Unbeatens face off 8/22 on ESPN2 in Nashville!
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (July 25, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
Bridgeport, Pennsylvania’s Harry Joe Yorgey 20-0-1 (9) will meet New Hampshire’s Jason LeHoullier 21-0-1 (8) in a IBF International junior middleweight title fight August 22nd at Nashville’s Sommet Center on ESPN2.

Both boxers are 30 years old and on paper there is little difference. LeHoullier has been boxing 17 months longer but Yorgey has had three 10 round bouts to his opponents one. LeHoullier has had one fight in the last 17 months and that was this past March in fighting a 10 round draw with Jose Luis Gonzalez on ESPN2. On that night Yorgey was supposed to be his opponent. Problems with his management caused a cancellation for Yorgey. This matter was finally brought to a head last month with the Pennsylvania commission allowing Yorgey to continue his career after three cancelled fights.

The common opponent for both is Martinus Clay whom Yorgey fought a 10 round draw with in November of 2006. This decision was avenged in his last bout in October of 2007 winning a 10 round decision. LeHoullier’s next to last fight was winning an 8 round decision over Clay in March of 2007. This bout with be for 12 rounds.

The winner of this bout is promised an IBF top 10 rating by Yorgey’s new promoter Banner Promotion’s who will be promoting this fight. They also promote the IBF champion Verno Phillips.

Tuesday night Yorgey held a press conference at the Bridgeport boro hall. He was invited into a council meeting by Mayor Micle. Yorgey showed off his new robe with the Bridgeport colors of burgundy and white with Bridgeport included on it.

”I have been waiting for this kind of opportunity since I was 5 years old,” said Yorgey. “Since January I have had a new strength and conditioning coach in Henry Racich,” added Yorgey. Racich will also serve as his trainer. “Harry’s power has improved immensely since January,” said Racich.

Ken at: kenhissner@yahoo.com

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