Undefeated Chann Thonson Headlines
Boxing’s “Night of Champions”
Friday, December 2nd At Georgia International
Convention Center In College Park, GA. KO!
(November 11th) Lightweight Chann Thonson, ranked No. 13 by the World Boxing Association (WBA), lays his undefeated record on the line in a ten-round bout in the December 2 main event of a nine-bout fight card. The event will take place at the Georgia International Convention Center and be broadcast on ESPN KO.
“Night of Champions” will be presented by Boswell Promotions in association with Tuto Zabala/All Star Boxing Inc. Individual tickets are priced at $50, $75, and $100 and VIP ringside tables are also available. Tickets can be purchased by clicking Freshtix or Boswell Promotions.
“December 2nd is truly an international event with boxers from all over the globe,” said Cedric Boswell, former heavyweight champion turned promoter. “We are excited to be bringing these talented men to Atlanta, many for the first time. Included in this roster are two who are now ranked in the top fifteen of professional boxing. Please join ESPN and Boswell promotions in this exciting night.”
This multinational card will include boxers from México, Venezuela, Brazil, Nicaragua, Quebec and Ontario Canada, and three fighters from Atlanta.
Four Atlantans on the card are Roddricus Livsey, Darin Austin Jahmeer Edwards and Saundre Simmons
In the main event, Chann Thonson (12-0, 9 KOs) from Brossard, Quebec, Canada is on a three-fight KO streak which has vaulted him to the #13 ranking of lightweights by the WBA. He made his professional debut in 2016 and his las knockout win was October 15. Chann is a boxer/puncher that moves around and really make the opponend think. Chann’s opponent, Aclio “Biro” Mequita (21-9, 19 KOs) is from Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Aelio, a former Brazilian Featherweight Champion, made his pro debut in 2014 and won his first 16 fights. Aelio also won the American Boxing Federation Continental Americas title on June 29, 2019.
In a ten-round super lightweight bout, Jair “Kaizer” Valtierra (16-2, 8KOs) from Leon, Guanajuato, México, will battle Esneiker Correa (15-2-1, 13 KOs) from Los Teques, Venezuela. Jair won the WBC Latino title on February 26, 2021 and had one successful defense. Jair is a tough, rugged fighter and will try and use his will to overpower his opponent. Esneiker made his professional debut in 2017 and all but three of his fights have been inside his home country.
Gerardo “El Cascabel” Zapata (14-0, 5 KOs) from Masaya, Nicaragua is ranked #9 by the World Boxing Organization. He will put his undefeated record on the line in a junior flyweight bout.
Oswaldo “Gitano” Garcia (15-0-1, 11 KOs) from Cancun, México, is your typical Mexican fighter that comes to fight. But he can also box if he needs to. Oswaldo is the current American Boxing Federation American West Bantam which he won on December 18, 2021 and has made one successful defense since. Oswaldo will be in an eight-round bantamweight bout.
Trevor Thonson (6-0, 6 KOs) from Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the twin brother of main event fighter Chann. Trevor made his pro debut on January 7 of this year and his six fights have lasted, in order, 2, 2, 1, 2, 1, and 3 rounds. Trevor is known as a come forward guy that can really punch. Trevor will fight in an eight-round lightweight bout.
Roddricus Livsey (11-1-1, 8 KOs) from Atlanta, GA, is a very flashy guy that tries to be elusive. He doesn’t have one-punch power but will put his punches together to break his opponent down with accuracy. Rodd will fight in an eight-round welterweight bout.
Darin Austin (8-0, 7 KOs) from Atlanta, will fight in a six-round lightweight bout. Darin is an aggressor. He comes forward looking for the big punch and at the same time patient as he goes in for the knockout. Not the characteristics seen very often from a southpaw boxer. Darin will be in a six-round light heavyweight bout.
Jahmeer Edwards (1-0, 1 KO) from Atlanta, won his professional debut on February 26 with a first round knockout. Jahmeer will fight in a 4 round welterweight bout.
Saundre Simmons is making his professional debut after a stellar amateur career. He is tall with good boxing skills and has good foot movement. He is a boxer puncher. He was a top ranked amateur in the United States at light heavyweight.
Saturday, April 11, Former Heavyweight Champion Cedric “The Boz” Boswell and Atlanta’s Center Stage will host an action packed evening of live professional boxing matches featuring WBA Federation Champion, who is ranked #3, Carlos Monroe, Jr., WBC Latin Champion Ernesto Irias, Undefeated featherweight Deonte “DeeBro” Brown plus many other promising ring stars. Center Stage is conveniently located at 1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 Fights will start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30.
Boswell had good reason to choose Center Stage for launching his boxing series. It was the venue where he made a big splash in the boxing world. In 2008, he captured both the IBF North American Heavyweight Title and the USBA Heavyweight Title with a second round KO of then undefeated World Contender Roman Greenberg(27-0), and became the leading contender for the World title. He soon added the WBC Latino Crown when he KOed top contender Owen Beck, and soundly defeated former World Champ Oliver McCall, adding the NABA Title to his belt collection.
In 2011, a severe shoulder injury prevented him from winning the WBA
World crown in Helsinki Finland. He was ahead on points against Champion Alexander Povetkin when the doctors stepped in. The Boz underwent surgery and his medical team advised him to retire that year with a 35-2 record, one the best in recent heavyweight history.
Interestingly, Boxing wasn’t Cedric’s first choice of sports.
As a High School All-American football player in Detroit, he was recruited by every major US college and accepted a scholarship to the University of Arizona where he was an outstanding wide receiver. After a football injury sidelined him, Cedric’s amateur career began in Detroit where he became a member of legendary coach Emmanuel Steward’s Kronk amateur team.
In a matter of years he became America’s top amateur heavyweight, then on to become a professional Champion.
As a promoter, Boswell promises the same dedication he devoted to his boxing career. Already he has recruited Atlanta’s top stars as well as international contenders for the April 11 event. In addition to the powerful Championship co-main events, Six preliminaries with outstanding prospects will kick off the April 11 event.
Saturday Night Superfights is a sports/entertainment concept developed by Boswell and Worldboxe of Atlanta. Plans call for monthly events at Center Stage and other venues throughout the world. Tickets and VIP tables are now on sale at: www.boswellpromotions.com/events