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Louisville Boxer Carlos Dixon to Defend WBC Junior Featherweight Title Jan. 18

Title Fight is Feature on Six-Bout Card at Louisville Memorial Auditorium

Louisville, Ky. – January 7, 2020 – Louisville professional boxer Carlos Dixon (age 22, 10-1, 8 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Junior Super Featherweight title on Jan. 18 against Mexico’s Luis Ronaldo Castillo, (age 21, 21-5, 16 KOs). The eight-round bout is presented by Uprising Promotions and will be held at historic Louisville Memorial Auditorium, marking the first boxing card to take place inside the venue.

This fight is Dixon’s first title defense since he won the vacant WBC title by defeating Venezuelan Edinso Torres in November in Kingston, Jamaica.

A WBC Junior World Championship is for fighters ages 18 to 24 and super featherweight fighters must weigh between 126 and 130 pounds.

“To hold my first title defense fight in my hometown of Louisville is a privilege,” said Dixon. “With the support of my family and friends, I’ve accomplished a lot in the 10 years since I started training in my dad’s garage. This title fight continues my journey to bring another major world championship back to Louisville and honor the legacy of The Greatest – Muhammad Ali. ”

Information regarding the boxers who will fill out the six-card event will be announced Jan. 13.

Doors open on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.; first bell is at 7 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $35, which includes all fees and taxes. Tickets can be purchased online at www.louisvillememorialauditorium.com/calendar-of-events and at the door. For more information, call (502) 584-4911.

Media interested in covering the event can request credentials by contacting Lisa Mills at lmills@louisvillesports.org. Approved requests will receive confirmation no later than Thur., Jan. 16.