Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Jargal To Face Former IBF Champ Aiken At Fight Night!

Arlington, VA lightweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal now has an opponent for Thursday night's Fight Night battle.  The opponent will be the former IBF Featherweight champion and DC's own Eric "Mighty Mouse" Aiken.  The bout will be an eight-round contest for the "Fight For Children" title at the Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers in DC.

Aiken (16-9-1, 12 KO's) last fought on May 5 and was stopped in the first round by former world champion Rafael Marquez in Tijuana, Mexico.  Jargal (16-3-3, 10 KO's) just fought on October 13 and won a six-round majority decision over Luis Rodriguez in Westbury, NY.


Anonymous said...

Erric,with all your connections
surely you could do better than this.

Gary Digital Williams said...

This was a last-minute choice. The original choice was Lonnie Smith, Jr. but he couldn't be contacted.

Anonymous said...

Is this open to public? If so I have additional questions. How much? What time for first bell? Are there only 3 fights? Lastly, who is promoter? Thanks

Gary Digital Williams said...

Technically, this is not open to the general public. I say this because tickets (actually tables) are a pretty penny. It is truly for the power brokers in the area. This is a charity event for several children's charities in the area.

The boxing in the ring is somewhat secondary. The legendary boxers who appear every year have been the drawing card throughout its history.

There is no real "promoter" as such. I guess the Fight For Children would be the promoter of record.

The matchmaker for the last few years has been Eric Bottjer, although JD Brown, Ollie Dunlap and others have served in that capacity in the past.

The bouts won't start until well after 9 PM. Michael Buffer comes in every year to help with the live auction and serve as ring announcer for the boxing.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm actually a writer. I'd love to do a story on it. Maybe I'll put my "bid" in to cover next year. Thanks a million!

Anonymous said...

Eric should not be fighting anymore. He should not get a license to fight anywhere. If he does not stop soon that man is going to get really hurt. Hopefully someone cares!