Michael Coffie Vs Gerald Washington on July 31st – FOX PBC Fight Night

Michael Coffie Vs Gerald Washington on July 31st – FOX PBC Fight Night

Rising unbeaten heavyweight Michael Coffie will settle against former world title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington within the 12-round main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, July 31 from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.


Welterweight prospect and New Jersey-native Vito Mielnicki Jr. will battle James Martin in an eight-round rematch within the co-main event, as Mielnicki looks to avenge the primary loss of his career. beginning the printed at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, unbeaten prospect Joey Spencer takes on Dan Karpency in an eight-round battle. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are on sale tomorrow, Thursday, Midsummer Day at 12 p.m. ET and may be purchased through Ticketmaster.com.

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk on Sept.25th in London, England “Michael Coffie has risen up the heavyweight rankings quickly and can look to require another big step when he faces the always dangerous Gerald Washington survive FOX on Saturday, July 31,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “In the co-main event, the fans at Prudential Center are going to be certain a treat as New Jersey’s Vito Mielnicki Jr. Steps right back to the ring seeking revenge against James Martin, after Martin spoiled his perfect record in April. Adding within the return of powerful prospect Joey Spencer, and this card is filled with intriguing fights from top to bottom.”

A United States Marine Corps veteran who picked up boxing after coming back from overseas, Coffie (12-0, 9 KOs) quickly impressed in amateur tournaments enough to earn sparring assignments with Deontay Wilder and Adam Kownacki. The 35-year-old was born within the Bronx, but now fights out of Brooklyn. Coffie broke through in 2020 by stopping previously unbeaten Luis Pena within the fifth round of their August matchup before earning a TKO over Joey Abell in November. Coffie added a highlight-reel knockout over previously unbeaten Darmani Rock in January of this year.

“This goes to be a very good fight,” said Coffie. “It’s a fight i want to urge me occupation the proper direction. I’ve wanted to fight Washington for a short time now. He’s only been beat by top level guys, and this is often how to prove that I belong therein class. It’s amazing to be headlining on FOX. this is often a ‘no guts, no glory’ quite fight. I even have to require advantage of this chance during a step-up fight.”

Washington (20-4-1, 13 KOs) may be a six-foot-six heavyweight contender who was a former college football standout at the University of Southern California and a U.S. Navy veteran. Born in San Jose, California, Washington last lost a contest against former heavyweight champion Charles Martin in February 2020. before that fight, Washington had delivered a knockout of veteran contender Robert Helenius in July 2019. Washington was unbeaten in his first 19 pro fights before dropping his world title challenge to Deontay Wilder in February 2017. “I’m real excited to be back within the ring and back on FOX,” said Washington. “This is another major opportunity on behalf of me and I’m getting to do everything in my power to completely maximize it. Michael Coffie may be a good fighter. i prefer what I’ve seen from him thus far . to not mention, we’re both veterans. I’m looking forward to the present fight and that i expect fireworks. i think my experience will carry me to victory. “Representing Roseland, New Jersey, Mielnicki (8-1, 5 KOs) will look to recover after losing by decision to Martin in April on FOX. The 19-year-old began turning heads during an exceptional amateur career where he compiled a 147-22 record and was named the foremost Outstanding Boxer of the 2011 Junior National Golden Gloves amongst many accolades before turning pro. Mielnicki was ready to add four victories to his ledger in 2020 and he began his 2021 campaign with a knockout of Noe Lopez in February on FOX.

David Adeleye back in action on Joyce / Takam undercard “I believe everything happens for a reason and everybody has their own path,” said Mielnicki. “James Martin was the higher man that night in our first fight, and that i know what to expect from him come July 31.

You won’t see a young prospect doing what I’m doing, making a rematch only four months after my first career loss, in my hometown and ahead of my family and friends. Expect nothing but fireworks on July 31. I can’t wait to point out the planet why I’m different! tune and obtain your tickets now.”

The 24-year-old Martin (7-2) scored a career-best victory in upsetting the previously unbeaten Mielnicki in April. Martin first turned pro in 2017 and won his first four fights to start his career. Fighting out of Philadelphia, Martin has won three of his last four showdowns dating back to late 2019, including dropping a choice to unbeaten prospect Xander Zayas in February. “I am going for the knockout this point ,” said Martin. “You will see me fight better. I feel I even have the advantage, because I gave him his first loss, and he will always have that within the back of his head. I don’t think that he can bring anything different within the rematch.” The 21-year-old Spencer (12-0, 9 KOs) turned pro in February 2017 and immediately caught the attention of fans and pundits together with his combination of speed, power and athleticism. Following a powerful 2020 campaign including a KO victory over Shawn West in August, the Linden, Michigan native began 2021 with a first-round TKO over Isiah Seldon in January on FOX. Spencer will continue his march toward world title contention against Adah, Pennsylvania’s Karpency (9-3-1, 4 KOs). “I can’t wait to urge within the ring on July 31,” said Spencer. “I’m training hard to become the primary person to knock out Karpency. I’m getting to bring the fight for the fans like I always do and provides everyone watching an excellent show.” “I’m excited to fight one among boxing’s top prospects in Joey Spencer and I’m having an excellent training camp leading up to fight night,” said Karpency. “He’s a superb fighter, but makes no mistake; I’m coming to win on July 31. I’m a boxer-puncher and that i can believe either style. We’re getting to suits what we see within the ring and take it from there. I’m grateful for this chance and I’m getting to make the foremost of it.”

MICHAEL COFFIE: “I’VE SHOWN THAT I CAN PUT YOU DOWN WITH ANY SHOT!” Unbeaten rising heavyweight Michael Coffie will look to continue his ascent up the heavy weight rankings when he takes on former title challenger Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washington on Saturday, July 31 within the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. “I’m looking to form an enormous statement,” said Coffie. “I want people to seem at this fight and see my calmness. i would like it to seem like I’m the veteran and he’s the prospect. If he has belief in himself within the beginning of the fight, he’s getting to start fast. It’s my job to require that faraway from him. “In his last fight, Coffie scored an explosive knockout over previously unbeaten Darmani Rock survive FOX. The triumph was Coffie’s best win so far as a professional , a feat he will look to repeat as he steps up again against Washington. “I showed within the Rock fight that no matter the quantity of years of experience that somebody has over me, you can’t count me out,” said Coffie. “I definitely displayed poise and quietness and I’ve shown that I can put you down with any shot.” Coffie has continued to coach under the guidance of his head coach Josue Aguilar, because the two have put within the add Orlando, Florida to still show improvement fight after fight. For this fight, Coffie has used some new techniques, combined with lessons learned from days sparring Deontay Wilder and Adam Kownacki, to hopefully placed on his best performance so far .

“We’ve been performing on strategy and the way we’re getting to expose Washington’s tendencies,” said Coffie. “We’ve been adding pool training and focusing tons on breathing and explosiveness. I’ve been sparring with young, fast guys to figure on my reflexes. I’m combining that with what I learned from Wilder and Kownacki, who really helped me with my range and distance, plus showing me the importance of conditioning.” The 35-year-old Coffie got a late start into the game after serving within the U.S. Marines before a successful amateur career that saw him placed on standout performances at the ny Golden Gloves and Metro Championships. Coffie believes that his unorthodox entry into the game will actually be a benefit as his pro career continues to burgeon. “The biggest obstacle I’ve faced as a professional has been that folks keep talking about my age,” said Coffie. “That has nothing to try to to together with your boxing ability. If you retain yourself in shape, age isn't an enormous thing. I’ve taken less damage at now than people my age who’ve gotten to the present point. I even have a robust mentality and that i know when it’s time to lock certain a fight. Life experience generally has shown me what I can become.”

As he enters this latest challenge, Coffie will look to require advantage of the chance headlining on FOX and deliver the fans an excellent fight within the sort of a number of the sport’s all-time greats. “It’s still surreal to be during this position,” said Coffie. “When i made a decision to start out boxing, I didn't know that this is able to be happening so fast. I’m getting to show the fans a piston jab. i would like to offer the texture of Liston , Larry Holmes and George Foreman. this is often a combat sport, so expect blood and large shots on July 31.”


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