Light heavyweight Mark “TNT” Tucker will look to win his first title, as he will take on tough veteran Jim “Steel Chin” Strohl (27-7, 21 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nevada on September 25th at the Shipley Arena. Tucker (11-0, 7 KOs) is hoping to stay on the fast track to stardom but will have his hands full come September 25. The experienced Strohl has fought top rated fighters from light heavy to heavyweight, battling the likes of #1 contender Tavoris Cloud, Cedric Boswell, and 2000 Olympian Calvin Brock among others. Though he has been a pro for less than two years, Tucker holds victories over longtime contenders Rubin Williams and Ross Thompson, both of whom fought for world titles. The Tucker- Strohl contest is scheduled for ten rounds and is for the USBO light heavyweight belt.
The co-main event will feature a much anticipated matchup between local favorite Tyrell “Da Show Shocka” Samuel (12-3, 6 KOs) and spoiler Gustavo Dailey (4-5, 1 KO). On July 17, Dailey stunned Da Show Shocka, pulling out a split decision in an all out war. The rematch will take place over eight rounds at super featherweight.
Hot prospect “James Keep em Sleepin” Stevenson (10-0, 9 KOs) will battle the ever famous TBA over six rounds at welterweight. Stevenson has impressed fans in the Beltway area thus far, most recently demolishing upset specialist Ken Dunham inside of three rounds.
Middleweights Alan “Pit Bull” Perkins (1-0) and Omar Sims (2-1-2, 1 KO) will duke it out over four rounds. Former amateur star Emmanuel “Transformer” Taylor (2-0, 2 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be named. More local talent is expected to be added to the card shortly.
Individual ticket prices range from $15- $125. VIP mini tables of four are going for $300 and VIP seating for ten ranges from $750- $1250. All VIP ticket holders will get free Hor’dourves from 7-8 PM.
Tickets can be ordered by calling 443-277-2556 or 240-401-5585. Tickets are also available on location at No Anchovies Pizza in Taneytown, MD, All Landscape Supply in Westminster, MD and Athens Health Club in Eldersburg, MD.
The Shipley Arena is located at 706 Agriculture Dr in Westminster, MD. Doors open at 6:30 and the first bout is scheduled for 8 pm.
The card is being promoted by TNT Promotions 21 in association with the Maryland Boxing Club.