NEW YORK (October 9, 2020) - TONIGHT!! at the MGM Conference Center in Las Vegas, highly-touted Kahshad Elliott makes his professional debut against Akeem Jackson in a four-round junior middleweight bout. Elliott of Plainfield, New Jersey is signed to Split-T Management, under the guidance of Tim VanNewhouse, was a 10-time National champion in the 165-pound division, but will campaign as a junior middleweight as he made the weight easily at Thursday's weigh-in when he checked in at 152.8 lbs, while Jackson was 151.5
"I am feeling great. I have been waiting to turn professional, and finally got my first weigh-in done. I am ready to go out there and perform to show people that I am the one," said Elliott.
"I have no thoughts on my opponent. I know that he has had some professional fights, but I have experience, I am excited to get in there because I know that there are a lot of people waiting to see what I bring to the table."
Elliott had an outstanding amateur career that saw him win 117 of 140 fights.
Elliott's fight will be streamed live on ESPN+ beginning at 7:30 PM ET