Howard takes on KeAndre Leatherwood in Las Vegas on ESPN+ – Jones Battles Efetobor Apochi in Los Angeles on FS1
Two fighters of under the Split-T Management banner will be in action on Saturday night.
Undefeated middleweight Tyler Howard will take on veteran KeAndre Leatherwood in a eight-round middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.
In Los Angeles, cruiserweight “Mighty” Joe Jones takes on undefeated prospect Efetobor Apochi in a bout scheduled for 10-rounds.
Howard of Crossville, Tennessee has a record of 18-0 with 11 knockouts. The 26 year-old Howard is an eight-year professional, who has a 1st round stoppage over Isiah Seldon (12-1-1) as well as a win over Cristian Olivas (16-3). Howard is coming off a unanimous decision over Jamaal Davis on July 19, 2019.
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Leatherwood of Birmingham, Alabama has a record of 22-7-1 with 13 knockouts. The 32 year-old Leatherwood is a 12 year-professional who has wins over Eddie Gates (2-0), Martez Barnes (1-0) and Ryan Adams (6-1-1), Leatherwood has also competed against world champions Caleb Truax and Andy Lee.
At Friday’s weigh-in, Howard weighed 161.2 lbs. Leatherwood was 161.9 lbs.
The Howard – Leatherwood fight will be streamed live on ESPN+ beginning at 7 PM ET.
Howard is promoted by Top Rank.
Jones of Jersey City, New Jersey, has a record of 11-2 with eight knockouts. The 25 year-old Jones is seven year professional who was has a win over undefeated Montez Brown (8-0).
Apochi of Houston, Texas is 9-0 with nine knockouts. Apochi has a 7th round stoppage over Earl Newman (10-1-1) and is coming off a 4th round stoppage over Larry Pryor on October 4th, 2019.
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Jones weighed at 193 lbs. Apochi was 199 lbs at Friday’s weigh-in
The fight can be seen on FS1 at 8 PM ET