As previously announced by Fightnews, cruiserweight contender Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey will headlining the July 10 ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, against unbeaten Shawn “The Sioux Warrior” Hawk. In a battle of full blooded Native Americans, Godfrey (18-1, 10 KOs), rated #6 by the WBC and #7 by the IBF, is a Wampanoag who will be fighting in a ten-rounder against a Sioux, Hawk (18-0-1, 16 KOs). The 28-year-old Godfrey has had his three most impressive performances fighting on ESPN Friday Night Fights, knocking out Emmanuel Nwodo, Felix Cora, Jr. and Shaun George.
“I’ve got to prove to everybody watching on national television and others overseas that I am what I say – the best cruiserweight in the world without a world title,” Providence, RI, native Godfrey said. “I’m fighting a tough opponent like Hawk on ESPN. This gives me a step up in terms of being recognized as one of the top five names in the cruiserweight division. It’s a dangerous fight because Hawk is unbeaten, 16 knockouts in 18 fights. He doesn’t know how to lose. He’s training with all the confidence that he’s going to show everybody on national television that he’s a top cruiserweight. But he’s never fought anybody with my skills in the amateurs, pros or even sparring. On July 10th everybody will see.”