|Philly’s 10 and Under Unbeatens! (Top Ten Boxing Prospects)
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (July 31, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
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This writer normally does not interview boxers with less than 10 fights.
It’s been brought to my attention Philly has some really good
prospects with under 10 fights. The following will tell you something
about each one of these 10 Philly boxers of the future:
JULIAN WILLIAMS 9-0-1 (4): Julian is 22
and a light middleweight. He is managed and trained by Stephen
“Breadman” Edwards. Promoted by Gary Shaw. He trains at the James
Shuler Gym in West Philly. Only 2 of his fights have been in Philly.
His most recent fight the first in Atlantic City.
MIGUEL CARTAGENA 5-0 (3): Miguel is 19
and a bantamweight. Miguel fought 5 times over a 13 month period. He
was an outstanding amateur. He is managed by Moz Gonzalez and Eddie
Woods. His amateur trainer was Javier Varela who has brought in Bozy
Ennis for assistance. They train Miguel out of the Philly Rumbler’s Gym
in N. Philadelphia.
ANGEL OCASIO 6-0-2 (1): Angel is 22 and a
lightweight. After winning his first 6 fights Angel fought back to
back draws with Jason Sosa. The last one was a main event 8. He is
managed by Manny Ramirez and Kurt Wolfheimer. He is trained by his
father “Papo” Ocasio and trains out of the Front Street Gym in N.
Philly. He is scheduled to fight August 31st in the PA Poconos.
JOEY “Polish Thunder” DAWEJKO 7-0-1 (4): Joey is 22. After 6 straight wins Joey fought ito a draw but won his
last fight in Atlantic City on 6/1. Short for a heavyweight he has won
amateur titles. He is promoted by Mario Yagobi of Boxing 360. He
trains at the Costello Gym in North Philly under Brian McGinley. He is
scheduled to fight August 18 at Bally’s Park Place in Atlantic City and
October 12th in Philadelphia.
NAIM NELSON 7-0 (1) (pictured above): Niam is a light welterweight. In his last fight he defeated Esteban
Rodriguez, 5-1-1 in Atlantic City 7/7. He is managed by Doc Nowicki,
Jim Williams and John Howell. Rory Bussey trains him at the Upper Darby
PAL Gym just outside of Philly.
JOHN MERCURIO 5-0 (4): John is 33 and a 6:04 heavyweight who dropped
30# after a year lay-off winning his last fight in May. Anthony Degalbo
is his trainer in DE County, PA.
TYRONE CRAWLEY, JR. 2-0 (0): The
“Butterfly” is 26 and a welterweight. He is the son of the former
lightweight title challenger Tyrone Crawley, Sr.. He is managed by
Brian Cohen. He trains at the Muhammad Ali Gym in North Philly. He was
20-0 as an amateur. Bozy Ennis and Crawley, Sr. are his trainers.
TODD UNTHANK-MAY 4-0 (2): Todd is 23 and a
light heavyweight. He trains at the Mitch Allen Gym in West Philly.
He is managed by Dave Price and Doc Nowicki of D&D Management.
Damon Allen, Sr. and Tommy Brooks are his trainers. He was 22-5 in the
JESSE HART 2-0 (2): This 23 year old is
managed by Dave Price and Doc Nowicki, D&D Management and promoted
by Top Rank. His father Eugene “Cyclone” Hart is taking over as trainer
for his professional career. This 2011 GG Champ and Olympic alternate
made his pro debut 6/1 on the undercard of Pacquiao-Bradley and came
back 7/7 in Atlantic city scoring his second 1st round KO.
SAUD CLARK 2-0 (2): Saud is 20 and a
welterweight. He is managed by Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods. He is
trained by Milton Santiago and mainly trains at the 10th Round Gym in
Bucks County. His amateur record was 68-6.
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