Boxing returns to Weirton

Made Men Promotions brings professional boxing back to Weirton’s Serbian American Cultural Center Friday and Saturday. The event includes professional boxing both nights with a 2-day, 8-man amateur heavyweight tournament.

The event includes 12 professional bouts combined in the two days filled with local fan favorites and elite Pittsburgh prospects, and a return to the boxing ring of MMA legend “Iron Lion” Branden Hinkle to top off the weekend.

Friday’s fight card includes the first round of the heavyweight tournament along with six scheduled pro bouts. Professionals, include Wheeling’s undefeated featherweight Ronell “Supermean” Green. Green trains at the Bullpen Fight Club in Wheeling and is one of the more highly touted professionals in the whole tri-state area.

Green will be taking on resilient veteran Johnny Frazier, from Las Vegas. The co-main event for Friday’s card features hard-hitting undefeated heavyweight Ed Latimore, who is 3-0 with all his wins coming by knockout. Latimore is a very decorated amateur, having fought all over the country and looking to get busy in the ring after serving time in the national guard for the past nine months.

Latimore will be taking on Antonio “Sugar-T” Robertson, of Raleigh, N. C. The undercard features MMA prospect Josh “The Cake” Baker, an undefeated professional MMA star looking to extend his professional boxing record to 2-0.

Saturday night includes a heavily packed card that will conclude the amateur heavyweight tournament, plus an additional six professional fights.

The undercard for day two consists of Weirton native Justin “The Hawk” Steave.