The two combat sporting activities legends are set to sq. off July 18 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. The battle will consider area outdoor, with a smaller sized indoor location secured as a backup option need to the weather conditions come to be an issue.
Miletich, 52, and Nunn, 57, verbally agreed to a kickboxing match late final 12 months. Nevertheless, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back its initially-scheduled April 18 battle date.
Monte Cox, the longtime supervisor of Miletich and a veteran regional promoter, introduced the news in an interview with The Quad City Moments on Monday.
Iowa at the moment has a 50 p.c capability regulation thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but Cox, who is promoting the event, is hopeful the ban will be lifted on June 17. If massive event legal guidelines are back again to regular, Cox claimed he expects around 12,000 people today to be in attendance.
“We’re likely to put on a very good display for the local community,” Cox explained. “We need to have anything like this correct about now to form of bring the community collectively. … I think it’s likely to be a really exciting atmosphere simply because a ton of young and extremely proficient men are going to be on the undercard who want a possibility to be on one thing that’s going to be found by a good deal of individuals. … I consider it could be one of the initially fighting sports activities gatherings in the environment to have spectators given that the pandemic began.”
The two fighters have designed up noteworthy resumes in their respective battle sports activities. In 10 UFC appearances, Miletich compiled an 8-2 marketing record and gained the UFC 16 event in 1998. Later that year, he captured the UFC welterweight title when he defeated Mikey Burnett at UFC 17.5. In 2014, Miletich was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame and his post-struggle profession has noticed him increase his resume as an MMA commentator for AXS Television set and UFC Battle Pass.
In July 1988, Nunn received the IBF middleweight title when he knocked out Frank Tate. Nunn defended his title five occasions prior to inevitably losing his belt to James Toney in May well 1991. Right after successful the NABF super middleweight championship on his return, Nunn gained the WBA and lineal super middleweight titles in September 1992 when he defeated then-champion Victor Cordoba by split choice. After making four straight defenses of the belt, Nunn ultimately lost the title to Steve Very little in February 1994.
Nunn went on to acquire the WBO-NABO super middleweight championship and the NABF light-weight heavyweight championship, just before acquiring a 24-12 months jail sentence in 2004 for drug trafficking. In 2019, Nunn was released from jail soon after 16.5 years served.