Christopher Pearson Battles Derrick Webster for NBA Super Middleweight Title Saturday Night in Atlantic City
NEW YORK (August 23, 2023) – Tonight in Atlanta, Four Split-T Management fighters will be featured on week for of the OTX Boxing Series that will be streamed live on DAZN beginning at 8:30 PM ET. In an eight-round middleweight bout, undefeated Andreas Katzourakis will take on Raphael Igbokwe. Katzourakis of Athens, Greece and now makes Los Angeles home, is 10-0 with eight knockouts. The 25 year-old has wins over Edward Brown (7-1) and Rodrigo Octavio Gonzalez (5-1-2). Katzourakis is coming off a fifth round stoppage over Marcelo Fabian Bzowski on June 17th in Houston. Igbokwe of Houston is 16-4 with seven knockouts. The 30 year-old has two wins over Genc Plana as well as victories over Juan Carlos Rodriguez (18-2). In a six-round lightweight fight, Luis Acosta will fight Christian Barreto Gonzalez. Acosta of Houston is 13-1 with 12 knockouts. The heavy-handed 27 year-old Acosta won his first 12 bouts and is coming off a fourth round stoppage over Abdel Sauceda (11-1) on August 13, 2022 in Houston. Gonzalez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico is 9-0 with seven knockouts. The 26 year-old Gonzalez is coming off a fifth round stoppage over Willy Morrillo Sanchez on August 5, 2022 in The Dominican Republic. In a six-round lightweight contest, Czarina McCoy will be making her Split-T debut when she takes on Carisse Brown. McCoy of Las Vegas is 11-1 with three knockouts. The 22 year-old McCoy is coming off a 10-round unanimous decision over Monica Henao on December 17, 2022 in Mexico. Brown of Lakeland, Florida is 9-6 with six knockouts. The 36 year-old Brown has a win over previously undefeated Alicia Amaro (3-0) In a four-round super middleweight fight, Donte Layne will make his pro debut against Nathan Mitchell. The 20 year-old Layne is a native of Elmont, New York. Layne began boxing at the age of eight after his family would have backyard fights, and young Donte wanted to go to the gym. Layne had an 85 fight amateur career that saw him go 74-11. He won the 2015 and 2017 Junior Olympics as well as a 2017 Silver Gloves title. Layne also won four U.S. National titles, which included the 2021 Elite National Championship and the 2022 Elite National Golden Gloves and National Championship. He competed at 165 pounds and will campaign as a super middleweight in the professional ranks. The 6’1″ Layne is trained by Anthony Santiago and Kenyatta Harris. Mitchell of Senatobia, Mississippi is 0-1-1. Saturday night at The Showboat in Atlantic City, in a 10-round bout featuring Christopher Pearson taking on Derrick Webster for the NBA Super Middleweight championship. Pearson of Selma, Texas is 17-3 with 12 knockouts. The 32- year-old Pearson won his first 13 bouts with wins over Arturo Crespin (10-2-1), Acaclo Jose Fereira (13-0-1), Steven Martinez (15-1), Siad El Harrak (12-2) and Janks Trotter (9-1-1). Pearson also has wins over Joshua Okine (28-6-1) and world title challenger Yamaguchi Falcao (16-0). Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey has a record of 29-4 with 14 knockouts. The 41 year-old Webster is a 14 year-professional who has defeated Obodai Sai (23-1), Thomas Awimbono (25-5), Frankie Filippone (22-5-1), Francisco Cordero (38-9) and his last outing when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Christian Thomas on April 29th in Philadelphia.