The champ is here!
Baltimore’s own — talent and rising boxer Yahu “Rock” Blackwell will make his TV debut this summer in a fight for the WBU cruiserweight title.
The bout will take place on June 18th from the Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton, Oklahoma — before then airing in July on Comcast SportsNet (CSN).
The opponent is yet to be announced, but the bout will officially be the toughest test of Blackwell’s career thus far. The fight will be dedicated to his mother Sandra Blackwell, who passed away last summer, due to medical malpractice, via his camp.
“I’m very excited about my TV debut. My time overseas has served me well. We have worked extremely hard, trained in over a dozen world class training camps, and we are ready to handle business in the ABC now,” Blackwell says. “The WBU is very important to me. I plan on being the organization’s undisputed cruiser weight champion.
Blackwell made his pro debut in 2009, losing after breaking his right thumb.
He’s since earned victories in 15 consecutive fights over sea’s in the IBL, racking up 12 knockouts along, the way 29-year-old has a bright future ahead within the sport.