Unbeaten tremendous welterweight prospect Leon Lawson will battle hard-hitting Nathaniel Gallimore in a 10-round showdown that headlines FS1 PBC Struggle Evening and on FOX Deportes Sunday, June 27 from The Armory in Minneapolis.
FS1 PBC Struggle Evening begins at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT and can function unbeaten mild heavyweight prospect Atif Oberlton taking up Jasper McCargo in an eight-round bout, and undefeated tremendous welterweight prospect Travon Marshall in a four-round contest towards Ruben Torres.
The FS1 telecast will precede FOX PBC Struggle Evening which begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by unbeaten WBA Tremendous Middleweight Champion David O. Morrell Jr. taking up undefeated contender Mario Cazares.
Tickets for the occasion, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Warriors Boxing, are on sale now and might be bought at The Armory at http://ArmoryMN.com/ and thru Ticketmaster.
A towering six-foot, five-inch tremendous welterweight, Lawson (14-0, 7 KOs) will face the hardest check of his younger profession towards Gallimore. The 21-year-old most not too long ago knocked out Ramal Amanov within the fourth-round of their February showdown, making it three-straight knockout victories for Lawson. A local of Flint, Michigan, Lawson is the cousin of two-time champion Anthony Dirrell and longtime contender Andre Dirrell. He can be making his third profession look at The Armory in Minneapolis, after scoring victories there in 2018 and 2019.
Gallimore (21-5-1, 17 KOs) has made a reputation for himself difficult the most effective fighters at 154-pounds and utilizing his energy and ability to current stiff competitors. The 33-year-old owns a stoppage victory over former unified champion Jeison Rosario, and has additionally confronted former unified champion Julian Williams, former champion Patrick Teixeira, and high contenders Erickson Lubin and Sebastian Fundora. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Gallimore has fought out of Chicago as a professional.
Oberlton (1-0, 1 KO) made his professional debut in January because the 22-year-old stopped Nathan Sharp within the third spherical, earlier than most not too long ago knocking out Larry Pryor in Could. Representing the fighter-rich metropolis of Philadelphia, Oberlton gained the 2018 and 2016 Nationwide Golden Gloves tournaments and reached the finals of the 2018 U.S. Nationwide Championships previous to turning professional. He can be taking up the Monterey, California native McCargo (4-1-2, 2 KOs), who most not too long ago fought to a majority draw towards Josh Hernandez in February of 2020. The 34-year-old turned professional in 2016 and was unbeaten in his first 4 bouts.
The 20-year-old Marshall (1-0, 1 KO) turned professional on April 20 after a powerful novice profession, and delivered a fast first-round knockout of Christian Marron on FS1. Marshall was born in Landover, Maryland and now resides in Capitol Heights, Maryland as he prepares to tackle the 30-year-old Torres (4-1, 1 KO). A local of Sacramento, California, Torres gained a unanimous resolution over Donnis Reed in February 2020 in his final outing.
In non-televised undercard sights, a pair of Twin Cities natives will step into the ring in separate showdowns as Minneapolis fan-favorite VeShawn Owens (11-2, 10 KOs) fights at The Armory for the fourth-time in a six-round tremendous light-weight contest, whereas St. Paul’s Joe James (8-0, 5 KOs) places his undefeated document on the road in a six-round welterweight attraction. Plus, 19-year-old prospect Angel Chavez (3-0, 3 KOs) will make his U.S. debut in a four-round non-televised attraction.