Samuel Clarkson (19-3, 12 KOs) – Light Heavyweight
Samuel Clarkson is currently riding an impressive nine-bout winning streak. Among those victories include a decision over former world title challenger Cedric Agnew and knockouts of highly touted prospects Jerry Odom and Lavarn Harvell on ShoBox: The New Generation. The 26-year-old Texas native has been continually improving and showing significant growth since signing with Uprising Promotions in 2015, most recently knocking out durable veteran Larry Pryor in the first round in Dallas. As an amateur, Clarkson won the 2009 National PAL Amateur Championship and two Texas Golden Gloves State Championships.
Kemahl Russell (10-0, 8 KOs) – Middleweight
Kingston native Kemahl Russell won the Jamaican edition of the Contender Boxing Series in 2015 when he stopped Richard Holmes in the fourth round of those finals. He earned his way into the Contender Finale with stoppage wins over Kevin Placide and Kevin Hylton before a unanimous decision victory over Devon Moncrieffe in the semifinals. Currently on a four-bout knockout streak, Russell has since stopped Hector Nava in Mexico, earned a TKO victory over 28-fight veteran Denny Dalton this past July in Jamaica and stopped Henry Mercer in the second round of an October bout in Georgia.
Salim Larbi (20-7-2, 7 KOs) – Super Welterweight
Salim Larbi, 29, is a native of Cambrai Nord, France. Now fighting out of Brooklyn, he turned professional in 2009 and started his career with a 16-1-2 record over his first 19 bouts. That impressive run set him up for an interim WBO Super Welterweight title bout in the Czech Republic against Lukas Konecny, coming up short in that contest. He later claimed the African Boxing Union belt at 154 pounds by defeating Patrice Sou Toke, which set him up for a WBA Inter-Continental Championship opportunity against Jack Culcay in Germany. In his most recent bout, Larbi fell to undefeated John Vera in a debatable split decision loss for the WBA-NABA Super Welterweight Title.