On Saturday night, February 27th, King’s Promotions returns to Washington, D.C. with a night of boxing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. In the main event, Ty Barnett takes on Daniel Attah in a Super Lightweight battle scheduled for 8-rounds.
Barnett of Washington, D.C. has a record of 22-4-1 with 14 knockouts. He turned professional in 2005 and went 16-0-1 in his first 17 bouts.
The 33 year-old has wins over Deon Nash (3-0), Pavel Miranda (17-1); Jose Leonardo Cruz (13-3-2); Johnnie Edwards (14-2-1); Tyrese Hendrix (18-1-1); Barnett is looking to get back in the win column following his 9th round stoppage defeat to former world title challenger Cosme Rivera on May 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Attah of Washington, D.C via Nigeria has a record of 28-21-1 with 11 knockouts. Attah, 37 years-old is a 20 year veteran who has some terrific wins on his resume. He has wins over Miguel Figueroa (4-0-1), Elvis Ortiz (1-0-1), Brian Adams (7-0-1), Juan Carlos Suarez (14-2-2), Hicklet Lau (10-2-2), Kareem Braithwaite (6-1).
He won the WBO-NABO Super Featherweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Aldo Valtierra on February 25, 2000. After winning the title he had three more quality wins over Keylang Umana (19-2), Ariel Nestal (24-2-4) and former world title challenger Ever Beleno (38-8) to set up a shot at undefeated WBO Super Featherweight champion Acelino Freitas.
Attah showed his toughness by going the distance with the Brazilian knockout artist, but fell short by losing a 12-round unanimous decision. The loss to Freitas did not dissuade Attah as in his next bout he defeated Toncho Tonchev (27-1). Attah also has wins over Isidro Granados (14-1-2) & Marvin Quintero (20-2).Attah has fought 6 world champions and 7 men who have fought for world titles.
Scheduled to appear on a packed undercard that will feature many favorites from the greater Washington, D.C. area will be:
Middleweight Demond Nicholson (15-1, 15 KO’s) of Laurel, MD in an 8-round bout.
Cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell (19-1, 16 KO’s) of Hudsonville, MI in a 10-round bout.
Super Welterweight Mykal Fox (8-0, 2 KO’s) of Forestville, MD in a 6-round bout.
Sam Crossed (1-0, 1 KO) of Greenbelt, MD in a 4-round Cruiserweight bout.
Albi Sadikaj (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Fort Washington, MD in a 4-round Cruiserweight bout.
Antonio Magruder (3-0, 2 KO’s) Washington, D.C. in a 4-round Super Lightweight bout.
Luther Smith (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Bowie, MD in a 4-round Heavyweight bout.