There will be a pro boxing card coming to the Coppin State University Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD on Saturday, July 20.
Undefeated Baltimore featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis (2-0, two KO's) is scheduled to headline the card in a six-round contest. Also slated for the card are Beltway prospects Tyrieshia "Lady Tiger" Douglas (2-0, one KO)of Baltimore and "The Baby-Face Assassin" Yurii Polishchuk (1-0, one KO) of Lanham, MD.
The card is also slated to mark the return of Baltimore light heavyweight Willie "For Real" Williams (12-6-2, three KO's). Williams has not fought since dropping a six-round unanimous decision to Frankie Filippone in August of 2010 in Virginia Beach, VA. Williams was in a solid trilogy with fellow Baltimore boxer Henry Mayes in late 2008 and early 2009. The first two bouts ended in draws. The third bout was won by Mayes as he knocked out Williams to win the Maryland State Light Heavyweight title.
There will also be two pro debuts. Noted amateur Glenn Dezurn of Baltimore will begin punching for pay in the super featherweight division while William Cason of Baltimore does the same at junior welterweight.
In the interest of full disclosure, I must tell you that this card is somewhat special to me on a personal level. It's not so much because of who is on the card, it's where the card is located. For those new to this blog, I have been connected to Coppin State for the past 19 years as the public address announcer for the Men's and Women's Basketball team. The Physical Education Complex has been in existence since the fall of 2009 and it is a beautiful facility. Administrators have wanted to open up the facility for events that would bring in more members of the community and I am very happy to see the merging of these two entities.
More information on this card as it becomes available.