Welterweight prospect Demontaze Duncan makes his return June 4th in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The 19 year old sensation will fight an opponent TBD in the main event of a show dedicated to the memory of Louisville native Muhammad Ali, on the anniversary of Ali’s passing.
Tri-Star Boxing will be co-promoting the show alongside Duncan himself.
Tri-Star promoted Duncan’s last two bouts, and was a natural fit to do this event with the young fighter they call “Juicy”.
After losing out on international amateur experience due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the young puncher turned professional in February 2021. Instantly a draw in his hometown he quickly rattled off 6 wins, all 6 by way of KO (5 of them in first round) in his first 12 months as a professional.
Eager to start the next phase in his development as a professional, Duncan will be fighting 6 and 8 round fights while increasing his level of opposition over the next year.
“I'm both, honored and privileged to be fighting on June 4th in Louisville, Kentucky. I share the same hometown with The Greatest and it's the anniversary of my hero Muhammad Ali's passing. This will be one of the last few build up fights for myself. After I knock this guy out I’m ready for any opportunity or fight that comes my way no matter how big or how tough I’m confident in my abilities,” said Duncan.
The event will be held at the Expo 5 center in Louisville. The Expo 5 is a unique venue for Duncan, as it hosted several of his amateur fights and it's the place that his local drawing power really began to take off.
“Demontaze is a special fighter, and it’s an honor to get to work with him. Tri-Star boxing has promoted his last two fights and his loyal hometown fans made the 3.5 hour journey south to see their fighter so we are very excited to see the crowd that he will bring out in his hometown. Louisville has a rich boxing history, and we’re excited to be doing a show that both honors it’s past and showcases it’s future," said Tri-Star Boxing CEO Matt Young.