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Jargal to face Aiken tonight

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Arlington, VA lightweight “The Mongolian Mongoose” Bayan Jargal now has an opponent for tonight’s Fight Night battle. The opponent will be the former IBF Featherweight champion and DC’s own Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken. The bout will be an eight-round contest for the “Fight For Children” title at the Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers in Washington, DC. Aiken (16-9-1, 12 KOs) last fought on May 5 and was stopped in the first round by former world champion Rafael Marquez in Tijuana, Mexico. Jargal (16-3-3, 10 KOs) just fought on October 13 and won a six-round majority decision over Luis Rodriguez in Westbury, NY.

In other bouts on the card, DC light heavyweight Greg Newby will be in action on this card taking on Steven Tyner of Akron, OH. Newby (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut on August 25 with a first-round knockout of Gavin Hume at the Washington Convention Center in DC. Tyner (3-7-2, two KOs) last fought on October 12 and lost a six-round unanimous decision to Antowyan Aikens in Atlantic City, NJ.

Newport News, VA heavyweight Jerry “Slug” Forrest also will appear on the card in a bout against Brice Ritani-Coe of Las Vegas, NV. Forrest (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by first-round TKO over Keon Graham on August 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in DC. Ritani-Coe (3-0-1, three KOs) is a native of New Zealand who last fought to a four-round draw against Kourtney Boden on July 20 in Laughlin, NV.

Among the legends scheduled to appear at the card are Sugar Ray Leonard, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Michael Spinks, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, James “Buster” Douglas, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, “The Easton Assassin” Larry Holmes and “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney,

Here is the scale watch for the boxing card:

Bayan Jargal 137 vs. Eric Aiken 134
Greg Newby 173 vs. Steven Tyner 174
Jerry Forrest 239 vs. Brice Ritani-Coe 279

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