The matchup has been one of the most talked about ones in the Beltway Region for months. Now, the matchup will be a reality. Super middleweights Henry "Sugar Poo" Buchanan and Alexander "The Great" Johnson will clash in an eight-round contest on Saturday, September 20 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Capitol Heights, MD's Buchanan (21-3, 14 KO's) has not fought since scoring a third-round TKO over William Gill at the Convention Center on December 14. Johnson, of Oxon Hill, MD, (15-2, six KO's), will be trying to bounce back from his 10-round unanimous decision loss to Eleider Alvarez on May 24 in Montreal, Canada.
This bout will be the local highlight on what looks to be a power packed card put on by the new promoters in town -- GFS Entertainment Group. Former IBF Super Middleweight champion Jeff "Left Hook" Lacy of St. Petersburg, FL will headline the card in a 10-round bout against Rayco "War" Saunders of Pittsburgh, PA.
Lacy (26-5, 18 KO's) is coming off a second-round TKO loss to Umberto Savigne on July 10 in Miami, FL. Saunders (23-24-2, 10 KO's) will be trying to break a five-bout losing streak.
Also on the card will be Hector "Machito" Camacho, Jr. of Orlando, FL who will battle "Dangerous" Ryan Davis of East St. Louis, IL in another 10-round contest. Camacho (57-6-1, 31 KO's) lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Hector Munoz on September 11 in Parker, AZ. Davis (24-14-3, nine KO's) has lost his last five contests.
The card is part of a big weekend of boxing-themed activities which will include scheduled appearances by many of the Beltway's former world champions, including hall of famers Sugar Ray Leonard and Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson.