Welterweight and New Jersey native Vito Mielnicki Jr. previewed his Christmas Day showdown against Nicholas DeLomba during a Thursday press conference before headlining FOX PBC Fight Night action on Saturday, December 25th Meet FOX Deportes from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Maclean / HBSE)
Tickets for the live event promoted by TGB Promotions are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.
The FOX broadcast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT and also features undefeated contestant Joey Spencer competing in the eight round middleweight division against Mexico’s Limberth Ponce in the co-main event.
This is what Mielnicki and his trainer Muhammad Salaam said on Thursday:
VITO MIELNICKI JR.
“I would like to thank my entire team for giving me the opportunity to present my skills on the largest possible platform. I am blessed to be back fighting here at the Prudential Center on Christmas Day in my home state.
“We’re ready to put on a show for everyone at Christmas. It will be a great present for everyone. We will give you a great night full of action.
“For me a dream has come true. I don’t want to spend Christmas any other way. I am living the dream at the age of 19. I can’t wait to perform in front of a huge audience at FOX.
“I’m really excited to be fighting in front of my home fans in New Jersey. This is my toughest opponent so far and I expect a tough fight. You shouldn’t miss that, because we’re definitely delivering fireworks. “
MUHAMMAD SALAAM, Mielnicki’s head coach
“We have put a lot of good work into this camp. A lot of hard work every day trying to do our best on the night of the fight.
“It will be a great achievement on Christmas Day. We put the work in and now we’re going to go out and do what we do best. “