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IVAN BARANCHYK TO FACE PETR PETROV IN IBF JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT ELIMINATOR

NEW YORK (March 6, 2018) – Undefeated 140-pound contender Ivan Baranchyk
will now face former world title challenger Petr Petrov this Friday, March
9, in the co-featured bout on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION live on
SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, SD. The
contest will be an eliminator for the No. 2 position in the IBF junior
welterweight world rankings.

Petrov replaces Anthony Yigit, who has withdrawn due to illness.

Also added to the SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION tripleheader is a
heavyweight matchup featuring undefeated prospect Junior Fa taking on
once-beaten Craig Lewis in an eight-round bout to open up the telecast at 10
p.m. ET/PT.

In the previously announced 12-round main event, undefeated 140-pound
contender Regis Prograis will face former unified world champion Julius
Indongo for the Interim WBC Super Lightweight World Championship.

“Baranchyk and Petrov are both known for their all-action styles and are
never in a bad fight. It is a tremendous addition to this card and I’m
thrilled we were able to put the bout together on short notice. The fact
that Petr was training for another fight once again made it possible to
create a superior fight under difficult circumstances,” said Lou DiBella,
President of DiBella Entertainment. “New Zealand heavyweight prospect
Junior Fa made a huge statement in his last appearance on SHOWTIME and
he’ll look to keep that momentum going this Friday at Deadwood Mountain
Grand against the tough Craig Lewis. Boxing fans will remember Fa’s two
amateur victories against Joseph Parker, who will attempt to unify
heavyweight title belts against Anthony Joshua on SHOWTIME on March 31.”

Sporting a record of 38-5-2 with 19 KOs, the 34-year-old Petrov, of Ryazan,
Russia, and based in Madrid, Spain, will look to bounce back into the win
column following a hotly contested 12-round decision loss to WBO
Lightweight World Champion Terry Flanagan on April 8, 2017, in Manchester,
England. Prior to the loss to Flanagan, Petrov was on a six-bout winning
streak, including victories over Michael Perez, Marvin Quintero and
Gamalial Diaz. Over the last 10 years, Petrov’s only other losses have come
against world champions Marcos Maidana and Dejan Zlaticanin.

The Baranchyk (17-0, 10 KOs) vs. Petrov bout is promoted by DiBella
Entertainment, in association with Fight Promotions Inc., Holden
Productions, Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

The 28-year-old Fa made an astounding statement in his U.S. network debut,
stopping Fred Latham in the first round on November 10, 2017, in Cleveland
on *ShoBox: The New Generation*. Prior to turning professional, the New
Zealand native defeated current WBO Heavyweight World Champion Joseph
Parker twice in the amateurs.

Fighting out of Detroit, Mich., Lewis (14-1-1, 8 KOs) returns to battle
following a second-round knockout of Galen Brown on August 12, 2017. He was
undefeated through the first 15 fights of his professional career and was
the 2014 National Golden Gloves Bronze Medalist at heavyweight.

The event is presented by DiBella Entertainment. Tickets, priced at $200,
$80 and $60, are on sale now, and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com or
by calling (877) 907-4726. The doors open and first bout begins at 5:30 p.m.
More information on the Deadwood Mountain Grand can be found on their
website at www.DeadwoodMountainGrand.com

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