TrillerVerz First Ever Weekend Takeover! TrillerVerz III Entertainment Extravaganza At Barclays Center!
SATURDAY NIGHT – WORLD CLASS BOXING FOLLOW BY VERZUZ CONCERT FEATURING SUPER CAT
SUNDAY NIGHT – LIVE VERZUZ BATTLE BETWEEN BROOKLYN LEGENDS BIG DADDY KANE & KRS-ONE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17
WATCH ON TRILLERFIGHTCLUB.COM AND FITE.TV
TICKETS ON SALE TOMORROW AT 10:00AM!
Brooklyn, NY (Oct 4, 2021)--TRILLER has announced a weekend extravaganza, two-day event; TrillerVerz III on Saturday, October 16and Sunday, October 17 at BARCLAYS CENTER featuring world class professional boxing and extraordinary musical acts; an unforgettable weekend of incredible entertainment presented by TRILLER FIGHT CLUB and VERZUZ. TrillerVerz III is the third event in the TrillerVerz series with the first two events each garnering over 5,000,000 unique viewers. The series debuted on August 3, 2021 with the event selling out within 15 minutes of going on sale.
Promoted in association with DiBella Entertainment, separate tickets for each event starting at $27.50 will go on sale Tomorrow, October 5 at 10:00am ET through BarclaysCenter.com and TrillerFightClub.com. BARCLAYS CENTER is located at 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Doors will open on Saturday at 5:00pm ET with the first bell at 6:00pm ET and Sunday night at 7:00pm ET with the VERZUZ starting at 8:30pm ET.
Saturday night's VERZUZ concert after the live boxing will feature Jamaican DJ SUPER CAT & FRIENDS while Sunday night's VERZUZ battle (music only) features Brooklyn Legends, BIG DADDY KANE vs. KRS-ONE.
The entire TrillerVerz weekend event will be broadcast on TrillerFightClub.com and FITE through the TrillerVerz subscription package priced at $2.99 per month with a minimum of one TrillerVerz staged each month.
This is a really exciting moment in the TrillerVerz history where we have the first back-to- back VERZUZ events in the same venue. Having SUPER CAT and his SURPRISE GUESTS Saturday night followed by BIG DADDY KANE vs. KRS-ONE Sunday night; truly it will be a Brooklyn takeover and a moment in musical history not to be missed," said acclaimed producer NIGEL LYTHGOE, creator and executive producer of American idol and ‘So, You Think You Can Dance. "SUPER CAT is an icon and a legend and the surprise guests are sure to be the talk of the music world."
VERZUZ was created and is overseen by world renowned producers SWIZZ BEATZ and TIMBALAND. The TrillerVerz launched early this year combines world class boxing and a VERZUZ pairing the world's best fighters battling in the ring with the world's best music artists battling on the stage. Produced by TRILLER FIGHT CLUB, the company known for turning the world of boxing upside down from bringing MIKE TYSON back to the ring to introducing and building JAKE PAUL into the professional boxing world, its events have set records while completely changing combat sports.
BIG DADDY KANE is widely regarded as one of the most influential and skilled rappers of the golden age. Raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rolling Stone magazine referred to him as a "master wordsmith and a huge influence on a generation of MC's." He has sold millions of records which have earned gold record status accolades and has also been awarded numerous Grammy awards for his recorded work.
KRS-ONE rose to prominence as part of the hip hop music group Boogie Down Productions in the mid 1980's. Releasing records under his own name starting in 1993, he creating a legacy which influenced many great hip hop artists including Tupac and Eminem. His work has earned numerous commendations including Lifetime Achievement Awards from BET, VH-1 and the Urban Music Awards.
In the boxing main event on Saturday night, Brooklyn fan favorite, CLETUS ‘THE HEBREW HAMMER' SELDIN, (25-1, 21 KOs), defends his NABA Super Lightweight Title in a scheduled ten-rounder against heavy-handed Brazilian WILLIAM ‘BABY FACE' SILVA, (28-3, 16 KOs).
Seldin garnered the NABA Super Lightweight Title with an 11th round knockout of former world champion Zab Judah on June 7, 2019. His first defense of the title came on February 28, 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage of Luis Eduardo Florez.
Silva hits the ring following a second-round knockout of Erenilson Santos on July 24, 2021 in Brazil. The battle-tested Brazilian has faced numerous world champions and top contenders throughout his career including Teofimo Lopez, Arnold Barboza and Felix Verdejo.
Headlining the undercard, DANIEL ‘El GALLO' GONZALEZ, (20-2-1, 7 KOs), of Woodhaven, NY clashes with Brooklyn's PETROS ANANYAN, (15-2-2, 7 KOs), in a scheduled 10-round junior welterweight bout.
Gonzalez is currently riding a three-bout winning streak most recently winning a unanimous decision over Evincii Dixon on April 24, 2021. Ananyan enters the fight with Gonzalez following his career best victory, a ten-round unanimous decision over world ranked Subriel Matias on February 22, 2020.
Undefeated junior middleweight prospects hit the ring in a scheduled eight-rounder as JOSE ‘CHEITO' ROMAN, (11-0, 5 KOS), of Bayamon, Puerto Rico faces CESAR ‘RAINMAN' FRANCIS, (8-0, 6 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY. Roman kicked off his 2021 campaign with an eight-round unanimous decision over Roque Junco on March 18, 2021 in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Francis started the year with a blistering first-round knockout of Gonzalo Dallera on February 20, 2021 in Orlando, FL.
Fighting in the junior welterweight division, WILL MADERA, (16-1-3, 9 KOs), of Albany, NY faces JAMSHIDBEK ‘THE CHAMPION' NAJMITDINOV, (17-1, 14 KOs), of Tashkent, Uzbekistan in a scheduled eight rounder. Madera looks to stay in the win column after his second-round knockout of Iram Rodriguez on April 16, 2021 in Monterrey, Mexico. Making his United States debut, the heralded Najmitdinov has won last seven fights, six by knockout.
In a six-round light heavyweight bout FREDERIC JULIAN, (12-0, 10 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY clashes with JEYSON MINDA, (14-5-1, 8 KOs), of Salem, MA. A native of Paris, France, Julian will be making his first start of 2021, succeeding a first-round knockout of Fidel Munoz on January 25, 2020 in Trenton, NJ. The upset minded Minda looks to jump back into the win column after losing an eight-round decision to Junior Younan on April 17, 2021.
More information on this memorable weekend will be announced shortly.
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Upon opening, Barclays Center established itself as a robust boxing platform that brought professional championship boxing back to the borough for the first time since 1931 and has hosted more than 250 bouts and 60 title fights.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.