Today, a representative of the Government of Albania will join Elvir ''Kosovo Kid'' Muriqi with his family, friends and supporters in a press luncheon and reception honoring the young Albanian whose family left war torn Albania to pursue the American dream.
On Star Boxing's June 9th World Championship Doubleheader, Muriqi (34-3, 21 KO's) battles Antonio Tarver (24-4, 18 KOs), of Tampa, Fla., for the IBO Light Heavyweight World Championship.
In the co-feature, Chad Dawson (23-0, 15 KOs),of New Haven,Conn. defends his WBC belt against Jesus Ruiz (19-4, 17 KOs). This event takes place at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.
The main event is a crossroads battle for both Tarver and Muriqi as the loser will have nowhere to go while the winner will no doubt be pencilled in to face a world champion in the very near future.
On the undercard, all eyes will be on Dawson as the quick handed young champion puts his world title at risk for the very first time.
Tickets for the June 9th event, priced at $35, $50, $100, $200 and $500, are on sale at TicketMaster outlets (860) 525-4500, online at TicketMaster.com and at The Connecticut Convention Center (860) 249-6000.
The event is presented by Joe DeGuardiaÊ¼s Star Boxing, in association with Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and AT Entertainment.