Jermaine “Too Sweet” White (17-4, 9 KOs) was scheduled to fight Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley for the UBO Light Welterweight title last year, but the fight never came off as the promoter of the show decided to cancel the event last minute.
Now, albeit not for the world title, White will finally get his shot at a UBO championship.
On July 30 at the US Steel Yard Stadium in Gary, Indiana, White will take on Edward Ochoa (11-2, 10 KOs) from nearby Hobart for the vacant UBO All-America Welterweight crown on a show promoted by Giovanni Gotti and his Knockout Sports Promotions.
A former Indiana State Welterweight Champion, White has shared a ring with notables such as current WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., former IBF Lightweight Champion Paul Spadafora and then undefeated top-contender Anthony Peterson.
Despite losing to these big names, White gained valuable experience that should be an advantage against the less seasoned Ochoa.
Edward “2 Fast 2 Furious” Ochoa hasn’t mixed with anyone anywhere near the same class as White has operated in, but the July 30 fight will be his second title opportunity after losing to undefeated William Jackson for the Ohio State championship last year.
In his most recent outing Ochoa knocked out journeyman Gabriel Morris, and his massive punching power will make him a very live underdog against White.
Knockout Sports Promotions presents "Rumble at the Railcats", Saturday July 30, 2011 at U.S. Steel Yard Stadium. Gates open at 7pm, fights start at 8pm.
Tickets: $100 ringside, $50 VIP, $15 general admission. You can purchase tickets by calling Knockout Sports Promotions at (888) 550-6570.