Willshaun Boxley has signed to face 11-0 (9 kayos) Chris Avalos on Friday, September 18 in Chumash, CA. “The contract is signed and sent back already,” says Boxley. “This fight is perfect all around.”
The fight with the 19 year old Avalos is contracted for a weight of 118# +1. Boxley, whose highest fighting weight was 132# against Barbaro Zepeda in February 2008, has a head-start on getting to weight, having trained diligently for a bout with William Hernandez that was first rained out after one round on August 8, and then canceled by a promoter after having been rescheduled for August 29.
Boxley well knows that after a lackluster performance in a loss to 11-1 Thomas Snow last June, and an indecisive 1-round match with Hernandez in August, a win would put his career back on track in short order. “I’ve seen a tape. He’s a great fighter. He’s 11-0, 9 by ko, [but] who do you know that can knock Boxley out? I will kayo him in five!”
The show is scheduled for September 18 at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, and is promoted by Gary Shaw of Gary Shaw Productions. Boxley expects to be accompanied to California by trainer Ron Lyke, cut man Jim Maurine, promoter Tony Grygelko, and by several fans, including one he identifies as a sponsor. His date of departure has not been set yet.