Friday, June 28, 2013

Update on July 20 Card at Coppin State!

Keystone Boxing will be a very busy promotional company in July.  We've already talked about their Saturday, July 13 card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.  One week later on Saturday, July 20, Keystone will join with Rize Promotions of Baltimore, MD for a card at the Coppin State University Physical Education Complex in Baltimore.

In the main event, Baltimore's own undefeated featherweight prospect Gervonta "Rambo" Davis will compete in his first scheduled six-round contest when he faces Rafael Casias of Arlington, TX.  Davis (3-0, three KO's) is coming off a first-round TKO over Jonathan Gears on June 8 at EchoStage Lounge in Washington, DC.  Casias (4-7) has lost four in a row and battles for the first time outside of the Lone Star State.

There are two other scheduled six-round contests on this card.  Baltimore light heavyweight Willie "For Real" Williams makes his return after more than two years when he takes on Kentrell Claiborne of Fort Worth, TX. Williams (12-6-2, three KO's) will be trying to break a three-bout losing streak that included a six-round unanimous decision loss to Frankie Filippone in August of 2010 in Virginia Beach, VA.  Claiborne (4-6, three KO's) has won two straight after losing six in a row.

Also on the card will be the youngest of the fighting Judah Brothers of Brooklyn, NY, Joseph Judah who will be in a welterweight contest against George "El Terrible" Sosa of New Jersey.  Judah (6-2, one KO) has not fought since dropping an eight-round majority decision loss to Stephen Scott in July 2011 in Albany, NY.  Sosa (7-4, seven KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision loss to Javontae Starks on June 15 in Valley Forge, PA.  Sosa has lost three of his last four.  In October of 2012, Sosa dropped a six-round majority decision to Emmanuel Taylor in Philadelphia, PA.

In four-round contests, flyweight Tyrieshia "Lady Tyga" Douglas of Baltimore, MD will battle Marisol "La Chihuahua" Miranda of Hollywood, FL.  Douglas (2-0, one KO) has not fought since winning a four-round unanimous decision over Sherine Thomas on November 8 in Cockeysville, MD.  Miranda (5-5, one KO) has fought only twice since 2007.  However, in her last contest, she challenged Yesica Bopp for the WBO Light Flyweight title on September 27 in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.  Bopp stopped Miranda in the seventh round.

Also, Alexandria, VA welterweight "The Baby-Faced Assassin" Yurii Polischuk (1-0, one KO) will be on the card against an opponent to be determined.  Polischuk made his pro debut on April 20 in Upper Marlboro, MD and scored a first-round TKO over fellow Alexandria boxer Demetrius Winbush.

Three locals will make pro debuts on this card.  Fort Washington, MD cruiserweight Albi Sadikaj will take on Lamont Capers of Hawley, PA (1-2)  Sadikaj was a novice Golden Gloves champ in the Beltway region.  Capers fought Mario Murphy in Murphy's pro debut on January 12 in Fort Washington and lost a four-round unanimous decision.

Baltimore junior welterweight William Cason will step into the pro ranks against the equally debuting Alfred Leisure of Ohio while Baltimore welterweight Glen Dezurn is still looking for an opponent for his pro debut.

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