Undefeated Heavyweight Jeremiah Milton Speaks on Hometown of Tulsa Becoming a Thriving Boxing Town
Tue, 13 Apr 2021
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 12, 2021) – Undefeated heavyweight standout, Jeremiah Milton (3-0, 3 KOs), is fresh off his first-round knockout against Jayvone Dafney (2-3, 2 KOs), a fight that took place at the Osage Casino this past Saturday in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A powerful right hand ended the bout in the opening minutes of round one when Milton landed a powerful head shot. Dafney was out on his feet, with the ropes holding him up, when the referee halted the action. The video clip has gone viral with over 1.4 million views on TikTok.
The 4-round bout, promoted by Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tony Holden Production, aired live and exclusive on ESPN+.
Milton, who was born and raised in Tulsa, believes his hometown can become a thriving city for future boxing show, as the event sold out quickly after the tickets went on sale.
“It was very special to perform on the biggest stage with my people right there with me,” said Jeremiah Milton. “This show will always hold a special mark in my career as a turning point for things to come. Tulsa is in the mix of becoming a big boxing town and I’ll do my best. I plan on being a big part of that.”
“Although the venue only allowed a limited number of fans, the atmosphere was amazing,” said Mike Leanardì, CEO of Victory Sports & Entertainment, who manages Milton. “I can see Tulsa becoming a great boxing city when covid restrictions loosen up. We want Jeremiah to come back here and fight in front of his hometown fans, of course with a huge crown in attendance.”
“Jeremiah looked fantastic in this fight,” said Rick Torres, of Victory Sports & Entertainment. “Tulsa is great city with a lot of fans that support their local sports. As Jeremiah ascends to the top of the boxing world, I can see some big crowds coming to support him here in Tulsa. We just want to keep him as busy as possible to continue this momentum.”
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