On Friday, March 26th, 2021, Yahu Blackwell will enter the ring in a heavyweight clash, in preparation for the WBC regional heavyweight title. Yahu will be facing (TBA) at the Four Ambassadors Hotel in Miami, Florida. With Melvin Lopez (vs) Carlos Sardinez headlining the show.
It will be the precociously Blackwell first time fighting on Miami soil. An impressive win increases his stock as he is named the number one contender for the WBC regional heavyweight strap. “I have never seen a left hook as devastating as Blackwell’s since Iron Mike,” says a writer from Forbes Magazine.
Due to Blackwell’s great punching speed, boxing IQ, and high knock out ratio, he has never had to fight past six rounds and he doesn’t appear fazed by the large step he’s taking. “I train every day, I am a true student of this noble art. I have a great team behind me, including my mentor and father figure Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass.
The truth is I’ve been in this boxing game a long time. 184 amateur fights, have had professional fights overseas, world class training camps, and I’ve been in the ring with some of the best in the business.
Even though Blackwell has his eyes set on WBC gold, he says he’s not overlooking his upcoming opponent on March 26th. “I will train hard and be prepared to not just win, but to dominate,” says Blackwell. Baltimore’s last heavyweight champion was Hassim “The Rock” Rahman (2001). The blue chip Yahu “Rock” Blackwell is well on his way to becoming Baltimore’s second heavyweight champion of the world.
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