Peltz Boxing Promotions presents
unbeaten Philadelphia USBA & NABA Super Bantamweight champion
Teon “The Technician” Kennedy, 17-0-1 (7), defending his NABA
title against his No. 7 contender Alex Lopez, 21-2 (7), of Mexico,
over 12 rounds at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ, Saturday night!
In Kennedy’s last fight in March he
defeated previously unbeaten Jorge Diaz in his second defense of the
USBA super bantamweight title at Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City.
It was the fight of the night! Diaz holds a decision win over Lopez
back in March of 2010.
Kennedy won the vacant NABA title in
September of 2010 and will be making his first defense against Lopez.
He has won 4 straight all in title bouts since a disputed draw with
Lante Addy in September of 2009. His last 3 fights have been in
Atlantic City with this being his seventh overall.
“Looking real good in the gym and
we’re all hoping for the best. It’s going to be a tough fight
but we feel it’s a start toward a world title next year,” said
Doc Nowicki (co-mgr). Kennedy is ranked No. 3 by the IBF (only
behind No. 2, No.1 not rated) No. 14 in the WBA, No. 15 in the WBA
and No. 21 in the WBC.
The IBF champion Takalani Ndlovu (RSA)
has already defeated the No. 2 contender. Kennedy’s No. 1
contender Christopher Martin in the USBA rankings is also right
behind him in the IBF rankings. That may mean an upcoming
elimination match with Martin.
The 8 round co-feature is former 2007
Pan American Games champion Karl “Dynamite” Dargan, 9-0 (4), of
Philadelphia in the lightweight division against Juan “Nito”
Suazo, 8-4-3 (5), of Tucson, AZ. It will be the first 8 rounder for
Dargan and also his first Atlantic City appearance. In June Suazo
drew with Gabriel Tolmajyan, then 10-1.
In a 6 rounder Cuban Yordenis Ugas, 8-0
(4), of Miami, FL, is coming off a win in Philadelphia in June and
will meet Fernando Rodriguez, 6-4 (3), of Dallas, TX, in a
welterweight match-up. Ugas is trained by former 2-division world
champion John David Jackson.
Local popular super middleweight
Derrick Webster, 9-0 (6), of Glassboro, NJ, will meet Romaro “The
Saint” Johnson, 11-3-1 (6), of Cleveland, OH, over 4 rounds.
Webster is a tall southpaw with a good amateur background. This will
be his toughest opponent yet in Johnson who lost a majority decision
to then 10-0 Daniel Edouard, and split decision to Joe Rayburn, then
11-2. His other loss in his last fight was in the twelfth and final
round to Alfonso Lopez, then 20-0, and the last opponent of Kelly
Pavlik. Johnson has defeated Jose Spearman, then 21-5-2 and Blake
Prevost, then 15-1-1, in 2010.
Featherweight Camilo Perez, 4-0 (3), of
Carolina, PR, will be making his second start in Atlantic City,
opposing James Owens, 4-5 (2), of Milwaukee, WI, who after winning
his first 4 fights lost to 5 opponents with a combined record of
26-1-1, after defeating a 6-1-1 opponent in his last win. This is
scheduled for 4 rounds.
Philadelphia’s cruiserweight Pedro
Martinez, 5-4 (3), is being matched with Elvin “KoKo”Sanchez, 4-1
(3), of Paterson, NJ, to whom he lost to in October of 2010. It was
the last time both fought.
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