BLK Prime merges with integrated sports to deliver Crawford vs. Avanesyan Pay-per-view across cable and satellite outlets
BLK Prime has partnered with Integrated Sports to deliver the highly anticipated match between Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) and David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs), taking place at CHI Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on December 10. Superstar Cris Cyborg (1-0.1 KO) is expected to make his boxing debut in the US in the co-main event attracting special events. .
The event will be distributed by BLK Prime and Integrated Sports across the US live on pay-per-view Cable & Satellite through iNDEMAND, (Comcast, Charter and all major cable stores) , DIRECTV and DISH for $39.99. In addition, it will also be broadcast via Digital PPV on BLKPrime.com and PPV.com. The live PPV pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.
CRAWFORD VS. AVANESYAN DAY, START TIME
- Date: Saturday, December 10
- Preliminary Pass: 5:30pm ET / 10:30pm GMT
- Main Event Ring Road (approx.): 21:00 ET / 4:00 GMT
- The match will be broadcast on BLKPrime.com and through cable and satellite providers offering PPV services, for $39.99.
- Preliminary cards are set to kick off at 5:30pm ET / 10:30pm GMT with matches between Crawford and Avanesyan scheduled for 9pm ET / 4am GMT.
- The match will be held at the CHI Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
“We wanted to make PPV between Crawford and Avanesyan available to the masses, so we decided to go the traditional route with cable and satellite, in addition to our BLK Prime app,” said Sam Katkovski of BLK Prime. . “Integrated Sports has been around for many years and has experience hitting every corner of the United States. We are delighted to be partnering with them and we look forward to a great night of boxing on December 10.”
“We are excited to distribute Crawford-Avanesyan to boxing fans across the United States,” said President of Integrated Sports Doug Jacobs. “Crawford is arguably the #1 pound-for-pound champion in the world. And Cris Cyborg is possibly the greatest female MMA fighter of all time. It will be exciting for MMA fans to see her box, and we’re excited to be a part of the BLK Prime movement to make all the big fights happen.
Bud Crawford – Avanesyan Undercard
The basis for the highly anticipated BLK Prime PPV match between Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0.29 KOs) and David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs), taking place at CHI Medical Center in Omaha , Nebraska, on December 10, is set. Cris Cyborg (1-0, 1 KO) is scheduled to make his American boxing debut in a special feature attraction co-main event.
Crawford vs. Avanesyan, a 12-round WBO welterweight world title match, will stream on BLK Prime for $39.99. BLK Prime, a Silicon Valley-based technology company, is a video-on-demand subscription platform that uses elite technology to deliver the most flawless visual stream available. The TV show will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
In a scheduled 10-round featherweight fight, Arnold Khegai (18-1-1, 11 KOs) of Odessa, Ukraine, will challenge the tested fighter Eduardo Baez (21-3-2, 7 KO), by Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
Invincible heavyweight Jeremiah “Dreamland” Milton (7-0, 6 KOs), of Tulsa, Oklahoma, will face off against Dajuan Calloway (5-1.5 KOs), of Warrensville, Ohio, in the bout 6- round bout.
The PPV telecast will kick off the scheduled 8-round light heavyweight bout, featuring Steven Nelson (17-0, 14 KOs) of Omaha, Nebraska, versus James Ballard (10-4) , 3 KOs) of Detroit, Michigan.
Ticket priced at $50, $75, $125, $200, $350 and $500 for Crawford versus Avanesyan which is currently discounted and available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. The event is promoted by NextGen Boxing, Bash Boxing and BLK Prime. Doors open at 4:30pm CT with the first battle starting at 5:30pm CT.
Khegai has a fan-friendly gameplay and is always on the offensive. His only loss was at the hands of two-time world champion, Stephen Fulton (21-0.8 KO), a match that lasted twelve innings. A win over Baez would put him right back into the fray for the world title.
Khegai said: “Baez hindered my goal of becoming world champion. “He has fought at championship level and beating him would get me one step closer to a big fight. I have to win this war to be relevant in the world title picture.
Baez, known for his tremendous endurance, entered this fight with his back against the wall. In his final bout, he challenged monstrous Emanuel Navarrete (36-1, 30 KOs) for the WBO world title, a match where he was captured with a solid body blow. With nothing left to lose, Baez considered this fight a life-or-death situation.
“I have to win this fight and I will do everything I can to come out on top,” Baez said. “Khegai is not invincible, he has been defeated before. I have
Experience needed to win this war. Those watching will see an all-out war, I’ll turn this into a Mexican slugfest.”
Milton, known for his heavy hands, stands 6′ 4″. He trains in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has shared the ring with Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, Joyce, along with a host of other top heavyweights. In addition, Milton has many kills that have gone viral on the internet.
“Five fights in a year because I have to! I don’t want to end the year any other way. Remember to put my name down whenever they ask who’s next. Dreamland Milton from Tulsa Oklahoma, representing Black Wall St. on BLK Prime.”
Calloway has never been stopped and all his wins have come by knockout. At 6′ 3″ tall, Calloway has the strength and durability to give Milton his toughest test to date.
Calloway said: “Going into any game, my goal is always to score a knockout goal, and that will be the case when I go into the ring with Milton. “I am very happy to be
fighting on a great card, especially with Terence Crawford, who is currently king of the pound.
Nelson, a US Army veteran and former member of the Army World Class Athletes program, is a hometown hero and local fan favorite. He vowed to win with a spectacular performance.
“Fighting at home in Omaha is a blessing and the CHI Medical Center is always efficient,” says Nelson. “It’s been two years since my last fight but I was ready to give up everything in the ring against Ballard,” Nelson said. “Winning this fight will put me back in the standings and ready to fight for a title in the near future. I’ve been training with Terence and the B&B in Colorado Springs, so trust me I’ll be in the best shape of my life.”
Ballard has faced stiff opposition in his last three games and is ready for the challenge in front of him. He feels he has gained valuable experience throughout his career that will help him win this fight.
“I’ve learned more from the losses than from the wins,” Ballard said, “and the experience I have gained is what I believe will be the difference in this fight. “I’m entering this fight at my best, and I’ll let go with bad intentions.”
ABOUT THE CARDS BELOW:
Lightweight Edel Gomez (6-0.6 KO) of Fremont, Nebraska, will face Joseph Aguilar (4-1-1, 2 KO) of Portland, Oregon. (8 rounds)
Welterweight Boubacar Sylla (12-0.7 KO), of Cincinnati, Ohio, will look to keep his undefeated record against Javier Mayoral (4-2, 1 KO), of New Orleans, Louisiana. (6 rounds)
Lightweight Alan Garcia (7-0.6 KO), of Ulysses, Kansas, will fight the TBA boxer. (6 rounds)
Super chicken Robert Rodriguez (10-1-2, 5 KOs), of Riverside, California, faces Jose Lopez (3-2-1), in Ridgewood, New York. (6 rounds)
Opening the card will be a heavyweight match between Alton Alik Wiggins (Pro Debut), of Oakland, California, against Phillip Carmouche (2-3), of Las Vegas, Nevada. (4 rounds)
Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will return victorious to the ring against 6th WBO David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) at CHI Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. on December 10, 2022. The 12-round bout will be broadcast live on BLK Prime PPV, with Crawford’s WBO welterweight title ready.
David Avanesyan speaks about Terence Crawford PPV .’s upcoming match
WBO welterweight 6th place contender, David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs), is gearing up for the most exciting bout of his career, a 12-round title fight against the heavyweight king. currently, Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0.29 KO) on Dec. 10 at CHI Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Avanesyan, in intensive training, talks about the upcoming fight with Crawford and gives his thoughts on the great opportunity that lies ahead.
Avanesyan, who is currently training in Nottinghamshire, UK, said: “This is an opportunity of a lifetime for my family and me, one that I will not take for granted. “I know that when I joined I was a huge loser and no one gave me a chance, but let me tell you, I will surprise everyone who is watching. I have had enough time to prepare, so I will be ready for the attack to the south.”
“There’s a reason Terence Crawford is considered the best boxer ever, his skill set is incredible and he knows how to win. I know I’m busy, but I’ll do everything I can to be world champion. I needed to stick to the game plan we had, and if I needed to make adjustments in battle, I had to make them.”
“As I grew up in boxing, I learned a lot of the tricks that made me the boxer I am today. Coming from an amateur level, I had to learn how to sit on my punches correctly, which can take a lifetime for some fighters. The bad habits that plagued me at the beginning of my career have now been corrected. I’m a completely different fighter in the ring today, and my last six fights have shown my maturity when it comes to punch power. I believe my aggressive style will cause problems for Crawford.”
“I am going to hostile territory, his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, all his fans will be there in great numbers. I’ve been fighting for most of my career in people’s backyards and I love that because it gives me extra buzz. This is what an underdog is all about. When I walk out of the arena with an epic win, I believe I will win over his fans.”
A former WBA interim champion, Avanesyan enters this welterweight title fight after a streak of six overtime matches since 2019 when he won the European Welterweight Championship. He defended that title five times before he recently decided to vacate and challenge Crawford for his WBO crown. Considered by many boxing connoisseurs to be a legitimate welterweight competitor, Avanesyan is ranked in the top 10 by three of the recognized sanctioning organizations.
Tickets priced at $50, $75, $125, $200, $350 and $500 for Crawford versus Avanesyan are currently on sale and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. The event is promoted by NextGen Boxing, Bash Boxing and BLK Prime. Doors open at 5:00pm CT with the first battle starting at 5:30pm CT.
CRAWFORD VS. AVANESYAN FIGHT TRIAL
- Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan; For Crawford’s WBO heavyweight title
- Cris Cyborg versus Gabrielle Holloway; heavyweight
- Arnold Khegai versus Eduardo Baez; feather class
- Jeremiah Milton vs Dajuan Calloway; do not apply
- Steven Nelson sues James Ballard; light heavy
- Edel Gomez versus Joseph Aguilar; light heavy
- Boubacar Sylla versus Javier Mayoral; heavyweight
- Robert Rodriguez versus Jose Lopez; featherweight teen