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|New York (November 20, 2021)–Tonight in Las Vegas, 2021 United Sates Olympian, Delante “Tiger” Johnson will make his highly anticipated professional debut when he takes on Antonius Grable in a four-round welterweight bout at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.|
The fight can be seen on the ESPN App at 6 PM ET.
Johnson is signed to Split-T Management.
Johnson, 23 years-old of Cleveland, Ohio began boxing at the age of seven as he had uncles and cousins who were professional boxers, including former light heavyweights Darrel Johnson (11-3-1, 8 KOs) and Ronald Johnson (17-1, 4 KOs). Tiger Johnson had a highly decorated amateur career finishing with a record of 188-17, and saw him win a Gold Medal in the 2016 Youth World Championships; a Bronze Medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games; a 2019 Last Chance Qualifier Championship; Four 2017 Elite National Championships; a 2016 Elite National Championship; a 2015 Youth National Championship; and a 2014 National Junior Olympic Championship. Johnson made it to the quarterfinals of the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo before losing to the eventual Gold Medal winner, Cuban Roniel Iglesias.
Johnson is trained by widely respected Cleveland trainer Renard Sefo and former professional fighter Prenice Brewer.
Grable of Sarasota, Florida is 3-1-1 and has posted solid results as he has a win over Jonathan Pierre (5-1-1) and a draw in his bout with Robert Kevin Garcia (8-0) on August 26th in Humble, Texas
Johnson weighed 144.8 lbs and Grable was 146.8
Johnson is promoted by Top Rank.
|Also tonight. Split-T Management heavyweight Devon Young will look for his 2nd win as he takes on Nicoy Clarke in a scheduled four round bout at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.|
The fight can be seen on BXNGTV.com at 7 PM ET.
Young, 23 years-old of Aiken, South Carolina is 1-0 with one knockout. That win came as a 31 second stoppage of Kenneth Thomas on September 4th. Young compiled an impressive 42-12 mark as an amateur.
As an amateur fighter, Young made it to the 2020 Olympic Trials, and was a Western qualifier champion in 2017 & 2018, and the 2015 Youth Open Champion. He also was a 2014 Junior Olympic champion.
Young has the distinction as being the last fighter to defeated current United States Olympic Super Heavyweight Richard Torrez
Young’s athletic prowess extends beyond the ring as he was a star football player on both sides of the ball who earned a scholarship to Georgia Military College as a Running Back and Defensive End.
Devon is trained by his uncle Terry Cade, who himself was a former professional boxer.
Clarke of Jersey City, New Jersey is a eight-fight veteran who has gone the distance with Michael Coffie, Colby Madison and Norman Neeley.
Young weighed 203 lbs; Clarke was 209 lbs.
Young is promoted by King’s Promotions.