UFC Vet Waylon Lowe Set for Boxing Debut

Lowe holds a 10-4 record in MMA.
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Lowe Meets Shelby Willhite on Saturday in Pennsylvania

UFC veteran Waylon Lowe (0-0) was well known in the mixed martial arts community for superior striking skills, and the Philadelphia resident will now try his hands in the world of professional boxing. Lowe will make the transition to the boxing ring in his debut this Saturday night, facing Shelby Willhite (0-0) at the Harrah’s Casino in Chester, Pennsylvania.

“I can’t wait to box,” Lowe remarked. “This reminds me of preparing for my UFC fights. I have been training so hard with some top notch pros and some who will be fighting for world titles. I feel that I have the strength to knock out anybody. (I) am looking forward to putting on a great performance on September 24th. I like to thank Joey Eye and David Feldman for this opportunity to realize a dream of mine.”

As a mixed martial artist, the 30-year-old Lowe enjoyed a five-year professional career and currently holds a 10-4 record in the world of MMA. After moving around a few different promotions, he inked a deal with the UFC in 2010 and competed in four fights under its banner. He was 2-2 in those pairings, including wins over Steve Lopez and Williamy Freire. The three-time NCAA Division II National Champion wrestler at the University of Findlay recently decided to switch gears and is now training at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia.

The show at Harrah’s will be a special outdoor event, with the entire card being hosted at the race track outside the casino. There will be seven boxing bouts and 12 MMA pairings on the show, capping a loaded evening of fights. In the main event of the boxing portion, Tony Ferrante (12-2, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia will meet Tommy Karpency (21-2-1, 14 KOs) of Adah, Pennsylvania, in a 10-round title bout for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight Championship. Also slated for action is light heavyweight Derrick Webster (10-0, 6 KOs), who has been training alongside Bernard Hopkins as the WBC Champion prepares for a title defense against Chad Dawson.

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