Via Vince Dwriter: After spending a two-year break from the competition, super-middleweight contender Steven “So Cold” Nelson (17-0, 14 KOs) is set to return to the squared circle in his hometown in the underdog bout. BLK Prime Terence Crawford versus David Avanesyan, as he will face James Ballard (10-4, 3 KOs) at CHI Medical Center on December 10.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Steven Nelson grew up with Terence Crawford, but he didn’t get into boxing until he was 21 while serving in the military. Nelson wanted to use an alternative form of training to stay fit and boxing was his exercise of choice.
After two weeks of training, Nelson’s coach told him he had a natural talent, and soon after receiving a vote of confidence from his coach, Nelson began training full-time and competing. fight in the ring. He called Crawford to let his childhood friend know he was boxing, and when he got home they should fight, but Crawford told Nelson he wasn’t experienced enough to split. share the ring with him at that particular time.
When Steven Nelson came home to visit, he had a chance to fight Terence Crawford, and it was then that he realized the fact that there are many levels in the fighting game. After fighting Crawford, this experience spurred Nelson and made him work even harder in trying to reach Crawford’s level.
He made his professional debut in March 2016 by scoring a first-round TKO win over Billy Colon at the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas. From there, he went on to win sixteen consecutive victories.
The last time Steven Nelson competed in the ring was in September 2020, when he faced DeAndre Ware at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Paradise, Nevada. In the first round of the round, Nelson was aggressive with his stab, but the round was marked by a right-hand landing from Nelson that sent Ware’s knee to the ground.
Nelson decided on pace in the second half as he moved forward and delivered solid shots, but a head collision left him with a cut on his left eye. Four innings later, he was involved in another head-on collision, and unfortunately for Nelson, the headbutt left a second slash on the same eye.
With blood running down his face, Nelson felt a sense of urgency and as a result he began to increase his speed. He doubled his slit to get inside, and once inside, he unleashed a series of powerful blows to his opponent’s head and torso.
Near the end of the sixth inning, Nelson pinned Ware to the rope, and he continued to deliver powerful hits until the referee intervened to halt the contest. Shortly after the TKO win over Ware, an unfortunate event occurred when Nelson tore his heel during practice.
Now, after recovering from injury, the 34-year-old tennis player is ready to return to the ring. He has big plans for his career in 2023, but first, he has to perform for his hometown fans in Omaha, Nebraska, as part of the Crawford-Avanesyan event, on the cards. BLK Prime’s first major professional boxing.
Steven “So Cold” Nelson has endured a bit of adversity on his part due to injury, but he is now fit and ready to show the world that he is a worthy competitor in his weight division. me.
“It has been a long time since I have been in the ring, and I am very happy to be back performing in front of my hometown. It will be a great night like a star of my city. It sounds cliché, but I’m definitely better than when I left because I feel like I’ve been reborn. I had time to refocus, and the break left me yearning to climb to the top again.”