Teretha Jones and a host of friends and family could have easily watched Saturday night’s 154-pound championship bout on SHOWTIME like millions of other fans. But there was no way any of them wanted to miss a once-in-a-lifetime event in person.
Jones’ son, Terrell Gausha, will fight Erislandy Lara at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. And thanks to a chartered bus that will travel from Cleveland to Brooklyn, Gausha will get the chance to share his moment with supporters from his hometown.
Lara vs Gausha Fight Live
“We’re really excited,” Jones said about the more than 50 fans who will ride the charter from Cleveland to Brooklyn. “We’re going to support Terrell and we weren’t going to miss sharing this night with him. The excitement is overwhelming.”
A victory by Gausha, a Glenville High School grad, would bring the first boxing title to Cleveland since Mickey Bey lost the IBF lightweight title to Rances Barthelemy in June of 2016. Gausha vs. Lara is the main event on a night of three championship fights.
“He’s got to bring [the title] home,” Jones said. “Winning the title would fulfill Terrell’s dream.”
Showtime in Cleveland
A SHOWTIME live televised night of boxing — ShoBox: The Next Generation — comes to Cleveland at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Masonic Temple (3615 Euclid Avenue) in a card that features locals Yuandale Evans, 2016 Olympian Charles Conwell Jr., Isaiah Steen and former world champion Willie Nelson.