On Wednesday, November 15th, Light Heavyweight Johnny Brooks has a chance to put himself on the boxing map. One can only hope that he realizes the opportunity that has been placed before him.
At The Grand Ballroom in New York City, Brooks takes on Chin Checkers' prospect Jaidon Codrington in a 6 round warm-up to the Curtis Stevens/Marcos Primera rematch on this Lou Dibella promoted fight card.
Codrington is coming off a solid, workmanlike win over former champ turned trialhorse, Carl Daniels. This will be Jaidon's 4th fight back from his devastating KO loss to the much more experienced Allan Green.
Brooks, who lives in Saluda, SC. and trains out of the White Rock Gym in White Rock, SC., is coming off a disputed split decision loss to Manu Ntoh in Atlanta. Ntoh was a much more experienced fighter with 30 fights to his credit. Johnny more than held his own in a fight that he took on one weeks notice.
With a deceiving record of 5-4-1 with 3KO's, Johnny Brooks is looking to score a surprise upset and put himself on the prospect list. Codrington, with a record of 12-1 10KO's, will be trying to keep his contender status. Look for Brooks to put up strong resistance while he tries to turn his career around after a few recent setbacks.