PHOTOS: Rashad Ganaway training for 8/20 showdown in Little Rock vs. Hylon Williams

Rashad Ganaway returns to the ring this weekend vs. Hylon Williams (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, Rashad Ganaway will return to the ring in a very important matchup against the underrated Hylon Williams Jr.

Ganaway (17-5-1, 10 KO’s) and Williams (16-2-1, 3 KO’s) will meet inside of the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock, Ar. on Saturday night, Aug. 20, with the IBF/USBA lightweight belt on the line.

It’s a very interesting clash of styles featuring two fighters on different career runs. Ganaway has won three straight, including winning the vacant NABF junior welterweight belt in his last appearance, a ninth round stoppage over previously once-beaten Karim Martinez in Dallas in May.

Williams dropped his last fight, suffering a ten-round unanimous decision loss to former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa over ten rounds this past December, but gave a solid account of himself. Williams’ only other defeat was a decision loss to reigning IBF lightweght titlist Rances Barthelemy in 2012.

Ganaway was seen putting some finishing touches on his camp on Monday afternoon inside of Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas. Check below for a closer look and stay tuned for a video highlight as well.

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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