QUEENS, NEW YORK CARD ANNOUNCED FOR SEPT. 16TH
Press Release: Next Monday, September 16th, in Queens, New York's Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens junior lightweight Mark Davis (17-0, 5 KOs) squares off against New Jersey's Carlos Vinan (10-10-5, 2 KOs). Super bantamweight Luis "Orlandito" Del Valle (17-1, 12KO's) faces Ira Terry (26-11, 16 KOs). Both bouts are scheduled for eight rounds.
The remainder of the card features former #1-rated US amateurs Shemuel "The Chosen One" Pagan (2-0) and Christopher "Golden" Galeano (pro debut). Pagan, a five-time Golden Gloves champion, takes on Calvin Smith (2-4) in a four-round junior welterweight matchup, while fellow NY Golden Gloves and National champion Galeano challenges David Rohn (1-0) in a four-round middleweight showdown.
Undefeated middleweight Lamar Russ is looking to improve his record to a perfect 14-0, when he takes on Latif Mundy (10-7, 4KO's), from Philadelphia. Russ, who recently served as one of the lead sparring partners for middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, is looking to crack into the middleweight world ratings in 2014, but he must first get by Mundy in their scheduled eight-round middleweight matchup.
Ryan Martin takes on an opponent TBA in a four-round junior welterweight matchup. A national champion with an outstanding record of 180-22, Martin is one of the best amateurs ever to come out of the state of Tennessee.
Also on the card are Travis Peterkin (8-0) and Heather "The Heat" Hardy (6-0). Both Brooklynites are scheduled to see action in separate six-round bouts. Light heavyweight Peterkin faces Michael Wilmer (4-6) and junior featherweight Hardy takes on Jennifer Scott (3-4). In just a little over a year, Hardy, who recently signed an exclusive promotional contract with DBE, has quickly become one of the most popular fighters throughout the entire NYC boxing scene.
Rounding out the card will be pro-debuting 2011 US Olympic Team Trials silver medalist, and the 2012 NY Golden Gloves heavyweight champion Joseph Williams squaring off against Joe Powers (1-1) in a four-round light heavyweight matchup. The Far Rockaway-native Williams got a late start to boxing, but has quickly progressed, and just missed out on the opportunity to represent the US in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The card is promoted by SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment and sponsored by SMS Audio.
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