Kevin Newman the hometown hero will face veteran contender Christopher Pearson from Dayton, Ohio in the 10-round main event Saturday, September 3rd, at the Westgate Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas.
In the four-round heavyweight co-feature, rising star knockout artist Antonio Zepeda (5-0 5KOs ) , steps up in class against Jouse Vargas (2-2 1 KO).
The fights will be broadcasted live on https://dftvsportswest.com/ at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
“Kevin Newman is a great young prospect at 168 pounds. It all starts with a difficult test in Chris Pearson,” said Promoter Robert Gonzalez. “Kevin Newman is a special young talent, and I expect him to put on another sensational performance. New Champ looks forward to fantastic night of boxing at Westgate Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.”
Newman (13-3, 8 KOs), a Los Angeles native who now resides in Las Vegas, makes his return following a third-round, one-punch knockout over Marcelo Ruben Molina in April this year. He is conducting an eight-week camp in Pensacola, Florida under the watchful eye of head trainer, Roy Jones.
Jones, who held the super middleweight championship at a time (among many other) championships. When Asked about the training with the legendary champion Kevin mentioned “He’s exactly what I’ve been missing.. the knowledge, the wisdom, the constant drilling of fundamentals he broke me down and rebuilt me.”
“I’m glad to be back September 3. I’ve been looking forward to this homecoming for all my local fans, friends, and family, especially my mom and my two year old son who hasn’t gotten to see me fight and is a huge fan of the sport” Newman said.
“I’ve had a lot of rigorous training and preparation for this fight, but we’re looking towards the future and are on to bigger and better things. I’m here to take over the 168-pound division but 100% focused on Chris Pearson.. You don’t want to miss it.”
Pearson (17-3, 12 KOs), fighting out of Dayton, Ohio, was unbeaten in fourteen fights until his first loss. Chris Pearson looking to get back into title contention after a loss in an IBO championship battle with Carlos Gongora. Prior to that fight, Pearson was coming off one of the biggest wins of his career, a unanimous decision over Yamaguchi Falcao, who entered the bout 16-0.