The mecca of boxing is ready to host another fight night.
On Friday, July 14, the Four State Franchise will have three fighters on the card, Kenzie Morrison, Charles Conwell and Ivan Baranchyk. Morrison will open the show and Baranchyk will fight in the main event.
There are seven fights total on the card. Morrison (11-0, 10 KOs) will open the card, followed by Conwell (2-0, 2 KOs). Both boxers are still awaiting opponents.
The third fight is a matchup between Antoine Douglas of Washington DC and Bruno Sandoval of Mexico City. This ten round fight will be fore the NABA middleweight title. Douglas has a 21-1-1 record, while Sandoval has a 19-2-1 record. Both boxers have 15 KOs.
The fourth fight is between Joshua Greer of Chicago and Leroy Davila of New Brunswick. The fight is to be eight rounds and falls in the super bantumweight division. Greer has a 13-1-1 record with five KOs, while Davila has a 5-1 record with three KOs.
In the fifth spot is the fight between Glenn Dezurn and Adam Lopez. Dezurn will go eight rounds with Lopez in this bantumweight event. Dezurn, who hails from Baltimore, has a 9-0 record with six KOs. Lopez, who is from San Antonio, has a 16-1-1 record with eight KOs.
The sixth fight will feature Kenneth Sims Jr. against Rolando Chinea. Sims and Chinea will box eight rounds in the super lightweight division. Sims is from Chicago and has a 12-0 record with four KOs. Chinea is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has a 14-1-1 record with six KOs.
The main event is an eight round event featuring Four State Franchise's Ivan Baranchyk battling Keenan Smith of Philadelphia. Baranchyk is 15-0 with ten KOs, while Smith is 11-0 and has five KOs.
On April 22, Smith defeated Edgar Gabejan by technical knockout in the seventh round with 1:46 left on the clock.
Meanwhile, Baranchyk had his most difficult fight to date on February 10, when he faced Abel Ramos. Baranchyk and Ramos went all ten rounds and Baranchyk won by unanimous decision.
To complicate the upcoming main event, Smith defeated Ramos in the amateurs.
"I'm actually nervous about this fight because Ivan does well against fighters who come at him straight forward, this guy is a little slick, he's a mover. This guy, Ivan is going to have to hunt him down and he's a southpaw," said Tony Holden of Holden Productions. "A lot of guys are saying this is a tough fight for Ivan, but I think Ivan is going to put him to sleep."
The rest of the Four State Franchise has been keeping up workouts, but Trey Lippe-Morrison suffered another hand injury and has been unable to compete. Jarrett Rouse is unable to make the fight date, Jesse Cook is healing from a shoulder injury and Dillon Cook is getting married.
"I only have so many slots and I can't get all the boys in in all the slots," said Holden.
The final four fights will be televised on ShoBox.
"ShoTime: the New Generation will be back here once again," said Steve Bashore, the General Manager for Buffalo Run Casino. ""We had one of the contenders for fight of the year between our Four State Franchise fighter Ivan Baranchyk and Mr. Ramos. I know most of you have seen that fight, both fighters get knocked down and it was just a war."
Buffalo Run is the third most visited venue on ShoBox.
"Always great to come back to Buffalo Run where we have had some of our more memorable ShoBox fights. We love the always enthusiastic and educated boxing crowd and look forward to another great performance from one of the best prospects in Ivan Baranchyk," said Gordon Hall, the Executive Producer for ShoBox.
The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and fights will starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.buffalorun.com.