|Devon Alexander and Peterson Brothers Featured at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Saturday
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (May 17, 2013)
Golden Boy Promotions is putting on 82 rounds of boxing at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Saturday! In the main event will be Devon “Alexander the Great” Alexander, 24-1 (13), of St. Louis, MO, defending his IBF welterweight title against No. 4 ranked Lee “Lights Out” Purdy, 20-3-1 (13), the IBF International and British champion over 12 rounds.
The co-feature will have at #141 a non-title bout between IBF light welterweight champion Lamont “Havoc” Peterson, 31-1-1 (16), of Wash. DC, against Lucas Martin Matthysse, 33-2 (31), of Bueno Aires, ARG, the interim WBC light welterweight champion over 12 rounds.
Former Olympian Shawn “Showtime” Porter, 20-0-1 (14), of Akron, OH, takes on Phil “Italian Sensation” Lo Greco, 25-0 (14), of Toronto, CAN, over 10 rounds in the welterweight division. Porter is the No. 5 ranked contender in the WBO while Lo Greco is the No. 13 and No. 12 in the WBA.
Anthony Peterson, 31-1 (20), of Memphis, TN, takes on Dominic Salcido, 18-4 (9), of Rialto, CA, in a 10 round lightweight bout. Thomas Williams, Jr., 13-0 (10), of Ft Washington, MD, takes on Otis “Triple OG” Griffin, 24-12-2 (10) of Sacramento, CA, over 10 rounds in the light heavyweight division.
Cesar Seda, 24-1 (17), of PR, takes on Miguel Tamayo, 14-5-2 (12), of MEX, over 8 rounds in the bantamweight division. Olympians Rau’shee Warren, 3-0 (1), and Robert Easter, 3-0 (0), of Cinn., OH, along with Jamel Herring, 2-0 (1), of Coram, NY, will be featured in 4 round bouts. Two UK boxers Haroon Khan, 1-0 (0), brother of Amir Khan, and Anthony Ogogo, 1-0 (1), will also be in 4 round bouts.
First bout is at 3:30pm and the main event at 9:00pm over USA Showtime!
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