On Saturday night October 27th, boxing comes to the beautiful Commerce Hotel Casino in Commerce, California for a night of boxing presented by Top Marquee Promotions and Commerce Hotel & Casino and will be broadcast live all over the United States by WealthTV.
In the main event, Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence will face the experienced Dominick Guinn in a bout scheduled for ten rounds.
Lawrence, 18-2-2 with thirteen knockouts of Indianapolis, Indiana, has won six straight bouts via knockout and hasn’t lost in over three years.
In this run of stoppages, Lawrence has defeated contenders Lance Whitaker (35-6-1), former U.S. Olympian Jason Estrada (16-3); Jason Gavern to win the WBC Caribbean championship and in his last bout he scored a seventh round stoppage over Homero Fonseca on September 8th as part of the Andre Ward – Chad Dawson undercard in Oakland.
Guinn of Houston, Texas via Hot Springs, Arkansas has a record of 34-9-1 with twenty-three knockouts has faced just about every notable Heavyweight in the past decade.
Guinn won his first twenty-four bouts and with wins over former world title challenger Michael Grant & Duncan Dokawari (22-1), Guinn was universally recognized as the top American Heavyweight. Guinn suffered his first defeat to former world title challenger Monte Barrett and has also faced former world champions James Toney & Sergei Liakhovich as well as former world title challengers Eddie Chambers and Tony Thompson.
Guinn has victories over former world title challengers Phil Jackson and Audley Harrison and has also beaten contenders Jean Francois-Bergeron (27-1) and Jonnie White (21-0). Guinn Is coming off a first round knockout over Stacy Frazier on June 8th.
There will be a pre-sale for tickets at Casino Services Desk located on the main floor.
Seeing action in the ten round co-feature will be undefeated Jr. Welterweight Samuel Kotey Neequaye of the boxing rich area of Accra, Ghana.
Kotey has a record of 18-0 with fourteen knockouts and made a splash in his American debut when he scored a decisive ten round unanimous decision over Federico Flores Jr. on September 22nd in Verona, New York.
Also seeing action in a six round bout will be former amateur standout Jr. Lightweight, Omar Douglas (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Wilmington, Delaware and the ladies of SoCal Bantamweight’s Cassie Trost (1-1) and Selene Roman squaring off in a four round Bantamweight bout.
“We are proud to present a heavyweight fight of this caliber with our partners at Top Marquee Promotions, says John Griffo Business Development Director of Commerce Casino, our ballroom is a great venue there is not a bad seat in the house. With a Heavyweight Championship for Lawrence or Guinn card plus a group and Neequay on the of talented local fighters this event will rock LA.”, said Gloria Hammelef of the Commerce Casino.