Nashville native will share card with Roy Jones Jr. in much-anticipated “Hold Nothing Back!” promotion
Nashville heavyweight Frank Wood is now scheduled to face New Yorker Derrick “D-Train” Brown on July 29th in “Hold Nothing Back!” — headlined by the return of five-time world champion Roy Jones, Jr. challenging North American Boxing Organization light heavyweight champion Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu — at the Qwest Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Wood (26-3, 18 KOs), the reigning Mid-South heavyweight title-holder, hasn’t lost in nearly four years, winning his last seven fights in a row.
Proposed fights against Chauncy Welliver and Saul Montana fell through and Brown (12-2-1, 10 KOs), managed by former great women’s world champion Christy “Coalminer’s Daughter” Martin, is Wood’s new opponent in a 10-round Special Heavyweight Attraction.
“Hold Nothing Back!” — presented by Xyience, Inc. in association with Sports and Entertainment Media, Inc. — will be broadcast live in North America on cable and satellite PPV beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
.Hall of Fame bound Jones (49-4, 38 KOs) has been world champion in four different weight classes, ranging from middleweight up to heavyweight. His much-anticipated comeback after 10 months away from the ring is against Prince Badi (25-2-1, 14 KOs), who is rated No. 6 by the World Boxing Council and No. 7 by the World Boxing Organization.
In other fights, Kenny Keene (51-3, 28 KOs) fights ex-International Boxing Federation champion “King” Arthur Williams (42-14-1, 29 KOs) in a 10-round Special Cruiserweight Attraction; former IBF light heavyweight champion William “KO King” Guthrie (33-3-2, 26 KOs) squares off against Luke Munsen (19-5, 13 KOs) in a 12-round title fight for the vacant IBF International cruiserweight belt; unbeaten Crow Creek Sioux cruiserweight Shawn Hawk (11-0, 8 KOs) rated No. 19 by the North American Boxing Association, faces Doug “The Kid” Kaluza (17-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round match.
Tickets, priced at $50, $100, $150, $250 and $350 (plus handling fees), are on sale and available exclusively at the Qwest Arena Box Office. Call 208.331.TIXS (8947), toll free 888.330.TIXS (8497), or go on line at www.qwestarenaidaho.com.