A bevy of undefeated Mayweather Promotions rising stars will get the crowd ready for "MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero" when they compete in undercard bouts that will lead into the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV telecast taking place this Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Warming up fans watching at home will be "MAY DAY Live: Countdown to Mayweather vs. Guerrero" which will include up to two live preliminary fights, special ALL ACCESS features and exclusive interviews and will air live on SHOWTIME at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
In the "MAY DAY Live: Countdown to Mayweather vs. Guerrero" main event, undefeated Las Vegas light heavyweight Badou Jack (13-0, 9 KO's) will put his unblemished record on the line against knockout artist Michael Gbenga (13-7, 13 KO's) of Silver Springs, Maryland by way of Accra, Ghana in an eight-round bout. Plus, time permitting, a six round matchup between rising super middleweight star Luis Arias (4-0, 3 KO's) of Las Vegas will go toe-to-toe Palmdale, California's DonYil Livingston (8-2-1, 4 KO's) will also be featured.
A member of the 2008 Gambian Olympic team, Badou "The Ripper" Jack now fights out of Las Vegas, where he has made a strong impression in the fight capital of the world as an exciting prospect with championship potential. Unbeaten in his two fights thus far in 2013, the 29-year-old Jack is eager to shine in his adopted hometown this Saturday.
Thirty-three-year-old Michael "The Amazing" Gbenga rallied from a rocky start to his career to win nine of his last 11 bouts and, like all of his previous contests, each of those victories ended by way of knockout. Excited for his Las Vegas debut this weekend, Gbenga's intention is clear when he faces Jack...he's looking for the knockout.
One of Mayweather Promotions' most promising up and coming prospect, Milwaukee native
Luis Arias has gotten off to a fast start in his professional career, winning all four of his fights since making his pro debut in November of 2012. The 22-year-old former amateur standout has every intention of making it five in a row when he steps into the MGM Grand Garden Arena ring against Livingston.
A native of Tulsa now making his home in Palmdale, California, 28-year-old DonYil Livingston is looking to get back on track after tough losses to Elie Augustama and Paul Mendez. Prior to those defeats, the talented Livingston was on the fast track to the top, and after a hard training camp, he's revving up to resume his quest for a world title.
In other undercard bouts, Las Vegas' Ronald Gavril (3-0) risks his unbeaten professional record in a super middleweight four round fight against Phoenix' Roberto Yong (5-6-2, 4 KO's), and opening the event in a four-round super middleweight bout will be Las Vegas' Lanell Bellows (3-0) facing Charleston, West Virginia's Matthew Garretson (2-0, 1 KO).
"MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero," a 12-round fight for Mayweather's WBC Welterweight World Championship and the vacant Ring Magazine Welterweight World Championship, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O'Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T, Star Trek Into Darkness and Valvoline. The mega-event will take place Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The event can be heard in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP). Also featured will be WBC Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon taking on Two-Division World Champion Abner Mares in a 12-round fight for Ponce de Leon's WBC Featherweight World Championship, former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz facing veteran Alexander Munoz in a 10-round fight for the vacant USBA Junior Featherweight Championship and rising star J'Leon Love squaring off against recent world title challenger Gabriel Rosado in a 10-round middleweight battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight Championship. Up to two preliminary fights will be featured as part of "MAY DAY Live: Countdown to Mayweather vs. Guerrero" which will air live on SHOWTIME at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.
Remaining tickets for "MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero" are still available for purchase with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
General admission tickets for the "MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero" closed circuit telecasts at ARIA, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York, are priced at $50, not including handling fees, and are available for purchase at each individual property's box office outlets and by phone with a major credit card at 866-799-7711. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. Tickets also are available through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.