Boxing returns this Saturday in Oakland, CA
Boxing returns to Oakland, CA on June 11th as Osric Pratt Presents “Unfinished Business: pro boxing, Juneteenth festival and bike show” with the boxing card being put together by Andy Nance. The card which takes place outdoors at the historic 16th street station 1601 Wood street in Oakland, CA with the music festival starting at 2PM and first fight taking place at 6PM.
The professional boxer card is headlined by WBC U.S. middleweight champion Tony Hirsch (20-6-2 8KOs) of Oakland, CA defending his belt blocks away from the gym he trains at daily. Hirsch, a longtime Ward sparring partner will headline his first card in his hometown.
The co-main event will feature WBO women’s flyweight champion Melissa McMorrow (10-5-3 1KO) defending her WBO title for the first time in the Bay Area. McMorrow, a life-long road warrior will get a rare hometown (well, close enough) for a very solid professional career.
In a rematch of a competitive fight from year’s past super flyweight Bruno Escalante (14-2-1 6KOs) will face Mike Ruiz Jr (10-4-2 4KOs).
Popular junior welterweight Bilal Mahasin (7-3-1 1KO) of Oakland, CA will be back in action in his hometown.
San Francisco, CA junior middleweight Ricardo Pinell (12-2-1 6KOs) who recently sparred Andre Berto and Willie Nelson for their respective bouts will return to action.
Junior middleweight Aaron Coley (13-1-1 6KOs) from Hayward, CA will make his case for a regional title as he fights close to home as he is coming off of two bouts on Andre Ward’s undercard in the Oracle Arena.
Rounding out the card is Mr.EBS (Everybody sleeps) Otis “O.T.” Seymore (5-0 5KOs) bringing his popular style to the Bay Area, decorated amateur Jasper McCargo will make his pro debut as well.
Prior to the boxing performing artists Richie Rich, Beeda Weeda, AKAFrank, Jay Ant, The Forgotten One and Prentice Powell.
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