Las Vegas NV: In Boxing, there is a certain window of opportunity to show that you are one of the top fighters in the world and in your weight class and we have an interesting battle featuring a Philadelphia fighter.
On Saturday night, Philadelphia Boxing will be in the national spotlight as Philadelphia fighter Jesse Hart takes on Sullivan Barrera in the CO-Main Event of the Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz as the fight will take place from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
More great fights coming to Las Vegas on @ESPN+ and @ESPN 2 for the #FurySchwarz card! Jesse Hart takes on Sullivan Barrera in the 10 round light heavyweight co-feature battle, while Mikaela Mayer makes her return to the ring for a 10 round super featherweight bout 🥊 pic.twitter.com/Pv6CpJ3l7p
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) May 29, 2019
This fight will be the light heavyweight debut for Jesse Hart as he moves up from Super Middleweight.
Jesse Hart comes into the fight (25-2, 21 KOs) and off a very close defeat to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez in December 2018 while his opponent Sullivan Barrera is (22-2, 14 KOs) enters the fight off a UD Win over Sean Monaghan in November 2018.
Jesse Hart about the fight:
“On June 15, I’m coming to knock him out,” Hart said. “I refuse to lose. This is a legacy fight. I want the big names. I need a big name, and Barrera is the name. I don’t want to just win and coast to some boring decision. I’m coming to prove to the world that I can fight with these bigger guys. After I knock Barrera out, I’m coming for all the champions. The light heavyweights better watch out because ‘Hollywood’ Hart is here.”
Some of Jesse Hart in action as Eleven of Hart’s last 12 victories have come via knockout,
.@1hollywoodHart's upcoming Vegas bout has potential world title implications 😳
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 13, 2019
The fight will be LIVE at 10 PM EST on ESPN+ with Joe Tessitore, Tim Bradley & Andre Ward. The Studio show will feature Mark Kriegel and Max Kellerman with reporters Crystina Poncher and Bernardo Osuna.