Ty Barnett, Daniel Attah, Mykal Fox, Jordan Shimmell Featured in Beltway Boxing Event from the Nations Capital on Saturday Night on GFL.TV
Undefeated Lightweight Mykal Fox continues to step up against veteran Claudinei Lacerda.
Ty Barnett battles former world title challenger Daniel Attah in Main event on TOMORROW NIGHT (Feb. 27th) at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Jordan Shimmell battles Willis Lockett in co-feature.
Plus beltway stars Demond Nicholson, Sam Crossed, Patrick Harris, Antonio Magruder and Luther Smith to see action.
In the main event, Ty Barnett take on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in a Super Lightweight battle scheduled for 8-rounds.
In one of the chief support bouts, undefeated Lightweight, Mykal Fox will look to stay perfect when he takes on veteran Claudinei Lacerda in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.
Fox is promoted by King’s Promotions.
Fox of Forestville, Maryland has a record of 8-0 with two knockouts while Lacerda of Brazil has considerably more experience as he is 17-13-1 with 12 knockouts.
“My training has been great. I have had great sparring with different looks. I have been in there with puncher, boxers and even some MMA fighters, so I am ready for anything,”said the 20 year-old Fox.
Lacerda is a grizzled veteran, who has been a Brazilian Super Welterweight champion as well as the WBO Latino Interim Lightweight champion.
“My opponent has more than 30 fights. He has been a champion, but this is nothing new. My last opponent (Adam Mate, 18-6) had twenty-four fights, so I feel it’s a great opportunity for me to continue fighting quality opponents.”
Fox, along with his father/trainer Troy, doe not believable that fighting such veteran fighters is too-much, too-soon for the fighter known as “The Professor”.
“My father believes in me and what I am capable of doing. I work hard and am always trying to move forward. I am on a great pace. Is it too fast? I don’t think so, because I also know what I am capable of. ”
Fox has been building his name in the local market as every fight of his career has been in the greater Maryland/D.C area and he embraces the opportunities to please the home fans.
“It is always a pleasure to fight at home. I always have a huge turnout and it is a good way to build my fan base. I am thankful and excited. Camp is the hard part and that is done. I can’t be more excited to put on a great performance on Saturday night.”
A terrific nine bout card is now set that will feature many up and coming stars in the Beltway region.
In the 8-round co-feature, Jordan Shimmell will battle the upset-minded Willis Lockett in a Cruiserweight bout.
In a 6-round Middleweight bout, knockout artist, Demond Nicholson (15-1, 15 KO’s) of Laurel, Maryland will take on Jose Valderrama (4-12, 3 KO’s ) of Miami, FL.
In a 4-round Cruiserweight affair, Sam Crossed (1-0, 1 KO) of Greenbelt, MD. will battle Martez Williamson (1-9) of Akron, OH.
In a 6-round Super Lightweight contest, Patrick Harris (7-0, 4 KO’s) fights Christopher Russell (3-15-1, 2 KO’s ) of Shattuck, OK.
Antonio Magruder (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. will fight Terrell James (1-2-1) of Philadelphia in a 4-round Super Lightweight bout.
Luther Smith (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Bowie, MD. will look to keep his perfect knockout record intact when he squares off with Charlemagne Jones (2-4-1, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round battle of Beltway based Heavyweights
Wesley Triplett (2-0, 1 KO) of Youngstown, OH. will fight Alando Pugh (1-6-1, 1 KO ) of Washington, D.C. in a 4-round Heavyweight bout.