Portland boxer Russell Lamour Jr., who won the International Boxing Association’s North American middleweight title on Nov. 15 at the Portland Exposition building, will defend his New England middleweight title on Jan. 30 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.
The fight will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for the network’s “Friday Night Fights” series.
Lamour, whose nickname is “The Haitian Sensation,” takes an undefeated 11-0 professional record into the fight, and although his opponent has yet to be named, he said on Monday, “it’s 100% that I’ll be fighting live on ESPN.”
“I’m excited for another opportunity to compete live on ESPN Friday Night Fights at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, it’s close enough to home where my fans, family and friends will be able to come and support me.
Having national coverage will help get my name out across the country and give me a chance to make new fans. This will be the first title defense of my professional career and I’m ready to show the world what I’m capable of. January 30th will be another special night.”