"It's been a little bit of a long road for me on my comeback. I want to give a shout out to Derek Stevens and the D Las Vegas for putting on this beautiful event March 12th. You won't want to miss this fight! I also want to thank CBS Sports Network, Team Judah and my manager, who is my brother, Bill Halkias. He's got us back to where we should be. And I want to thank the City of Las Vegas."
"To be on the first series show is a dream come true. I'm fighting a legend, Zab 'Super' Judah. But I'm also fighting for New Mexico boxers. I want to inspire youth, that's what it's all about. Never give up, dreams do come true."
"I'd like to thank the D Las Vegas for having me on this CBS Sports Network show. Here we go again, let's get it on!"
LEON SPINKS III
"This is a very, very, very big event for me. I'm grateful and honored to be part of the first 'Knockout Night at the D' event on CBS Sports Network. My family will be here. My grandfather, Pops, is Leon Spinks. It's going down at the D."
CAROLYN G. GOODMAN, Mayor of Las Vegas
"We're thrilled that the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is going to showcase outdoor boxing and play a role in bringing it back to Las Vegas. The series will impact Las Vegas in a new and exciting way by bringing boxing fans from all over the world to the heart of the city in a state-of-the-art venue, presenting a wonderful new way to experience Las Vegas."
Event info: Tickets, priced at $65.00 ringside and $20.00 seated general admission, are on sale at Ticketmaster.com or DLVEC.com. Suites are $1000.00, up to 10 guests, and includes a beverage package. Taxes and fees apply to all sold tickets. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. PT with the opening bout scheduled at 6:00 p.m. PT.