Golden Boy has announced that the 10-round middleweight battle between D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (20-0, 13 KOs) and Elias “Latin Kid” Espadas (18-4, 13 KOs) will kick off the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend. The fights will take place on Thursday, June 20 at Ocean Casino Resort/Ovation Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The event will be streamed live on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page.
In the co-main event, Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (22-3, 12 KOs) will return in a 10-round welterweight fight against Saul “Navajo” Corral (29-13, 19 KOs).
Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (24-2, 13 KOs) will battle TBA in an eight-round super lightweight clash.
Jaba Khositashvili (4-0, 2 KOs) will take on Gabriel Pham (10-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round super middleweight bout.
George Rincon (6-0, 3 KOs) will participate in a six-round super lightweight fight.
Dan Murray (4-2) will fight in a four-round super lightweight clash against Leonardo Kenon (3-5, 1 KOs).
Rishard Muhammad will make his professional debut in a four-round featherweight battle.
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Golden Boy Business Partner Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins will be among those inducted into the 2019 Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. The list of inductees also includes Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran, “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, Iran “The Blade” Barkley, Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill, John “Eastern Beast” Brown, and “Irish” Micky Ward.