Busy Boxing Weekend at Reading, PA and Millville, NJ
Busy Boxing Weekend at Reading, PA and Millville, NJ By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 8, 2012) Doghouse Boxing - Tweet
Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions returns to River Edge in Reading
where he has put on a series of shows in the past. His shows are always
competitive with or without the big names. This time he will have 6
bouts and an exhibition by former contender Harry “Lightning” Yorgey who
just scored a first round knockout in VA several weeks ago.
Main Event will feature unbeaten Grayson Blake, 5-0 (2), of State
College, PA, who has fought in Harrisburg, Reading, Bethlehem,
Philadelphia and Allentown. That’s 5 cities in 5 fights with a return
to Reading in a 6 round light middleweight bout against hard hitting
southpaw Robert “RJ Black Gold” Sockwell, 4-2-1 (4), of East
Blake’s biggest win was over previously unbeaten
Decarlo Perez, then 5-0-1, a year ago in Philadelphia. Sockwell had
his first 4 fights in AZ compiling a 2-1-1 record. His last 2 wins have
been by knockout with an August bout at Mt. Pocono the latest. Both
boxers are from an area near each other north of Philadelphia and it
should produce fireworks.
Cuban Olympian Yordenis Ugas, 11-1 (5),
a Cuban Olympian now fighting out of Miami, FL, who lost his last bout
in March will oppose Dedrick Bell, 7-15 (5) who in 22 fights has only
faced 4 boxers with losing records. He hails from Memphis, TN. This is
scheduled for 6 rounds in the light welter division.
Rico’s Frankie Santos De Alba, 4-1-2 (2), now out of Reading, who hasn’t
lost since his debut in PR faces Benjamin Burgos, 1-0 (0), of Mt.
Pocono, who won his debut last month in Philadelphia, in a 4 round super
Fan favorite Jeremy Stauffer, 7-2-1 (6), of
Reading, continues his return against another hard hitting opponent in
Elvin “KoKo” Sanchez, 5-2 (4), of Paterson, NJ, in a 4 round
cruiserweight match-up. Stauffer is a small cruiser while Sanchez who
scored a 1st round knockout last month in Philadelphia has always been a
cruiser. Someone will go in this one!
Charles Mack, of
Philadelphia will make his debut against David Warren Huffman, 2-8 (1),
of Milwaukee, WISC, in a 4 round welterweight match to round out the
card. First fight will be at 7:15pm.
Across the state to
Millville, NJ, will mark Thomas “Cornflake” Lamanna’s, 9-0 (5), home
debut on his birthday against Mexican Erik Hernandez Perez, 2-2-1 (1),
of Batesville, ARK, who drew in his previous fight in September with
Daniel Garcia, 10-7-1. This will be a 6 round light middleweight main
event at the NJ Motorsports Park, in Millville, NJ.
“I want to
thank Brad Scott and Carolyn Watson of NJ Motorsports for giving this
event an opportunity,” said Lamanna. “Cornflake” is a crowd pleaser
hoping to shine Saturday. There will be 5 other bouts featuring Jon
Bolden, 5-5 (5), of NY against Dennis Benson, 1-4 (1), of Norfolk, VA,
who after stopping a 4-1 boxer in his debut went the distance with 4
unbeaten boxers and is looking to return to the win column.
heavyweight Amir Shabazz, 1-0 (0) of Philadelphia takes on Abdellah
Smith, 1-3 (1) of Queens, NY. Light heavy Gilbert Alex Sanchez, 1-1
(1), of Camden, NJ, meets Nasser Abdel Malik, 1-0 (1), of Cary, NC, in a
4. Middleweight Antoine Douglas, 1-0 (1), of Burke, VA, meets Carlos
Lopez, of NY, in his debut. Moses Molina, 1-1 (1), of Bridgeton, NJ,
meets Joshua Nieves, 0-2 (0), of NY, in a super feather 4.