It was a fantastic night of professional boxing that Greg Cohen Promotions/Banner Promotions put together on Friday, April 14 at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. The bouts were shown on the ShoBox telecast on Showtime!
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The Greg Cohen Promotions/Banner Promotions card will take place on Friday, April 14 at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. Three of the bouts will be shown on the Showtime telecast ShoBox The New Generation that will air at 10 PM ET.
The main event on the card will be a bout for the interim WBA Light Heavyweight championship. Undefeated Dmitry Bivol of Vsevolzhsk, Russia will defend his title against Samuel Clarkson of Cedar Hill, TX. Bilvol weighed in at 174.6 lbs while Clarkson came in at 173.4 lbs.
The co-feature bout will be undefeated Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins taking on the also undefeated Carlos "Narro" Soto of Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico in an eight-round encounter. Hawkins came in under the 147 limit at 146 lbs and Soto tipped the scale at 148.2 lbs.
In a Super Bantamweight bout that will open the telecast undefeated Glenn Dezurn of Baltimore, MD will take on undefeated Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, NJ in eight-round contest. Dezurn came in at 119.8 lbs and Davila weighed in at 120.8 lbs.
The weights from the remainder of the card.
Joey Dawejko 234.2 vs Rodney Hernandez 262.4
Travis Reeves 173.4 vs Taneal Goyco (Will weigh in tonight)
Ruben Villa 128 vs Luis Diaz 129
Michael Dutchover & Edner Amaro will weigh in tomorrow
Hasim Rahman, Jr. 234.4 vs Ralph Alexander 239.6
Sergey Kuzmin 246 vs Keenan Hickman 242.4
Justin Hurd and opponent will weigh in tomorrow
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Greg Cohen Promotions and Banner Promotions team up to put on the second professional boxing card at the MGM National Harbor Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. Three of the bouts will be shown on the ShoBox telecast on Showtime that will begin at 10 PM ET.
The main-event of the telecast will feature undefeated Dmitry Bivol (9-0, seven KO's) of Vsevolzhsk, Russia in a title defense against Samuel Clarkson (19-3, 12 KO's) of Cedar Hill, TX for the interim WBA Light Heavyweight championship.
Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Malik "Iceman" Hawkins (10-0, seven KO's) will face off with the also undefeated Carlos "Narro" Soto of Torreon (13-0-2, seven KO's), Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico in an eight-round encounter.
Undefeated Baltimore super featherweight Glenn Dezurn (8-0, six KO's) who will take on two-time national amateur champion Leroy Davila (5-0, three KO's) of New Brunswick, NJ in another eight-round contest to open the ShoBox telecast.
The non-televised undercard will feature an eight-round light heavyweight bout between Travis "Seveer" Reeves (13-2-2, seven KO's) of Baltimore taking on Taneal "Spider" Goyco (9-9-1, four KO's) of Philadelphia, PA. Hasim "Gold Blooded" Rahman, Jr., the older son of the former two-time heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman will debut against Lanham, MD's Ralph Alexander in a four-round heavyweight contest.
There are two eight-round heavyweight bouts on the card. Joey Dawejko (17-4-3, 10 KO's) of Philadelphia will take on Rodney Hernandez (10-5-1, two KO's) of Modesto, CA. Also undefeated Sergey Kuzmin (9-0, six KO's) of Saint Petersburg, Russia will battle Carlos "El Chicano" Cotto (8-1-1, five KO's) of Caguas, Puerto Rico.
In a six-round featherweight bout, Salinas, CA's Ruben Villa (4-0, two KO's) will take on Luis Enrique Diaz Torres (2-0, one KO) of Puerto Rico. Also Michael Dutchover of Santa Fe Springs, CA (3-0, three KO's) takes on Eder Amaro "Koriano" Fajardo of California by way of Mexico (2-2, one KO) in another six-round bout.
Super welterweight "Slick" Justin Hurd (2-0, one KO) of Accokeek, MD looks to make his appearance. Opponent TBA.
The ShoBox telecast will start at 10pm ET.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The 29-year-old two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist, Vasyl Lomachenko, who vacated a featherweight world title defended his junior lightweight belt for the second time against Jason Sosa, 29 of Camden, New Jersey.
Lomachenko opened the boxing platform of the new MGM National Harbor with a more than dominating performance. Sosa proved to be no match for Lomachenko's southpaw style.
The supreme defense and footwork of Lomachenko was put to perfection for a two-handed attack from all angles while barely getting hit clean with anything in return from Sosa.
At the sound of the bell ending the eighth round is where Sosa's trainer told him that if he was taking more punishment in the ninth round like he did in the previous rounds he will stop the fight. That was the case. Lomachenko continued his destruction and the fight was stopped as promised.
Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) Sosa drops to (20-2-4,15 KOs)