By Ryan Burton
Last week super welterweight contender Nathaniel Gallimore was in San Antonio to watch his fellow Journeyman Management teammate Sergey Lipinets face Mikey Garcia in a main event on Showtime. Lipinets came up short in the fight but put on a gritty performance in the unanimous decision loss.
BoxingScene.com has been advised that Gallimore (20-1-1) will return to the ring on April 7th against Julian "J Rock" Williams (24-1-1).
The fight will likely open up a Showtime televised tripleheader that will be headlined by the 154 pound unification bout pitting WBA/IBO champion Erislandy Lara against IBF champion Jarett Hurd.
In the co-feature bout, IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Truax will face James DeGale in a rematch of their December fight that Truax won by majority decision in a major upset. The fight card will take place at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Gallimore was in action 4 times in 2017, stopping all 4 of his opponents. In his last bout, in November of last year, he knocked out veteran Esau Herrera of Mexico City in the opening round of a stay-busy fight at the WinneVegas Casino and Resort in Sloan, Iowa. He dropped Herrera with an overhand right to the head and the referee counted Herrera out at 50 seconds of the first. Gallimore has now won his last seven bouts, all by knockout.
Williams fought twice, defeating Ishe Smith and and Joshua Conley to bounce back from his December, 2016 stoppage loss against Jermall Charlo.
The card will be televised live on Showtime (10 pm ET/7 pm PT) from Hard Rock's The Joint.
Tickets for the show, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, will go on sale Friday, March 16 and be available by visiting AXS.com or the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Box Office.
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