Live from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
First 15 minutes to stream free of charge
LAS VEGAS (Feb. 21, 2012) – Go Fight Live (www.gfl.tv) will deliver a live, Internet Pay-Per-View stream of Lion Fight Promotions’ World Boxing Council (WBC)-championship full rules Muay Thai event from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sat., Feb. 25.
Fight fans around the world can tune into the entire 12 bout fight card (7 professional main card bouts and 4 amateur, preliminary card bouts), including the highly-anticipated, winner-take-all light heavyweight (175 pounds) main event between WBC champion Joe Schilling (12-1, 10 KO’s) and undefeated rival Simon Marcus (22-0, 17 KO’s), by logging on to GFL’s dedicated web page for the event and paying a fee of $14.99.
Go Fight Live’s new “Free View Try It” feature will allow fans to watch the first 15 minutes of the event free of charge, before making a decision to purchase the Internet Pay-Per-View event. A one-time credit card payment will allow purchasers to watch the event both live as well as after its completion.
The winner of the much-talked about, non-title matchup between Schilling and Marcus will take home not only his purse, but also his opponent’s entire purse, a rarity in combative sports.
“We are excited to partner with Go Fight Live, once again, to deliver another night of incredible world-class Muay Thai action under the Lion Fight Promotions banner, to a global audience,” said Lion Fight Promotions CEO Scott Kent. “Go Fight Live has done an exceptional job of helping build the Lion Fight Promotions brand by leveraging its online technology and media platform to reach millions of fight fans around the world.
“There has been a tremendous buzz online about the matchups that Lion Fight Promotions has put together for this card – particularly the main event between Joe Schilling and Simon Marcus – and Go Fight Live is looking forward to being able to make the event available to the entire world,” said David Klarman, CEO of Go Fight Live. “Lion Fight Promotions is aggressively pioneering the incredible sport of Muay Thai in North America and Go Fight Live is proud to be able to support their efforts.”
In other Lion Fight Promotions: Battle In The Desert 5, Live from The Joint main card action, streaking Las Vegas star and WBC International Middleweight Champion Chaz Mulkey (7-4, 3 KO’s), fresh off his fifth consecutive win at Lion Fight Promotions’ last event on Nov. 19, will face his toughest test to date in two-time world champion and WBC No. 5 ranked super middleweight (168 pounds) contender Gregory Choplin (59-9, 22 KO’s) of Miami, Fla. by way of Paris, France in the middleweight (160 pounds) co-main event and non-title bout.
Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (146-24-1, 24 KO’s) of Oakland, Calif. via Thailand will return to the squared circle an attempt to avenge a June 2011 defeat when he battles 21-year-old young gun Matt Embree (19-3, 9 KO’s) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada with the vacant WBC international lightweight (135 pounds) championship at stake.
The matchup between Chunhawat and Embree will serve as a rubber match. In Sept. 2010, Chunhawat edged out a split decision over Embree, who returned the favor by winning in the same fashion in the second meeting.
Jose Palacios (5-2, 3 KO’s) of San Jose, Calif. will meet Shane Oblonsky (6-2, 3 KO’s) of Santa Ana, Calif. in a welterweight (147 pounds) matchup. Vivian Leung (2-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas via Saskatoon, Canada will face Tiffany Van Soest (1-0) of San Diego, Calif. in a super bantamweight (122 pounds) bout.
Power striker Scotty Leffler (4-2, 3 KO’s) of Las Vegas will meet Sheldon Gaines (2-4, 1 KO) of Los Angeles, Calif. in a 142 pound catch weight fight and 21-year-old top prospect Anthony Castrejon (2-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas will make the third start of his promising young career in a super bantamweight (122 pounds) fight with 28-year-old Francisco Barragan of Dallas, TX.
The live stream of the event will begin at begin at 5 p.m.
Complete Professional Fight Card:
*All professional bouts will be 5 x 3 minute rounds with 1 minute rest period in between rounds
Joe Schilling (Los Angeles, CA) (Champion) vs. Simon Marcus (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Light Heavyweight (175 pounds) / Non-Title Bout
Chaz Mulkey (Las Vegas, NV) (Champion) vs. Gregory Choplin (Miami, FL/ France)
Middleweight (160 pounds) / WBC Super Fight (non-title bout)
Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (Dallas, TX/Thailand) vs. Matt Embree (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Lightweight (135 pounds) / WBC Vacant International Title Bout
Vivian Leung (Las Vegas, NV/ Saskatoon, Canada) vs. Tiffany Van Soest (San Diego, CA)
Super Bantamweight (122 pounds)
Jose Palacios (San Jose, CA) vs. Shane Oblonsky (Santa Ana, CA)
Welterweight (147 pounds)
Scotty Leffler (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Sheldon Gaines (Simi Valley, CA)
Catch Weight (142 pounds)
Anthony Castrejon (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Francisco Barragan (Dallas, TX)
Super Bantamweight (122 pounds)
Complete Amateur Card:
Josh Shepard (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Tariq Rahman (Chandler, AZ)
Middleweight (160 pounds) / USMTA title / 5×2 rounds
Johnny Parsons (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Beto Rodriguez (Los Angeles, CA)
Welterweight (147 pounds) / 3×2 rounds
Gabriella Lakoczky (Las Vegas, NV/ Sweden) vs. Miranda Cayabyab (San Jose, CA)
Super Flyweight (115 pounds) / 3×2 rounds
AJ Williams (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Reuben Fairbanks (Fresno, CA)
Super Middleweight (168 pounds) / 3×2 rounds