Chicago, IL. (January 22, 2014) Former national amateur standout, Semajay Thomas heads to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. to continue his professional boxing career this Saturday night, JANUARY 25, making his second start in the paid ranks.
Following his highly anticipated professional debut this past AUGUST 30 at Cicero Stadium, Thomas, 1-0-0, will return to battle against Kevin Womack Jr. in a four round welterweight clash at the DC Armory on the undercard of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING card presented by Golden Boy Promotions.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, the 25-year-old Womack brings a record of 4-2-1 (2KO’s) into the battle against Thomas.
“I’m very excited to return to the ring,” said the 20-year-old Chicago native. “Working with my new trainer Ronnie Shields in Houston, Texas for the last couple of months has been a tremendous experience.”
“This is my first fight back in five months but I’d like to stay as busy as possible. I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m very enthusiastic about my training and taking care of business in the ring” said Thomas.
Thomas was a highly decorated amateur earning numerous accolades including being ranked #1 in the nation in the 141lb. weight class after winning the 2011 U.S. National Championships.
“Semajay has all the pieces in place now for success” said his manager Fletcher N. Smith III of Blueprint Management Group, L.L.C. “By leaving Chicago to train with Ronnie and Danny Arnold at PLEX in Houston, he’s showing a true commitment to
Thomas has also teamed up with boxing’s most powerful advisor, Al Haymon who works with the sports’ biggest names including undefeated world champion and pay-per-view king Floyd Mayweather.
“Working together with Al, we’ve mapped out a plan for Semajay’s future and the first step for him is this Saturday night” said Smith.
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FACTS: Peterson vs. Jean, a 12-round fight for Peterson’s IBF Junior Welterweight World Championship, will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. The live SHOWTIME telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). In the co-featured bout, Junior Middleweights Jermell Charlo and Gabriel Rosado square off in a 10-round fight for the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title. Preliminary bouts will air on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).
TICKETS: Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, $150 and $250, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale and available online at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling (800) 745-3000.