Don King wins titles galore, including a controversial heavyweight fight
The tagline reads “Don King has done it again!” before a night of boxing that includes a highly controversial heavyweight title fight.
Everyone is guessing how King did it as Trevor Bryan defends his secondary WBA title against an unranked fight until a few weeks ago.
Information published on World Boxing News details the January 29 event promoted by King topped by Junior Makabu.
“After working the phones and finalizing the contracts, King proved once again that he knows how to put on an action-packed boxing championship night.
“The event takes place on Saturday, January 29 in Warren, Ohio at the WD Packard Music Hall.
“Count them…six championship fights on one card with two world championships.
“Co-main events highlighted by Ilunga Makabu defending his WBC Cruiserweight World Championship against Thabiso Mchunu. WBA world heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan is also risking his title against Jonathan Guidry.
“The evening will feature two co-main events as Makabu (28-2 with 25 KOs) of South Africa takes on number one challenger and compatriot WBC silver champion Mchunu (23-5, 13 KOs). winner hopes to fight world champion Canelo Alvarez later this year.
“WBA world heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. will be featured in the other co-main event as he risks his title against Jonathan Guidry (17-0 -2, 10 KOs) from Dulac, Louisiana.
And if those two title fights weren’t enough, King has four more NABA titles on the line. All fighters are knocking on the door to stardom.
The rest of the map says:
The NABA Gold Heavyweight Championship will pit veteran Alonzo Butler (34-3-2, 25 KOs) of Chattanooga, TN against youngster Ahmed Hefny (13-1, 5 KOs) of Egypt via Queens, NY.
In a clash for the NABA Cruiserweight title, Johnnie Langston (9-3, 3 KOs) of Sarasota, FL takes on Nick Kisner (22-5-1, 6 KOs) of Baltimore, MD.
The NABA middleweight championship will be up for grabs as Cleveland local product Michael Moore (18-3, 8 KOs). OH will meet Anthony Lenk (17-7, 7 KOs) of Niagara Falls, NY.
The sixth and final title fight of the night will feature Cody Wilson (10-3, 7 KOs) of West Virginia, Va. He takes on Tre’Sean Wiggins (12-5-3, 6 KOs) of Newburgh, NY, who is vying for the NABA Welterweight Championship.
The night will begin with a special Cruiserweight attraction pitting Jaywon Woods (11-1-1, 5 KOs) of Danville, VA, challenging Shawn Miller (18-6, 7 KOs) of Troy in an eight round affair.
“Don King has returned with another spectacular night of championship boxing as he returns to Ohio.”
Tickets for the spectacular boxing night are on sale at Ticketmaster or WD Packard Music Hall. Tickets will be priced at $550, $350, $250, $175 and $80.
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