Teon Kennedy and Carlos Vinan at Bally’s in Atlantic City Tonight
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Teon Kennedy and Carlos Vinan at Bally’s in Atlantic City Tonight
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (June 1, 2013)

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Peltz Boxing is running at Bally’s Event Center in Atlantic City Saturday night with two fighters who are known for their action styles! It’s been a year since Philly’s Teon Kennedy’s, 17-2-2 (7) title defeat by Cuban WBA super bantam champ Guillermo Rigondeaux who added the WBO title since. Kennedy is moving up two weight classes to meet Ecuador’s Carlos Vinan, 10-9-5 (2), out of Newark, NJ, in a 10 round super featherweight fight. Vinan is 3-0 in Philly against Philly fighters and 3-2-1 overall.

France’s then European lightweight champion Anthony Mezaache, was 9-0-2, going into his fight with Vinan in making his US debut when Vinan stopped him in the 8 th and final round in Atlantic City. For Vinan a loss challenging for the USBA title and a draw in his last fight in September of 2011 followed. Both need and will be looking for a win with Kennedy a slight favorite.

In an 8 round semi-final contest Camden’s Jason Sosa, 8-1-3 (4), has been 5-0-2 since his only loss and will be looking for the win and possibly challenge the main event winner when he takes on Philly’s Georgi Kevlishvili, 12-5 (3), originally from the country of Georgia whose last 7 opponents had a compiled record of 70-3-1. Majority and split decision losses have gone the other way since arriving from Russia in 2011. This should be an interesting super featherweight bout.

In addition there will be 6 other bouts scheduled for 6 and 4 with three unbeaten Philly prospects listed. Philly’s National Amateur champion Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 6-0 (5), in the super middleweight division will be taking on Thomas Turner, 3-3 (2), of Caldwell, ID, in a six. Hart is on a mission and not easy to match with his vast amateur record. Turner’s losses were to unbeaten fighters.

Philly’s Anthony Burgin, 3-0 (1), has a 1 st round knockout and a pair of shut out’s having never lost a round. He too has a good amateur record and will be meeting Nuwan Jayakody, 1-0 (1), from Sri Lanka who debuted in April in MD. This will be a super featherweight 4. Philly’s Sultahn Staton, 1-0 (1), takes on Sidell Blocker, 1-5-1 (3), of May’s Landing, NJ, whose opponents combined records are 13-1-1, with all but one unbeaten. Staton also had a successful amateur record.

Another Philly boxer is Fred Jenkins, Jr., 5-1 (2), up against Gilbert Alex Sanchez, 2-2 (2), of Camden, NJ, in a 6 round middleweight bout. Jenkins will be coming off his first loss a year ago and is looking to get back into the win column. Sanchez lost by majority decision in February.

Ismael Garcia, 4-0 (1), of Millville, NJ, is coming in late for this one with Alando Swain, 5-2 (1), of Trenton, NJ, who had his 5 fight win streak stopped in his last bout over a year ago. This all NJ fight should be a good one. Daniel Pasciolla, 0-0, of Brick, NJ, will meet Dante Selby, 0-0-1, of Philly in a heavyweight 4. First fight is at 7:30pm with J Russell Peltz and Brittany Rogers matchmakers.

Ken Hissner responds to all his emails at: kenhissner@gmail.com

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