ELVIN AYALA-CURTIS STEVENS COMING TO MOHEGAN SUN
Press Release: Main Events announced today that middleweights Elvin Ayala and Curtis "Showtime" Stevens will meet in the ten-round co-feature bout on the next edition of NBC Sports Network's Fight Night, to be held on January 19, 2013. The anticipated meeting will precede the ten-round light heavyweight main event between Sergey Kovalev (19-1, 17 KOs), and Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 7 KOs).
Ayala, 26-5-1, 12 KOs, of New Haven, CT, is riding a six-bout winning streak (three by KO), and will be looking to add Stevens' name to that list. In his last fight, Ayala looked strong stopping John Mackey at the Mohegan Sun in July. "I feel good. Curtis Stevens is a big name. A lot of people know who he is. They say he's a beast, and I like that," said Ayala, "I feel good about being back on TV. I'm definitely coming to make a statement. I'm training hard for it."
Stevens, 22-3, 16 KOs, of Brownsville, Brooklyn, is coming off a quick stoppage of Romaro Johnson in his most recent appearance (TKO1) , and holds past wins over Carl Daniels, then-undefeated Piotr Wilczewski, and Dhafir Smith.
Stevens said, "I'm from a place where I used to fight on the roof....the loser had to jump. It's time for me to shine and that's what I'm going to do come January 19th on NBC Sports Network Fight Night"
Four inches taller, Ayala will enter the ring with an advantage in size, while Stevens, at 27, is the younger fighter by four years. The fight will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, CT.
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