Press Conference For First Live Boxing Broadcast in CBS Sports History To Take Place on Thursday, February 12th at Resorts World Casino in New York City

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Championship Title Boxing features undefeated Mike Lee and Gary Tapusoa for the UBF All America’s Title and Derric Rossy battles Akhror Muralimov for the IBF North American Heavyweight Title on February 14th, 2015

This press conference on Thursday, February 12th will provide the media with unparalleled access to the next generation of boxing champions.

CBS Sports will broadcast a live boxing event on Saturday, February 14th, marking the first time in the history of the network that such an event will take place. The press conference for “Championship Title Boxing” will be held at Resorts World Casino in New York City today, February 12th, at 1:00pm EST.

The main event will be Perennial Heavyweight contender Derric Rossy (29-9, 14 KO’s) fighting undefeated Akhror Muralimov (16-0, 13 KOs) in a 10-round bout for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) North American Heavyweight Title. In a co-main event, the popular and undefeated “Subway” Mike Lee (13-0, & KO’s) will fight Gary Tapusoa (6-3-1, 5 KO’s) in a 6-round bout for the United Boxing Federation’s (UBF) All America’s Title.

After Lee’s fight for the prestigious title, he will go on to announce the Rossy and Muralimov fight. This is a historical moment, as it will be the first time a boxer has ever gone on to become a ringside announcer after competing in the same event.

On February 9th, Derric Rossy stopped by Power 105.1 FM, The Breakfast Club, a top syndicated morning radio show in NYC. Watch DJ Envy and Angela Yee interview Rossy, about his career and upcoming fight with Muralimov this weekend. http://www.power1051fm.com/media/play/derric-rossy-interview-with-the-breakfast-25799586/

The weigh-ins for the boxers will take place on Friday, February 12th, beginning at 2:00pm EST. Both the weigh-ins and press conference will be hosted by Championship Title Boxing, and will include complimentary food and live music.

On the night of the event, February 14th, the doors will open at 7:00pm EST, and the first bout begins at 8:00pm EST.

Also slated to appear on the off-TV portion card are Super Middleweight Devaun Lee (3-1, 1 KO) of Jamaica, Queens, NY; Cruiserweight Armin Mrkanovic (6-2, 3 KO's) of Queens, NY; Cruiserweight Dave Valykeo (4-3) of Neptune, NJ; Middleweight Henry Beckford (0-1) of New York and pro debuting Phillip LeGrand.

Tickets for this event can be purchased at http://boxing.eventgrid.com

To find out more about Mike Lee, visit: http://www.mikeleeboxing.com

Championship Title Boxing is an exclusive series of live events featuring world-class athletes in prestigious title bouts, broadcast LIVE on CBS Sports. For more information, visit: http://www.championshiptitleboxing.com

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