Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Third Title Bout Slated for April 19 at DC Armory!

Lem Satterfield of is reporting that a third title bout has been signed for the Golden Boy Promotions card on Saturday, April 19 at the DC Armory.

Satterfield says that Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer emailed him to say that undefeated IBF Welterweight champion Shawn "Showtime" Porter of Akron, OH will defend his title against current NABF titleholder and former WBA champion "The Magic Man" Paulie Malignaggi of Brooklyn, NY, who will step away from his analyst role on the Showtime telecast.  Schaefer told Satterfield in the email that the bout is "done" for this date.

This will be the first defense for Porter (23-0-1, 14 KO's) who won the IBF title with a unanimous decision win over Devon Alexander on December 7 in Brooklyn, NY.  On that same December 7 card, Malignaggi (33-5, seven KO's) captured the NABF championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Zab Judah. reports that the IBF approved the contest on the condition that the winner face mandatory challenger Kell Brook of England by July 19.

The Porter-Malignaggi bout adds to the card that already has the light heavyweight unification contest between IBF champ Bernard Hopkins and WBA titleholder Beibut Shumenov as well as Peter Quillin's WBO Middleweight title defense against European champion Lukas Konecny.

As far as Beltway Boxers are concerned, so far BATB can confirm that locals D'Mitrius Ballard, Phil Jackson Benson and Dominic Wade will appear on the card.  We also know that undefeated Norfolk, VA lightweight Chris "The Dentist" Alexander (4-0, four KO's) will also be on the card.


Anonymous said...

When do tickets go on sale?

Gary Digital Williams said...

Tickets are already on sale. See previous post on Hopkins-Shumenov for details.

Anonymous said...

Gary I would love to see Earl Spence and Dusty get it on and I believe Dusty would win.

Anonymous said...

You mean Errol Spence? Gary has there ever been a card in the dmv that has had three world title fights? This card looks incredible and the cheapest seats, which aren't even that bad are only 32 bucks with taxes and keystone cheapest seat are 40 bucks and there is a card of there's the day before this one. 32 bucks for 3 world title fights or 40 bucks to see local prospects. I know which one I'm going to

Gary Digital Williams said...

There has definitely been a few cards with three world title bouts. One in particular was the Triple Jeopardy card in 1999 at MCI now Verizon Center that not only had three world title bouts but all three had Beltway Boxers in them.

Sharmba Mitchell defended his WBA Junior Welterweight title against fellow local Reggie Green. Keith Holmes won back his WBC Middleweight championship against Hassine Cherifi and Mark Johnson won the IBF Junior Bantamweight title against Ratanachai Sor Vorapin.