Two Beltway Boxers will head to the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA on Friday, August 22. This card will be the final ESPN2 Friday Night Fights telecast for the season.
There is a possibility that one of the local boxers might make the telecast. Undefeated DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly will face fellow undefeated boxer Javier "Monster" Torres of Long Beach, CA in a six-round contest. Kelly (6-0-1, five KO's) is coming off a first-round TKO over Eric Newell on June 5 in Boston, MA. If the bout does make the telecast, this will be Kelly's second straight national TV appearance. The bout against Newell was shown on Fox Sports 1.
Torres (6-0-2, three KO's) is coming off a four-round draw against Rodney Hernandez on March 14 in Tustin, CA. This will be the first scheduled six-round contest for Torres.
Also on the undercard, rookie DC welterweight Kareem "Reemo" Martin will be in a four-round contest against the debuting Taif Harris of San Diego, CA. Martin (1-0-1, one KO) battled to a four-round draw against Azamat Umarzoda on May 16 in Mashantucket, CT.
The main event on this card is the returning former world champion Austin Trout taking on Daniel Dawson.