King Sports World wins purse bid for Stevens-N’Dam

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Michael King (no relation to that other infamous boxing figure) of King Sports World won the purse bid to promote the bout between Curtis Stevens and Hassan N'Dam.

The IBF middleweight eliminator bout could take place on September 30th in Santa Monica, CA, and King Sports World has 90 days put it together. King bid $80,000 which was enough to win the bid away from Kathy Duva's Main Events, which reportedly bid $62,000.

Adam Gershon covered this matchup last week in a succinct and eloquent piece that you can read here, so I won't re-hash the particulars, but I will say that someone (N'Dam) that was dropped six times by Peter Quillin should probably be weary of the punching power that Stevens wields.

As for N'Dam's promoters take:

"This is absolutely a critically important fight for N'Dam and he's been looking forward to this for a long time," King said. "Curtis Stevens is one hell of a fighter, as you know, but we really do like this fight for N'Dam. And it's a hell of a fight for our company."

So apparently N'Dam has been wanting this for some time now, and I suspect that's a reference to a potential title-shot than to Stevens specifically, and now he'll get exactly what he was asking for, for better or worse.

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