Monday, March 19, 2018

Fight Week: Segawa Bringing Perfect Record to Youngstown to Face Salinas

Besides the hundreds of hours a fighter trains for an upcoming fight, the hardest part of the sport of boxing might be the countless hours and sleepless nights that a promoter invests in trying to make bouts happen, many of which seem to fall through at the last moment.

According to BoxRec.Com, Youngstown super featherweight Alejandro "Popo" Salinas has a new opponent lined up for his bout this upcoming Saturday as he is now slated to take on Sulaiman Segawa of Silver Spring, MD by way of Uganda at the Palermo Center in Campbell in the main event of the Southside Boxing Club Pro-Am event.

Salinas, 24, was originally slated to take on Reggie Barnett Jr. of Chesapeake, VA for the vacant USA Mid-American Super Featherweight Championship, but Barnett had to pull out with an injury which was revealed to be a broken hand.

Though taking the fight late, Segawa is in fight shape having been already been in training for match that fell through and will be bringing in a perfect record while coming off the biggest win of his career just over a month ago.

Alejandro Popo Salinas
Segawa, 26, a southpaw who is currently 9-0 is not known as a dangerous puncher with only three wins by way of knockout on his resume, but he's developed a reputation of being a slick boxer and put that reputation on display at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on February 17th when he defeated previously undefeated Brian Gallegos by split decision on the Danny Garcia-Brandon Rios undercard.

Fighting as a lightweight for most his career, this will be the second straight fight at super flyweight for Segawa, who was originally scheduled to fight this past weekend in Boston, MA against unbeaten prospect Irvin Gonzalez of Worcester, MA.

Though there is no word yet if the match between Salinas and Segawa will still be for a belt, this match will be as quality as Youngstown has seen since the day of Kelly Pavlik defending his world title in his hometown.

Salinas won't be the only local talent that is currently scheduled to be in action at the Palermo Center as Danny Rosenger who trains with Tom Cordell at Downtown Boxing Club is slated for his second match of 2018.

Danny Rosenberger
Rosenberger, 27, recently dropped a hard-fought decision to Justin Steave of Weirton, WV in Februarydsnapping his two-fight win streak and dropping his record to 2-4-2.

With the loss now behind him, the junior middleweight who resides in Howland by way of Niles will now turn his attention to Jauvan John of Brooklyn, NY.

John, 25, will bring a 2-4 record into the bout while going up against solid competition much like Rosenberger.

General admission tickets will be available at the doors, which open at 6:30 PM for $25.  The first bell for the amateur portion of the card is slated for 7:30 PM

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