Undefeated heavyweight contender Mike Balogun recently sat down with Triller Fight Club to discuss his journey from the NFL to the world of boxing. Balogun says he’s never lost a fight in his life — going all the way to middle school!
A college football standout for the Oklahoma Sooners before playing for six teams in the NFL, Balogun turned professional in 2014. In his first fight this year, he knocked out Keith Barr on April 10, 2021 in Vero Beach, FL.
Balogun goes up against Trey Lippe (also undefeated) at Triller Fight Club’s “Night of Heavyweights” on December 2.
Well-known in the sport as the son of former Heavyweight World Champion Tommy Morrison, Lippe-Morrison, popular for his stunning knockouts, has built a huge following since turning professional in 2014. On August 14, 2021, Lippe-Morrison saw his most recent action, a dominant victory over Don Haynesworth.
The event will be broadcast exclusively on TrillerFightClub.com and FITE through the TrillerVerz subscription package priced at $2.99 per month. TrillerVerz IV is the fourth event in the TrillerVerz series with the first three events each garnering over 5,000,000 unique viewers. TrillerVerz III saw a massive crowd at Barclays Center on October 17 witness an extraordinary VERZUZ battle between Brooklyn-based music legends Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One.
The co-main event in the “Night of Heavyweights” is a ten-round battle of undefeated, heralded contenders, Cassius “C.O.G.” Chaney, (21-0, 14 KOs), of New London, CT clashes with Bronx, NY native “Gentleman” George Arias, (16-0, 7 KOs). A college basketball player at the University of New Haven before turning to professional boxing, Chaney returns to action following a dominant ten-round decision over fellow contender Shawndell Winters on August 14, 2021 in Worcester, MA. On November 27, 2019, Chaney won the vacant World Boxing Council United States title with a third-round stoppage of Nick Jones. A native of the Dominican Republic, Arias hits the ring coming off a unanimous decision win over Joel Caudle on February 17, 2021. Prior to that victory, Arias defeated fellow undefeated prospect Gabriel Hernandez on October 24, 2019.