Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/23/14
Junior middleweight prospect Keandre "Lightning" Leatherwood (12-1-1, 8 KOs) will step back into the ring Saturday January 19th against Chicago native Michael Walker in a scheduled 8 rounder on a card being held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Leatherwood fights out of Atlanta, Georgia, but he was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he helped Olympian and fellow Tuscaloosa born fighter Deontay Wilder in the early stages of his amateur career.  Leatherwood had a standout amateur career in his own right with 120 amateur bouts and appearances in the National Junior Olympics and International Junior Olympics. Leatherwood has never been passed 6 rounds as he heads into his first scheduled 8 round fight, but after his last victory -- a 6 round unanimous decision over Marcos Primera -- he was insistent on taking the next step in his career.  As a puncher-boxer, Leatherwood lives up to his nickname "Lightning" with some of the quickest hands in the divis...
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