Atlantic City bantamweight Qa'id Muhammad is among five local boxers who will be putting their perfect records on the line over the next two weeks.
Muhammad (7-0, 6 KOs) returns from a seven-month layoff caused by a hand injury Saturday night when he takes on Jamal Parram (6-6-1, 4 KOs), of St. Louis, in a six-round bout at Fitzgerald's Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Miss.
Muhammad, 23, is back in action for the first time since posting a third-round TKO over Steven Johnson at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. This fight will be his first outside of New Jersey in four years. Muhammad made his pro debut with a fourth-round knockout over Mario Gaxiola in 2008 at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut.
Parram, 26, fought less than two months ago. He snapped a three-fight losing streak with a six-round, split decision over Reuben Calderon at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City.
Millville junior-middleweights Ismael Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) and Thomas LaManna (9-0, 5 KOs), Atlantic City super-middleweight Isiah Seldon (6-0, 3 KOs) and Atlantic City Anthony Young (6-0, 2 KOs) are all scheduled to fight next Saturday as part of a show at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville. It will be the first local card staged outside of Atlantic City since one was held at Merighi's Savoy Inn, in Buena Vista Township, on July 2, 2010.
Garcia is slated to fight Nasser Abdel Malik (1-0, 1 KO), of Cary, N.C. Seldon will take on Trenton native Alando Swain (5-2, 1 KO). LaManna and Young will be fighting opponents to be named.
Boxing returns to Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall on Nov. 17 with the highly anticipated 12-round bout between WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) and former WBO super-featherweight champ Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KOs).
The card, which will be televised on HBO Championship Boxing, will also include a fight between American heavyweight prospects Seth Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) and Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 21 KOs).