Chris Middendorf’s United Boxers returns on Saturday, May 21st at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, Maryland, for their second event. Headlining the second show are the Brothers Taylor, Maxell and Emanuel, along Jessie Nicklow in separate bouts. The undercard will feature a trio of Maryland’s finest undefeated prospects including welterweight James Stevenson, cruiserweight Nick Kisner and light heavyweight Dale Robeson-El.
“There is an incredible base of talent here, from the 15 year olds in the tremendous amateur programs to the strong young fighters on this card, to the fighters already making names for themselves nationally; Seth Mitchell, Gary Russell Jr., Alexander Johnson and Alantez Fox” said Middendorf.
“The goal with United Boxers is to build around this incredible base of talent locally, promote them nationally, and expand into other areas of the country. If you are building a mining company you need to have gold veins in your mine; an oil company, your wells need to be hitting oil, and with any boxing or sports company you have to have the talent.”
Continued Middendorf, “Right now, the Baltimore-Washington area has some of the best talent in the country at all levels, and it is a very exciting place to be building a new promotional company.”
In the eight round main event, super middleweight Maxell “The General” Taylor of Baltimore, Maryland will face off against Washington D.C.’s Purcell Miller.
Boasting a record of 15-3-1 (6KO’s), the 26 year old Taylor will look to get back in the win column after traveling to Chicago where he challenged local, world ranked contender Donovan George. Fighting him evenly over the first seven rounds in a highly competitive battle, the southpaw Taylor was stopped in the eighth round by the heavy handed George.
Known as “Hard Rock”, Purcell Miller, 23-5-1 (18KO’s), has a reputation for knockout power in each hand. Making a return to the ring after a two year absence, Miller’s last action resulted in an eight round unanimous decision win over veteran Thomas Wilt on May 2, 2009, in Fairfax, Virginia.
In the six round co-main event, Baltimore fan favorite Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow heads back to the ring against hard nosed Texas native James “Boogie” Freeman.
The 24 year old Nicklow, 21-2-1 (8KO’s), is coming off a brutal first round stoppage of veteran Steve Walker at the inaugural UNITED BOXERS EVENT on April 15th. On September 17th, Nicklow battled to a ten round draw with Julius Kennedy in Baltimore.
Hard hitting Freeman has compiled a record of 7-3-0 (6KO’s) fighting in the hotly contested Dallas-Fort Worth area. On July 17, 2010, he stopped Larry Smith in the fourth round, winning the vacant USA Texas State Middleweight Title.
All action attraction Emanuel “The Tranzformer” Taylor, Maxell’s younger brother will face off against St. Augustine, Florida veteran Jose Roman in a six round welterweight bout. The 20 year Taylor , 11-0-0 (9KO’s), has impressed fans and media alike on the East Coast with his fast hands and show stopping knockouts.
Taylor stunned the huge crowd at the first show on April 15th with a devastating second round stoppage of Guadalupe Diaz.
Popular Baltimore based undefeated welterweight James “Keep Em Sleepin” Stevenson makes a quick return to battle following his terrific performance in a shut out six round unanimous decision over Jose Roman on the debut event on April 15th. He will be featured in a six round bout against an opponent to be announced.
In the cruiserweight division, 20 year old Slick “Nick” Kisner also makes a fast return on May 21st. Fighting on April 15th at the Maryland Sportsplex in front of his hometown fans, Kisner, 8-0-1 (5KO’s), won a four round unanimous decision over veteran Leo Bercier. Additional information on his four round bout will be announced shortly.
Light heavyweight Dale “Hit Hard As Hell” Robeson, 6-0-0 (4KO’s) returns on May 21st in his first bout of 2011. The Randallstown native won all five of his bouts in 2010, three by early stoppage.
Rounding out the undercard is a four round turf war between Baltimore’s Omar “The Machine” Sims, 5-3-3 (3KO’s) taking on Ivan Ziglar, 3-2-1 (1KO) of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Advance tickets priced at $50 and $35 may be purchased by calling 410-499-5361 or 301-873-7064. VIP Tables priced at $1,000 and $500 are also available.
The Maryland Sportsplex is located at 1031 Benfield Boulevard in Millersville, Maryland. For directions please visit their website at www.mdsportsplex.com. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 8pm.