Evencii Dixon (7-23-2) of Lancaster, PA goes against Marcel Rivers of Philadelphia, PA, in a six-round welterweight contest Saturday evening, June 15th, at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA.If you look at the records, it doesn't seem like much of a fight. The 27-year-old Dixon has lost 23 out of 32 pro fights; the 31-year-old Rivers has won all seven of his pro fights. Dixon begs to differ. "I never had the support that a lot of other fighters have," Dixon said. "I had no one behind me to get me the right kind of fights so I could have a pretty record like a lot of guys. I fight whoever and wherever I can so I can support my family (three girls, ages 2 to 8). I love my girls like I love boxing and I know it's going to turn around soon for me. I thank all he promoters who give me a chance even though I'm always the B-side. I only had 13 amateur fights."
Rivers will be the 20th undefeated fighter Dixon has boxed since turning pro six years ago. Mostly a road warrior, Dixon has boxed only six times in Pennsylvania--never in Lancaster--and he split those six fights, winning three, losing three. The combined records of Dixon's 32 opponents is a staggering 203-53-16 and if you throw out Antonio Chaves Fernandez, the combined record is 196-29-15.
Dixon, who has been stopped just four times in 32 fights, has been traveling to Philly to train with Ivan Robinson and Bozy Ennis and figures to be in the best shape of his life against Rivers. The only other time Dixon boxed on a Rusell Petz show was in 2014 at the Liacouras Center at Temple University when he knocked out Edgardo Torres in two rounds.
As for the rest of the June 15th shpw, flyweights Miguel Cartagena of North Philly and Jesus Soler, of Puerto Rico, top the eight-fight card in an eight-round contest. Local lightweights are in the co-feature: Jerome Conquest vs. Frank Mitty Trader. For tickets, call 215-364-9000.