4/18 – Maurice Harris (26-18-2, 11 KO’s) vs. Andrey Fedosov (24-3, 19 KO’s) – Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
The “win some-lose some” Harris is still going at it at age 38. The heavyweight gatekeeper has faced fighter from all walk of life over the years and though he’s never managed to win the big one, he has derailed the careers of some up and comers along the way. Fedosov has also faced some familiar names in the division, but the former WBC Youth Intercontinental heavyweight title holder lost in his biggest opportunity to date when he was topped on a cut in six rounds by Bryant Jennings last June.
4/18 – Don George (24-4-2, 21 KO’s) vs. Troy Lowry (28-13, 17 KO’s) – Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
George is looking to get back on track after a rough couple of years. The once undefeated super middleweight prospect is 4-4-1 since mid-2010, his last contest being a sixth round stoppage loss to Caleb Truax last June. The 43 year old Lowry has been a pro for over 20 years, but after a 2001 loss to Hector Camacho (Sr., not Jr.) had become a stepping stone in the division, winning just four of his last 15 fights.
4/18 – Golden Boy Live – Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas
Alan Sanchez (12-3-1, 6 KO’s) vs. Jorge Silva (20-5-2, 16 KO’s)
Coming off a loss to Luis Collazo in in September that broke his seven fight winning streak, Sanchez looks to rebound against Silva, who comes in off two losses, and has lost three of his last four.
Errol Spence (11-0, 9 KO’s) vs. Raymond Charles (12-2-2, 5 KO’s)
Spence fights his first scheduled 10 rounder, coming in off two stoppage wins. It’s also Charles first 10 round contest, he comes in off two losses.
4/19 – Vernon Paris (28-1, 16 KO’s) vs. Cleotis Pendarvis (17-4-2, 6 KO’s) – Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Paris looks to regain the USBA light welterweight title from Pendarvis, who’s held the title since 2012 and defended it one time. The Detroit native has won two contests since losing in a big step up to Zab Judah two years ago. Pendarvis lost his last outing to Dierry Jean in an IBF eliminator, but had won his six prior bouts including wins for the USBA light welterweight and WBF Intercontinental welterweight titles.
4/19 – Sadam Ali (18-0, 11 KO’s) vs. Michael Clark (44-9-1, 18 KO’s) – DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia
Brooklyn’s Ali, a two division national Golden Gloves champion, looks for his first title when he faces former Ohio State and USNBC welterweight title holder Clark for the vacant WBO NABO welterweight title. Since 2011, Clark has alternated wins and losses, going 4-4.
4/19 – Marcus Browne (9-0, 7 KO’s) vs. Otis Griffin (24-15-2, 10 KO’s) – DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia
U.S. Olympian Browne goes up against his most experienced opponent yet in Griffin, who had a good start to his pro career, but is now on a five fight losing streak and has lost nine of his last 10.
4/19 – Shannon Briggs (52-6-1, 46 KO’s) vs. Francisco Mireles (17-8, 5 KO’s) – Black Bear Casino, Carlton, Minnesota, USA
After three and a half years of inactivity, the comeback of the 42 year old former heavyweight contender continues, as Briggs fights for the second time this month, hoping to work his way back into title contention. Mireles is the perfect opponent: knocked out in all of his losses with his wins coming against over matched and under-experienced opponents.
4/23 – Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KO’s) vs. Stephane Jamoye (25-4, 15 KO’s) – Castle Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Yamanaka makes the sixth defense of the WBC bantamweight title. After winning the vacant title in 2011 with a stoppage of Christian Esquivel, he’s scored stoppages in his last four defenses with only Vic Darchinyan seeing the final bell. Jamoye is a former WBC Youth Intercontinental super flyweight title holder and EBU bantamweight champ, but has lost in each of his major challenges, including fights against Tomoki Kameda, Leo Santa Cruz, and most recently Karim Guerfi.
4/23 – Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22 KO’s) vs. Hozumi Hasegawa (33-4, 15 KO’s) – Castle Hall, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
It’s the second title defense for Martinez, who was stopped in early 2013 by Carl Frampton, but managed to come back big with three knockout wins later in the year. Hasegawa’s two most recent losses came against top level opposition: Fernando Montiel and Jhonny Gonzalez and he was stopped early in both of those contests. Prior to the Montiel loss, he was a long reigning WBC bantamweight title holder with 10 successful defenses under his belt. He was also the WBC featherweight champ, losing that title to Gonzalez.