Oklahoma City, OK – Former heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs looks to get back in the title hunt when he faces former WBO Latino titlist Raphael Zumbano Love Saturday evening in the main event of HD Boxing’s “Cathedral Rumble” at Remington Park in Oklahoma City.
A limited number of tickets for “Cathedral Rumble” are still available at www.stubwire.com/event/cathedralrumbleatremingtonpresentedbywarriorsforfreedom/remingtonpark/oklahomacity/7866/. Doors open at 7 pm and the first bout is scheduled for 8.
All fans and media are also invited to attend the weigh in 6:30 pm Friday at Hooters, located at 3025 Northwest Expressway in Oklahoma City.
One of the most colorful fighters in history, Briggs has dynamic power in both hands, notching 48 knockouts in his 54 victories. Since a gutsy decision loss against then-WBC kingpin Vitali Klitschko, Briggs has been a man on a mission, knocking out all three of his opponents in the opening round. The Miami based Brooklynite has been chasing Klitschko’s younger brother and current unified heavyweight champion Wladimir during the last few months, with the hopes that another victory could earn him a shot.
Love has an outstanding professional record of 34 wins against only 7 defeats and 1 draw, with 27 of his victories coming by way of knockout. Hailing from Brazil and currently based in the boxing crazed city of Las Vegas, NV, Love is riding a wave of confidence, stopping Manoel Rodrigues de Souza (21-4) in 33 seconds last December.
Briggs meets Zumbano for the NABA heavyweight championship over 12 rounds.
In a special attraction bout, Trey Lippe-Morrison looks to go 3-0 when he challenges Marvin Babe in a four round heavyweight contest. A Tulsa, OK native, Lippe-Morrison’s the son of the late, great Tommy Morrison and has received international attention from various media outlets.
Rising junior welterweight star Haskell “Hackman” Rhodes of Spencer, OK puts his 20-0 ledger on the line against veteran John Revish in a 6 rounder. Rhodes, who is trained by Floyd Mayweather Sr. and served as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao, is considered by many industry insiders to have world championship potential.
“I’m extremely excited about Saturday’s card,” said Bobby Dobbs, Co-Owner of HD Boxing. “Not only will fans get to witness a heavyweight bout where the winner will likely fight for a world title in the immediate future, but they’ll enjoy bouts featuring two of our most notable local fighters. Trey’s got a great story as many of you know but he’s an excellent puncher as well, while I think the sky’s the limit for Lydell. Make sure to come out on Saturday night because this will be a great evening of boxing!”
In addition to the aforementioned bouts, local stars light heavyweight Tracy Sneed, heavyweight Ty Cobb, junior welterweight Daniel Tran and welterweight Edwin Williams will all appear on the card.