Massive Weekend for Split-T Management Fighters
Sat, 01 Apr 2023
• Former world champion Jamie Mitchell and 2021 U.S. Olympian Oshae Jones Compete in The Bahamas
• Andreas Katzourakis and Giovanni Marquez Saturday in Houston
•Tiger Johnson and Dante Benjamin Jr. in Tulsa (ESPN + at 7:10 PM ET)
•Javier Zamarron in Milwaukee
NEW YORK (March 31, 2023)-This weekend no less than seven Split-T Management will be in action across The United States and The Bahamas.
Starting on Friday night at The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas two of the distinguished female fighters will be in action.
In a 10-round bout for the WBA International Bantamweight bout, former world champion Jamie Mitchell takes on former world title challenger Lindsay Garbatt, while 2021 United States Olympian Oshae Jones takes on four-time world title challenger Simone Da Silva in a super featherweight bout.
Mitchell of Las Vegas is 8-1-2 with five knockouts. Mitchell won the WBA Bantamweight Title with a majority decision over Shannon Coutenay (7-1) on October 9, 2021. After defending the title with a fourth round stoppage over Carly Skelly (40-1), Mitchell dropped the title to Nina Hughes on November 26, 2022 in Dubai.
Garbatt of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada is 9-9-2 with three knockouts. Garbatt has defeated Maureen Shea (13-1), Ayana Pelletier (6-1), Melissa Hernandez (12-1-2). Garbatt has two wins over former world champion Jelena Mrdjenovich.
Jones of Toledo, Ohio is 2-0 and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Dahianna Santana on March 11th in Philadelphia.
Ohio began boxing at the age of 12, spawning a magnificent amateur career that saw her amass a record of 60-9 whilst competing all over the world.
Oshae received the key to her hometown, and was honored with a parade upon coming home with her Olympic Bronze Medal.
She dominated and won many prestigious tournaments such as the 2020 Stramdja, 2020 Boxam International, 2017 Eastern Elite Qualifier, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Elite Nationals, as well as the 2016 Youth Open and 2014 National PAL.
Two of Oshae's most significant victories came when she received the Gold Medal at the 2019 Pan Am Games and finished first at the 2020 United States Olympic Trials.
She is the first female welterweight to represent the United States in the Olympics.
Da Silva of Sao Paulo, Brazil is 17-22 with six knockouts.
Mitchell and Jones are under the guidance of Brian Cohen.
Saturday in Houston, undefeated super welterweight Andreas Katzourakis will take on Rodrigo Octivio Gonzalez in an eight-round bout.
Katzourakis of Los Angeles, via Athens, Greece is 8-0 with six knockouts. The 25 year-old already has a win over Edward Brown (7-1). Katzourakis is coming off a fifth round stoppage over the tough Cameron Krael on October 6, 2022 in Houston.
Gonzalez Gonzalez is 5-1-2 with two knockouts and is riding a two-fight winning streak.
Katzourakis is promoted by ForceTrain/NextFightUp
Also on the bill in Houston will be former National Golden Gloves champion Giovanni Marrquez taking on Bryan Springs in a six-round super lightweight bout.
Marquez of Houston 4-0 with three knockouts and is coming off a third round stoppage over Luis Valentin Portalatin on November 19, 2022 in Conroe, Texas.
Springs of San Antonio is 3-7-2 with one knockout. Marquez will be the third consecutive undefeated opponent for Springs and sixth overall.
Saturday at The Hard Rock in Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021 United States Olympian Tiger Johnson will take on Aldonso Olvera in a eight-round super lightweight bout.
Johnson of Cleveland, Ohio is 7-0 with five knockouts. Johnson already has wins over Xavier Madrid (3-0), Esteban Garcia (15-1) and his last outing when he stopped Mike Ohan (16-1) in five rounds on December 10, 2022 in New York.
Olvera of Tucson, Arizona is 12-7-3 with four knockouts. Olvera has wins over Genaro Mendez (10-2-1) and Amon Rashidi (7-0)
Also on the card in Tulsa, light heavyweight Dante Benjamin will take squares off with jasper McCargo in a six-round bout.
Benjamin, 20 years-old of Cleveland, has already defeated four undefeated foes in Herman Rendon (2-0), Kevin Johnson (2-0), Corey Thompson (4-0) and his bout when he took out Emmanuel Austin (6-0) on January 14th in Verona, New York.
McCargo of Richmond, California is 4-3-2 with two knockouts. McCargo has a win over Nathan Davis Sharp (3-0)
The Johnson and Benjamin Fights can be seen live on ESPN+ at 7:10 PM ET. Johnson and Benjamin is promoted by Top Rank.
Saturday at the FiservForum in Milwaukee, Javier Zamarron will look to stay perfect when he takes on debuting Roberto Armas in a four-round super featherweight bout.
Zamarron of Milwaukee is 2-0 with two first round stoppages.
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