WBF North American Cruiserweight Title Fight In Madison
Written by WBF Office
Friday, 12 July 2013 02:10
The World Boxing Federation North American Cruiserweight title will be on the line when Bobby Thomas Jr. and Warren Browning square off in the main event of a show at the Madison Civic Center in Madison, West Virginia on Saturday July 13.
With former undisputed world heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas reported to be in attendance on the night, this is a rematch of their original meeting this past January that Thomas won when Browning had to retire before the third round with an arm injury.
Bobby Thomas Jr., from nearby Oak Hill, is the West Virginia State Champion and brings an impressive 12-1 (9) professional record. He turned pro in 2008, and has not lost since a hand injury forced him to retire after two rounds of a fight against the undefeated Justin Howes in 2009.
In 2010 Thomas beat Howes (by then 12-0) in a rematch for the West Virginia title, and has since made two successful defenses. Having beaten the better opposition, and won the more significant bouts, Thomas must be considered the favorite to win again.
However, Warren Browning is not coming to lie down. Going in with a 17-3-1 (12) ledger, and his only two other losses being to significant names Ryan Coyne and Eric Molina in title fights, the 38-year-old from Mingo County is no rookie himself. And he is injury free, and ready to rumble:
“Everything is fine, and my training has been going great”, Browning told Williamson Daily News recently. A former Marine, Browning wants to win the WBF title to hopefully be a role model for local kids, saying:
“I want to show them that you can accomplish your goals with a lot of hard work, no matter where you are from”.
Billed as “King Of The Coalfields”, the Bobby Thomas Jr. vs. Warren Browning rematch for the vacant World Boxing Federation North American Cruiserweight title will be promoted by Chase Hill of Black Eye Promotions, in association with Jerry Thomas.