Jr middleweight prospect Keandre “Lightning” Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring January 19th against Chicago native Michael Walker in a scheduled 8 rounder on a card being held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. Leatherwood has never gone longer than rounds as he heads into his first scheduled eight-rounder, but after his last victory — a W6 over Marcos Primera — he was insistent on taking the next step in his career.
“Laying back isn’t my style, I think fans will identify with me because I look to make fights with my opponents and fans can expect me to be aggressive in a scientific way,” Leatherwood said. “I don’t want to rush things, but we have plans to move up the ladder with each and every outing and Mario (Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi) knows I’m always ready to go. I believe as a fighter my priority is winning, but I also have a responsibility to entertain and I know how to accomplish both simultaneously.”