Monday, December 17, 2018

Regional Roundup

Pittsburgh Area
- Though official information has not been released yet, Made Men Promotions is locked into Saturday, February 16 for their next card to be held at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort Ballroom in New Cumberland, WV with undefeated Pittsburgh super featherweight Matt Conway slated to be the main event.

- Pittsburgh/Beaver Falls native Kiante Irving will continue to stay busy as the 24-year-old super middleweight trained by champion trainer Tom Yankello has three bouts currently scheduled.

Irving (3-0, 3 KOs), who had one of the best amateur careers ever in the Pittsburgh region will first be in action on January 5th at the West Virginia State Penitentiary located in Moundsville, West Virginia.

Irving will also be in action on February 16 at Mountaineer in New Cumberland, WV and on March 2 in Pittsburgh at the Priory Grand Hall.

Northeast Ohio
- 21-year-old former Olympian Charles Conwell Jr. (8-0, 6 KOs) of Cleveland will head to Columbus on this upcoming Saturday, December 22 to face Manny Woods in a scheduled 8-round super welterweight contest. 

Woods, 31, of St. Petersburgh Florida will bring a 16-7-1 record into the fight.

- Conwell Jr. won't be the only undefeated Cleveland native in action in Columbus this upcoming Saturday at the Promo West as 22-year-old super middleweight Isaiah Steen (11-0, 9 KOs) will take on Tyi Edmonds of Meridian Mississippi in an intriguing matchup.

Edmonds, 26, is currently on a 6 match and will bring a solid 11-3, 8 KOs record in the scheduled 8-round bout.

- Cleveland native and former Olympian Terrell Gausha will also be in action this upcoming Saturday, December 22 on the Charlo twins undercard as the 31-year-old super welterweight will return to the ring for the first time since suffering his lone defeat to Erislandry Lara in October 2017.

Gausha (21-1, 9 KOs), a former world title challenger will face 34-year-old  southpaw Joey Hernandez (27-4-1, 17 KOs) of Miami, FL at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

- Cleveland veteran Willie Nelson made some waves on social media the past couple days hinting that he's ready to step back in the ring, preferably against the winner of the Tony Harrison-Jermell Charlo WBC super welterweight title bout this upcoming Saturday. 

Nelson, who already has a TKO victory over Harrison is currently 26-3-1 having lost fought in November of 2017 when he scored a TKO victory over Alexis Hloros.

- Amateur boxing events in the Northeast Ohio region appear to be on hold until February 2nd when the Battle In The Ballroom 26 takes over the Slovenian National Home.

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