A handful of local boxers will climb into the ring at Live! Casino & Hotel's new Events Center in Hanover, Md., Aug. 18.
The eight-bout card will be headlined by Demond Nicholson (Laurel, Md.) fighting against Isaac Rodrigues (Brazil) for the WBC-USNBC super middleweight (160-168 pounds) championship.
Nicholson, 25, has 18 wins (17 by knockout), three losses and a draw in 22 bouts, according to BoxingRec, a record-keeping website. Nicholson's most recent fight was a TKO loss to Jesse Hart in Philadelphia in April.
Rodrigues, 33, has 25 wins (20 KOs) and two losses in 27 fights, and has won his last eight in a row dating to 2013.
The match is scheduled to be televised on CBS Sports.
In addition to the Nicholson-Rodrigues bout, there are seven other fights scheduled at the Live! Events Center with the card starting at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Ticket prices start at $80 and include $10 of free slot play.
The top undercard fight features undefeated Mykal "Myke" Fox, of Forestville, Md., against Demarcus "Chop Chop" Corley, of Washington, D.C. Fox, 22, is 17-0 with a tall lean frame. Having fought as a super lightweight (typically 135-140 pounds), he stands at 6-foot-3.5.
The rest of the Live! Events Center card features:
Ivan Golub vs. Lanardo Tyner
Dante Cox, Elkridge, Md., vs. Varon Webb
Francisco Bustos, Rockville, Md., vs. Jauvan John
Donald Wallace, Baltimore, vs. Ashton Sykes, Columbia, Md.
Zarifbek Nishanbaev vs. Kevin Womack, Baltimore
Chester Stewart, Bowie, Md., vs. Charles Johnson, Washington, D.C.
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