Source: Ali Walsh, Ragan added to Oct. 23 card


The undercard of the Shakur Stevenson-Jamel Herring WBO 130-pound title fight has added some more intrigue.

Nico Ali Walsh will have his second professional fight and Olympic silver medalist Duke Ragan will both be fighting in State Farm Arena on Oct. 23 against yet-to-be-named opponents, a source told ESPN.

The 21-year-old Walsh, a grandson of Muhammad Ali, last fought on Aug. 14. He knocked out Jordan Weeks in the first round at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tulsa. Now fighting in Atlanta, he’ll be competing just miles from where his grandfather lit the Olympic torch to start the 1996 Games.

Ragan, who lost the featherweight gold medal match to Albert Batyrgaziev of Russia in Tokyo, will resume his professional career in Atlanta. He last had a pro fight in April, when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Charles Clark.

The 23-year-old Ragan (4-0, 1 KO), has been a professional for a little over a year.

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