Temple Hills, MD light heavyweight D'Mitrius Ballard returns to action on Monday, September 30 in a four-round contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Ballard, who is a Golden Boy Promotions signee, makes his second straight appearance at the Barclays Center. Last time out, Ballard scored a second-round TKO over Marcus Clay on April 27.
The opponent for Ballard (2-0, two KO's) was originally scheduled to be Jess Noriega of Lynchburg. However, sources tell BATB that Noriega, who just fought on September 21 in Greensboro, NC, will not be participating.
According to the Ballard camp, if Noriega does not compete, the opponent will be Taneal Goyco of Philadelphia, PA (5-6-1, two KO's). Goyco is coming off a six-round majority decision victory over Frankie Filippone on August 2 in Newark, DE.
The card will be shown on Fox Sports 1. No word on whether Ballard's bout makes the telecast.