A World Boxing Federation Heavyweight Title event
The Tampa Bay Times Forum and Panda 5 Star Productions partner to present THUNDER AT THE FORUM, a World Boxing Federation event, on Friday, June 13, at 7:45 p.m. This high-voltage event boasts a 10 round main event face-off for the North American WBF Heavyweight Title with China “The Dragon” Smith (34-4, 27 KOs) vs West Virginia’s Mike Sheppard.
In a unique twist, the co-main event will be a female match-up featuring local favorite “Fists of Steel” Chevelle Hallback (28-8-2, 11 KOs). Hallback was recognized on Ring Magazine’s Top Ten Women’s All Time Pound for Pound list and is considered one of the top female fighters of all time.
The fight card is as follows:
1: JOSE RESENDEZ (ST. PETERSBURG, FL) 127.8 lbs VS KHERANI KESSOON (LONG ISLAND, NY) 125.8
2: JUSTIN PAULDO (ORLANDO, FL) 132.6 VS COLEMAN JOHNSON (BATON ROUGE, LA) 133.4
3: NOEMI BOSQUES (ST PETERSBURG, FL) 117.0 VS ELIZABETH ANDERSON (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) 116.0
4: DEVON MONCRIEFFE (KINGSTON, JAMAICA) 159.2 VS ANGEL MARTINEZ (N. MIAMI BEACH. FL) 158.4
5: CHEVELLE HALLBACK (TAMPA, FL) 138.4 VS DOMINGA OLIVO (BROOKLYN, NY) 137.2
6: CHINA SMITH (TAMPA/SARASOTA, FL) 222.4 VS MIKE SHEPPARD (PARKERSBURG, WV) 227.0