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Exclusive: Roc Nation Sports Preps 'Throne Boxing,' Set to Feature Live Music at MSG

By Andrew Hampp | December 09, 2014 9:00 AM EST

Roc Nation Sports, which announced its first Boxing division in August, will present its debut boxing event, "throne boxing," on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. The event, designed to be a hybrid of boxing and live music, will be telecast live from Madison Square Garden in the first of a three-event deal with Fox Sports 1, with dates and venues for two future bouts to be confirmed at a later date.

At the Jan. 9 fight, to be broadcast live at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PST on Fox Sports 1, Washington, DC's Dusty Hernandez Harrison will fight Plainview, New York's Tommy Rainone in a 10-round fight for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Welterweight Championship. But the twist, Roc Nation Sports' chief operating officer of Boxing David Itskowitch, is a unique musical component heretofore unseen in a sport where musicians have typically escorted fighters into the ring, like Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne with Floyd Mayweather in Vegas.

"It's going to have a lot of bells and whistles that you don't normally see on events that are televised on basic cable," says Itskowitch, who says that mid-fight, "we're gonna be hitting the pause button and a big-name artist will perform in the arena. That's a bold thing that's never been done before."...


ReggieJay's Photo ReggieJay 09 Dec 2014

Interesting. Met Dusty a few times. Good dude.