Monday, June 11, 2018

Regional Roundup

Pittsburgh Area 
- One of Pittsburgh's top young professional prospects took a huge step forward this past Friday night at The Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.   

Matt Conway, 22, improved his record to a perfect 13-0 and captured the IBA Intercontinental lightweight championship by scoring a 10-round split decision victory over Mexican native Arturo Santos Reyes.

Conway will be back in action when pro boxing returns to The Rivers on August 11th. 

- Pittsburgh will be buzzing with pro boxing events in August as three events are lined up on consecutive weekends.

August 4th: The Meadows will host hosting a show promoted by World Fighting Championships
August 11th: Made Men Boxing will be hosting Rivers Ruble X at The Rivers Casino
August 18th: Integrity Fighter Managment will return to Priory Grand Hall

Northeast Ohio
- One the same card that Matt Conway showed why he is considered by many to be the top rising star in Pittsburgh, Thomas Mattice showed why he is considered one of the top prospects in the rising fight city of Cleveland.

The 27-year-old Mattice made quick work of Hondorus native Jorge Mungia (13-13) and displayed his power in both hands.

Mattice, who improved his record to 13-0 sent Mungia to the canvas on two occasions in the opening round before the referee waved the bout off at the 2:30 mark of the round.

- Another one of Cleveland's top rising stars, Montana Love will be in action this upcoming Saturday in Toledo at the Seagate Convention Center.

The 23-year-old super lightweight will be taking on Sulaiman Segawa in a very interesting matchup.

Love will bring a perfect 11-0 record into the ring while the crafty 27-year-old lefty from Uganda will bring a 10-1 record into the ring.

Segawa, who suffered his lone defeat in April to rising star William Foster III holds victories over Youngstown's top prospect Alejandro Popo Salinas and Brian Gallegos of Las Vegas by way of Mexico.

-  Canton welterweight Antonio Castillo Jr. will look to stay perfect when he takes on Sharad Collier at the Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Connecticut this upcoming Saturday.

Castillo, 31, scored a knockout victory over James Brown in his debut a month ago in Pittsburgh while Collier will be making his professional debut. 

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