LAS VEGAS (April 25, 2006) – Silverhawk Boxing today announced that it has reached an agreement for Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu (25-2-1, 14 KOs) to fight former undisputed light heavyweight champion Roy Jones, Jr. (49-4, 38 KOs) on July 29 at a site to be determined.
Prince Badi, rated No. 5 by the World Boxing Council, is the reigning NABO, WBC Continental Americas, WBC CABOFE, IBC Intercontinental and Pennsylvania State light heavyweight champion.
The Camden, New Jersey-native learned to box in Philadelphia and now lives and trains in Vero Beach, Florida. “Once the American people see me fight Roy Jones, Jr.,” Prince Badi said, “I have no doubts that I’ll be fighting for major world title belts. I want to do what hasn’t been done in my division for a long time, since Roy Jones, Jr., and make my mark by bringing all of the major belts back to the United States.”
Prince Badi also is rated by the World Boxing Organization (#8) and International Boxing Federation (#13).
Boxing Hall of Fame-bound Jones has been a world champion in the middleweight (IBF), super middleweight (IBF), light heavyweight (3-time WBC, WBA, IBF, IBA & 2-time IBO) and heavyweight divisions (WBA). He holds wins against, among the more notables, Bernard Hopkins, James Toney, Mike McCallum, Virgil Hill, Otis Grant, John Ruiz and Antonio Tarver.
“We’re excited about Prince Badi getting a shot to fight the great Roy Jones, Jr.,” Prince Badi’s promoter (Silverhawk Boxing founder) Dennis Rider added. “The Prince has worked very hard and he’s certainly earned this opportunity.”
Prince Badi is promoted by Silverhawk Boxing, managed by Rider Boxing, and trained by Buddy McGirt. For more information about Prince Badi or Silverhawk Boxing go to www.silverhawkboxing.com