Photo by Esther Lin, Showtime Sports.
Uprising Promotions Light Heavyweight Meets Lavarn Harvell at Celebrity Theater in Phoenix
Tonight at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Uprising Promotions light heavyweight Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (16-3, 10 KOs) will be returning to action to face once-beaten Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 8 KOs), with the bout airing live on ShoBox: The New Generation. The broadcast will go live on Showtime at 11:00 PM EST (8:00 PM MST), featuring Clarkson vs. Harvell as the opening contest on the televised tripleheader.
“I’m going to try to brutally hurt this guy,” Clarkson said this morning. “I feel really good. Camp was hard and really tough, but now it is time to have fun. I’m not taking Harvell lightly, but we’re going to get the job done.”
Both fighters weighed in just under the contracted weight of 177 pounds (176.9) on Thursday night at the We-Ko-Pa Resort Casino. Friday night marks the second appearance by Clarkson on ShoBox in just three months, following up a third round TKO of highly regarded prospect Jerry Odom in July.
“This is a blessing to be presented with another opportunity like this on Showtime,” Clarkson continued. “I’m glad to be back.”
Since his win over Odom, Clarkson picked up a third straight stoppage win by recording a first round TKO of Rayford Johnson in August, which was his sixth overall victory of the past year. In addition to the Odom win, that impressive streak also includes a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew in February. The run of success has seen the Texas native gain increasingly more attention around the boxing community, and he currently finds himself as the sixth-ranked light heavyweight in the United States and 26th overall in the world.
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