Boxing Returns to Wilkes-Barre April 11th for First Time since 1973!
By Ken Hissner, DoghouseBoxing (April 6, 2009)  
KEA Boxing under the guide of Andre Kut brings back boxing to the Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area for the first time since 1973 at the Woodlands Resort on April 11th. Headlining will be former Scranton heavyweight Jason Gavern, 16-5-3 (8) against Bernard “Bad Ass” Brown, 6-5-2 (3) of Baltimore, Maryland in a 6 round bout.

Gavern fought in Scranton in June of 2008 fighting to a draw with Zack Page. He then went to Germany and Switzerland splitting in a pair of bouts before his last outing when he defeated previously unbeaten Jim Emrick of
Butler, Pennsylvania in Kissimmee, Florida, where Gavern now calls home. Gavern is a former 2001and 2002 Pennsylvania Golden Gloves amateur champion. Brown made his debut in Dickson City in 1995 against debuting Ryan Poletti.

In another 6 round bout lightweight Antonio “Tony the Tiger” Espinosa, 9-0 (1) of West New York, New Jersey puts his unbeaten record on the line against Darrell “Tupac” Martin, 4-7 (1) of Baltimore, who upset Jules Blackwell, 8-1-2, in December by knockout at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. Espinosa made his debut in 2003 in Bushkill.

Popular Old Forge super featherweight Anthony Cusmano, 2-2-1 (1) returns to action against hard luck Emmanuel Roses, 0-4, of Philadelphia who has faced three unbeaten fighters so far. Lightweight Clinton B. Douglas, 2-2-2, of Philadelphia will face Raymondo Elliott, 0-1, of Baltimore. Light heavyweight Denys Lozada, 5-2 (2), of Nanuet, New York returns to action against Reshawn Scott, 1-2, of Philadelphia. Rounding out the card will be Julie Albanese making her debut. These four bouts are all scheduled for 4 rounds. Nick Tiberi is the matchmaker.

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