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World Boxing Title Prospect, Kayode, Back In Action May 29

Oladipo Okubanjo

Nigeria’s Lateef ‘Power’ Kayode will continue his quest for a substantive world title he slugs it out with American Nick Kisner in a 10round Cruiserweight bout scheduled to hold May 29 in Memphis, Tennessee. 32-year-old Lateef Kayode was born in Lagos, Nigeria but resides in California.

Known for his immense strength and punching power, unbeaten Kayode, who flaunts a 20-0 including 16 knockouts fight record, has been a top contender at 200 lbs for many years and is the current WBO-NABO and NABF Cruiserweight Champion.

The 32-year-old California-based boxer is trained by four-time Trainer of the Year, Freddie Roach. Kayode has also held the WBANABA Cruiserweight Championship. In 2013, he fought to a draw with multiple world champion Antonio Tarver. Kisner, a naturally fluid 24- yearold boxer with superb skills, hails from Baltimore, Maryland and has a fight record 14-1-1 including five knockouts.

He holds the distinction of being the youngest boxer in American history (17) to ever win a Men’s National Title in the Heavyweight Division. As a professional, Kisner’s two losses are a controversial draw in the opponent’s hometown and a split decision loss to fellow top prospect Junior Wright in Wright’s hometown of Chicago.

The Kayode-Kisner fight headlines the return of “Championship Boxing”, which will also feature promising WBO number 10-ranked lightweight, Josh King of Australia, making his US television debut in a regional title fight against Batesville, Arkansas’ Rogelio Casarez in one of the co-main events.

Also featured in televised action that night will be women’s superstar Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) in a super featherweight showcase, as well as super middleweight Derrick “Take It to The Bank” Webster (18-0, 9 KOs) putting his undefeated record on the line.

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