Trevor Bryan opponent named

Promoter Don King has officially announced the second world title fight on his January 29th card at the W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio. Joining the previously announced clash between WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu (28-2, 25 KOs) defending against Thabiso Mchunu (23-5, 13 KOs), WBA heavyweight champion Trevor Bryan (21-0, 15 KOs) risking his title against unbeaten WBA #13 Jonathan Guidry (17-0-2, 10 KOs) of Dulca, Louisiana.

And if those two championship fights weren’t enough, King has four other NABA titles on the line.

The NABA gold heavyweight championship will pit veteran Alonzo Butler (34-3-2, 25 KOs) from Chattanooga, TN taking on young Ahmed Hefny (13-1, 5 KOs) from Egypt via Queens, NY.

The NABA cruiserweight title clash features Johnnie Langston (9-3, 3 KOs) of Sarasota, FL and Nick Kisner (22-5-1, 6 KOs) of Baltimore, MD.

The NABA middleweight championship will be up for grabs as local product Michael Moore (18-3, 8 KOs) of Cleveland, OH will meet Anthony Lenk (17-7, 7 KOs) of Niagara Falls, NY.

The sixth and final title fight of the night will showcase Cody Wilson (10-3, 7 KOs) of West Virginia, VA and Tre’Sean Wiggins (12-5-3, 6 KOs) of Newburgh, NY battling for the NABA welterweight championship.

The evening will get rolling with a special cruiserweight attraction pitting Jaywon Woods (11-1-1, 5 KOs) of Danville, VA challenging Shawn Miller (18-6, 7 KOs) of Troy in an eight-round affair.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster or the W.D. Packard Music Hall. The tickets will be priced at $550, $350, $250, $175 and $80.

The Makabu-Mchunu winner is hopeful of the opportunity to fight world champion Canelo Alvarez later this year. The Bryan-Guidry winner will be in line to possibly face WBA #1 Daniel Dubois.

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    • I looked Guidry up on YouTube. All I found was individual rounds of one of his fights recorded on somebody’s Android from about the 7th row of the audience. Wasn’t even certain which one was Guidry, but I’m guessing the guy in the Stars and Stripes trunks. Seemed pretty evenly matched with whoever his opponent was. Where does the WBA find guys like Guidry to stick into their ratings?

      • The first time I heard Guidry’s name was when a story I read mentioned that he might take the fight if Charr fell out because he was on the undercard, but looking at the undercard now, even a 42 year old Alonzo Butler would’ve been a better choice. Pretty sure DK put a few heavyweights on the undercard specifically if Charr fell out and when he did the WBA gave him a rating but you go look at their rankings – he’s at 13, he’s rated just behind Ruiz and Hrgovic and just AHEAD of Parker and Yoka. Would you pick him to go even 3 rounds with any of those guys?

        Looking at it now, if one of the main event fighters falls out, I’m expecting Nick Kisner to take their place.

        • I think it’s safe to say that Trevor Bryan never heard of Guidry until this past week, and you’re right, Butler probably would have made for a better opponent. There’s more name recognition with Butler, and he’s probably still better than Guidry, but Guidry is safer though, and that’s the point. The WBA is ensuring that King’s fighter hold onto his belt. BTW, no, I doubt Guidry sees the third round with any of the fighters you mentioned, and if he did, he’d probably be down 20-16 on the cards.

          • lol! Yep! It would be two of the most brutal opening rounds ever.

            And you’re right, I guess King was looking for something safe in Guidry. If the choices were Guidry, Butler, Hefny and whoever Guidry was supposed to fight, they chose wisely. Although I have to admit that I’m curious as hell if the WBA would have ranked Ahmed Hefny if King chose him. I’m inclined to think that they probably would have.

          • It wouldn’t’ve surprised me if King had installed ex-Prince Andrew, and failed president Donald Trump as two easy emergency pigeons as well…

  • If by some chance Bryan hurts a leg or something and has to quit to injury, I guarantee you Fres Oquendo will comeback to pressing his due shot at the WBA title… and I don’t know for sure that a 49 year old Oquendo loses that fight.

    • Could you imagine that scenario? Always wanted to see Oquendo to win a title, especially after he was robbed in the Byrd fight.

      • It would be amazing and I think he’d be all over it. After chasing Charr for all those years, I think Oquendo would rush this opportunity before they’d make Guidry go lose to Dubois or rematch Bryan.

  • And if the 2 world title fights weren’t enough there are 4 NABA title fights. Who writes this junk? Carl King

  • Guidry never even fought in a ten rounder his whole career. And all his fights have been on the Louisiana/Mississippi circuit.

  • I could honestly say-I don’t give a shit! Other than that, I really have nothing to say at all about this fight.

  • When will the reaper take Don King from us? I swear that guy is gonna live to 130. Promoters have ruined boxing.

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