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Roy Jones Jr. vs. Tony Thornton
September 30, 1995
UNDEFEATED IBF CHAMPION RANCES BARTHELEMY DEFENDS HIS TITLE AGAINST ARGENTINE FERNANDO SAUCEDO
THE CO-MAIN EVENT FEATURES WILLIE NELSON VS. VANES MARTIROSYAN, THE EAST COAST RETURN OF FORMER UNDISPUTED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP CHAD DAWSON AND UNDEFEATED DOMINIC WADE AGAINST KEANDRE LEATHERWOOD
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NEW YORK (Sept. 25, 2014) -- Undefeated Rances "Kid Blast" Barthelemy (20-0-0, 12 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Cuba, will defend his IBF junior lightweight title against former world title challenger and IBF No. 3-ranked challenger Fernando David "El Vasco" Saucedo (52-5-3, 8, KOs), of Florencio Varela, Argentina, in the main event of aSHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition quadrupleheader on , live onSHOWTIME ( /PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Fox Theater atFoxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Conn.
In other 10-round fights on a four-fight telecast: Willie "The Great" Nelson (23-1-1, 13 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio, will be opposed by Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan (34-1-1, 21 KOs), of Glendale, Calif. by way of Armenia, in a collision of once-beaten junior middleweights, former light heavyweight world champion "Bad" Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of New Haven, Conn., fights for the first time in his home state in five years when he goes up against Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs), of Adah, Penn, and promising middleweight Dominic "Lights Out" Wade (16-0, 11 KOs) of Largo, Md. will put his perfect record on the line against KeAndre Leatherwood (14-2-1, 10 KOs), of Birmingham, Ala.