CRUISERWEIGHTS TOP WEST VIRGINIA BILL
Press Release: Cruiserweights top the bill at the Madison Civic Center in Madison, West Virginia on Saturday July 13th when Bobby Thomas Jr. (21-1) and Warren Browning (17-3-1) square off. It will be a rematch of their original meeting this past January that Thomas won when Browning retired before the third round with an arm injury.
Thomas, from nearby Oak Hill, is the West Virginia champion. He turned pro in 2008, and has not lost since a hand injury forced him to retire after two rounds of a fight against Justin Howes in 2009. In 2010 Thomas beat Howes (by then 12-0) in a rematch for the West Virginia title, and has since made two successful defenses. Having beaten the better opposition, and won the more significant bouts, Thomas must be considered the favorite to win again.
However, Warren Browning is not coming to lie down. Going in with a 17-3-1, and his only two other losses being to significant names Ryan Coyne and Eric Molina, the 38-year-old from Mingo County is no rookie. And he is injury free, and ready to rumble:
“Everything is fine, and my training has been going great”, Browning told Williamson Daily News recently. A former Marine, Browning wants to be a role model for local kids, saying: “I want to show them that you can accomplish your goals with a lot of hard work, no matter where you are from”.
The show will be promoted by Chase Hill of Black Eye Promotions, in association with Jerry Thomas.