Two undefeated heavyweight prospects will likely put their unblemished records on the line once they struggle at separate bouts on Saturday, April 1-3 live on SHOWTIME in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J about the undercard of the Claressa Shields-Christina Hammer revolutionary event.
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“The division is talented and intriguing as ever,and we’re thrilled to incorporate two warriorsto the April 1-3 telecast,” said promoter Dmitriy Salita. “we now have one of the European heavyweight contenders in Otto wall in and the American prospect in Jermaine Franklin. These coNFLicts will be tremendous lead-ins into the historic Shields vs. Hammer mainevent and can generate a night to remember for Boxing fans worldwide. ”
A likely candidate to be a symbol of the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic Games,” Franklin refused the ability to compete for a spot on the team and instead decided to begin his professional career in 2015. Since turning pro, knocking outside nine of his 10 professional opponents widely regarded as the American prospect, Franklin has assembled his own undefeated record. Coming off a decision position himself for a title taken and Franklin aims to continue moving up the ranks of their heavyweight division in 2019.
Booker (25-1, 12 KOs), in Detroit, Mich., is a former No.1-ranked U.S. amateur who was once a rising heavyweight prospect using a 22-0 record. He suffered his only defeat to former three-division world champion James Toney, who came off wins over Evander Holyfield and Vassiliy Jirov . After viewing a 12-year prison sentence, Booker has returned looking to get his life back on course and meet his once promising expectations, registering three conclusion successes in 2018.
“this means much to get this opportunity to fight on SHOWTIME,” said the 38-year-old Booker, that sparred with ancestral world champion Anthony Joshua in preparation because of his September 2018 bout with Alexander Povetkin. “I’m willing therefore every one will recognize who Rydell Booker is once 27,, to show my talents. I presume Jermaine Franklin is just really a very great fighter but he has never fought anybody WISdom in the ring or her ring educated, with my experience. I will show him a few courses on April 1-3. I’ve got a bag full of tricks and snacks at my disposal which I am going to teach this young whippersnapper. ”
Wall in (20-0, 13 KOs), that is making his U.S. introduction, turned expert in 2013 and has gradually risen in the rankings by recording 20 consecutive wins. The 28-year-old southpaw, that played soccer and hockey in his native Sweden before choosing the science, won the Boxing Championship fought Joshua as an amateur and was an associate of the Swedish National Boxing Team. Currently ranked No. 5 by the WBA and IBF, wall in recently won a 12-round unanimous decision over Adrian Granat in April 2018 now has his sights set on becoming his country’s first Heavyweight Champion since Ingemar Johansson in 1960.
“To be fighting such a big card is very inspiring. I’ve ever been dreaming about this moment since I first started Boxing. I introduce myself into some American fans and am going to put on a fantastic performance on April 1-3. I will be just one step closer towards my objective of winning the heavyweight domain. Just like I’ve said beforeI’MA young child in a little town in Sweden and now I’m proud of where I’m out of and what I’ve achieved thus far, however I feel as that is when most of the fun starts. ”
Among Kisner’s many amateur recognitions, the Baltimore, Md. native was a three-time National Silver Gloves Champion, Two Time Junior National Golden Gloves Champion and Ringside World Champion. He holds the distinction of being the youngest boxer in American history ever to win a Men’s National Title from the heavyweight division at 17 yrs of age. Three of Kisner’so four losses came against competitors that boasted an undefeated record on fight night.
Barry Tompkins will telephone the SHOWTIME Boxing: SPECIAL EDITION activity from ringside with Boxing historian Steve Farhood and world champion Raul Marquez serving as expert analysts. SHOWTIME Boxing: SPECIAL EDITION’S executive producer is Gordon Hall with Richard Gaughan producing and Rick Phillips leading.