Popular cruiserweight Sam Crossed will take part in a six-round bout against Twon Smith as part of a 10-bout card This Saturday night at The Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
In the 10-round main event, Tori Nelson (18-2-3, 3 KOs) of Ashburn, VA. will defend her UBF Middleweight world championship against Sanna Turunen (4-1-1, 1 KO) of Tuusulam, Finland.
Dusty Harrison had to pull out of his comeback fight against James Winchester, due to a injury.
Crossed of nearby Greenbelt, Maryland has a record of 7-0 with five knockouts, has established himself as a big ticket draw in the Beltway region.
“I had a long and difficult training camp. I have made a lot of improvements, and that will show on Saturday night,” said Crossed.
In Smith, Crossed is fighting a foe that possesses a record of 3-1 with two knockouts.
“I have seen a few videos of him. He is tough, and comes to fight. I know what I have to do to beat him.”
This will be the 2nd appearance in 2018 for the 31 year-old Crossed. He would like to be more active as the calendar turns to 2019.
“I had a few injuries. Fights have fallen through, and at my age, I need to be more active. I am hoping that more shows like this come up in the area, so I can get on those cards.”
The reason why Crossed is a commodity for the local Beltway area shows is because he has established himself as a major ticket seller. With his undefeated mark, Crossed believes that he will continue to grow that fan-base.
“It’s great that I have this incredible support. As people know, that is a big part of the business. You could be one of the best fighter’s in the world, and I see some of those guys do not have big fan bases, and it hurts their marketability. It’s a great thing that I can draw. At the end of the day, this is a sport, but it is also entertainment. I have been drawing mostly from family, friends and people from my home area. When people know that there I am on a card, people just come. I think that I am marketable, and I have a fan friendly style. I expect that the more that I win, the fan-base will continue to grow.”
“I am expecting a tough fight. I am in shape, and am ready for a good fight. I trust myself and I trust my coaches, and the thing about me is that I will go for the knockout. This is a good card with a lot of good fighters. I hope the people will come out, and enjoy this great event.”
In the six-round co-feature, former world title challenger Dominic Wade (18-1, 12 KOs) of Largo, MD takes on Marcus Upshaw (18-17-4, 9 KOs) of Miami, FL in a middleweight bout.
Also in six-round bouts:
Kareem Martin (10-2, 3 KOs) of Washington, DC takes on Jose Arturo Esquivel (10-8, 2 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a welterweight fight.
Alexander Johnson (16-4-1, 7 KOs) of Washington, DC will fight Mengistu Zarzar (6-5-1, 5 KOs) of Palmer Park, Maryland in a light heavyweight fight.
In four-round bouts:
Antonio Magruder (5-0, 4 KOs) of Washington, D.C. takes on Matt Murphy (3-30-3, 2 KOs) of St. Louis, MO in a junior welterweight tussle.
George Harris (1-0, 1 KO) of Silver Spring, MD fights Lamar Lewis (0-3) of Arkansas in a heavyweight scrap.
Jordan White (6-1, 4 KOs) Washington, DC will square off with Ndira Spearman (1-3) of Lavergne, TN in a featherweight battle.
Kiante Irving (2-0, 2 KOs) boxes George Sheppard (1-4-1) of Virginia in a super middleweight contest.
Tyrell Boyd of Baltimore makes his pro debut against David Rohn (0-8) of Villa Park, Il in a middleweight fight.
Ticket Prices begin at $45 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.