Undefeated Omaha super middleweight Steven “So Cold” Nelson will make his ESPN debut against fellow unbeaten Cem Kilic Saturday in Atlantic City.
The fight is scheduled for 10 rounds for the vacant NABO title and will be the co-feature with a light heavyweight bout between Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. The fights begin at 9 p.m.
Nelson (15-0, 12 KOs), trained by Terence “Bud” Crawford trainer Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, fought his first 14 bouts as a light heavyweight before moving to super middleweight. He won his debut at that weight Sept. 1 in Omaha.
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