Selah native’s homecoming fight headlines Legends Casino boxing event from legend Roy Jones Jr.

Fighters weighed-in ahead of Thursday night's event in Toppenish.

TOPPENISH, Wash. — Years of training under boxing icon Roy Jones Jr. are paying off when Selah native Andrew ‘White Lightning’ Murphy fights Isiah Jones during the co-main event at Legends Casino on Thursday, July 14.

Murphy, who is a graduate of East Valley High School, has won all five of his professional matches to this point—four of which came by knockout. This will be his first professional fight in the Yakima Valley—making a heartfelt homecoming for the rising talent.

Jones Jr., a Hall of Fame boxer who retired with a 75-9 record, has turned his attention to mentoring younger talent and presenting competitions for them to showcase their talent. In speaking with KAPP-KVEW, Jones Jr. said he was immediately drawn to the Selah star’s work ethic and passion for the sport.



RELATED: Yakima native MarJon Beauchamp drafted by Milwaukee in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft

For Murphy, a return to the Yakima Valley is about much more than visiting his old stomping grounds. This is the first time many of his family members will see him fight professionally—though his nerves aren’t shaken. The 22-year-old remains as confident as ever, drawing motivation from his faith and the young athletes in Selah who look up to him.

While he’s the most significant fighter for the community, an entire lineup of fighters is set to compete at the Legends Casino Event Center.

The main event is featured an undefeated fighter out of Houston, TX: Quinton Randall, who will face off against Ivan Pandzic; a California native who suffered his only career loss in 16 outings two fights ago.

Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster or in-person at Legends Casino. The action is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. and is being streamed online via UFC Fight Pass.


READ: Washington tribal casinos get final federal OK for sports betting