Welterweight southpaw Mykal “The Professor” Fox makes his first appearance at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia Friday night! The busiest promoter in the state King’s Promotions – Marshall Kauffman presents a seven bout card filled with talent.
Fox, 21-1 (5), from Upper Marlboro, MD, makes his fifth appearance in Pennsylvania and will be taking on John Arellano, 10-1 (9), out of Conroe, TX, who will be looking to score the upset after defeating a pair of unbeaten boxers in his last two bouts.
At 6:03 1/2, and southpaw Fox will be a difficult opponent for Arellano whose knockout ratio is 90%. This is the boxer vs the puncher main event and always a good match-up.
Arellano stepped up his game in his last two fights starting with D’Angelo Keyes, then 7-0, who couldn’t come out after seven rounds in October of 2018. After the long lay-off he won a split decision over then unbeaten Xavier Wilson, then 10-0-1, in an all-Texas fight.
After losing for the first time in February Fox continued stepping up his game in May defeating tough Uzbekistan fighter Fazliddin “Fayzi” Gaibnazarov, 7-0, in Tucson, AZ, over 10 rounds. In September he defeated Dominican Eudy “AK-47” Bernardo, 25-4 (18), winning all ten rounds in Bethlehem, PA.
In the co-feature Super Middleweight Kelvin “Hot Sauce” Henderson, 12-0 (8), of Fayetteville, ARK, takes on Armenian Genc Pllana, 7-1 (4), out of Hagerstown, MD, over 8 rounds.
Henderson returns to the 2300 Arena since his last fight in May stopping AC’s Antowyan Aikens, 13-6-1, in the third round. For Pllana it will be his seventh fight of 2019.
DC Bantamweight Marcus Bates, 10-1-1 (8) will be in an 8, Allentown’s Featherweight Martino “Titan” Jules, 7-0-1, Trenton’s welterweight Shinard Bunch, 4-1 (4) and Philadelphia born now out of Alhambra, CA, lightweight Shamar Fulton, 4-0-1 (3) are some of the talented young boxers on the card all in 6’s.
In a match-up of undefeated boxers Super Middleweight Devar “Jengawar” Ferhadi, 7-0 (6), born in Iraq, now out of Frederick, MD, takes on Vincent “Cato” Baccas, 4-0-1 (3), out of Okmulgee, OK, in 6 rounder.
King’s will keep up their busy schedule on December 14th at the Zembo Shrine, in Harrisburg, PA.