Sena Agbeko vs. Bryan Vera Headlines
"Beatdown In The Boro" Dec. 8
Tri-Star Boxing Promotions will host Murfreesboro, TN’s
first pro boxing card in more than a quarter century when
they present “Beatdown in the Boro” Saturday, December 8 at
The Mid-TN Expo Center.
Headlining is an intriguing eight round super middleweight
showdown between Nashville’s Sena “African Assassin” Agbeko
and longtime contender Bryan Vera of Austin, TX.
Originally from Accra, Ghana, the heavy-handed Agbeko’s
outstanding professional record is 21-1 with 18 wins by
knockout. In March, Agbeko outpointed Lawrence Blakey in
Nashville and made it known he was eager to take on tougher
opposition. Since defeating Blakey, Agbeko’s spent time
training with many of the world’s top fighters in Las Vegas.
Recognized as one of the toughest and most exciting fighters
on the planet, Vera’s never backed down from a challenge.
His professional ledger is 26-13 with 16 wins by knockout
and he’s been on boxing’s biggest stage multiple times. Vera
has two wins against former world champion Sergio Mora along
with knockout victories over former titlists Sergiy
Dzinziruk and Andy Lee.
The tough Texan also shared the squared circle with James
Kirkland, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (twice), Willie Monroe Jr.,
Matt Korobov and Rocky Fielding among others. At 36, Vera
looks to knock off Agbeko and have another run at the top.
“This is going to be the biggest fight for a local boxer in
quite some time and it’s truly an honor to host the first
fight card in more than a quarter century in my hometown,”
said Matt Young, a Murfreesboro native and founder of
Tri-Star Boxing. “Sena told us adamantly that he wants to
step up the competition and Bryan Vera is the kind of
opponent he was looking for. We’re expecting to see the best
Sena Agbeko to date but he’s still in for a tough fight.”
Murfreesboro’s Rydell “Super” Mayes, 1-0 (1 KO), will face
an opponent to be named in a four round heavyweight contest.
A standout football player at Riverdale high school, Mayes
scored an impressive knockout in his pro debut July 28.
Lightweight Austin “The Dream” Dulay looks to get back to
his winning ways following his first career defeat when he
faces an opponent to be named. Born and raised in Nashville,
Dulay has an excellent 11-1 record with 8 victories by KO.
Popular Nashville native Eduardo “Chachi” Aguilar meets 15
fight veteran Carl Currie of Robbins, IL over four rounds.
The two met July 28 and fought to a thrilling draw.
Unbeaten Memphis, TN based junior middleweight Mike Cook,
9-0 (4 KO’s), and heavyweight Dylan Courson, 2-1 (2 KO’s),
of Rome, GA are slated to appear in separate bouts against
Additional undercard fights will be announced shortly.