B&B TO BRING PLENTY OF BOXING FIREWORKS ON JULY 1ST
By Bill Green
The next upcoming months will be plenty chaotic for most, but for B&B Boxing Promotions, founded by Terence “Bud” Crawford and Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, they wouldn’t have it any other way. As BoMac stated, “This is all we know, this is our job, but it so happens to be a job that we love. Boxing is a part of us.”
“Camp with the Champ” started yesterday up in the all too familiar thin air and high altitude, Colorado Springs, CO. Although, Terence ‘Bud” Crawford 30-0 (21) stays in shape all year long, Team Crawford will spend the next 5 weeks fine tuning their craft in yet another title defense. On paper, several boxing experts have labeled upcoming challenger, Felix Diaz 19-1 (9) as a true test for Crawford. Twitter boxing fans posts consisted of “easily one of his toughest opponents, a former Olympian, confident and gave former two-division champion, Lamont Peterson all he could handle.”
The 12 rd. Super-Lightweight Title bout between Crawford and Diaz will take place on May 20th, 2017 and to make the stakes even higher…the much-anticipated bout will take place inside the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden. The card will be televised by HBO and promoted by Top Rank Promotions. Set to appear on the undercard is fellow Omaha and B&B knockout artist, Steven “So Cold” Nelson 6-0 (5). Former Team USA Olympian and amateur sensation, Shakur Stevenson, completes the stacked and must see card.
As the world waits for Crawford, two other B&B boxing stablemates plan to get in on the action, as both Treven “Top-Flight” Coleman 5-0 (3) and Kevin Ventura 5-0 (4) will return to the ring on an upcoming April 29th SCLS Denver Colorado boxing event. Opponents for both Coleman and Ventura are still being finalized but when you train and spar with the “Champ” you are ready for all-comers.
The summer boxing hits keep on rolling for B&B as the big one is planned for July 1st and as they say in the movies…. there’s no place like home. B&B returns to Omaha as a promised loaded Pro and Amateur card will fill the Ralston Arena.
The card will feature a Title defense for Guy Smith Jr 7-2-1 (3), regional titles opportunities for Abel Soriano, Kevin Ventura, Treven Coleman and Steven Nelson. The amateur portion will consist of several top Midwest talents as well.
The undercards are no baby-boomer fireworks, as already in the works is an exciting title fight between Grand Island’s, Mexican power puncher, Oliver Rivera 1-0 (1) and Omaha’s own Nate “S.O.B” Denton 3-0 (3), both have verbally agreed to square off in a 170lb contest. We also mentioned the big one as evident, to Grover Wiley’s surging amateur and lethal southpaw punching heavyweight, Chad Jones, in making his professional debut to round out the explosive boxing fireworks display.
Ticket Info and Upcoming Announcements will be released soon via our Facebook Page.
This summer kick back and watch B&B light the fuse and make sure your Independence weekend… packs plenty of punch.