Three boxers ranked among the top 10 in the world will compete for the U.S. in the USA-Ireland dual match March 13 in the Arena.
Larry Mosley is the highest-ranked American in the event that will include 12 Olympic weight classes. Mosley of Los Angeles is ranked third in the world at 139 pounds.
Light-heavyweight Anthony Stewart of Chicago, No. 7 in the world, and eighth-ranked heavyweight DaVarryl Williamson of Washington, D.C., are also scheduled to make the Spokane stop in the USA vs. the World dual series.
All hope to represent the U.S. in the 2000 Olympics.
Mosley, Stewart and Williamson are ranked first in the nation. So are five others who’ll fight here, including Jason Ingwaldson, Las Vegas, 125 pounds; Mark Burse, Ishpeming, Mich., 132; LeChaunce Shepherd, Milwaukee, 147; Darnell Wilson, Lafayette, Ind., 156, and superheavyweight T.J. Wilson, Mableton, Ga.
The fighting Irish have fared well in the series that dates to 1978. The U.S. holds a 10-8 lead. The last dual, won by Ireland 10-8, was held in Dublin in 1994.
Tickets at $50, $25 and $15 are available at G&B; outlets.
The event will be tape-delayed on Fox Sports Net. A different national team will oppose the Irish in San Jose on March 12. The Spokane stop includes most of the country’s top-ranked fighters, Kevin Neuendorf of USA Boxing said. , DataTimes