Tommy Morrison’s son Kenzie Morrison sees the action tonight, and Mike Tyson’s son Amir comments as Triller Fight Club presents its latest boxing offering.
An exciting new series of fights featuring the most legendary names in professional boxing history continues with ‘Lineage of Greatness II’.
Triller Fight Club and Ares Entertainment present the card at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS.
The event is broadcast live worldwide on FITE.
The sons of four true boxing legends will feature on the card in separate fights.
Undefeated heavyweight contender Kenzie “TCB” Morisson (20-0, 18 KOs) and junior lightweight contender Jose Luis Castillo Jr (24-3, 18 KOs).
Additionally, welterweight prospect Roberto Duran Jr. (9-2, 7 KOs) and pro middleweight debut Steve Cunningham Jr.
Amir, son of Mike Tyson
Notable guest commentators on the show will be “The Voice of Combat Sports”, Sean Wheelock and Amir Tyson, the son of one of the greatest heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
The FREE two-hour preview stream with four preliminary fights begins at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on FITE and all Triller streaming platforms. The main card will be on a FITE+ subscription and pay-per-view starting at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET.
“All of us on the Lineage card look up to our fathers and respect what they did in the sport of boxing, but there’s something about it as a fighter that makes it personal, and you do it for yourself- even because you’re the only one in there. , and you are alone.
“I made mistakes and I’m still learning, and Robert had some big cards against tough guys, and he’s someone who’s going to push me, so I didn’t take it lightly. “
“I’m ready to show what I can do. It’s hard to prepare for a fighter like me who moves as much as I can and can punch any way I can, so it’s gonna be a good fight, and he has the power that can end the fight at any time, so I know what I’m against.
Steve Cunningham Jr.
“My dad is showing me some techniques he’s learned coming up, and he’s training with me, so he can see what I need up close.”
Steve Cunningham Sr.
“I see him trying to catch me when we practice, and I love that because that’s how you level up, and it keeps me sharp because he’s tough and tricky.”
Jose Luis Castillo Jr.
“My dad is my hero and my role model and it’s exciting to have him supporting me because at the start of my career he didn’t want me to fight but now he sees my potential and is happy with it. “
Roberto “Robert” Duran Jr.
“If I look like my dad in the ring, it happens, but I move a little more, I’m a little faster and the power is there.”
Gerald McClellan Jr.
“I fight to create my own identity. I’m my dad’s son, but I fight in a weight class two divisions bigger than him, and I feel like I’ll have a more aggressive style. I try to be everything he was in the ring and more.
David Tetreault/President, Triller Fight Club
“With the new Lineage of Greatness series, we are able to tell stories and showcase these fighters like the NFL, MLB and NBA do with their athletes. The bloodline these fighters come from — Morrison, Duran, Castillo, Cunningham, McClellan — is off the charts. It will transform the sport and allow us to build it; from there you can create blockbusters.
“When you look at Triller Fight Club and its origins, it was about creating an event around boxing. Turning that into entertainment, engagement and experience, so that’s what we’re focusing on as we head into 2023.”
Joe Kelly/President, Ares Entertainment
“When I grew up in Kansas City, we were involved with the Tommy Morrison camp. He was almost like a third sports franchise in the city.
“Robert’s dad fought on one of Tommy’s cards, so it’s a unique feeling for them to come back to Kansas City as the kids of these guys and help build their path and of their heritage.”
“Before, you could watch fighters rise from cradle to creation, and that’s kind of lacking in the sport right now, so we want to take that and build it and create this next generation of stars.”
Mike Tyson’s son, Amir Tyson / Commentator
“Kenzie is a great fighter with finishing power. He is tough and fights through punishment. I think he will do a great job.
“Roberto Duran was my father’s biggest inspiration as a fighter. I know Robert has his spirit and his genes, and I can’t wait for him to show it too.
Full fight card
Kenzie Morrison (20-0-2, 18 KOs) vs. Robert Simms (11-3-1), heavyweights, ten rounds
Steve Cunningham Jr. (Pro Debut) vs. Andre Scott (Pro Debut), jr. middleweight, four rounds
Jose Luis Castillo Jr. (24-3, 18 KOs) vs. James Roach (6-5), jr. lightweights, eight rounds
Robert Duran Jr. (9-2) vs. Jake Robinson (5-2-1), welterweight, six rounds
Gerald McClellan Jr. (2-0) vs. Yavonta Christopher (2-0), light heavyweight, four rounds
John Cantrell (4-0) vs. TJ Jones (5-8), heavyweights, six rounds
Jorge Carlos (2-0) vs Aaron Ely (3-3), lightweights, four rounds
Deshawn Prather (13-1) vs. Dedrick Bell (31-33-1), middleweight, six rounds
Ronell Burnett (7-0) vs. Ed Guinn (4-5-1), lightweight, six rounds
Tickets starting at $35.00 are on sale now at TrillerFightClub.com and EventBrite. Mike Tyson’s son will co-commentate at Memorial Hall at 600 North Seventh Street, Kansas City, KS 66101. Doors open Saturday at 7 p.m. CT.