coast, and features a dynamic combination of educational programming and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a spotlight on legendary GRAMMY winners from New Jersey. Ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today, Prudential Center is recognized as one of the premier venues in the United States, and hosts over 2 million guests annually. For more information about Prudential Center, visit PruCenter.com and follow the arena on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PruCenter. Prudential Center is a Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment property.
About Premier Boxing Champions Series
Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), was created for television by Haymon Sports, LLC, in January 2015. PBC is a boxing series that returns the sweet science to its rightful place atop the sports pantheon.
Featuring today’s best and brightest stars in their toughest, most anticipated bouts, Premier Boxing Champions is broadcast and streamed live on SHOWTIME, FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes.