Arlington, VA lightweight "The Mongolian Mongoose" Bayan Jargal returns to action on Friday, February 15 when he faces Chris "Hurricane" Howard of Cincinnati, OH in a 10-round contest at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. The bout is slated to be televised on ESPN2.
Jargal (17-3-3, 11 KO's) last fought on November 1 at Fight Night at the Washington Hilton Hotel in DC and scored a first-round knockout over former IBF Featherweight champ Eric Aiken. This will be Jargal's second trip to Mohegan Sun. Jargal lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Breidis Prescott in April of 2011.
Howard (14-2-1, six KO's) has lost two straight bouts to undefeated boxers Mark Salser and Arash Usmanee. Howard's loss to Salser on August 18 in West Salem, OH was a 10-round split decision loss.