MOHEGAN SUN, CT (June 2, 2023) – Tonight, live from the Mohegan Sun Expo Center in Connecticut, Team Combat League (TCL) returns with its version of Friday Night Fights. Boxers will battle all out one round at a time in team format, representing their city, across six weight classes. Fans can watch live on TCL YouTube page.
The first match will feature two teams fighting for their playoff lives, the LA TenGoose (1-5) versus the Dallas Enforcers (2-3). Former Dallas Cowboy and Carolina Panther Greg Hardy will be making his second TCL appearance following his stunning debut last week against DC, in which he singlehandedly almost willed Dallas to victory. Social media sensation Abimbola Osundairo will be making his TCL debut for Dallas. In a rematch of a highly competitive pro match that lit up the internet when both fighters landed uppercuts at the exact same moment, Benjamin Whitaker of Dallas will seek revenge for his majority decision loss against Vlad Panin of LA.
The nightcap will showcase the Las Vegas Hustle (3-3), coached by Dewey Cooper, facing off against Barry Hunter’s DC Metro Destroyers (2-3). Alantez and Mykal Fox of DC will become the fourth set of brothers to appear in a TCL match. Not to be outdone, the Hustle have their own set of brothers, Michael (The Bounty) Hunter (20-1-2, 14 KOs /Pro Record), who will clash with childhood friend Hasim Rahman Jr. (12-2, 6 KOs) and his younger brother Keith (The Bounty) Hunter. Keith brings his own style of street fighting to TCL. This match showcase the TCL debut of Roy Jones Jr. protégé, Andrew “White Lightning” Murphy, of Las Vegas, who will face off against DC amateur sensation Nasheed (Sugar Sheed) Smith (2-0 in TCL). Most Valuable Fighter Candidate Quincey Williams (9-0 TCL) will be in action for DC putting his undefeated record on the line.
Team Combat League competitions employ a unique and exclusive point scoring system. Each match contains 18 three-minute rounds of nonstop action. Teams compete across six weight categories, five male and one female. Each round is scored individually with additional points added for knockouts and knockdowns. There are 3 judges appointed by a licensed boxing commission. A round is scored 10-9 to the winner for any round judged by decision. A round that features a knockdown is scored 10-8 to the winner and any round in which there is two knockdowns or a stoppage is scored 10-7 for the winner. It’s not rocket science, at the conclusion of the 18 rounds, the team with the most points wins!