Eric Walker headlines WFC 62, Pro Boxing in Baton Rouge on 12/10

The Capitol City’s premier boxing promoter, World Fighting Championships, closes out 2016 with a bang, courtesy of Eric “Baby Face Assassin” Walker (13-0, 6KO), who faces Missouri-based Joshua Okine (29-7-1, 17KO) in the main event bout at super welterweight on December 10th at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Walker, who is best known for dethroning Mayweather Promotions standout Chris Pearson. Pearson had passed test after test en route to his rendezvous with Walker, who took his “O” in December of last year. In Walker’s last bout, he defeated Guadalajara’s Josue Obando to win the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title.

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Rod Salka faces Wilberth Lopez on 8/27

World Fighting Championships returns to Meadows Racetrack & Casino on Saturday, August 27, with a nine-bout card headlined by “Lightning” Rod Salka (22-4, 4KO) in a eight-round banger versus Arizona’s Wilberth Lopez (15-5, 10KO).

Rod Salka is a busy man. Having fought only three times since his most notable fight versus Danny Garcia in 2014, he has kept busy outside of the ring. “I sat around and waited for a call after the Garcia fight, but the right call never came,” said Salka. Not one to sit idle, he focused his energy elsewhere, opening his own 16,500 square foot gym in Pittsburgh, and founding a new workout called Crossfight.

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WFC 54 Pro Boxing Card to Feature Justin Thomas, Eric Walker and Devin Haney

World Fighting Championships presents a trio of top boxing talent this Saturday at the Belle of Baton Rouge, topping a six fight, expected sell-out card. Boxing fans in the capital city will be treated to a stellar main event, featuring local fan favorite Justin Thomas (16-1, 6KO) in an eight-round bout at super middleweight against experienced David Thomas (10-5-2, 8KO) of Indiana, who has a habit of winning bouts on the road, and upsetting hometown fighters. Justin Thomas, who credits a 2008 encounter with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as a turning point in his boxing career, will be reunited with his former coach, Floyd Mayweather Sr. trainer of blue chip prospect Devin Haney, who will make his first appearance on a WFC card. After beginning his boxing career in Las Vegas, and then Houston, Justin Thomas returned home to take care of his mother after an accident. WFC 54 marks his 15th appearance at the Belle of Baton Rouge.

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World Fighting Championships presents WFC 36 at the Belle of Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – March 19, 2015 – Boxing is back in the Capital City on Saturday, March 28th, when World Fighting Championships presents WFC 36 at the Belle of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is fast becoming a fight town, with capacity crowds coming out to support the city’s local talent. Justin Thomas (11-0, 6KO), who was born and raised in Baton Rouge, tops the card, facing Athens, Georgia’s Timothy Hall, Jr. in an 8-round Super Middleweight contest.

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