Ring City USA Returns On April 22nd
Will Go To West Point For Heavyweight Main Event!
(April 1st) Ring City USA will return later this month with a trip to West Point for its next event.
The series announced its next card will take place on April 22 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York. The main event for the card, airing on NBC Sports Network, will feature unbeaten heavyweights Jermaine Franklin and Stephan Shaw in action against each other.
Ring City USA, it will pay homage to the host venue and its rich history by honoring current and former service members. The academy’s history is evidenced by 10 National Boxing Championships and a curriculum that mandates all cadets participate in the school’s renowned boxing program. Ring City will highlight the West Point Boxing Team by presenting intramural scrimmages on the undercard.
Franklin (20-0, 13 KO) has not fought since a decision victory against Pavel Sour back in October 2019. That fight capped off a year that saw Franklin beat Jerry Forrest and Rydell Booker, both by 10-round decisions.
Shaw (14-0, 10 KO) will return to Ring City USA after scoring a shutout win on the scorecards against Lyubomyr Pinchuk back in December. All of Shaw’s 10 KO victories took four rounds or less to achieve.
This will mark Ring City’s first event in the United States since late 2020 when its first couple of shows took place at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. Back in March, Ring City held three shows across various locations in Puerto Rico.
Originally, Ring City USA was set to return on April 8 with Charles Conwell vs. Ivan Golub in the main event until it was reported Conwell suffered a hand injury.
The event, which will be headlined by a matchup of two undefeated American heavyweights, will be televised on NBC Sports Network (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) with bonus undercard action streaming live around the world on Twitch. Armed Forces Network Europe and Pacific will make the broadcast available to U.S. Forces serving overseas on AFN TV.
About Ring City USA
Ring City, which launched in 2020, is boxing’s newest sports media platform. Working in tandem with a variety of promoters and talent, its new boxing series places an emphasis on competitive matchups that genuinely test the fighters and excite the fight fans. Ring City provides great fights in the ring and compelling shoulder programming outside of the ring. Ring City is the proving ground where up-and-coming talent can earn their stripes and launch themselves into the upper echelon of boxing stardom.
About West Point
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant—to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army. For more information, go to www.westpoint.edu.