Boxing returns to San Francisco, CA this Saturday, October 21st
Boxing makes its return to San Francisco, CA when Humboldt Boxing and Karim Mayfield’s (17-4-1 11KOs) Hard Hitta Promotions promote “Back to Business”, a card headlined by the aforementioned Mayfield at the SF Armory (1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103).
Mayfield, a San Francisco legend in and out of the ring, has spent the majority of his career fighting away from his hometown despite a strong fanbase as he only fought in San Francisco once and only a handful of fights time in the Bay Area. Mayfield, who has had to take a tough professional path, fighting on the road for most of his career beating guys in their hometowns and also losing some decision like his last fight against Bakhtiyar Eyubov, in which Mayfield was quite simply robbed.
Mayfield is gearing up for one last go in his boxing career after being put into the boxing collective as a whole when Floyd Mayweather brought his name up for one of his opponents. Mayfield will face Miguel Dumas (10-0 7KOs) of Mexico, an undefeated fighter, whom he is looking to get a solid win over to vault himself into a bigger fight.
The co-main event features San Francisco, CA’s Raquel Miller (4-0 2KOs), a talented female super welterweight fighter who has legit one-punch power, so much so that one of her opponents had to be helped out of the ring via a wheelchair from her body shots. Miller will face Lisa Garland (15-8), a fighter with five and half times the experience of Miller and will provide a game test for the prospect Miller.
Mayweather Promotions lightweight managed by Repo Ric and trained by Ray Woods, Xavier Martinez (9-0 5KOs) of Sacramento, CA will fight in Northern California for the first time in his career taking on an opponent that is yet to be officially announced. Martinez defeated another prospect recently on FS1 when he beat undefeated Prince Smalls.
In what might be the best fight of the night, lightweight Willie Shaw (2-0 2KOs) will take on Lennard Davis IV (1-0-2) in a fight that was made based off Shaw calling out Davis (or so boxing gym folklore is saying right now). Shaw has more dimensions as a fighter of the two in terms of skill and ability, but a lot of variabilities persist, such as he has yet to go four rounds in a fight as well as a step-up in competition.
Davis, who moved camps from the historic King’s Gym to The Kennel Boxing Gym in Hayward, Ca, has been sparring at Virgil Hunter’s Gym in Hayward, CA. Davis has fought the more experienced and fighters and despite two draws on his record has never been in the ring with a fighter who is lesser than his ability.
This four-round bout has the makings to be the best fight of the night.
The opening bout will be a longtime friend of ITRBoxing.com, Ricardo Pinell (14-3-1 8KOs) will face Carlos Ruiz (8-3 3KOs) will open the night’s action.
The card was put together by matchmaker Andy Nance.
Doors are at 5:30 PM, the first bell is at 6 PM.
It is recommended that if possible to take public transit to the event whether BART, MUNI or CalTrain as parking will be very limited.