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Roc Nation announces undercard for debut boxing event at The Theater at MSG

Argentina's Diego Chaves, right, fights against Bahamas' Tureano

Argentina's Diego Chaves, right, fights against Bahamas' Tureano Johnson in a 69 kg division bout during the Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, on Sunday, July 22, 2007. Credit: AP

Roc Nation has announced the undercard and entertainment portion of Jay Z's throne boxing series, scheduled to debut January 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. The boxing event will be sprinkled with live entertainment between the fights.

In the televised co-feature, 2008 Olympian Tureano Johnson (16-1, 11KOs) of the Bahamas will meet Alex Theran (17-1, 10 KOs) for Johnson's WBC Continental Americas middleweight title as well as the WBA International middleweight title. Also, Cecil McCalla (20-0, 7 KOs) will fight Chris Van Heerden (21-1-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant IBF International welterweight title.

In other undercard action, Jerry Odom (12-0, 11 KO's) will face fellow undefeated prospect Andrew Hernandez (7-0-1, 1 KO) in a six-round super middleweight bout. A silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zhang "Big Bang" Zhilei (1-0, 1 KO) of Zhoukou, China, faces Kaleb Slaughter (pro debut) in a four-round heavyweight bout.

Entertaining the audience with what Roc Nation is calling an "enhanced fan experience," will be DJ Mustard, Angie Martinez and Fabolous.

The main event features Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (24-0, 13 KOs) against Plainview's Tommy Rainone (22-5-1, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight title. On fight night, doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first bout to take place at 6:35 and the FOX Sports 1 telecast beginning at 10.

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