Saturday’s Vargas-Funeka card in Ontario available worldwide on Web PPV with Tyson Fury on the mic!

Lee Baxter Promotions and FITE are proud to announce that fight fans worldwide will be able to tune in to see the WBA-NABA welterweight title fight between Samuel Vargas and Ali Funeka.

 

Fans will be able to purchase the event for just $14.99 on FITE.tv, and the groundbreaking FITE app, which allows viewers to stream the fights right from their phone to the television in their living room.

 

“This is an international event, so it’s important that it’s not just the fans in Toronto who get to see it, but also Ali Funeka’s fans in South Africa, or Christian M’Billi’s fans in France,” said Baxter. “There’s a reason FITE is becoming the place to go for combat sports. Technology is evolving, not everybody has cable, but everyone has a phone and a computer. We’re making this card as accessible to the public as possible.”

 

Vargas has been on boxing’s biggest stage against superstars Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia, and he’s determined to prove that he still belongs there.

 

The 28-year-old Vargas (27-3-1, 14 KOs) steps up in one of the most significant fights of his career, August 19, as he defends his NABA title against three-time world title challenger Funeka (39-6-3, 31 KOs) in the main event of Lee Baxter Promotions’ (LBP) second event at the Brampton Powerade Centre, “Face Off”, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

 

Funeka has been a fighting contender his entire career, going on the road and battling some of the sport’s top stars. Last year, he upset previously undefeated Russian prospect Viskhan Murzabekov in his opponent’s homeland. More recently, the dangerous South African veteran fought a bloody battle with Jeff Horn, who recently upset future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao.

 

Vargas-Funeka is inarguably one of the highest-level bouts to be staged in Toronto in several years.

 

In the co-feature, WIBA super featherweight champion Sandy Tsagouris will make her first title defense on home soil in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, against Simone Da Silva Duarte of Brazil. Both Tsagouris and Duarte have developed reputations as being among the most exciting action fighters in women’s boxing. Tsagouris became the first Toronto-born fighter to ever win a world title in Toronto when she defeated Carla Torres in March. Duarte, meanwhile, has challenged for a world title seven times, and will be looking to go to war and pull an upset on the road.

 

Fans in France will also get a chance to see former Olympic standout Christian M’Billi, as he battles Genaro Quiroga in light middleweight action. The 22-year old was one of the true standouts of the Olympic boxing tournament in Rio, only falling to eventual gold medalist Arlen Lopez in what was perhaps the most exciting bout in any bracket. Already 4-0 as a professional, M’Billi has never done anything but impress in his boxing career, and fans across the world should expect no less this time around either.

Commentary for the event will be provided by lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, as well as SHOWTIME host and veteran broadcaster Corey Erdman

 

 

ABOUT FITE TV:

FITE TV (www.fite.tv) is a programming network that brings live and on-demand ring sports programs to MMA, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing fans around the world. With only access to a smartphone and a connected TV, with the FITE app, viewers can watch live events, on-demand programming, interviews and fighting sports related movies and documentaries on the big TV screen.

 

FITE TV has worked with the leading combat sports promoters in the world including Golden Boy Promotions, Sauerland Boxing, Ring of Honor Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Professional Fighters League, Rizin, Max Muay Thai and others.

 

FITE TC is a full-fledged TV programming network, FITE televises live pay-per-views and TV tapings on a weekly schedule.

 

FITE was launched on February 9th, 2016 as a product of Flipps Media Inc, a company that brings digital entertainment content (movies, news and video) on television with its patented tap-to-stream functionality. Flipps Media Inc. is funded by EarlyBird Venture Capital, Tim Draper and LAUNCHub.

 

For more information please visit leebaxterpromotions.com

 

Ticket are on sale and are available for as little as $40. Tickets will are available through Ticketmaster at this link. 

 

 

Keep an eye on Boxrec.com for updates on the card as fight night approaches.

For more information please visit leebaxterpromotions.com

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