Boxing Returns to Hamilton Manor

The Hamilton Manor is located just outside Trenton, New Jersey.

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Terrance Cauthen Faces Philip McCants to Headline New Jersey Show

Boxing will invade the Hamilton Manor just outside Trenton, New Jersey, on Saturday night, with former U.S. Olympian Terrance Cauthen (35-7, 9 KOs) taking on Philip McCants (8-1-1, 3 KOs) in the main event. The two welterweights headline what should be an entertaining night of boxing, as some young prospects will also be on display on the undercard of the show.

Cauthen, who represented the United States in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, was victorious in his last two trips to Hamilton, defeating Isam Khalil and Cleotis Pendarvis via decision in 2010. His final bout last year was across the pond in London, where he lost a fight to John O'Donnell on points.

When he competed in the Olympics, Cauthen reached the semifinal round and eventually won the Bronze Medal in the lightweight division. The Trenton resident then turned professional that December and rallied off 15 consecutive wins to start his career. After nearly three years as a professional, he then suffered his first defeat at the hands of Teddy Reid, who stopped him in four rounds via TKO. Cauthen then rebounded nicely and was victorious in his next 11 fights to increase his cumulative record to 26-1. During that hot streak, he picked up both the NABA and NABF Light Welterweight Titles before hitting a road block in 2004. Cauthen fell victim to a pair of consecutive losses, with the second being to future WBO and WBC Champion Paul Williams. He was next able to bounce back by winning his next five fights, but he has seen inconsistent results over the past four years. Over his last eight bouts during that time frame, he has gone 3-4 with one no contest.

On the other side of the ring on Saturday night will be McCants, who only has one fight to his credit over nearly the past five years. The Philadelphia native last stepped between the ropes in September of 2009, defeating Tyson Schwieger by decision in a four-round affair. He has been the victor in his previous six bouts, with his single loss coming almost six years to the day when he came out on the wrong side of a decision to Henry Crawford.

In the co-feature on Saturday night, Charles Hayward (5-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Ohio native Billy Salser (3-1, 2 KOs) in light heavyweight action. One of the top prospects in the state is also slated to battle on the undercard when New Jersey’s Derrick Webster (5-0, 4 KOs) faces Chicago resident William Chouloute (1-1, 1 KO).

This show is being presented by Nedal Abuhumoud and Nedal Boxing, and tickets for the event can be purchased on site. The first bell of the night is slated to occur at 7:30 p.m.



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