NEW YORK (August 27, 2021) -Three members of the Split-T Management stable will be in action as undefeated heavyweight Stephan Shaw and undefeated junior welterweight Omar Rosario will be in the ring on Friday in Plant City, Florida while former IBF Junior Welterweight champion Ivan Baranchyk battles undefeated Montana Love as part of the Jake Paul – Tyron Woodley pay-per-view event on Sunday night in Cleveland.
Shaw of Saint Louis, Missouri is one of the top heavyweight prospects in the United States as he sports a record of 14-0 with 10 knockouts. The 28 year-old will be making his 2021 debut. He has racked up wins over Danny Kelly (9-2-1), Jonny Rice (4-1-1), Joel Caudle (7-1-1), Donovan Dennis (12-3), Willie Jake Jr, (8-2-1), Gregory Corbin (15-2), and his last bout when he took an eight-round unanimous decision over Lyubomyr Pinchuk (12-1-1-) on December 17, 2020, in Las Angeles.
Shaw will be taken on Nick Davis (6-2) of Atlanta, Georgia. Davis is a six-year professional who is coming off a 2nd round stoppage of Eric Abraham on July 23rd in Decatur, Georgia.
Shaw is promoted by DiBella Entertainment.
Rosario of Caguas, Puerto Rico will take on fellow undefeated Marc Misiura in a four-round bout. Rosario of Caguas, Puerto Rico is 4-o with two knockouts.
Rosario, 23 years-old, was the Puerto Rican Olympic Trial Champion at 152 lbs., and was the island’s favorite to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Misiura is the third consecutive undefeated opponent for Rosario. Rosario stopped both Uriel Villanueva (1-0) and Wilfred Mariano (3-0), with the latter coming on June 19th in Las Vegas.
Misiura of Scranton, PA is 2-0 with one knockout. The 27-year-old turned professional this year, and is coming off a unanimous decision over Ubaldo Lara on April 24th in Louisville, Kentucky.
Rosario, who is promoted by Top Rank, checked in at 141.2 lbs at Thursday’s weigh-in.
Both Shaw’s and Rosario’s fights will be part of a Telemundo card.
On Sunday night in Cleveland, Baranchyk will make his long awaited return to the ring following his participation in the 2020 fight of the year against Jose Zepeda. That fight, which took place on October 3, 2020 featured eight knockdowns, with Baranchyk coming up on the short end of a classic that was stopped in round five.
Prior to that fight, Barranchyk (20-2, 13 KOs) of Miami, Oklahoma, has wins over Alfonso Olver (1-0), David Thomas (4-0), Angel Figueroa (4-1-1), Shadi Shawareb (9-0-2), Nicholas Givan (16-0-1), Eliseo Cruz Sesma (9-0-1), Zhimin Wang (7-0), Abel Ramos (17-1-2), Keenan Smith (11-0), former two-time world title challenger Petr Petrov (38-5).
On October 27, 2018, Barachyk won the IBF Junior Welterweight title with a 7th round stoppage over Anthony Yigit in New Orleans. In his first defense he came up just short against now undisputed world champion Josh Taylor. Baranchyk rebounded with a 4th round stoppage over Gabriel Bracero (25-3-1).
Love of Cleveland is 15-0-1 with seven knockouts. Just 26 years-old, Love already has wins over Vladimir Pierre (1-0), Samuel Teah (12-1), Ricardo Garcia (14-2), Jerrrico Walton (16-0) and in his last bout, Love stopped Olaide Fijabi (16-0) in two rounds on June 5th in Dubai.
The bout will be part of a SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View broadcast at 8 PM ET.
Baranchyk is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Holden Productions.
Also in action will be undefeated junior middleweight Charles Conwell (15-0, 11 KOs) making his Cleveland homecoming against late-replacement Juan Carlos Rubio (18-0, 9 KOs) of Jalisco, Mexico in a 10-round bout.
Conwell is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Holden Productions.