Tonight’s boxing is live in ESPN+ as Cleveland’s own Dante Benjamin Jr., signed with Split-T Management, gears up to lock horns with Williams Langston in a six-round showdown. The stakes are high as Benjamin aims to extend his undefeated streak.
Aged just 21, Benjamin has already turned heads by besting four unbeaten fighters to date – Herman Rendon, Kevin Johnson, Corey Thompson, and Emmanuel Austin. He stands tall with an unblemished record of 7-0, with an impressive five fights ending in knockouts. Fresh from his first-round KO victory over Mirada Zola in Toledo, Ohio, last month, Benjamin is primed and ready for the next challenge.
Langston, however, isn’t stepping into the ring to be another name on Benjamin’s victory list. The Kenosha, Wisconsin native boasts a commendable record of 8 wins and 3 losses, with five victories via knockouts. Having trounced formidable contenders like Devin Tomko and Caleb Hernandez, Langston is on a roll with a two-fight win streak, his most recent conquest being a first-round knockout against Brandon Baue in Milwaukee.
At yesterday’s weigh-in, Benjamin, fighting under the Top-Rank promotion, tipped the scales at 170.1 lbs, with Langston slightly heavier at 171.9 lbs. Boxing aficionados can catch the live action on ESPN+ at 7:30 PM ET.
Meanwhile, in another corner of the boxing world, RDR Promotions’ combatant is bracing for a riveting clash with former U.S. Olympian Carlos Balderas, set to go eight rounds.
Albright, hailing from Sicklerville, New Jersey, brings to the table an enviable record of 15-2, with seven of his victories coming by way of knockout. His latest triumph was over Estivan Falcao in an eight-round unanimous decision in Essington, PA, in September 2022.
His opponent, Balderas of Santa Maria, California, commands respect with a professional record of 14-1, a staggering 12 of those wins being knockouts. His last knockout victim was Esteban Sanchez, who hit the canvas in the eighth round in Las Vegas last November.
You can join the thousands of boxing fans watching this gripping match live on ESPN+ starting at 7:30 PM ET.
At the weigh-in, Albright and Balderas came in at 134.1 lbs and 135.9 lbs, respectively. As the arena settles down and the spotlight focuses on the ring, we’re on edge, eagerly awaiting the bell’s clang that will mark the commencement of what’s expected to be a captivating evening of boxing.