Junior Younan vs. Jeyson Minda added to Jake Paul-Ben Askren PPV card
A trio of unbeaten fighters have been added to the Triller card that will take place on April 17.
Super middleweight Junior Younan, junior middleweight Lorenzo Simpson, and welterweight Quinton Randall will face respective opposition in an eight-round bouts at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (home of the Falcons) in Atlanta, Georgia. Those bouts will lead up to the main event bout between Youtuber Jake Paul and former Bellator and One Championship star Ben Askren.
Also on the card that will stream live on Fite.tv ($49.95), former world junior welterweight titleholder Regis Prograis will square off against Ivan Redkach.
“Nowhere will you find this mix of world class fights mixed with some of the biggest names in entertainment,” said Peter Kahn, who was recently named Triller Fight Club Chief Boxing Officer. “The undercard we have built continues to stoke the fire for boxing fans, who will come for the action and love the music, while our audience coming for our elite music talent will be enthralled by the hard hitting, fast paced mix of legends and rising stars in the ring. Everyone learns, we grow audiences together and our vision of four quadrant entertainment reinvents the pay per view experience, with more to come.”
Younan will face Jeyson Minda (14-4-1, 8 knockouts) of Quito, Ecuador, who has lost four of his last five bouts, including by knockout to Kanat Islam on February 20 and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on November 27.
The Brooklyn, New York resident has not fought since defeating gatekeeper Derrick Findley in March of 2019. Younan’s (15-0-1, 10 KOs) most-notable fight took place on a ShoBox card in February 2018, fighting to a split-decision draw against Ronald Ellis, who was stopped earlier this month at the hands of unbeaten and former WBC titleholder David Benavidez.
Simpson (9-0, 5 KOs), who resides in Baltimore, Maryland, overcame a knockdown in round 5 of his last bout on October 9 to defeat Sonny Duversonne by unanimous decision. The former amateur standout stopped Alex Sandro Duarte in the opening round on July 11.
The 21-year-old Simpson will square off against Francisco Torres (16-3, 5 KOs) of Buenos Aries, who has won his last eight bouts, including decision victories over Louis Hernandez on February 20 and Cleotis ‘Mookie’ Pendarvis on August 15.
Randall (7-0, 2 KOs) will face an opponent to be determined. In his last bout on October 17, in a clash of unbeaten fighters, Randall defeated Puerto Rico’s Jan Carlos Rivera by unanimous decision.
The card will also feature live performances by Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Saweetie, Diplo, Major Lazer, and the world premier of the hip hop supergroup Mt. Westmore (which is a collaboration between Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too $hort, and E-40.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing