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Derrick Webster vs Christopher Pearson set for The Showboat Hotel

On Saturday night, August 26th, Joe Frazier Jr. and Mis Downing Promotions will present a night of championship boxing that will coincide with the previously announced Ultimate Experience Weekend.

The boxing card will take place at The Showboat Hotel and will be headlined by a 10-round bout featuring Derrick Webster taking on Christopher Pearson for the NBA Super Middleweight championship.

Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 29-4 with 14 knockouts. The 41 year-old Webster is a 14 year-professional who has defeated Obodai Sai (23-1), Thomas Awimbono (25-5), Frankie Filippone (22-5-1), Francisco Cordero (38-9) and his last outing when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Christian Thomas on April 29th in Philadelphia.

Pearson of Selma, Texas is 17-3 with 12 knockouts. The 32- year-old Pearson won his first 13 bouts with wins over Arturo Crespin (10-2-1), Acaclo Jose Fereira (13-0-1), Steven Martinez (15-1), Siad El Harrak (12-2) and Janks Trotter (9-1-1). Pearson also has wins over Joshua Okine (28-6-1) and world title challenger Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0).

In the eight-round co-feature, Shinard Bunch will take on Abraham Afful in a super lightweight contest.

Bunch of Trenton, NJ has a record of 20-2-1 with 16 knockouts. The 24 year-old is a four-year professional who has wins over Shyngyskhan Tazhibay (9-1-1) and former world title challenger Hank Lundy. Bunch is coming off a split decision loss to Bryan Flores on April 7th in Brooks, California.

Afful of Accra, Ghana is 12-5-1 with all of his wins coming via knockout. The 26 year-old is a 13 year professional who has a win over Joseph Tagoe (2-0). Attful has lost two straight and is looking to get back in the win column after losing to Angel Beltran Villa on June 23rd in Ontario, California.

In a six-round super bantamweight bout, Devin Gantt (4-0, 4 KOs) of Sicklerville, NJ takes on Kevin Traynor (1-4, 1 KO of Denny, Scotland.

Nimal Farmer (4-0, 4 KOs) of Lindenwold, NJ fights Nelson Morales (4-8,1 KO) of Scranton, PA in a junior welterweight contest.

In four-round bouts:

Khaalid Billings (1-0) of Queens,NY takes on Aaron Nemones (1-3) of Atlantic City in a welterweight contest.

Tickets are $150 for Premium Floor, $125 for Premium Balcony, $90 for General Floor and $65 for General Balcony