Good evening from the ABC Sports Arena in Springfield, VA. I will tell you folks, this will be a very strange and it could be a rather quick night.
Let's talk first about what we have going on. The ring announcer for the card will not be Discombobulating Jones. It will not be Terrence "TNT" Crawford, who worked the Hardwork Promotions card for Jones, who is scheduled to have knee surgery soon. It won't even be me.
The ring announcer will be noted boxing writer Jack Obermayer, who is a long time friend of promoter Han Kim.
There is one amateur bout on the card -- Blain Donker of Upper Marlboro, MD will take on Lorenzo Hembry of Herndon, VA.
As far as the pro portion is concerned, one bout has been scratched. We will not see the pro debut of Herndon, VA's Shawn Carter. No reason was given why the bout was called off.
So, we will have just four bouts on the card tonight, beginning with Hollywood, CA's Sukhrab Shidaev taking on veteran Kevin Carter of Winston Salem, NC.