Two fights will be on tap tonight, on CBS Sports Network, as Jeter Promotions holds boxing for the first time at the Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland.
Demond Nicholson tops the card, against Isaac Rodrigues, in a super middleweight showdown. Nicholson is a Maryland guy, looking forward to fighting in front of his friends and family. He comes in off a stoppage loss, to Jesse Hart and his foe, from Brazil, can crack some.
The 18-3-1 Nicholson says that the addition of Calvin Ford to his training corner will help immensely, as he still works with dad Will.
Issac is 25-2, and has a heavy right hand that Nicholson will need to be aware of. This one is set for 10 or less and the WBC USNBC 168 crown is up for grabs.
Isaac needed two hours to cut .8 pound at the weight in Friday, for the record, so note that for the record.
Mykal Fox (17-0; younger brother of contender Alantez Fox) meets ultra vet Chop Chop Corley in the TV opener, which will be called by Ray Flores, and Michael Woods on color. This welterweight scrap serves as a test for Fox, who told us he knows Chop Chop, at 44 is still solid and he will need to be on message to get the W. Corley told us he’s gunning to stop Fox, who will look to use a height-reach-distance advantage on the 51-31-2 DC native. Fox is also on home turf, being a Forestville, Maryland native. His dad Troy will be in his corner.
If time allows, a swing bout, Ivan Golub (14-1) vs Lanardo Tyner (34-12-2) welterweight faceoff, will screen. Golub is seeking to become a more complete boxer, after coming out of the gate as a banger. He’s working with Pedro Diaz in Florida now. Tyner says he’s in the best shape of his life, at 43, and told us about six times he NEEDS to win. There are five additional bouts on the slate, put together by matchmaker Brian Dillon.
Linacre Media is handling the TV production, with Chuck McKean of Showtime directing the show.