By: Alex Moore
Mykal Fox turned pro in 2014 after brother Alantez (23-1-1(11) turned pro in 2010. As an amature his record of 40-60 was not very good by his own addmission, telling writer Ken Hissner “I wasn’t that dedicated.” In his last fight 2 of the 3 judges scored the bout 78-73 while the other scored it 77-74 but all in favor of Fox over Ricardo Garcia continuing his unbeaten streak. Garcia is currently the 9th ranked Dominican fighter. Previous to the Fox fight he only had 1 loss and was trending towards a top contender. Some notable past opponents also include Tre’ Sean Wiggins and Juan Carlos Castillo. The 6’ 3” Maryland native had his first title fight in 2017 against Manuel Reyes for the vacant UBF Welterweight Championship. While all 3 judges scored the fight differently, they all saw Fox as the clear winner with the tightest scorecard being 98-92. Previous to his title shot Fox was in the ring with veteran Daniel Sostre who has shared the ring with undefeadeted fighters in 4 of his last 8 bouts. Sostre has faced the second ranked Puerto rican fighter Derrick Cuevas and Jamal James the 7th ranked US fighter. With such opponents on his resume Mykal Fox has created buzz and interest.
Anthony Mercado is 11-3 with 10 of his 11 wins coming by way of KO. His power is undeniable and his record is formittable. At the young age 0f 22 Mercado has been a pro since 2013 when he was only 17. He has faced tough opponents such as Tyrone Crawley who is unbeaten and had to withdraw due to injury in their March 2 fight at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Mercado has also faced Derrick Cuevas who is currently ranked the #2 fighter in Puerto Rico. Two of his last four fights have been against opponents who were undefeated giving Anthony a good view of the talent in the division. Although Mercado has power he has been KO’d in two of his three losses so there is clearly room for improvement. He only fought once in 2016 and 2017 and this is his second fight of 2018. Fight fans will be looking to see if the layoff will prove beneficial or detrimental.
Fight Card 5/11/18
Mykal Fox v Anthony Mercardo
Anvar Yunusov v Deo Kizito
Michael Polite Coffie v Lamar Lewis
Alex Barbosa v Sergio Aguilar
Romuel Cruz v Bryann Perez Nevarez
Jerrod Miner v Desmond Moore
Joshafat Ortiz v Jordan Peters
Joel Flores v Chistopher Burgos