We've got more information on the Hardwork Promotions card for Saturday, June 22 at the Frederick Fight Club in Frederick, MD.
The head of Hardwork Promotions -- Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy "Hardwork" July -- will participate on this card as he looks to bounce back from suffering his first pro loss. July was stopped in the third round by Elvin Sanchez on February 22 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC
The opponent for July (13-1-2, six KO's) in this scheduled six-round encounter will be Rayford Johnson of Longview, TX (8-9, four KO's). Johnson will be fighting for the second time in 16 days as he is coming off a fourth-round TKO victory over Will McIntyre on June 6 in Metairie, LA.
In four-round contests, undefeated Frederick, MD middleweight Devar "The Warrior" Ferhadi will battle Stanley Harvey of Norfolk, VA. Ferhadi (3-0, two KO's) won a four-round unanimous decision over PJ Cajigas on April 20 at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD. Harvey (1-5, one KO) will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak that includes losses to Beltway Boxers Antoine Douglas and Dillon Heyman.
In a battle of DC cruiserweights, Mario "Bazooka" Flores goes up against the returning Rodney Dews. Flores (1-1-1, one KO) comes back after battling Andre Ward to a four-round draw on October 27 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Dews (0-1-1) has not fought since November of 2000 when he lost by first-round knockout to Darnell Wilson at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD.
Germantown, MD light heavyweight Eric "Inferno" Govan battles for the second straight time at the Frederick Fight Club. Govan made his pro debut on March 23 and won a hard-fought four-round unanimous decision over Mark Baltimore. Govan will face Akron, OH veteran Stephen Tyner (3-10, two KO's) who is winless in his last eight bouts.
There will also be a battle of Beltway junior middleweight veterans as DC's Lawrence Jones (4-6-2, one KO, one NC) takes on Laurel, MD's Norman "The Shadow" Allen. (6-8, three KO's). Both men are looking to turn their fortunes around -- Jones is winless in six of his last seven while Allen has dropped seven in a row.
There will also be pro debuts for locals Jeremy Trussell, Edwin Reyes and Romanian-born Alexandru Marin. Reyes, fighting out of Bladensburg, MD, will battle Jarrett Robinson of Philadelphia (0-1) in a welterweight bout while Marin takes on featherweight Jacob Ninow of Wheaton, IL (0-1). No word yet on the opponent for Baltimore, MD's Trussell.