BUSY PENNSYLVANIA CARD SET FOR FRIDAY
Press Release: This Friday night, at Harrahs Chester in Pennsylvania, Naim Nelson, Emanuel Taylor, Jesse Hart, Todd Unthank-May and Mark Rideout will put their talents on display under the guidance of managers Doc Nowicki and Dave Price.
Nelson (7-0, 1 KO) takes on Victor Vasquez (15-6-1, 7 KOs) in the ten-round main event which will be for the Pennsylvania State lightweight championship. Taylor (14-1, 10 KOs) will take part in a six-round junior welterweight bout when he takes on [the smaller] Humberto Toledo (41-8-2, 25 KOs). U.S. Olympic Trials winner Jesse Hart (2-0) takes on Lekan Byfield (2-1-1) in a four-round super middleweight bout. Unthank-May (4-0) battles Teneal Goyco (4-3-1) in a four-round light heavyweight bout. Rideout (1-0) will battle Lonnie Kornegay (1-6-2) in a four-round heavyweight affair.
The rest of the card will feature, Julio DeJesus (5-3-2) of Chester, PA taking on Gabriel Diaz (1-1-1) of Philadelphia in a four-round junior welterweight bout; Alex Barbosa (3-0) of Philadelphia battles Arthur Parker (1-7) of Lancaster, PA in a four-round bantamweight bout; Dan Grafton (1-0) will box debuting Aaron Braxton of Maryland in a four-round heavyweight bout; and Edson Soto and Josue Rivera will square off in a four round welterweight bout between pro debuters. Also Wahib Raheem (3-0) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a four-round lightweight bout.
The entire show will be streamed LIVE on www.gfl.tv beginning at 7:30 pm eastern Tickets can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop or on http://www.webtix.net/.
Alfred “Doc” Nowicki a successful businessman born and raised in Philadelphia has always had a love for the sport of boxing. Doc says “I love boxing and I love helping people so managing boxers allows me to be involved with both”. Doc began managing fighters over 15 years ago. In 2005, he was introduced to welterweight Mike Jones and bantamweight Teon Kennedy. Doc carefully managed their careers allowing both fighters to fight for world championships in June of 2012. While both fighters fell short of reaching their goals, they are currently in position to earn larger paydays and to compete once again at the highest level of boxing.
Dave “Pastor Dave” Price has been an entrepreneur for the past 22 years and a Senior Pastor the last 3 years. At the age of 8 he watched the movie Rocky and has been hooked on boxing ever since. He had a brief amateur and professional career but really blossomed when teaching others. As a coach of a local gym in Philadelphia he traveled to several national tournaments, meeting talented boxers in need of representation. Dave has been involved with managing boxers for over 3 years and says “I have always loved the sport of boxing and I am so glad that I am able to help others reach their full potential”.