RDR Promotions returns to the Clarion Hotel in Essington, Pennsylvania on Friday, April 14th as heavyweights Junior Wright and Brian Howard slug it out in the six-round main event. In the six-round co-feature, welterweight Mark Dawson Jr. will be in action against Jose Mayoral. Fresh off an October knockout of Colby Madison, Wright of Delaware County is 19-4-1 with 16 KOs. The 36 year-old Wright also holds a quality win over Nick Kisner (12-0-1). On May 21, 2016, Wright challenged Beibut Shumenov for the WBA regular cruiserweight title, getting stopped in ten rounds.
Howard of Loganville, Georgia has a record of 15-5 with 12 KOs. The 42- year old has wins over Chris Stallworth (9-2), Alex Guerrero (12-0-1), Shawndell Winters (8-0) and Carlos Negron (20-2). Howard is coming off a loss to Efe Ajagba on April 10, 2021.
Dawson of Philadelphia, is promoted by RDR Promotions and has a pro record of 10-1-1 with four knockouts. The 25-year old has been a pro for seven years, and has a win over Ivan Pandzic (13-0-1). Dawson is coming off a fourth-round stoppage over Vincent Floyd on September 23, 2022 in Essington, PA
Mayoral of New Orleans, Louisiana is 5-2-1 with one knockout. Mayoral holds a big win over Boubacar Sylla (12-0). Mayoral is coming off a draw with Ibrahim Robinson (4-0) on January 21st in Tampa, Florida.
In a six-round bout, Angel Perez (7-0, 6 KOs) of Harrisburg, PA takes on upset-specialist Kieron Hooks (4-2-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia at welterweight.
In another six-round bout, Rasheen Brown (11-1, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on Eric Manriquez (7-15-1, 3 KOs) of Houston in a featherweight contest.
In a four-round bout, Antonio Dubose (13-2-2, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia fights Phillip Davis (3-5-2) of Worcester, Mass. in a lightweight affair.
Seeing action against opponents to be named will be RDR Promotions fighters: junior welterweight Marvelous Corbin (2-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia; bantamweight Edwin Cortes (3-0 of Millville, NJ and welterweight Nimal Farmer (3-0, 3 KOs) of Lindenwold, NJ
The Clarion Hotel is located at 76 Industrial Highway in Essington, PA