- Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer
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Heavyweights Amir Mansour and Kelvin Price will fight in a 10-rounder in the main event of the final “Fight Night” card of the year on Dec. 14, Main Events announced Tuesday.
In the co-feature of the card (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Net) at the Resorts Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., light heavyweight Lionell Thompson, who recently signed with Main Events, will face Ryan Coyne in a scheduled 10-rounder.
Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs), of Wilmington, Del., is 41, but missed many of his best years because he was in prison and did not fight from 2001 until 2010. He has beaten some retreads such as Dominick Guinn and Maurice Harris in the last couple of years.
Price (14-1, 6 KOs), 38, of Pensacola, Fla., got drilled by Deontay Wilder in the third round in December and rebounded with a 10-round decision against the long-faded onetime Mike Tyson conqueror Danny Williams in Russia in May.
Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs), 28, of Buffalo, N.Y., has won two fights in a row in 2013 since back-to-back losses in 2012, including getting steamrolled in three rounds by Sergey Kovalev, who went on to win a world title. St. Louis’ Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs), 31, got stopped in the 11th round of his last fight by Marcus Oliveira in April.