Highly regarded prospect James “Keep Em Sleepin” Stevenson (9-0, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, MD will look to keep his flawless record intact as he will lace up for a rematch with confident challenger Ken Dunham on July 25th the DuBurns Arena. An elite talent in the Beltway area, Stevenson has started to create a major buzz in the boxing world. Dunham (6-8, 4 KOs) of Charlotte, NC is looking to avenge his loss earlier this year and will have a wave of confidence when he enters the ring.
On June 5, Dunham impressively stopped previously unbeaten hometown favorite Lenwood Dozier in Westminster, MD. Stevenson and Dunham will battle it out over eight rounds for the NABC and WBF Americas Welterweight Titles. Individual tickets are priced at $35, $50 and $75. VIP mini-tables are available for $375 to seat 5. Reserved tables to seat 10 are $500. VIP tables of 10 are available at $750 for second row seating and $1000 for front row. All VIP ticket holders receive free cocktails and Hor’dourves. Tickets can be ordered by calling 410-675-6900 or 410-375-9175.
The eight round co-feature will put Baltimore wlterweight prospect Tim “Pit bull” Coleman (15-1-1, 4 KOs) in a rematch against the extremely underrated “Magnificent” Martinus Clay of Philadelphia. Coleman, whose only loss came via a razor-thin unanimous decision on Showtime, got back on track with an impressive stoppage in April. With arguably the most deceptive record in the sport at (13-20-4, 5 KO’s), Clay has duked it out with heralded pugilists including James Kirkland, Mike Jones, and Andre Berto among many others.
In 2006, the brawny Clay scored a victory over 34-1 Matt Vanda and fought to a draw with unbeaten contender Harry Yorgy. Clay and Coleman battled to a hotly contested draw in 2007, which immediately prompted talks of a rematch.
Cruiserweight prospect Steve “Show Stealer” Wheeler (2-0, 1 KO) will battle the ever famous TBA in a four rounder. The Catonsville, MD native has looked solid in both of his professional bouts.
Heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (12-0-1, 7 KOs) of Brandywine, MD will appear in a six round special attraction bout against an opponent to be named. A former star linebacker at Michigan State University, Mitchell is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
Heavyweight prospect Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm 2-0, 2 KOs) of Washington, DC by way of Philadelphia, PA will duke it out with Wilson, NC’s Maurice Winslow (3-9, 3 KOs). The cement fisted Byarm will have his hands full as Winslow owns a victory over former world champion Boone Pultz.
Former amateur star Daniel Kooij (3-0, 1 KO) of Baltimore by way of the Czech Republic will tangle with North Carolina’s Octavius Davis (2-2-1, 1 KO) over six in the cruiserweight division. Already on the fast track, Kooij defeated grizzled 38 fight veteran Hilario Guzman in his pro debut this May.
The Du Burns Arena is located at 1301 S. Elwood Ave in Baltimore. Doors open at 6:30 and the opening bell is at 8 p.m. Baltimore Pro Boxing is the promoter.
Headed by former pugilist Jake Smith, Baltimore Pro Boxing has promoted professional and amateur shows during the last 15 years. Their current stable of fighters includes hot junior middleweight prospect James Stevenson, welterweight contender Tim Coleman, rising heavyweights Maurice Byarm, Mike Dietrich, surging super middleweight Demetrius Davis, light heavyweight Henry Mayes and exciting cruiserweight Steve Wheeler.