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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Nakash and Melson at Roseland

Ran Nakash and Boyd Melson are both scheduled to fight at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, New York on January 21. This would be Nakash's first bout in New York. Melson would be making his third appearance at Roseland.

Nakash (25-1, 18 KOs) is slated to take on Derek Bryant (20-6-1, 17 KOs) from Philadelphia. Bryant, who usually fights at heavyweight, has lost his last two fights. Both were against noted opposition. Jason Estrada easily outpointed Bryant over three years ago. In 2010, Seth Mitchell knocked out Bryant in the first round.

Nakash hasn't fought since his aggressive and gritty showing against Marco Huck for the WBO cruiserweight crown last April. The fight resulted in a controversial and lopsided points victory for Huck in his adopted home country of Germany. Ran's cruiserweight battle against Bryant is scheduled for eight rounds.

Melson (7-0, 4 KOs), whose opponent hasn't been named as of yet, last fought Daniel Lugo on December 17, 2011. Melson won that contest with a third round KO. "The Rainmaker" has four knockouts in his last five matches. This next one is scheduled for six rounds.

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