Professional boxing and mixed martial arts will both be kicking off the new year in Atlantic City this weekend.
On Friday night, Somers Point middleweight Patrick Majewski (21-2, 13 KOs) faces New York contender Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) at Resorts Casino Hotel as the 10-round main event of a Main Events card that will be shown on NBC Sports Network. Both fighters are trying to rebound from losses. Majewski dropped a 12-round, unanimous decision to Patrick Nielson in Denmark last September wihle Stevens suffered an eighth-round TKO defeat to WBA champion Gennady Golovkin on Nov. 2.
Also on the card, Egg Harbor Township junior-middleweight DeCarlo Perez (11-2-1, 4 KOs) will be shooting for his sixth straight victory in an eight-rounder against Wilky Campfort (15-1, 9 KOs). Campfort, a former member of the Haitian Olympic team, has won 14 in a row, but hasn't fought in 13 months.
Tickets are priced at $50 and $75 and are available through Ticketmaster and Resorts.
Elsewhere on Friday, Ring of Combat 47 will be held at Tropicana Casino Resort. ROC, which has held more than 40 of its MMA events at Tropicana, will have a dozen bouts on Friday, including five title fights. Tickets range from $50 to $125.
On Saturday, Golden Nugget Atlantic City will host its first pro boxing card since taking over the former Trump Marina Hotel Casino in 2011. It will be the first boxing show held at the property in 16 years, since heavyweight Monte Barrett beat former champion Greg Page at Trump Marina on Oct. 23, 1998.
Promoter Sal Musumeci's card will be headlined by an eight-round bout between heavyweights Derric Rossy (28-7, 14 KOs) and Joe Dawejko (8-3-2, 3 KOs). Atlantic City super-middleweight Gabriel Pham (5-0, 3 KOs) is scheduled to fight for the first time in nearly two years on the undercard, but officials were still searching for an opponent as of Tuesday night.
Somers Point super-middlweight Isiah Seldon (7-1, 3 KOs) was forced to withdraw after developing a case of pink eye. Millville junior-middleweight Ismael Garcia (6-0, 3 KOs) was also pulled off the card for unexplained reasons.
Tickets are $50 to $125 and available through Ticketmaster and Golden Nugget.
Former heavyweight champion-turned-actor Mike Tyson returns to the scene of some of his biggest fights on Saturday. Tyson will stage his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at Caesars Atlantic City's Circus Maximus Theater at 9 p.m. Tyson went 13-0 with 13 knockouts in Atlantic City during his career, including big victories over Tyrell Biggs, Larry Holmes and Michael Spinks at Boardwalk Hall.
Tickets to the critically acclaimed show range from $65 to $105 and are available through Ticketmaster and Caesars.