Robson Conceicao and Xavier Martinez square off in a ten-round WBC junior lightweight title eliminator live from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa, OK on Saturday, January 29. A nearly finalized undercard has been announced today featuring US Olympian Tiger Johnson, Brooklyn-born Bruce Carrington and Nico Ali Walsh, grandson of “The Greatest,” all in separate bouts.
Conceicao vs Martinez, as well as a ten-round junior lightweight co-feature, pitting Rene Tellez Giron and Luis Melendez, is scheduled live on ESPN and ESPN+ beginning at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT. The undercard live stream on ESPN+ starts at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.
Conceicao vs Martinez tickets
Tiger Johnson (1-0, 1 KO), a 23-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio, will take on fellow unbeaten Xavier Madrid (3-0, 1 KO) in a four-round welterweight tilt. Johnson advanced to the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics and turned pro last November with a fourth-round stoppage over Antonius Grable.
Middleweight Nico Ali Walsh (3-0, 2 KOs), who grabbed international headlines last year, looks to continue his unbeaten run in a four-rounder against Jeremiah Yeager (1-1-1, 1 KO).
Bruce Carrington (1-0), the latest young talent from the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, makes his Top Rank debut against fellow unbeaten Steven Brown (1-0, 1 KO) in a four-round featherweight bout.
Light heavyweight prospect Dante “Free Smoke” Benjamin Jr., a one-time U.S. amateur standout from Cleveland, Ohio, makes his professional debut in a four-rounder against Herman Rendon (2-0). Benjamin signed a long-term promotional contract with Top Rank last year.
Featherweight prospect Haven Brady Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) will see action in a six-rounder against an opponent to be named.
Tulsa-born heavyweight Jeremiah Milton (3-0, 3 KOs) hopes to thrill the hometown fans when he takes on the well-traveled Jason Bergman (27-20-2, 18 KOs) in a six-rounder. Milton and Bergman fought on the same Top Rank-promoted card in Tulsa last April, with Milton notching a first-round knockout and Bergman losing an eventful three-round shootout against Trey Lippe Morrison.
Junior lightweight Pink Tyson (11-2, 2 KOs) looks to make it three consecutive wins when she fights the durable Carla Torres (6-6) in an eight-rounder.
Conceicao vs Martinez fight card
The current Conceicao vs Martinez fight card looks as the following:
- Robson Conceicao vs. Xavier Martinez, 10 rounds, – WBC junior lightweight title eliminator
- Rene Tellez Giron vs. Luis Melendez, 10 rounds, junior lightweight
- Stephan Shaw vs. Joey Dawejko, 8 rounds, heavyweight
- Tiger Johnson vs. Xavier Madrid, 4 rounds, welterweight
- Pink Tyson vs. Carla Torres, 8 rounds, junior lightweight
- Bruce Carrington vs. Steven Brown, 4 rounds, featherweight
- Jeremiah Milton vs. Dell Long, 4 rounds, heavyweight
- Dante Benjamin Jr vs. Herman Rendon, 4 rounds, light heavyweight
- Haven Brady Jr vs. Diuhl Olguin, 6 rounds, featherweight
- Nico Ali Walsh vs. Jeremiah Yeager, 4 rounds, middleweight
- Giovanni Cabrera vs. Rafael Reyes, 8 rounds, lightweight