Charles Conwell-Travis Scott middleweight clash added to Prograis-Velasco card in New Orleans

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NEW YORK – Olympian and undefeated middleweight prospect Charles Conwell (7-0-0, 5 KOs) of Cleveland will face popular Baton Rouge veteran Travis Scott (19-3-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-round clash on Saturday, July 14 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

Presented by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, Conwell vs. Scott will be a featured undercard fight to the highly anticipated main event between WBC Diamond super lightweight champion Regis “Rougarou” Prograis of New Orleans and undefeated challenger Juan Jose Velasco of Argentina. Prograis vs. Velasco and Teofimo Lopez vs. William Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 6 p.m. CDT, while the undercard, including Conwell vs. Scott, will be broadcast on ESPN+ beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets, priced at $200 (ringside), $125 (floor), $75 and $40, can be purchased in advance at the Lakefront Arena box office, and charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Discounts for military, students and the New Orleans Police Department members – $75 tickets for $50 and $40 seats for $25 – are available when presenting valid ID at the UNO box office.

Following an outstanding amateur career, including a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, the 20-year-old Conwell has quickly impressed boxing fans across the country with his world-class skills matched by his concussive power in both hands. On Nov. 10, 2017, he made his triumphant professional return to Cleveland with a sensational performance in a nationally televised six-round unanimous decision over Roque Zapata, dropping the valiant Panamanian four times.

Most recently Conwell stayed busy with a six-round unanimous decision over Juan Jesus Rivera on March 9, 2018 in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, the upset-minded Scott looks to jump back into the win column following a hard-fought clash with Mark DeLuca on March 18, 2017 in Boston.

Scott began his boxing career in the amateur ranks under the tutelage of the legendary Frank James and Frankie Caruso. While competing in over 100 amateur bouts, Scott won the Southern Boxing Association’s Boxer of the Year in 1995-1996. During his tenure in the United States Marine Corps, Scott became a member of the All-Marine Boxing Team. Currently, Scott is a professional boxer competing in the Junior Middleweight division with a tremendous record of 19 wins, with only 3 losses. He has trained with several world class boxers and trainers. His biggest win was against seasoned veteran Taronze Washington.

Scott’s win against rival Justin Williams helped catapult his career and secured his place as a local fan favorite. Scott is well known in Baton Rouge’s boxing scene for his contributions as a pioneer to the local boxing scene. He is a staple in reviving the sport in a city that has lost its luster for art of fisticuffs. Scott is known in many circles for his efforts and is greatly renown regionally. He is currently trained by LJ Morvant, Ashley Alaura, and Manjaro Hills. His manager is Derek Major. Scott looks to revitalize his career with a big win over Conwell. He is confident that he will emerge victorious with his experience and knowledge of the sweet science.

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