Undefeated heavyweight sensation, Jeremiah Milton (2-0, 2 KOs), is scheduled to make his hometown debut on Saturday, April 10 at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Milton will square off against Jayvone Dafney (2-2, 2 KOs) of McComb, Mississippi.
The 4-round bout, promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tony Holden Productions, will air live and exclusive on ESPN+, with the broadcast set to start at 5:30 p.m. ET/4:30 pm CST.
Milton, who is trained by two-time world champion, Bones Adams, relocated from his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma to Las Vegas, NV, in 2020, to pursue his boxing career at the highest level. Having been in training camps with the likes of Luis Ortiz, Joy Joyce, and Michael Hunter, Milton feels convinced he has what it takes to be the next heavyweight standout. Fighting in Tulsa, his hometown, is something Milton has been envisioning since he turned professional.
“Maybe this is what it feels like to balance the highs and lows,” said Jeremiah Milton, from his Las Vegas training camp. “I’m a working man and not being able to fight or having fights getting canceled can test you. Despite that, I remain on the same path. The city of Tulsa created my mold, I woke up early mornings and you’d probably catch me running the town. April 10th I’ll be bringing back some of my new experiences for you to witness close up. Welcome to Dreamland.”
“We are ecstatic that Jeremiah will be fighting in his hometown because we know he’s very popular out there,” said Mike Leanardì, CEO of Victory Sports & Entertainment, who manages Milton. “We’ve had a few fights fall out, so we are hoping this one stays intact. The entire city of Tulsa is excited about boxing returning to it’s city and we want to thank Top Rank for putting him on.”
“With the pandemic coming to a close, we have big plans to keep Jeremiah busy in 2021,” said Rick Torres, of Victory Sports & Entertainment. “This will be the first fight of many this year and we are thrilled that it’s taking place in Tulsa, where all his family and friends can attend.”