Eight World Class Fighters in the welterweight division have been chosen for the inaugural ‘Jose Sulaiman World Invitational’ presented by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing in association with the World Boxing Council. The first round of the single elimination tournament will take place on Friday, April 27 at a location to be announced.
Fighters selected for the tournament include former world title challenger Felix Diaz,(19-2-0, 9 KOs) of Santo Domingo, D.R., Johannesburg, South African native Chris van Heerden, (25-2-1, 12 KOs), world ranked contender Fredrick Lawson, (26-1-0, 21 KOs), from Accra, Ghana and undefeated Russian prospect Radzhab Butaev, (8-0-0, 6 KOs). Also included are Brad Solomon, (27-1-0, 9 KOs), of Douglasville, Georgia, Timo Schwarzkopf, (18-1-0, 10 KOs), of Stuttgart, Germany, Derrieck Cuevas, (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Catano, Puerto Rico, and Baishanbo Nasiyiwula, (13-1-1, 6 KOs) of Urumqi, China. Continue reading “Fighters announced for WBC welterweight tourney”