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Friday, February 24, 2012

Melson to Face Parsley

Junior middleweight Boyd "Rainmaker" Melson (8-0, 4 KOs) is scheduled to face Delen "Sniper" Parsley (6-0, 2 KOs) on Saturday, March 7 at the BB King Blues Club in New York, New York.

This will be the toughest fight in the young careers of both men. Melson and Parsley have mostly fought men without winning records thus far. They have a common opponent in Andrew Jones. Both beat the winless Jones by unanimous decision in 2010.

Melson is a strong, slick 5'10" fighter. He can box on the outside but would prefer to overwhelm his opponent with aggressive in-fighting. Parsley is a lean 6'2" 24 year old. Delen is taller and younger than the 30-year Melson.

Melson said, "This is going to be a strong test for me and it’s also my first eight rounder, so I have to look to what beats inside my chest."

The Rainmaker has donated his boxing purses to support stem cell research for spinal cord injuries. This time, he will donate his earning to his former West Point classmate, whose three year old son is battling brain cancer.

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