The Sughan Productions card on Saturday, August 25 at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA is starting to come together.
The main event features Culpepper, VA-born cruiserweight Bobby Gunn taking on Randy Pogue of Norristown, PA in a scheduled 10-round contest.
Gunn (17-3, 14 KO's) scored a first-round TKO over Elija Dickens on June 9 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield when Dickens suffered an injury and could not come out for the second round. That contest was Gunn's first since losing a bout for the WBO Cruiserweight title when he was stopped in the first round by champion Enzo Maccarinelli on April 7 in Wales.
As reported earlier, Gunn is donating a portion of his purse from this bout to former world champion Iran "The Blade" Barkley.
Pogue (8-7-2, two KO's) is winless in his last four bouts, but his last outing was a four-round draw with Rafael Jastrzebski on June 27 in New York City. This will be Pogue's first scheduled 10-round bout. Pogue lost an eight-round contest to Mike Alvarez in November of 2000.
Also on the card is a bout that was actually made right here on Boxing Along The Beltway. Undefeated DC junior middleweight Lawrence Jones will take on Charlottsville, VA's "War Time" George Rivera in a scheduled four-rounder.
Jones (2-0, one KO) registered his first professional knockout in his last outing -- a first-round KO over Denny Lundy on June 16 in Martinsburg, WVA. Rivera (3-1, two KO's) is coming off a four-round unanimous decision over Montez Wilson on July 14 at the Winchester Sportsplex in Winchester, VA.
In another four-rounder, undefeated middleweight John "No Mercy" Mackey will take on veteran Vance Garvey of Indianapolis, IN.
Mackey, who was born in DC but now lives in Montgomery, AL, is fresh off a second-round TKO over Kenny Keaton on June 9 in Springfield. Mackey (5-0, three KO's) will face a wily boxer in the Bronx, NY-born Garvey (7-26-5, two KO's), who is coming off a sixth-round TKO victory over previously undefeated (23-0-1) Chase Shields on April 27 in Houston, TX. The victory broke a two-year, 15-bout winless streak for Garvey.
The card will also mark the return of Takoma Park, MD cruiserweight Willis Lockett. Lockett (7-4-4, two KO's) has not fought since winning by second-round TKO over Elija Dickens at the ABC Sports Complex on February 4, 2006.
Lockett will be involved in an all-Beltway four-rounder against Gaithersburg, MD's Calvin Riley. Riley (1-0, one KO) has not fought since winning his pro debut on April 29, 2006 at ABC against Mike Needling. Riley stopped Needling in the first round.
Undefeated Arlington, VA welterweight Bayan Jargal (Bayanmunkh Bayanjargal) will take on Akron, OH's Jason Jordan in another four-round contest. Jargal (2-0-1, one KO) is coming off a four-round draw against Jaime Rodriguez on May 31 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD. Jordan (3-12-2) has lost seven in a row, including a six-round split decision to Joey Myers on August 3 in Charleston, WVA. Another one of the losses in this streak took place on May 12 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA when Jordan lost a six-round decision to Lenny DeVictoria.
In heavyweight action, noted Beltway trainer Scott "Duke" Buchanan of DC returns to action inside the ring when he faces Akron's George Jacobs in a four-round bout. Buchanan (1-0, one KO) has not fought since making his long-awaited pro debut on March 3, 2006 at the Lincoln Theatre in DC. Buchanan stopped Felton Worrell in the first round. Jacobs (1-1, one KO) is coming off his first pro victory, a first-round TKO over Earl Briggs on May 12 in Lansing, MI.
Also slated for action on this card will be Riverdale, MD heavyweight Horace "The Reason" Grant (6-1, four KO's), fresh off his a four-round unanimous decision over Mujaheed Moore on August 3 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. Grant's opponent is to be determined.
The first bout on this card is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM.