Robert Easter Jr. to defend title in downtown Toledo this summer

Robert Easter Jr. to defend title in downtown Toledo this summer
Robert Easter Jr. at the Huntington Center in 2017 (Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Robert Easter Jr. will return to the ring in downtown Toledo on June 30 to defend his IBF Lightweight Title. He will face mandatory challenger Denis Shafikov.

This will be the second straight fight for Easter Jr. (19-0, 14 KO's) in his hometown. In his first, back in February, he defeated challenger Luis Cruz.

The June fight will also take place at the Huntington Center.

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