In his U.S. debut Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Joshua Buatsi (11-0-0, 9KO) continued his ascent as a light heavyweight prospect, mowing down Marco Antonio Periban (25-5-1, 16KO) in the 4th round on the Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz undercard. Continue reading “Prospect Watch: Buatsi Stops Periban, U.S. Debut a Success”
Undefeated Featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson (9-0,5KO) will return to the ring on January 18th.
The 2016 Olympic silver medalist, and Newark, New Jersey native, went 5-0 in 2018 and will face Jessie Cris Rosales (22-1-1, 10KO) of the Philippines in a 10 round bout that will serve as the co feature to the Bryant Jennigs/ Oscar Rivas main event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York.
The Top Rank card can be seen on ESPN+ at 9:30pm Est, Friday, January 18th.
The first week of 2019 is an off week in boxing, but it’s back to work Friday, January 11, at StageWorks in Shreveport, Louisiana, as 20 year old undefeated lightweight prospect Devin Haney (20-0, 13KO) returns to the ring.
Haney, a native of San Francisco who goes by the nickname “The Dream”, was 2-0 in 2018 with a 9th round TKO win over Mason Menard and earned a 10 round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos Burgos.
He will be entering the ring against Xolisani Ndongeni of South Africa, who brings a perfect record of 25-0, 13KO. Ndongeni last fought in August, winning by 5th round TKO in a scheduled 12 round bout.
The Haney/Ndongeni 10 round bout will headline the first ShoBox The New Generation of 2019 on Showtime at 10pm EST on Friday, January 11th.
Belfast featherweight prospect Michael Conlan will be in action Saturday, on the undercard to the Josh Warrington-Carl Frampton featherweight title fight from Manchester, England.
Conlan (9-0, 6KO) is coming off of a 7th round TKO victory in October over Italy’s Nicola Cipolletta in Las Vegas. He will face English southpaw Jason Cunningham (24-5, 6KO), in what will make Conlan’s fifth fight this year.
Light Heavyweight prospect Joshua Buatsi (8-0, 6KO) will take the ring Saturday night on the undercard to Dillian Whyte vs Dereck Chisora.
The Ghanaian born, British boxer who is a 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist and managed by Anthony Joshua, will defend his WBA International Light Heavyweight title against Australian Renold Quinlan (12-3, 8KO) in a 10 round bout.