Avious “Tha Underdog” Griffin (13-0, 12 KOs), the undefeated welterweight talent, is all set to open up on the airwaves come November 4, 2023, broadcasting directly from the Polideportivo de Cartago, Costa Rica. Golden Boy Promotions is pulling out all the stops to deliver the excitement, all going live on DAZN. In an 8-round significant co-main event, Griffin is gearing up to fight Nicaraguan powerhouse Noberto Casco (7-1, 5 KOs). On the same night, the make-or-break 10-round fight has the unified IBF and WBO minimumweight world title on the line, with Yokasta Valle (29-2, 9 KOs) taking on Anabel Ortiz (33-5, 4 KOs).
The story of Griffin is quite the journey. Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, now settled in Las Vegas, NV, Griffin has been an independent fighter, earning respectable nods from the boxing community, sparring with some of the great boxers globally. The path leading to this broadcast debut was paved with dedication, unwavering belief, and sheer grit.
“The moment I’ve been waiting for since my 8th birthday is here,” Griffin expressed, the excitement evident in his voice. “Stepping into that Costa Rican ring and letting the world see the fire within me, I’m all in. This isn’t a passing phase, this passion is embedded deep. The chance to create a legacy, to imprint my name in the boxing world, fills me with gratitude. Fans, brace yourselves for a spectacle.”
Brandon Stump, the head honcho at CTB Athletics and Griffin’s guiding hand, voiced, “Avious brings raw emotion and spirit every time he steps in the ring. This fight is a game-changer. His commitment, his drive – it’s brought him here. Kudos to Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN for recognizing his potential. The welterweight division is in for a surprise; everyone watching, get ready for something unique.”
Sharpening his skills at the famed Mayweather Boxing Club, under Coach Bullet’s watchful eye, Griffin’s road has been nothing short of cinematic. Overcoming accusations and rebuilding his career, he stands tall, more ready than ever for this important chapter. Larry Wade, a notable strength and conditioning expert, joining the squad, has only added to Griffin’s physical and mental prowess.
Packing a punch with his knockout abilities, Avious “Tha Underdog” Griffin is on a mission – to win hearts, to make noise, and to deliver an exciting performance as he makes his broadcasting entrance, showcasing his skills to the world.