Kitterman returns to ring on Friday
Live boxing returns to Caesars Indiana on Friday night at 7:30 in the Colosseum and includes the return to the ring by local favorite Matt Kitterman.
Kitterman, a five-year veteran with the Town of Corydon Police Department, squares off against James Porter of Cincinnati in a four-round Heavyweight battle.
Kitterman’s most immediate plan is to face Porter before landing a fight with either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko.
‘There’s no question in my mind that I’m going to destroy Porter, and then I want either of the Klitschkos in the future,’ said the 6-2, 237-lb. undefeated Kitterman.
‘When you watch Matt fight, you’re watching the future of the Heavyweight division,’ Octavius James, CEO of One In A Million, Inc., said. ‘He’s got heavyweight power, and he moves like a smooth middleweight, so he has the great combination of skills, brain and heart to make it to the top of his division.’
Porter, 32, a former standout football player and wrestler before becoming a professional boxer in 2001, has been seen on an ESPN card.
Porter’s last 11 opponents had a combined record of 113-26 and five his bouts were against undefeated boxers.
‘I have something to prove to myself and to the boxing world,’ Porter said. ‘I’m not looking at this guy’s record, and I don’t care if he’s a policeman or paper boy.
‘He better be ready to give the fans their monies worth, because I will.’
Friday night begins with a four-round bout in the Light Middleweight division as Keon Johnson of Indianapolis faces John Vaughn of St. Louis.
The second battle brings in the ladies for four rounds as Mary McGee of Gary takes on Brandy Davis of Madison, Wisconsin, in a Super Lightweight scrum.
After the Kitterman-Porter matchup, Middleweights Michael Walker (Chicago) and Butch Hajick (Grand Forks, N.D.) go toe to toe in a six round special attraction.
The co-Main Event is an eight-round war between Carl Gathright and Edward Rerry for the IN.B.A. Cruiserweight championship.
The night’s Main Event is a 10-rounder for the IN.B.A. Light Welterweight title pitting Ruben Galvan of Michocan, Mexico against Ryan Maraldo of Indianapolis.
Both Galvan and Maraldo have fought in televised HBO pay-per-view events and each took on Light Welterweight Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
Tickets for Friday’s matches are $35 and $40 and are available at all TicketMaster outlets and at the Connection Center in Caesars Indiana Pavilion. The box office will open at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.