“Irish” John Duddy Takes On Billy Lyell in Newark April 24th
By Ken Hissner, DoghouseBoxing (April 22, 2009)  
The many fans of “Irish” John Duddy, 26-0 (17), of Derry, Ireland, will pour into the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on the night of April 24th to see their warrior go head to head with Ohio’s tough Billy Lyell, 18-7, (3)!

It will be the first time either has fought in New Jersey while Duddy will have his fans from New York coming in to see if their favorite fighter can regain his knockout power since his last four wins have been by decision. Lyell has been in with some heavy hitters himself, such as Luis “Yori Boy” Campas and James Kirkland. Though from the
town of Warren Lyell has fought out of the Youngstown area which is well known for their toughness. Both fighters have been in close fights with Campas.

Main Events has provided a supporting cast on the undercard worthy of top billing in most areas of the state with former IBF light middleweight champion Kassim Ouma, 26-5-1 (16) coming off a win over Martinus Clay who has sparred many a round with Ouma’s opponent Gabriel “King” Rosado, 11-3 (7), of North Philadelphia. Rosado has won 5 of his last 6 fights, with the most recent knockout victory April 4th in South Philly.

There will be a pair of 8 round bouts, with 4 top prospects matched early in their careers by matchmaker J. Russell Peltz that should have the fans on their feet well before the main event. Atlantic City resident Patrick Majewski, 9-0 (6), who is from Radom, Poland will fight the former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Jimmy Lubash, 13-1 (6), of Pittsburgh, who has won his last 10 bouts and comes from a fighting family. Majewski has been campaigning as a middleweight while Lubash has been in the super middleweight division.

Talk about coming from a fighting family, Jason Cintron, 10-0 (3), of Reading, Pennsylvania, and brother of former IBF welterweight champion, Kermit, was very impressive at the Blue Horizon in one of his recent bouts but will have his hands full with Philly’s “Hammerin” Hank Lundy, 12-0-1 (5), who has already predicted a knockout win in 3 rounds in this junior welterweight match. This will be Lundy’s first 8 round bout and Cintron’s second. Don’t let the kayo percentage full you for both fighters can bang.

In a 4 round cruiserweight match Jersey City’s Patrick Farrell, 1-0 (1) looks to continue his winning ways against Doug Bowling, 0-1-1nc, from Wooster, Ohio. South Korean lightweight, Sung-Dae Gang, 6-1 (2) will be making his US debut to round out the card.

A Fan Festival will be held 6:00-8:00pm at Entry Plaza, corner of Mulberry and Edison Streets. Doors will be opening at 8:00pm with tickets being purchased at the Box Office and TicketMaster at 201-507-8900.

Ken at: kenhissner@yahoo.com

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