FLO SPORTS FIGHTNIGHT LIVE HITS THE AC BOARDWALK FOR MONSTER MARCH 26 CARD WITH RISING STAR PROMOTIONS
FloSports subscription plans start at $12.50 per month; Undercard bouts carried on FNL and Everlast Facebook pages.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 21, 2022) – With temperatures rising on the East Coast, FloSports FIGHTNIGHT LIVE powered by Everlast heads to the beach and to the historic fight capital of Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, March 26. March Madness makes its way to the squared circle as the popular, fan-friendly platform partners with Rising Star Promotions for a monster, 11-bout card on FloCombat and Facebook.
The run of action continues to honor the late, great FIGHTNIGHT LIVE analyst and NYC boxing enthusiast Xavier Porter, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 29, 2022. The March 26 show will air live on FloCombat with undercard action on the Everlast and FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook pages.
The opening bell is set for 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. Additional dates will be announced imminently.
“We’re excited to be united in Atlantic City for 11 big bouts, giving opportunities to 22 young fighters, driven by our ongoing tribute to the late Xavier Porter,” said Mark Fratto, Principal and Director of Business Development, Linacre Media.
“So many FIGHTNIGHT LIVE veteran boxers are featured on this card, a championship belt will be awarded, Siddique Farooqi will bring the heat on the blow-by-blow and our favorite should-be world champion Mykal Fox will add the fighter’s perspective to our broadcast. We’re also thrilled to be giving Xavier’s daughter Kya her first taste of live production as part of our crew on the Boardwalk.”
As part of FIGHTNIGHT LIVE’s blockbuster multi-event deal with FloSports, the 7 p.m. card will air in its entirety on FloCombat. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE plans to continue to deliver a regular slate of boxing and MMA cards via the subscription-based FloSports platform. Fight fans can witness every explosive knockout and drama-dripped decision from regional rising stars – as well as the 10,000-plus events streamed annually by FloSports via the web, the FloSports mobile app (iOS and Android), or connected TV platforms such as AppleTV, Roku, FireTV, Vizio and others – for as little as $12.50 per month. Fight fans can subscribe with a monthly or annual membership today at https://www.flocombat.com/ to be ready for a full schedule of FIGHTNIGHT LIVE events in 2022.
Additional FIGHTNIGHT LIVE programming – such as event previews, some undercards and highlights – will be available through the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Facebook channel, which boasts more than 88,000 fans and almost 100,000 followers, and on the Everlast page which is followed by more than 443,000.
This Saturday, Greg “Sharp Shooter” Outlaw (9-1, 4 KOs) of Bowie, Md., meets Jonathan “JohnBoy” Montrel (12-0, 7 KOs) of New Orleans, La., in an eight-round junior welterweight contest with the WBA-NABA Gold title on the line.
In a six-round, super middleweight co-featured contest, Omar Salem (10-1, 4 KOs) of Brooklyn takes on crafty area veteran Christopher Brooker (16-9, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia.
Also, junior welterweight John Leonardo (6-0-1, 4 KOs) of Manalapan, N.J., welterweight Kurt Scoby (6-0, 4 KOs) of New York City, featherweight Khalid Twaiti (9-0, 4 KOs) of Brooklyn, and featherweight Felix Parilla (4-0, 4 KOs) of New Haven, Conn., put their undefeated records on the line in separate contests, while popular area standouts Decarlo Perez (19-6-1, 7 KOs) of Atlantic City and Dan Murray (5-5) of Lanoka Harbor, N.J., will be featured as well, among others.
“The card is stacked with heavy talent in competitive 50/50 fights topped by a championship fight that should place the winner in the Top 15 of a major sanctioning body,” said Thomas LaManna, President, Rising Star Promotions. “We’re about giving fighters opportunities to grow, be better and raise their value – having the card on Flo Sports and Facebook will do exactly that.”
Now in its fifth season, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is the fan-friendly platform that – among other aspects – prides itself on creating a home for rising combat sports stars and regional boxing and MMA promotions. FIGHTNIGHT LIVE has showcased more than 865 fighters and 24 promotions during 57 live event broadcasts from 24 different cities and three countries since May 2017, and in doing so, the platform has generated the loyal interest of fight fans from across the United States and around the globe, including significant audiences in Mexico, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, and even fans in South America, Asia and Australia.
Created and produced by Linacre Media out of Annapolis, Md., the FIGHTNIGHT LIVE series features professional announcers, multiple camera angles, television graphics, replays and behind-the-scenes access and interviews. The streamed shows are available globally via FloSports, through web, mobile devices (both iOS and Android) and connected TV solutions, such as Roku, FireTV and AppleTV. The initiative not only enables fans from around the world to tune in, but also gives up-and-coming fighters a global platform to showcase their abilities, gives promoters an accessible “broadcast” solution and gives sponsors the ability to reach a mass audience via branded content.
FIGHTNIGHT LIVE is available online at: https://www.flocombat.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/
Follow all the action via social media at FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE and FloCombat on Facebook, @FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE on Instagram and @FIGHTNIGHTLIVE_ on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #FIGHTNIGHTLIVE. For the latest Linacre Media events and broadcast schedule, follow @LinacreMedia across all social platforms or use the tags #LinacreMediaEvents or #LinacreMediaOnTV.
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: www.FloSports.tv.
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