KAHN-CLARY TO FIGHT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOW
Press Release: Twenty-year-old junior lightweight Toka Kahn-Clary, fighting out of Providence by way of Liberia, has been added to next Thursday evening's (Sept. 20th) Fight To Educate Pro-Am boxing card at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. [Kahn-Clary is advised by Boxingtalk's Greg Leon]. No opponent has been announced for next week's bout. Demetrius Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, will headline, taking on Alexis "Hurricane" Hlores (16-4-2, 12 KOs) in the ten-round main event. Kahn (2-0, 2 KOs), promoted by Top Rank, made his pro debut on June 29th, stopping Jonathan Caban in the second round. He followed that up with a opening round knockout of Jamil Winfield on August 18th. Also on the show, junior middleweight Chris Gilbert (4-0, 3 KOs), of Vermont meets Antonio Chaves Fernandez (2-7), of Brockton, MA by way of the U.S. Virgin Islands, in the six-round co-feature. This past weekend, Fernandez upset previously unbeaten Irish National amateur champion Michael McLaughlin in Boston.
Three amateur matches are also on tap featuring Claremont (NH) middleweight Neiko Clow, Vermont State Golden Gloves Champion and New England Golden Gloves finalist, vs. TBA; West Forks (ME) light welterweight Brandon Berry, another Vermont Golden Gloves Champion, vs. Rhode Island State Golden Gloves Champion Tevin Aleau, of Providence (RI); 90-pound boxer Thomas Blumenfield, National Junior Olympics Champion from Claremont (NH), vs. TBA.
Proceeds from the 11th annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center (www.see-sciencecenter.org), The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education (www.stepheneducationfund.com), and New Horizons for New Hampshire.
Tickets are available to purchase by going online at www.ticketmaster.com, calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000, or at the Verizon Wireless Arena Box Office or any Ticketmaster location.
Table tickets for a night of professional boxing and Black Tie dinner, as well as an auction and meet-and-greet with special boxing legends such as former world heavyweight champion James "Buster" Douglas, who knocked out Mike Tyson in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, as well as three of New England's all-time greatest boxers, "Irish" Micky Ward, John "The Quietman" Ruiz and "Dangerous" Dana Rosenblatt. Ward was a three-time participant in the Fight of the Year whose life was portrayed in the award-winning movie, "The Fighter." Two-time WBA heavyweight champion Ruiz is the first and only world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage who fought in 12 world title fights Rosenblatt defeated the Outstanding Boxer of the 1976 Olympics, Howard Davis, Jr., as well as multiple time world champions Vinny Paz and Terry Norris. Call Stephen Singer at 603.669.4100 for more details.