Three Beltway Boxers head to the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York this weekend for separate bouts.
Edgewood Arsenal, MD junior welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor returns to action for the first time since November of 2011 when he faces George Sosa of New Jersey in a six-round contest tonight at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA. Taylor (14-1, 10 KO's) will try to bounce back from his first pro loss, an eight-round split decision to Prenice Brewer on November 10 at Fight Night in Washington, DC. Sosa (6-0, six KO's) is taking a big step up in competition as he has taken on competition with a combined won-loss record of 3-59-2. Sosa, who has fought all of his bouts in the Dominican Republic, is battling in the United States for the very first time.
Taylor weighed in today at 143 1/2 while Sosa tipped the scales at 146 1/2.
We've already talked about Joshua Snyder's contest versus veteran Ossie Duran on Saturday night at Essex County College in Newark, NJ. Now comes word that "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal of Arlington, VA will return to action on Saturday on a co-feature bout at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, NY. Jargal (15-3-3, 10 KO's) will face veteran Luis Rodriguez of New York City (6-5-1, one KO) in a six-round encounter. Jargal will be looking to break a three-bout losing streak.