MELSON-THOMPSON ADDED TO BROOKLYN UNDERCARD
Press Release: According to Knockout Publicity, Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson of New York City by way of Brooklyn, NY will face fellow New Yorker Jason Thompson in a six-round junior middleweight contest Saturday, October 20th on the inaugural fight card at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The heavy-handed Thompson has a professional ledger is 5-6-1 with 4 knockouts. “Thompson’s fought a lot of top guys and he’s not just coming for the paycheck,” said Melson, who is less than a month removed from a victory over Yolexcy Leiva. “He’s also from New York and there’s a ton of pride involved when two guys from the same area face one another. I expect him to have a lot of people in the arena that will be rooting against me and that’s not something I’m accustomed to.” Melson is 10-1 as a pro.