Philly Opens 2012 with 3 Boxing shows in January! By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 5, 2012) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
The City of Brotherly Love has 5
promoters in 3 different locations doing shows in Philadelphia in
January. This is good news for local boxers to start the year off
right with hopes of a more active 2012!
Greg Robinson’s Power Productions
returns January 13th at the National Guard Armory, in NE
Philly. It looks like a very interesting card has developed.
Philly’s Farah Ennis, 17-1 (11) who won the NABF super middleweight
title the end of 2010 but lost his only bout in 2011 stopping his 17
fight unbeaten streak is returning against Grover Young, 5-4-1 (2),
of TN, whose non-winning bouts were all against unbeaten fighters.
This is the scheduled 8 round main event.
There are 9 other bouts currently
scheduled by matchmaker Renee Aiken at this time. The co-feature
will have Angel Ocasio, 6-0 (1), of Philadelphia against Camden, NJ,
Jason Sosa, 4-1-1 (1), matching to top prospects in a 6 round
lightweight match-up. Another 6 round interesting lightweight match
has Tim Witherspoon, Jr., 6-1-1 (2), against Tevin Farmer, 3-2-1 (1),
both from Philly.
In other 4 round bouts there will be
former amateur star Miguel Cartagena, 3-0 (2), Brian Donahue, 1-1
(0), and Todd Unthankmay, 1-0 (0), all from Philly. Out of state
boxers will include Jaywon Woods, 8-1-1 (5), of Danville, VA, John
Lennox, 8-1 (4), of Carteret, NJ, John Thompson, 3-0 (1), of Newark,
NJ, and Jerren Cochran, 4-0 (3), of Alexandria, VA, featured.
On January 21st, the
combination of Peltz Boxing, Main Events and Goosen Tutor over US
Versus which is NBC Networks first of 4 scheduled shows, with this
one at the Asylum Arena, in South Philly. J Russell Peltz and
Brittany Rogers will be doing the matchmaking. It seems like a big
time main event with former WBO heavyweight champion Siarhei
Liakovich, 25-4 (16), of Belarus, now living in Scottsdale, AZ,
taking on top contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers, 36-2 (18), of
Philly, returning to action since his last bout defeating Derric
Rossy in February of 2011. This is scheduled for 10 rounds.
The co-feature 10 round light
middleweight bout will have Philly’s Gabriel “King” Rosado,
18-5 (10), against Mexican Jesus Soto Karass, 24-6-3 (16), of Los
Angeles, CA, who is coming off a pair of war’s with Philly’s
unbeaten Mike “MJ” Jones. This in itself could be a main event.
Philly’s “The New” Ray Robinson (pictured above),
12-2 (5), will be up against upset minded knockout artist Doel
Carrasquillo, 16-18-1 (14), who scored a pair of knockouts in 2011
over Shamone Alvarez, 21-4, in his last bout and earlier in the year
over previously unbeaten Denis Douglin, 12-0. This is a perfect
boxer against puncher match-up between welterweights over 8 rounds.
Contender Joel Julio, 37-4 (31), COL,
now out of Miami, FL, will meet Christopher “KO Kid” Fernandez,
19-14-1 (12), of Salt Lake City, UT, in an 8 round welterweight
match. There will be a pair of 6 rounder’s featuring Damar
Singleton, 8-0 (4), of Toledo, OH, against Cuban Sullivan Barrera 8-0
(6), of Miami, FL, putting their “0’s” on the line. Dominican
Jose Peralta Alejo, 6-1 (4), of Jersey City, NJ, will also be in a 6
while Naim Nelson, 3-0 (0), of Philly and Korey Pritchett, 1-1, of
Camden, NJ, will be in 4’s.
On the 28th of January Percy
“Buster” Custis, owner of Shuler’s Gym, will return with a show
at First District Plaza, 38th and Market, in center city
Philly. Headlining will be heavyweights with Philly’s Gerald “The
Jedi” Nobles, 26-1 (21), against former NBA cruiser champion Marlon
Hayes, 23-10 (11), of Newark, NJ, over 6 rounds. Nobles only loss
was to Nikolay Valuev by disqualification in 2004 with a
controversial finish. Hayes won the NBA title from Philly’s
William Guthrie in 2007. This will be Hayes first fight in the
Philly’s Dhafir “No Fear” Smith,
24-22-7 (4), conqueror of former champion Jeff Lacy, in 2011, will be
featured in a 6 round super middleweight match along with Philly’s
Frank Trader, 8-0 (2), in a super featherweight 6. In 4’s will be
Atlantic City’s exciting Althea Saunders, 2-0-1 (0), Philly’s
debuting Kareem McFarland, Alex Barbosa 1-0 (1), and in an all Philly
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