Shreveport boxer Blake "Trouble" Franklin talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Friday's (April 26) professional boxing card, "The Shreveport Showdown," at Hirsch Coliseum.

Franklin, a Shreveport native, tells KEEL listeners about the nine bout program, featuring a number of fighters from the area, including Kendrik Williams, Dezmon Wise, Blake LaCaze and Zach Albritton. the 31-year-old Franklin, who began his professional boxing career at the age of 20, will headline the event.

Here's more info from KEEL:

"The event, titled the "Shreveport Showdown", is the most recent installment of wonderful combat sporting events brought to town by Bishop Promotions. They are also responsible for the wildly popular AKA MMA fights at the Horseshoe Riverdome, as well as the ShoBox Boxing event held at Stage Works this past January.

Those historic doors at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum will open this Friday night at 6:00 PM, ahead of what's sure to be an amazing night as we welcome professional boxing back to the Ark-La-Tex."

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