INDIANAPOLIS — It turns out racing fans will get spoiled with a little boxing this weekend as well, as The Race Weekend Rumble this Friday helps kick off the 100th annual Indianapolis 500 weekend.
Presented by 4 Champs Promotions, the eight-bout card goes down in the historic Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre. Tickets for the fights are still available and can be purchased through Live Nation HERE.
The headliner pits Scott Conner and Jamal Woods against one another in a heavyweight showdown. Conner (15-4, 9 KOs) will be looking to extend his four-fight winning streak, while Woods (8-26-5, 8 KOs) will try to play the role of spoiler.
Another pair of heavyweights — both of whom are undefeated — square off in the co-main event when 22-year-old Jermaine Franklin takes on Willie Jake Jr., who’s 33. Franklin (6-0, 5 KOs) aims to prove he deserves the prospect tag, while Jake (2-0, 0 KOs) faces a huge test having just made his pro debut in November.
Also fighting on the undercard are Agustin Cicero and Lionel Jimenez in a welterweight scrap. Despite his less-than-gaudy record, Jimenez (2-12, 2 KOs) has a very sturdy chin, as evidenced by his only one stoppage loss. Cicero (6-10-3, 4 KOs) will be best served using his boxing skills and preparing to go the distance.
In a message to Tha Boxing Voice, 4 Champs promoter Damon Howard made it clear that boxing fans in Central Indiana won’t want to miss this night of quality professional action.
“4 Champs Promotions and Live Nation have partnered to bring you a new era in boxing in Indianapolis,” Howard wrote. “Great atmosphere, great venue and of course excitement in the squared circle. If you’re in town for the race come witness boxing at its finest May 27 at The Race Weekend Rumble.”
Other fighters appearing on the undercard:
Bobby Gunn Jr. (7-0, 5 KOs)
Guy Packer (5-42-2, 2 KOs)
Ve Shawn Owens (2-0, 2 KOs)
David Perez (0-4)
Henry Stewart (1-0, 1 KO)
James Brown (debut)
Caleb Chesternut (debut)
Doors open at 7 p.m. and the action begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $30 for floor seats and $40 for ringside seats. For more info, visit the 4 Champs Promotions Facebook page.