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Atlanta Underground Showdown Boxing Streaming Live June 19

Professional boxing returns to Atlanta this weekend!

Professional boxing returns to Atlanta this weekend at Buckhead Fight Club, headlined by former WBA super welterweight titleholder Yuri Foreman (35-3- 10 KOs) taking on Jimmy Williams (17-5-2, 6 KOs) , and Buckhead Fight Club’s own Abel Aparicio (8-0, 3 KOs) making his first hometown fight against Juan Centeno (5-5-2, 1 KO).

Fight fans remember Foreman most for his dramatic 2010 battle against Miguel Cotto, where Foreman fought the future Hall of Famer into the late rounds despite battling on a torn ACL. The 40-year-old Foreman is having just his second fight since launching a comeback in December after a three-year layoff.

Rounding out the card is Eric Moon, super middleweight; Floyd Schofield Jr. super featherweight; Nafear Charles, lightweight; Mikhail Montgomery, feather weight; Christian Steele, super lightweight; Brandon Quarles, middleweight; Keedric White vs. Jalen Woodmore; Hendri Cedeno Martinez, super lightweight; Tahmir Smalls, welterweight; Morgan Griggle, and the pro debut of female fighter Melody Popravak vs. Nina Gallegos at 165 pounds. Also featured will be music performances and a special appearance from Freeway Rick Ross.

“We’re really bringing the action with these fights,” promoter Terri Moss said. “Yuri Foreman is a great champion and a real fan favorite. It’s also exciting to have Abel Aparicio in a fight here in Atlanta for the first time, and as a former female champion, I’m always eager to have a female on a card, and Melody Popravak is ranked #6 in the world, so she’s coming to make a statement in her first pro bout.”

Although the card is sold out, fans can stream the entire card live through Eventbrite, which includes the Friday June 18 weigh-in at 1 p.m. ET. The card begins with a first bell of 5 p.m. ET on June 19.

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