Maynard Allison has been training all of his life to perform on the biggest stages and under the hottest lights. His practice, patience, and preparation have him ready to shine in Las Vegas September 10.
Maynard Allison 5-0 (4 KO’s) works the bags in the hot, sweaty, North Carolina gym like it is the last round of a championship fight. Whether it is running, sparring, lifting weights, or shadow boxing, Allison’s approach to training is exactly the same: “Work Like You Are Trying To Take The Title!”
Allison’s approach to training and life was learned from his mother. “My mom taught me if you wan’t something you have to work like you’re hungry and work like you really want it. Well, I’m hungry, and I really want to be a champion and take care of my family. No, I’m really hungry. This big dawg needs to eat. I’m looking for a rib sandwich!”
Mr. Marvelous Maynard Allison will have his chance to eat at the big table Friday, September 16 at the Chelsea inside of the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Allison will be facing his toughest opponent in Ladarius Miller 10-1 (2 KO’s). Miller, who fights out of Las Vegas under Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Mayweather Promotions, is looking to firmly establish himself in the lightweight division. He is also hungry to make a name for himself with “The Money Team” (TMT).
Maynard Allison understands what Miller wants and where he is professionally. Allison also knows he is going into the Lion’s Den to face Miller, but Maynard Allison believes Team Allison has one big advantage: “Ladarius has had a taste of everything I want. I want what he has and then some. The only way to get it, is to go take it. I’m hungrier than he is, and I want it. I’m going to get it!”
Maynard Allison is managed by Anthony Brown of “Bare Knuckles Entertainment” and coached by Keedar Massey of “Inner City Boxing Gym” in Durham, NC. Since joining forces with the powerful Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP), Team Allison continues to set a course for an extremely productive and very busy 2016.
About September 16
Former world champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (28-8, 12 KOs) is set to battle once-beaten contender Frank “Notorious” Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight showdown that headlines Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV Friday, Sept.16 from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Doors to The Chelsea will open at 4 p.m. PDT with televised coverage on Bounce TV beginning at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT. The fight night also features super welterweights Dominique Dolton (17-0-1, 9 KOs) taking on Justin “The Chosen One” DeLoach (15-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.
Promoted by Mayweather Promotions, tickets for the general public will go on-sale Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. PDT. Venue pre-sale begins Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m. PDT. Ticket prices start at $29, and are available online at: www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.