An all-Beltway super lightweight contest is the featured attraction on the Kings Promotions card that will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.
Undefeated Kings Promotions signee Mykal "The Professor" Fox of Forestville, MD will battle Haymarket, VA's Juan "The Savior" Rodriguez in an eight-round contest. Fox (11-0, three KO's) is coming off a third-round TKO over Somner Martin on August 19 in Crystal City, VA. Rodriguez (6-5-1, five KO's) has lost three in a row including a six-round unanimous decision loss to Anthony Young on April 29 in Atlantic City, NJ.
The co-feature will be a six-round cruiserweight contest between Bowie, MD's Luther "Lights Out" Smith and undefeated Mike Marshall of the Bronx, NY. Smith (5-1, four KO's) drops down from the heavyweight division for the first time after his second-round TKO loss to Mike Balogun on the August 19th card in Crystal City. Marshall (3-0, three KO's) takes a step up in competition record-wise as he faces an opponent with a winning record for the first time in his young career.
In another six-round contest, DC super bantamweight Jordan "Shortdog" White will battle Jose Elizondo of San Antonio, TX by way of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. After just three pro bouts, the 19-year-old White (3-0, three KO's) steps into six-rounders for the first time. White is coming off a second-round stoppage of Sergio Aguilar on August 19th in Crystal City. Elizondo (2-1) last fought on August 27 and won a four-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Keithlan Franklin on August 27 in Lafayette, LA. This will also be Elizondo's first scheduled six-round contest.
Another Kings Promotions signee -- Marcus "Dreamcatcher" Bates of Washington, DC will be in a six-round super bantamweight contest against Francisco "Cisco" Muro of Tucson, AZ. Bates (4-0-1, four KO's) makes his fourth appearance at Rosecroft Raceway after his first-round knockout of Daniel Hernandez in his last outing on August 19 in Crystal City. Muro (3-4, one KO) will try to bounce back from his four-round unanimous decision loss to Antonio Santa Cruz on September 13 in Nice, CA.
Rookie Edgewood, MD middleweight Patrick Rivera will face Hakeem Atkinson of Atlanta, GA in a four-round encounter. Rivera (1-0, one KO) made his pro debut on the August 19th Crystal City card and scored a fourth-round TKO over Dustin Caplinger. Atkinson (2-5, one KO) will be trying to break a four-bout losing streak.
Two locals will make pro debuts on this card. Bowie, MD super lightweight Greg "The Money Man" Outlaw, Jr. will take on Lamont White of Waldorf, MD. Outlaw was a multi-time Golden Gloves champion on the junior, novice and regional open level, starting at 106 pounds. White (0-4) last fought on September 16 and lost a four-round unanimous decision to Adrian Sosa in Lincoln, RI.
Also, the card will mark the debut of Accokeek, MD super welterweight "Slick" Justin Hurd, the younger brother of world-rated super welterweight Jarrett Hurd. Justin Hurd will face off against Hector Mercado of Veracruz, Mexico in another four-rounder. Hurd won a Junior Golden Gloves title in 2012 and competed in the Open division in 2016. Mercado (2-8) will try to recover from losing a four-round unanimous decision to Hector Reyes on September 24 in Pharr, TX.
Also on the card, undefeated St. Louis, MO super lightweight Kent Cruz will take on fellow undefeated boxer Darius "I Am King" Ervin of Los Angeles, CA in a six-round contest. Cruz (11-0, six KO's) won an eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Rickey Edwards on September 3 in San Antonio, TX. Ervin (3-0) won a four-round majority decision over Diego Padilla on August 8 in Indio, CA.