Juan “the Beast” Rodriguez Ready to Unleash at Mt. Airy Lodge Friday!
Juan “the Beast” Rodriguez Ready to Unleash at Mt. Airy Lodge Friday!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 31, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
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Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions will feature Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr., 9-0 (4), of Union City, NJ, at Mt. Airy Casino & Resort in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania in the main event in a rematch with dangerous Dontre King, 6-11-2 (2), of Cambridge, MD, in a 6 round light welterweight match. Diana Rodriguez will serve as matchmaker.

In February of 2010 Rodriguez took a 4 round decision over King. Later that year King drew with Juan Rodriguez, then 4-0. Not the same Rodriguez. King has certainly been in with the tougher opposition which is typical in boxing when you have a losing record. King has a 4-3 record in his last 7 fights. The overall record of his opponents is 43-8-2 plus 3 making their debut. Of these opponents 10 were unbeaten at the time. He defeated Julio Dejesus, 5-2-1, last November in Atlantic City, NJ. While opponents of Rodriguez overall are 14-32-5 with 1 making his debut, and none with a winning record. Other words, throw out the records. This should be a war!

The co-feature will be Tyrone Luckey, 4-2-1 (4), of Middletown, NJ, opposing late replacement Bryan Acaba, 3-0 (2), of Puerto Rico, now out of Brooklyn, NY. He is replacing Philadelphia prospect Angel Ocasio, 6-0-2 (1), reported to have come down with the flu. This is scheduled for 6 rounds in the lightweight division.

Heavyweight prospect Joe Cusumano, 4-1 (4), out of Virginia Beach, VA, has been training in Phoenixville, PA, for this bout against Taffo Asongwed, 3-11-7 (1), out of Montreal, Quebec, CAN. Those 7 draws were all with unbeaten opponents. In his last bout in June he scored a 4th round stoppage. All of Cusumano’s bouts have been in different states. He is under the guidance of the legendary Don Elbaum. The only loss on Cusumano’s record was a disputed hometown decision. This is scheduled for 4 rounds.

David “The Riot” Curiel, 3-0 (1), out of Paterson, NJ, takes on Emmanuel Medina, 2-1 (2), out of Qunicy, MA, in a 4 round light middleweight match. Robert Sockwell, 3-2-1 (3), of East Scranton, takes on Philadelphia’s Tyrell Boggs, 0-4, in a 4 round light middleweight match. In a 4 round female super featherweight match Liz Sherman, 3-2 (1), battles Tina Leadbetter, 2-4 (0), both out of Philadelphia. First bout at 7:30pm.

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