Tickets went on sale today for the Golden Boy Promotions card on Saturday, April 19 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.
This card features the light heavyweight unification bout between WBC champion Bernard Hopkins and WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov as Hopkins attempts to become, at 49 years old, the oldest man to unify a world title.
Tickets are $25, $50, $75, $200 and $300 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The co-feature for the card has been announced. WBO Middleweight champion "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin of Brooklyn, NY will make the third defense of his title against the federation's European champion, Lukas Konecny of the Czech Republic.
The undefeated Quillin (30-0, 22 KO's) successfully defended his championship with a 10-round TKO of Gabriel Rosado on October 26 in Atlantic City, NJ. Konecny (50-4, 23 KO's) is a 2000 Czech Republic Olympian who once held the interim WBO title.
BATB has learned that undefeated Temple Hills, MD super middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard (4-0, three KO's) will participate on this card. No word yet on his opponent. Ballard, who is promoted by Golden Boy, will make his second straight appearance in DC on a Golden Boy Promotions card. Ballard scored a third-round TKO over Marlon Farr on January 25 at the DC Armory on the undercard of Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean. Farr suffered a hand injury causing the stoppage of the contest, however, Ballard was in complete control.
Still no official word on whether Gary Russell, Jr. will face Jhonny Gonzalez for Gonzalez's WBC Featherweight championship on this card.