Announcing My Next Fight


A lot of boxers talk. I like to train.

After being away from the ring for a while, now I know what I’m training for.

My next fight is official: I’ll face IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera on March 26, 2016. It will be a 12-round bout at Oracle Arena in Oakland, in my backyard. The fight will be presented by Roc Nation Sports in association with Main Events at Oracle Arena.

Stay tuned for more from me on The Players’ Tribune in the lead up to my fight.

Photos by Khristopher “Squint” Sandifer


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