Pittsburgh boxers take center stage at Carnegie Music Hall this weekend
On Saturday, six boxers who are based out of the Pittsburgh area will take center stage at the Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead.
Among them are Ukrainian-born boxers Lyubomyr Pinchuk and Oleg Dovhun. Both will fight for title belts in their respective weight classes.
Pinchuk (10-1-1) will take on Johnnie Langston (7-0-0) for the American Boxing Federation Continental Americas cruiserweight. Then, Dovhun (8-0-0) will take on Vincent Jennings (6-7-2) for the American Boxing Federation Continental Americas super bantamweight title.
Before Pinchuk and Dovhun step into the ring, Kelvin Smith, Justin Johnson, Michael Manna and Kiante Irving will look to add another ‘W’ to the their win columns.
Smith (1-2-0) will take on Edward Hutler (1-0) in a lightweight division matchup. Johnson (6-20-6) will take on Danny Rosenberger (5-7-4) in a super welterweight matchup. Manna (3-1-0), who dons the nickname “The Pittsburgh Bull,” will enter the ring against Randy Wachacha (0-1).
Rounding out the card might be the most intriguing of the bunch. Back in 2018, Kiante Irving captured a Golden Gloves national championship and was the first from Western Pennsylvania to do so in 22 years. Since then, Irving has turned pro and is undefeated with a record of 4-0 and four knockouts. The Beaver Falls native will take on his most experienced fighter yet in Austin Marcum (11-11-1).
One of Pittsburgh's hottest young prospects, 2018 National Golden Gloves Champion KIANTE IRVING, so impressive in his local showings, will be showing off his considerable skills and heavy hitting at the SUMMER SLAM on July 13. #TeamIrving #Pittsburgh #Knockout #Szn pic.twitter.com/LaM1Umnpd7
— ✞IRV✞ (@Tha_Irv) July 2, 2019
First bell is set for 7 p.m. Saturday with eight scheduled bouts on the card.
Greg Macafee is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Greg by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .