Ty Barnett: “Attah is just a steppingstone to bigger fights”

This Saturday night, February 27th,King’s Promotions returns to our nation’s capital of Washington, D.C with a big night of boxing at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

In the main event, Ty Barnett take on former world title challenger Daniel Attah in a Super Lightweight battle scheduled for 8-rounds.

Barnett of Washington, D.C. has a record of 22-4-1 with 14 knockouts.

Attah of Washington, D.C via Nigeria has a record of 28-21-1 with 11 knockouts.

Barnett is excited and honored to be headlining in front of his hometown fans against a former world title challenger.

“Everything is going great in training. Attah is a cagey veteran, who is a southpaw that fights everyone. He has gone the distance with a lot of good fighters such as “Chop Chop” Corley. He was an Olympian in 1996, but he is no threat to me,” said Barnett.

“It means a lot to me to headline at home here in Washington. I can fight in front a lot of my family and friends.”

Barnett knows that with a couple wins, a big opportunity can arise in the 140-pound division.

“This is just a steppingstone fight for me. I am not a guy who picks and chooses opponents. I want to fight anybody. It does not matter.”

“Come February 27, I will be back in action and all my fans and people in boxing will know that I am back and big things are ahead of me.

A terrific nine bout card is now set that will feature many up and coming stars in the Beltway region.

In the 8-round co-feature, Jordan Shimmell will battle the upset-minded Willis Lockett in a Cruiserweight bout.

In a 6-round Middleweight bout, knockout artist, Demond Nicholson (15-1, 15 KO’s) of Laurel, Maryland will take on Jose Valderrama (4-12, 3 KO’s ) of Miami, FL.

King’s Promotions promoted Super Lightweight, Mykal Fox (8-0, 2 KO’s) of
Forestville, MD will fight Claudinei Lacerda (17-13-1, 12 KO’s) of Sombrio, Brazil in a bout scheduled for 6-rounds.

In a 4-round Cruiserweight affair, Sam Crossed (1-0, 1 KO) of Greenbelt, MD. will battle Martez Williamson (1-9) of Akron, OH.

In a 6-round Super Lightweight contest, Patrick Harris (7-0, 4 KO’s) fights Christopher Russell (3-15-1, 2 KO’s ) of Shattuck, OK.

Antonio Magruder (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. will fight Terrell James (1-2-1) of Philadelphia in a 4-round Super Lightweight bout.

Luther Smith (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Bowie, MD. will look to keep his perfect knockout record intact when he squares off with Charlemagne Jones (2-4-1, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round battle of Beltway based Heavyweights

Wesley Triplett (2-0, 1 KO) of Youngstown, OH. will fight Alando Pugh (1-6-1, 1 KO ) of Washington, D.C. in a 4-round Heavyweight bout.

Tickets are on sale now for $100, $75 and $50 and can be purchased at www.beltwayboxing.com

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located at 801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001