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Island Fights 33 Boxing and MMA Preview, Feat. Roy Jones Jr and Top Heavyweight Fighters


Roy Jones Jr.’s (60-8) Square Ring Promotions has dabbled in cross promoting Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing before. However this time promoter Dean Toole and Jones may have put together their most stacked card to date.

Opening the MMA portion of the card will be undefeated Louisiana Heavyweight prospect Chaz Morgan (8-0) taking on one of MMA’s iron men Johnathan Ivey (40-53). Chaz has only gone the distance in a single bout whereas his other victories have come by face smashing TKO’s. Ivey will be Morgan’s most experienced opponent to date and has shared cages with the UFC veterans Ken Shamrock, Sean McCorkle, Ricco Rodriguez, Gan McGee, Sam Hoger, Jake O’Brian, Dan Severn, Justin Eilers, Ben Rothwell, Travis Wiuff and Jeremy Horn.

Then 4 time Island Fights veteran Brock Weaver (5-2) will be taking on Puerto Rican native and natural featherweight Elvin Leon Brito (6-3). Both fighters will look to rebound from losses in their last outings.

Then TUF 7 veteran and former UFC, Strikeforce, WSOF, MFC and King of the Cage competitor Jesse Taylor (27-11) will face off with Adrian Miles (14-7). “Guard Yo Grill” Miles just finished a stint in Bellator and is looking for new life in his career when he takes his talents to the savy vet Taylor this Saturday night.

Headlining the mixed martial arts portion of the card is another undefeated heavyweight prospect Dillon Cleckler (8-0) taking on the once blemished record of Alex Nicholson (4-1). All of Nicholson’s victories have come by way of stoppage including his 2-0 with 2 knockouts record in the Island Fights promotion. Cleckler takes that resume a step further with all 8 of his victories coming also by stoppage including 5 of 6 knockouts in Island Fights. Cleckler has never been under the lights of the 3rd round however if that trend continues he could be under the lights of the UFC soon.

Co-Main eventing the boxing portion will be the up and coming Lousiana Super Welterweight prospect, “The Baby Faced Assassin” Eric Johnson (9-0), taking on a formidable opponent to be announced.

Then the legend takes center stage to close the show.

Boxing icon, Roy Jones Jr. will headline the card with his second fight in just under a month’s time after ousting Willie Williams by 2nd round TKO on March 6th. He will take on Paul Vasquez (10-6-1) in a 12 round bout for the WBU German Cruiserweight title. The upset minded Vasquez picked up the biggest win of his career by beating Mark Tucker (16-2) via unanimous decision last February. Roy has won 6 in a row and will use this fight and possibly a few more to market himself for a bout with Marco Huck (38-2) for his WBO Cruiserweight strap.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.