September 20, 2019 – Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender, Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson 20-5, (11 KOs) makes his return in a 10-round attraction vs. Bedford Virginia’s Scott “Cujo” Sigmon 34-13 (17 KOs) headlining Mayweather Promotions’ third installment of Sin City Showdown for the year on Friday September 20 live from The Club at the Cannary Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The co-main action will see an exciting brawl between Las Vegas’ tough prospect Cameron “Suave” Krael 16-14-3 (4 KOs) vs. Gabriel Duluc 14-3 (4 KOs). Also making an appearance at the Sin City Showdown is Baltimore’s own, Malik “Ice Man” Hawkins 16-0 (9 KOs), quickly-rising lightweight prospect Andres “Savage” Cortes 19-1 (4 KOs), super lightweight prospect Maurice “Ambitious” Lee 11-1-2 (5 KOs), welterweight contender Sanjarbek “War” Rakhmanov 11-2-1 (5 KOs), super middleweight Lanell “KO” Bellows 18-5-3 (11 KOs), plus more exciting undercard matchups in separate bouts!
The Sin City Showdown action will be streamed on Mayweather Promotions Facebook beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET.
“We’re excited to bring the fans another Sin City Showdown in a new venue at The Cannery Casino & Hotel here in Las Vegas, says Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather Promotions CEO. The Sin City Showdown has developed a reputation of showcasing exciting matchups with some of our top prospects and has gained popularity among the fans. There are a few new faces on the card that we’re excited to add into the mix, and I know they will not disappoint. We encourage everyone to get their tickets early, as these events have proven to be sell-outs and we have no doubt this will be another great show for the fans in attendance and for those tuning in to our Facebook Live stream on fight night.”
Lionell Thompson 20-5 (11 KOs) was discovered by Floyd Mayweather in 2014 after displaying great skill inside the ring. By 2015 Thompson was signed to Mayweather Promotions and made his promotion debut with a powerful statement retiring his opponent Thomas Hanshaw on October 14, 2015. Thompson experienced great success in 2017 by beating out top guys in the light heavyweight division and was tested in 2018 with a brawl against Edwin Rodriguez resulting in a loss for Thompson. A bounce-back fight on September 9 put Thompson in a great place after getting a unanimous decision victory over Derrick Findley. Thompson is eager to get back in the ring with a strong statement and an opportunity to solidify his place in the light heavyweight division.
“I’ve been training extremely hard for this fight and remained in shape for the better part of the summer. This guy has fought a few of my stablemates so I’ve had an opportunity to see what he will bring to the ring. My team has done a great job of keeping me focused, I couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity, says Thompson. It’s always great fighting here in Las Vegas, I’ve been shown a lot of love here and my goal is to put on another great performance for the fans.”
Bedford Virginia native, Scott Sigmon 34-13-1 (17 KOs) made his boxing debut on September 5, 2008, with a strong statement, a 3rd round TKO. Since making his debut, Sigmon’s resume has grown to reflect matchups against some of the division's toughest hard-hitting opponents like Roy Jones Jr., Caleb Truax, J’Leon Love, Ronald Gavril, and Lanell Bellows. Sigmon makes his return to the ring, after defeating Ronnie Glass earlier this year in April, with the hope of furthering his record to 35 wins on September 20 inside of the Cannery Casino & Hotel.
“It’s always a great opportunity fighting in Las Vegas. Thank you to all the promoters involved and to my team for preparing me this camp to put on a great performance, says Sigmon. I plan to show the fans a great show and get the win.”
Cameron “Suave” Krael 16-14-3 (4 KOs) will make his fourth return to the ring this year after coming off a victorious TKO back in January over Michael Ogundo, a unanimous decision win against Angel Hernandez, but suffered a defeat this year against a tough Keith Hunter. Krael has made a name for himself since signing with Mayweather Promotions in 2017 and has quickly become a Las Vegas fan favorite. Focused and determined, Krael remains hungry and resilient to continue his ascension in the welterweight division.
“Keeping busy this year has motivated me to perfect my skill even more. I took something from every fight and used it to help develop a stronger game plan. I have a great team who wants the best for me and wants me to become the best fighter I can. I thank Mayweather Promotions for this opportunity, they’ve always supported my career, and I’m just excited to get back in the ring and give the fans a great show”
Twenty-nine-year old, Gabriel Duluc 14-3 (4 KOs), is coming off a recent unanimous decision win over Antonio Chaves Fernandez in April. Since making his professional debut in 2011, the Boston native remains eager to show the world his skill and plans to make a statement on September 20.
“It feels great to get back in the ring, says Duluc. It’s a great opportunity for me to showcase my skills and to bring notice to my name. I’m thankful for this opportunity and look forward to putting on a great show. He’s a tough opponent with a lot of experience but I have the necessary to beat him at the end of the night.”