Highly touted prospects Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) and Eduardo Martinez (2-0, 1 KO), both hailing from Chicago, return to the ring and will fight July 11, 2014 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA.
Headlining the ESPN “Friday Night Fights” card will be middleweights Tureano Johnson (14-1, 10 KOs) and Mike Gavronski (14-0-1, 10 KOs) who’ll battle in a 10-round middleweight showdown for the Continental Americas USNBC Title. In the co-feature, lightweights, Art Hovhannisyan (17-1-2, 9 KOs) and Jonathan Maicelo (20-1, 12 KOs) will square off for the WBC International Silver Title. The ESPN “Friday Night Fights” telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. PST.
Simms Jr. will fight Evan Woolsey (2-2) in a 4-round Welterweight bout. The fight will be the TV swing bout of the night. Sims Jr. is coming off an impressive first round KO in his last fight and will look to continue the momentum.
“It felt real good to get that knockout in my last fight,” said Sims Jr. “I’m going to come out strong again and see what happens. If I can get the knockout then that would be great. I’m not going to be headhunting but I’ll be throwing hard shots for every angle. I really want to thank my promoters Gary Shaw and Antonio Leonard for keeping me busy. If I get a chance to make an appearance on ESPN I’ll make the most of my opportunity.”
Martinez battles Lavale Wilson (1-3) 4-round Featherweight bout. Martinez also recorded a first round knockout in his last bout, the first of his career.
“Shaw and Leonard are doing a great job keeping us busy,” said Martinez. “I’m a pressure fighter so I’m always looking to wear down my opponent and get the knockout. I’ll be aggressive in this fight and will be doing my best to please the fans with a great exciting fight.”
“This is going to be a great card with a lot of exciting fights,” said Gary Shaw. “Sims and Martinez are hungry and I know they are going to bring a ton of action to the Little Creek Casino. The main and co-main will open up doors for the winners so I’m expecting to see something special from each fighter.”
Rounding out the undercard will be Jared Torgeson (0-1) vs. Marquise Weston (2-0, 1 KO) in a 4-round Cruiserweight bout, Guillermo Delgadillo (4-6-1) vs. Ricardo Maldonado (3-1) in a 4-round Lightweight bout, Fatlum Zhuta (Pro Debut) vs. Woo Johnson (Pro Debut) and Jennifer Hamann (Pro Debut) vs. Ariel Beck (3-0).