SAN DIEGO – The latest destination for boxing’s premier live events, is geared up to telecast the NABA heavyweight title bout between BoxRec US ranked No 2 Franklin “Yah-Yah” Lawrence and “Merciless” Mike Mollo, live from Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE.
Lawrence is no stranger to the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, winning the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation heavyweight title by defeating Jason Gavern in May of last year. Lawrence is on a streak of five wins as he moves closer to the world title, most recently knocking out Raymond Ochieng in just two rounds from the Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA.
Mike Mollo, who’s been out of boxing since August of 2010, is eagerly awaiting his return to title contention. Mollo is most notable for defeating Kevin McBride in July of 2006, just after McBride bested the legendary Mike Tyson, sending him into retirement.
Legendary heavyweight champ and Boxing Hall of Fame member Larry Holmes will be joining veteran boxing commentator Mike Mittman to provide insights and color.
“The stage is set for a fantastic evening of heavyweight boxing,” explains Charles Herring, President of Wealth TV. “Both Lawrence and Mollo are top notch fighters eager to prove that they are ready for a world title shot. Combined with the incredible venue of the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, this is an evening of boxing not to miss.”
“These two proven heavyweights have stellar records and with the NABA heavyweight title on the line, you know these two warriors will be giving it their all,” stated Ed Sutor, president & CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. “For boxing fans across the country, we’re pleased that Wealth TV will be telecasting this event live across the nation.”
Along with main event featuring Lawrence v. Mollo, the event will co-feature former USBA light welterweight title holder and Contender superstar Mike “No Joke” Stewart, who is currently undefeated at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (9-0-1). A host of boxing’s rising stars, including undefeated NABF female super featherweight champion “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey defending her title against Jackie Trivilino, will be featured.