2Pound Sports boxing card at the Clackamas Armory in Portland on April 6
2Pound Sports and Entertainment’s April 6th fight card at the Clackamas Armory is coming together, and that includes an opponent for Portland’s own Steve “2 Pound” Forbes!
Forbes, 35-14 (11 KO), will be taking on upset-minded Tavorus Teague, a Southern California junior middleweight with plenty of experience. The fight headlines a stacked card featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s best talent, including Victor Morales, Jr., Blaiwas Eaglepipe and Lorenzo Caldera.
Teague enters the matchup with a record of 6-24 (3 KO) against the former junior lightweight champion, though several of his losses come against amateur standouts like 2016-2017 national amateur champion Brian Ceballo and former Chicago Golden Gloves champion Kenneth Sims, Jr.
Forbes has no intention of overlooking Teague on his quest to capture another world title almost 20 years after having won the IBF title at 130 pounds. “I believe all things are possible and that legends are from the Northwest,” Forbes continues to say.
Vancouver, Wash. native Victor Morales, Jr., one of the hottest prospects in the sport, co-headlines 2Pound Sport’s third fight card, stepping in against Marcello Gallardo, 7-4-2 (3 KO), who hails from Renton, Wash.
Having never fought in or around Portland as a professional, Morales will have an impressive cheering section on April 6th.
“We’ve been waiting for a chance to come back home and fight,” Morales says. “Everyone that I know personally is going to be there. We’re excited to fight in Portland.”
At 10-0 (6 KO), the 21-year-old amateur standout leads the next generation of talent in the Pacific Northwest. Even so, Morales recognizes that his predecessors have paved the road to this opportunity.
“It’s a complete honor fighting on Steve’s card,” the unbeaten junior lightweight says.”I’ve looked up to Steve since I started boxing. He became world champion and is from the Northwest — from our gym — so to be able to fight on the same card as him is amazing.”
Blaiwas Eaglepipe, 1-1 (0 KO), was easily the most popular fighter on 2Pound’s Fight Night 2 card in August of 2018. The 22-year-old from Salem, Ore. is looking to rebound from the controversial split decision loss he suffered to Juan Huerta on that card by taking on Alonzo Moreno, also of Salem, who will make his pro debut.
Eaglepipe, a junior lightweight whose grandfather was given the Eaglepipe name by a Lakota chief, brought a veritable battalion of friends and fans with him to the Jackson Armory last August. Once more expect a great showing from Eaglepipe his fans.
Debuting on the card is Lorenzo Caldera, who fought as an amateur on the first 2Pound Fight Night card in December of 2017. Caldera’s opponent, Washington native Jacob Kremer, will make his debut on April 6th as well.
One of Portland’s most successful amateurs in recent years, Caldera’s potential is extraordinary and his debut a long time coming.
“I have over 100 amateur fights,” Caldera says, “so it’s not going to be too different… Once that bell rings, I’m going to just go for it.”
Rounding out the card is 2-0 (2 KO) Daquan Wyatt, a Las Vegas-based welterweight who squares off against Somethonit “Nit the Brick” Phoumychack, another veteran of the last 2Pound Sports card who sports an 0-5 record.
As the biting cold turns into springtime rain, 2Pound Sports and Entertainment asks fans to pile into the Clackamas Armory for genuine local fistic talent!
The 1100-seat Clackamas Armory is located just 20 minutes south of Portland at 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, Ore.
Ringside Seats – $175
Second Row Seats – $150
Third Row Seats – $125
Fourth Row Seats – $100
Floor Seats – $60
General Admission/Bleacher Seats – $40