Argentina's Diego Chaves, right, fights against Bahamas' Tureano Johnson in...

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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