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Undefeated Junior Younan Returns July 29th in Long Beach, California

LONG BEACH. Calif. (July 24, 2017) – Former junior boxing prodigy and
undefeated professional prospect, undefeated *Junior “The Young God” Younan*,
will be showcased in the “KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2”
co-feature this Saturday (July 29), airing (10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT) on CBS
Sports Network, live from The Queen Mary’s outdoor venue in Long Beach,
California. The Queen Mary will be hosting its first pro boxing show.

The 21-year-old Younan (12-0, 9 KOs), fighting out of Brooklyn, takes on
former USA California super middleweight champion *Mike Guy* (9-2-1, 5
KOs), of Sacramento (CA), in the eight-round co-featured event.

“This will be a coming out party for me,” Younan said. “I’m going to go out
there and try to make a statement. It’s been a great start to the year –
it’s my third fight this year – and I feel like I’m getting better and
better each one.”

In the night’s 10-round main event, undefeated featherweight prospect *Tramaine
“The Mighty Midget” Williams *(11-0, 4 KOs), of New Haven (CT), squares off
against former world title challenger *William “Chirizo” Gonzalez* (30-7,
26 KOs), of Nicaragua.

“KO Night Boxing: Rumble on the Water 2”, presented by Black Tree, is
promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, in association with KO Night Boxing
LLC and Roc Nation Sports.

Fighting under the Roc Nation banner, Younan was a highly-decorated amateur
boxer, compiling an outstanding 90-5 record. Given his success, Younan
elected to turn pro in 2013 as an 18-year-old, rather than wait several
years for an opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team.
Younan started boxing competitively as an eight-year-old and, only two
years later, The New York Times crowned him a “boxing prodigy”. During his
impressive amateur career, he collected several belts, medals and awards,
including nine championship performances in the Junior Olympics as well as
the Junior Metros, eight in the New York State Silver Gloves, and five more
in the Regional Silver Gloves. He was also a four-time National Silver
Gloves recipient, three-time Ringside World winner, three-time National
PAL, and two-time National Junior Golden Gloves champion. In 2011, he was
crowned the National Junior Golden Gloves champion, in addition to being
USA Boxing’s No. 1-rated junior boxer in his weight class.

Nagging injuries somewhat curtailed Younan’s development, limiting him to
one fight in 2015. After a nine-month layoff, he returned triumphantly on
March 26, 2016 to defeat *Cristian Solorzano*, of Sonora, Mexico, on the
Andre Ward vs. Sullivan Barrera undercard at Oracle Arena in Oakland,
California. With a win by way of a four-round unanimous decision, Younan
improved his unblemished record to 8-0.

Three of Younan’s last four fights have ended in the opening round,
including his most recent on June 17 on the Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev 2
undercard at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Brooklyn bomber made quick work
of the Hungarian veteran *Zoltan Sera* (28-14, 20 KOs) at the 1:39 mark.

“It was an amazing experience for me as a 21-year-old to fight in Vegas on
Andre Ward’s card,” Younan added. “Coming off that knockout, I have great
momentum and confidence heading into this fight. I can’t wait.”