WHO ARE THEY: Curtis Stevens is a 28-year old middleweight boxer from Brooklyn, N.Y. who was the National Amateur Light Heavyweight champion in 2002. As a pro, Stevens holds a record of 25 wins with 4 losses and 18 knockouts.
Patrick Majewski is a Polish fighter who holds a professional record of 21 wins, 2 losses and 13 knockouts. The 34-year old turned pro in 2006 and reeled off 17 straight wins without a loss, taking the vacant WBO NABO Middleweight title in 2011. He won the vacant NABF Middleweight title in July of 2012 with a fifth round knockout victory over Chris Fitzpatrick.
WHAT TO EXPECT: NBCSN Fight Night series comes to Resorts Casino Hotel Friday night with a stellar fight card of headliners and undercards. The main event is a middleweight matchup between Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) and Patrick “The Machine” Majewski (21-2, 13 KOs). Both fighters are looking to bounce back after recent defeats with Majewski having lost to Patrick Nielsen back in September and Stevens suffering defeat at the hands of Gennady Golovkin in November. “The card that we’ve put together for Friday, Jan/ 24, should be great,” said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva in a press release. “Both Stevens and Majewski have something to prove, so this looks to be a sensational matchup. The night’s co-feature is a NABF cruiserweight title fight between Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu (14-1, 10 KOs) and Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola (15-1, 14 KOs) which is scheduled for 10 rounds. Both fighters are coming off of big wins, with Durodla having won eight straight via knockout, so this bout looks to be a high-energy affair. Friday’s undercard is stellar with a fight featuring Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (10-0, 6 KOs) and a matchup between Sevdail “The Illyrian” Sherifi (9-2-3, 18 KOs) and Venroy July (15-1-2, 6 KOs).
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $50 and $75. and the event begins 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Resorts.