Tuesday, April 14, 2015

McCalla To Face Former World Champion Smith April 30 In Las Vegas!

BATB has learned that Randallstown, MD welterweight Cecil McCalla will take on former IBF Super Lightweight champion Ishe "Sugar Shay" Smith of Las Vegas, NV in a 10-round contest at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 30.  The bout will be televised by ESPN2.

McCalla (20-1, seven KO's) suffered his first pro loss in his last outing when he dropped a 10-round split decision to Chris Van Heerden on January 9 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Smith (26-7, 12 KO's) made an unsuccessful attempt at his second world title when he lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Erislandy Lara for the WBA Super Lightweight title on December 12 in San Antonio, TX.

This will be the second time in two months that a Beltway Boxer has competed at the Palms Casino Resort.  Back in March, Gary Russell, Jr. captured the WBC Featherweight title in that location.

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