Bally’s Atlantic City & PA Convention Center in Philly, See action Saturday
Bally’s Atlantic City & PA Convention Center in Philly, See action Saturday
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (July 5, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
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Yes, it’s every boxing writer’s nightmare two shows in your area on the same night. It’s becomes tough when both promoters expect you at their show and both are well worth going to.

At Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ, Peltz Boxing will headline with Patrick Majewski, 18-1 (12), from Atlantic City, against Chris “the Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick, 15-1 (6), out of Cleveland, OH, in a 10 round middleweight match-up. This should be an explosive headliner. Majewski is always in a good fight and hasn’t fought at home in over 2 years so the fans will be looking for his return.

There will be 7 other bouts on the undercard with 4 bouts scheduled at 6 rounds featuring Philly’s light welter Naim Nelson, 6-0 (1) against Puerto Rico’s Esteban Rodriguez, 5-1-1 (1); DE cruiser Dan Biddle, 8-2 (5), against Philly’s Pedro Martinez, 6-5 (3), while Atlantic City’s Osnel Charles, 9-3 (1), takes on lightweight Raphael Luna, 4-5-1 (1), of Albany, NY, and Atlantic City’s Lavarn Harvell, 11-0 (6), in a light heavy match-up with Nigeria’s Mojeed Okedara, 9-5 (8).

In addition 3 bouts scheduled for 4 rounds features Olympic alternate Jesse Hart, 1-0 (1), from Philly taking on Steven Chadwick, 0-3, of Jacksonville, FL, former PA GG champ Mark Rideout, debuting in a heavyweight match with Randy Easton, 0-0-1, from Williamsport, PA, and a pair of debuter’s in Cherry Hill, NJ, welter Anthony Prescott against DeAndre Phillips from Philly. First bout at 7:30pm and J Russell Peltz always starts on time. Brittany Rogers will assist Peltz in the matchmaking.

At the PA Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, Percy Custis (Shulers Gym) runs with Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack, 30-4-2 (17), of Philly on top in a light heavyweight 8 against Sabou Ballogou, 8-5-3 (3), of Togo, out of FR, who had unbeaten Derrick Webster on the canvas recently this year and is a welcome return to the area. At this time there are a total of 12 bouts scheduled with several amateur bouts being presented. Custis figures around 8 professional bouts at fight time.

There will be 2 bouts scheduled for 6 rounds with Philly’s featherweight Eric “Outlaw” Hunter, 15-2 (8), against tough Jason Rorie, 6-15-2 (3), and Philly’s Dhafir “No Fear” Smith, 26-22-7 (4), against Bobby Jordan, 8-3-1 (4), of Norfolk, VA. In 4 round bouts there will be an interesting pair in Wahid Raheem, 3-0 (1), of Philly against Isaac Suarez, 7-1 (3), of Lancaster, PA, in a lightweight match, Tyrone “Butterfly” Crawley, Jr., 2-0 (0), Tim Witherspoon, Jr., 6-2-1 (2), an all Philly welter match with Saud Clark, 1-0 (1) against Kareem McFarland, 1-0 (1) featuring 2 top prospects, Orlando Lewis, 4-2 (4), Alex Barbosa, 3-0 (1), Corey Morley, Greg Jackson and Terrelle James also listed and subject to change.

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