New York, NY (June 13, 2018) – 2016 United States Olympian and undefeated
middleweight prospect *Charles Conwell* (7-0, 5 KOs), of Cleveland, will
face popular Baton Rouge, Louisiana, veteran *Travis Scott* (19-3, 5 KOs)
in an eight-round clash on Saturday, July 14 at the Lakefront Arena in New
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 *Regis “Rougarou” Prograis*, of New Orleans, and undefeated
challenger *Juan Jose Velasco*, of Argentina, with the WBC Diamond super
lightweight championship at stake. Prograis vs. Velasco and Teofimo Lopez
vs. William Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7
p.m. ET, while the undercard, including Conwell vs. Scott, will be
broadcast on ESPN+
beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.
“A local Louisiana boxer will get a chance to test himself against a US
Olympian when the popular Travis Scott, of Baton Rouge, takes on
Cleveland’s Charles Conwell, as part of the excellent undercard to
Prograis-Velasco at Lakefront Arena, in New Orleans, on July 14,” said Lou
DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Fans from Baton Rouge have
even more of a reason to join us in New Orleans for a great night of world
Tickets, priced at $200 (ringside), $125 (floor), $75 and $40, can be
purchased at the Lakefront Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com 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, 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 November 10, 2017,
he made his triumphant professional return to Cleveland with a sensational
performance, winning a nationally televised six-round unanimous decision
against Roque Zapata, dropping the valiant Panamanian four times.
Most recently, Conwell stayed busy with a six-round unanimous decision
versus 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 renowned Frank
James and Frankie Caruso. While competing in over 100 amateur bouts, Scott
won the Southern Boxing Association’s “Boxer of the Year” award in 1995 and
1996. During his tenure in the United States Marine Corps, Scott became a
member of the All-Marine Boxing Team. Scott is well known in Baton Rouge
boxing circles for his contributions as a pioneer to the local boxing scene
and is a staple in reviving the sport in his hometown.