The main event of the evening sees the interim WBA world title at 175 pounds at play between Dmitry Bivol (9-0) and Samuel Clarkson (19-3). At 26 years old, Bivol boasted an impressive amateur career before his November of 2014 debut in the pro ranks. As for Clarkson, the 26 yar old Texan is riding a solid nine fight winning streak as he heads into his first ever fight scheduled beyond eight rounds.
The venue near the nation’s capital hosted HBO’s Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jason Sosa fight this past weekend so it will be interesting to see how often the luxurious new hotel on the east coast uses boxing as an attraction.
Showtime Boxing Returns Friday Night
The complete night of fights has ten fights scheduled in all, with the top of the card expected on the Shobox broadcast.
Friday, April 14th, 2017 - MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
(Card Subject To Change):
175 LBS 12 RDS: Dmitry Bivol (9-0) vs Samuel Clarkson (19-3)
147 LBS 8 RDS: Carlos Soto (13-0-2) vs Malik Hawkins (10-0)
126 LBS 8 RDS: Glenn Dezurn (8-0) vs Leroy Davila (5-0)
HVY 4 RDS: Hasim Rahman Jr (0-0) vs Brian Imes (1-4)
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