The Top Flight Promotions card for Saturday, May 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is almost complete.
As we mentioned earlier, the main event will feature the head of Top Flight Promotions -- DC lightweight Ty Barnett -- in a scheduled 10-round contest against veteran Cosme "Chino" Rivera of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Barnett (22-3-1, 14 KO's) is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over Carlos Winston Velasquez on October 26 at the Convention Center.
Rivera (36-18-3, 24 KO's) is a former world title contender who challenged Zab Judah for the WBC and IBF Welterweight titles in 2005. Rivera won an eight-round unanimous decision over Ricardo Martinez on February 28 in Queretero, Mexico.
In a six-round contest, DC featherweight "The Lion of Sri Lanka" Nuwan Jayakody will face David Warren Huffman of Cincinnati, OH. Jayakody (2-4-1, two KO's) will try to bounce back from a second-round stoppage against Alberto Machado on January 25 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Huffman (4-19-1, one KO) makes a quick return to the Beltway region, having lost a six-round unanimous decision to Andrew Farmer on May 17 in Annandale, VA.
Undefeated Springdale, MD junior middleweight "The Cuban Assassin" Larry Recio will face off with Coy Lanbert of Summerville, SC in a four-round matchup. Recio (5-0, four KO's) has stopped his last four opponents. Lanbert (2-11, one KO) has lost four in a row.
DC heavyweight Scott "Duke" Buchanan (4-0, three KO's) returns after an almost seven-year absence to take on Dennis Benson of Norfolk, VA (1-6, one KO) in another four-rounder.
Manassas, VA junior middleweight Robert Sweeney (2-0) will battle the debuting AJ Slaughter of Ohio. Also, Brooklyn, NY junior middleweight Renan Ruiz (3-1, two KO's) will take on Dominique Foster of Hilliard, OH (1-4-1) in four-round contests.