Posted by Press Releases on Dec 29, 2010
Griffin-Mack IBF Eliminator

Griffin-Mack IBF Eliminator

 Minneapolis, MN (December 27,2010) – USBA Light Heavyweight titlist Otis “Triple OG” Griffin and Yusaf Mack willbattle it out to become IBF champion Tavoris Cloud’s mandatory challenger whenthey meet Friday, January 7 in the main event of “New  Year’s Bash” from theHyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.
 
 The card is presented bySeconds Out Promotions in association with Brewer Sports International andtickets start at $30.
 
 Griffin, who won Oscar De LaHoya’s reality show “The Next Great Champ” owns a solid 23-6-2 pro ledger with9 wins by way of knockout. The Sacramento, CA native has shared the squared circle with the likes of Danny Green, Jeff Lacy, Marcus Oliveira, Enad Licinaand Jesse Brinkley. Last May, Griffin won the USBA belt with a shocking eighth round knockout of two time WBA Super Middleweight champion Byron Mitchell.
 
 Mack, 28-3-2 (17 KO’s), is universally recognized as a player in the light heavyweight division that has fought some of the world’s best. Born and bred in the fighting city of Philadelphia, PA, Mack holds impressive victories title challengers Chris Henry and DeAndrey Abron while falling just short against Glen Johnson, Alejandro Berrio and Librado Andrade.
 
 “This is going to be an outstanding fight and the fans are in for a real treat,” said Promoter Tony Grygelko of Seconds Out Promotions. “Both men have been in the ring with top fighters and the winner will be one victory away from becoming an elite
 light heavyweight.”
 
 Griffin-Mack is scheduled for12 rounds.
 
 Unbeaten junior lightweight Ismail “Sharp Shooter” Mudendo will look to move to 8-0 with 7 knockouts when he faces an opponent to be named in the six round co-feature. The Minneapolis based Ugandan is regarded as one of the Midwest’s best prospects and at age 22 has plenty of time to develop.
 
 Also appearing on the under card will be former amateur star Javonte Starks  (4-0, 4KO’s), Charles Meier (4-1-1, 2 KO’s), the pro debuts of Mellissa Littlejohn and Tristan McNutt in separate bouts and two mixed martial arts featuring local favorites.
 
 Tickets can be ordered by going to soboxing.com or calling 612-807-5547.
 
 Doors open at 7 PM and the first bell is scheduled for 8.

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