New York, NY (July 23, 2012) – West Point graduate Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will challenge veteran Khalik Memminger in a six round junior middleweight contest Thursday, August 2 at the Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City.
One of the Empire State’s biggest ticket sellers, Melson had to withdraw from a June 14 bout after suffering an eye injury and hasn’t entered the squared circle since his unforgettable eight round war with Delen Parsley in March. Melson, 8-1 (4 KO’s), also built a strong rapport with fans and members of the media since he’s donated all of his fight purses in addition to partaking in exciting bouts.
With a deceptive professional ledger of 6-8-3 (3 KO’s), the tough Texan was in a number of controversial bouts, dropping a split and majority decision in addition to the three draws. His biggest victory to date came back in 2007 when he upset hometown favorite Victor Montemayor. Memminger’s fighting for just the second time outside of the Lone Star State and is coming off of a decision victory against Fabian Cancino in July 2011.
“Memminger is no pushover and I know he’s coming to New York City to try to hurt me,” stated Melson, whose donating his full fight purse Justadollarplease.org in association with a Clinical Trial taking place in the United States to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries. “He’s been in tough fights and is by far the most experienced professional I have been in the ring with yet. As I do with everything I am passionate about, I have pushed myself hard in camp in preparation for a hard night's work August 2nd."
Melson also shared that he is extraordinarily excited because of recent news that the New York City Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association will have about 15 of its members living in wheelchairs in attendance that night to support him.
The card is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and fans can purchase tickets on Teamfighttowalk.com. All tickets purchased on Teamfighttowalk.com must be picked up at the Roseland Ballroom's will call window on fight night under the credit card holder's name.
In association with the 501 (C) 3 nonprofit Justadollarplease.org, Melson and his best friend Christan Zaccagnino created Team Fight to Walk, whose mission is to raise awareness within the boxing community as well as the entire nation about the importance of bringing Clinical Trials to the United States to help cure Spinal Cord Injuries. Team Fight to Walk is comprised of Melson, Zaccagnino, former Rutgers football player/ESPY honoree Eric LeGrand, two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, title contender DeAndre “The Bull” Latimore, Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., 2008 US Olympians Demetrius “Boo” Andrade and Shawn Estrada along with prospects Sid “The Messenger” El Harrak, Jeff “TNT” Spencer, Denis “Da Momma’s Boy” Douglin, Will “Power” Rosinsky, Floriano “Italiano” Pagliara, Danny “Little Mac” McDermott, Vinny “The Lion” O’Brien, Ahmed “Prince of Egypt” Samir and Delen “Sniper” Parsley.
For more information or to make a donation, go to teamfighttowalk.com or Justadollarplease.org. All specific questions about the nature of the Clinical Trial to cure Spinal Cord Injury can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank">email@example.com.
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