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Roy Jones Boxing Promotions signs agreement with announcer Sean Wheelock for UFC FIGHT PASS SERIES®

Roy Jones Boxing Promotions signs agreement with
Announcer Sean Wheelock for
UFC FIGHT PASS SERIES®
LAS VEGAS (February 12, 2019) – Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions announced today that it has reached an agreement with highly respected announcer Sean Wheelock to handle blow-by-blow responsibilities for all its shows to live stream on UFC FIGHT PASS
®.

The inaugural RJJ Boxing on UFC Fight Pass event was January 26, when “Mighty” Aston Palicte (25-2-1, 21 KOs) knocked out Jose “Chiquiro” Martinez (20-1-2, 13 KOs) in the second round to become the mandatory challenger for WBO Junior Bantamweight World Champion and fellow Filipino, Donnie Nietes.

The Jan. 26th show was the first under a new agreement between Palicte’s promoter, RJJ Boxing, and UFC FIGHT PASS®, to live stream up to 72 professional boxing events over the next three years.

When building a brand,” RJJ Boxing CEO/Co-Founder Keith Veltre said, “it is extremely important to have crucial people to be a part of that brand. When fans tune in the first impression, they see is the commentator. Adding a veteran like Sean Wheelock adds to the credibility and story-line that Roy Jones Jr Boxing is building. Roy and I feel lucky to add such a great asset as Sean.”

Known more for his mixed-martial-arts work, Wheelock has commentated numerous boxing matches during his celebrated career, including the last two years for RJJ Boxing, in addition to shows that aired on ESPN Friday Night Fights, CBS Sports Network and Cancun Boxing.

Wheelock also worked as a pro boxing referee and he currently serves as a member of the Kansas Athletic Commission.

“It’s an honor to work for RJJ Boxing Promotions as its blow-by-blow commentator for this new game-changing series on UFC FIGHT PASS,” Wheelock commented. “Roy is my all-time favorite fighter and his partner, Keith Veltre, is a rising super-star promoter. This also continues my great relationship with UFC FIGHT PASS. It’s an absolute dream gig for me.”

In addition to RJJ Boxing, Wheelock also commentates on UFC FIGHT PASS for Karate Combat, Quintet Grappling, World Lethwei Championship and M-1 USA MMA.

INFORMATION:

Websites: www.RoyJonesJrBoxing.com
Twitter: @RoyjonesJRfa @RoyJonesJrOfficial @seanwheelock
Instagram: @RoyJonesJRboxing @RoyJonesJrOfficial @artofmusiclv @rivalboxinggear @Sean_Wheelock
Facebook: /RJJBoxing, /seanWheelock

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Full Court PRESS: Bob Trieger, (978) 590-0470, bobtfcp@hotmail.com
Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions: Lisa Veltre, (702) 522-1636, lisa@royjonesjrboxing.com
ABOUT ROY JONES JR, BOXING PROMOTIONS: Co-founded in 2013 by 10-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. and Keith Veltre, Roy Jones, Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions is on its way to reinventing boxing. RJJ has already made a huge impact in the boxing community in a few short years. Creating exhilarating content for CBS Sports, Showtime, ESPN and beIN Sports in some of the finest venues across the country, RJJ has proven it is conquering the sweet science of the sport.

Based in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions is climbing to the top at a fast pace, adding young talent to its growing stable: former world champion bantamweight Joseph Agbeko, world junior bantamweight title challenger Aston Palcite, junior middleweights John Vera and Daniel Rosario Cruz, junior lightweight Randy Moreno, bantamweights Max Ornelas and Tony Lopez, cruiserweight Adrian Taylor and middleweight Shady Gamhour, featherweight Edward Vazquez, junior welterweight Kendo Castaneda and heavyweight Alexander Flores.

ABOUT UFC FIGHT PASS®: UFC FIGHT PASS® is the world’s leading digital subscription service for combat sports. Since launching in 2013, FIGHT PASS is now available in more than 200 countries and territories. FIGHT PASS provides its members with unlimited access to exclusive, live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims; live mixed martial arts and combat sports from around the world; original series and historical programming; special features, in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes content, and up-to-the minute reports on the world of combat sports. FIGHT PASS subscribers also have 24/7 access to the world’s largest fight library, featuring more than 17,000 bouts from dozens of combat sports organizations, as well as every fight in UFC history. Fight fans can access FIGHT PASS on personal computers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Apple TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Sony TVs with Android TV. For more information, please visit https://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass.

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