2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Steve Cunningham TKO 7 Natu “The Truth” Visinia
Edner Cherry TKO 2 Osumanu Akaba
DeCarlo Perez TKO 5 Tyrone Brunson
Victor Vasquez UD 6 Gerald Smith
Anthony Prescott UD 4 Anthony Abbruzzese
Darryl Gause UD 4 Ryan Bivins
Philadelphia, PA- Osumanu Akaba, of Ghana, who had a nine-fight knockout streak snapped in his most recent fight, steps in against Edner Cherry in a 10-round junior lightweight contest on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
Akaba replaces Jerry Belmontes, of Corpus Christi, TX, who injured his right wrist in training last Thursday. Continue reading
Edner Cherry is not the only boxer frustrated with his career progress. Jerry Belmontes, who takes on Cherry in a 10-round lightweight fight on Saturday evening, Oct. 18, at the 2300 Arena here, knows the feeling.
The Cherry-Belmontes fight, as well as the 10-round heavyweight main event between Steve “USS” Cunningham of Philadelphia, and Natu “The Truth” Visinia, of Lakewood, CA, tops a seven-bout card at the 1,200-seat building at 2300 South Swanson Street. NBCSN will televise both fights, beginning at 9 pm EST. The seven-bout card begins at 6.30 pm. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA–He has not lost a fight since 2008, but junior lightweight contender Edner Cherry remains a fighter in limbo.
Few fighters understand frustration like Cherry, who gets a long-overdue nationally televised 10-round fight against Jerry Belmontes on Oct. 18 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. It will mark Cherry’s second fight in 2014 and only his third in the last 20 months. Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA: A little over a year ago super featherweight sensation Edner Cherry (31-6-2, 17 KOs) knocked out Vicente Escobedo in the sixth round at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and since then his fans have been anxiously awaiting his return to the ring; Friday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia that wait will finally be over when he takes on Rober Osiobe (14-8-4, 6 KOs).
Despite being only 31, Cherry, a native of Nassau, Bahamas now of Wauchula, FL, has 40 career professional fights. The majority of Cherry’s fights have been in his home state of Florida but he is excited to make his Philadelphia debut. He said, “I am looking forward to fighting in Philly. It has a great boxing history. I am just glad that it wasn’t a few months ago because being from Miami I couldn’t have handled being here with all that snow!”
Cherry has not lost since, Sep. 13, 2008 when he lost in 12 rounds to Timothy Bradley in Biloxi, MS. Edner is also currently on a three fight win streak. He and Eric Aiken had a no contest on Sep. 23, 2011 in Hollywood, FL. Since then, in addition to his knockout of Escobedo, we defeated Juan Carlos Martinez via majority decision in ten rounds on Apr. 14, 2014 in Cicero, IL and he defeated Guillermo Sanchez via unanimous decision in eight rounds on Feb. 24, 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Edner said he used this year off wisely by constantly working out. He said, “After the fight with Escobedo I took only one week off. After that I have been in the gym constantly since then. I never missed a full week. I was always at the gym for the whole year working Dan Birmingham in St. Petersburg, FL. I am ready to get back to it.”
His opponent, Robert Osiobe, 36 of Ughelli, Nigeria is trying to prove he still has what it takes to compete at this level after suffering three straight losses (an eight round split decision on Dec. 6, 2013 to Ashley Theopane, an eight round unanimous decision on Aug. 16, 2013 to Jamal James and an eight round unanimous decision to Mark Davis on Jul. 5, 2013).
Cherry said, “I want to thank Russell Peltz for bringing me on board and putting his trust in me. I want to thank my fans for supporting me. I am sorry for being off for a year but I am back. I am ready to fight.”
J Russell Peltz, Cherry’s Promoter, said, “Cherry has been off for one year but that is no reason for fans to forget about him. He could be the future of the junior lightweight division.”
St, Petersburg, FL (4/1/14) – Former World Title challenger, Junior Lightweight, Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry has teamed-up with 2-time Trainer of the Year, Dan Birmingham. Cherry has spent the last 10 weeks at Birmingham’s St. Pete gym.
“I’m so happy to be working with Dan,” said Chery after a recent workout. “I’ve learned a lot and have improved so much over the last few months.” Continue reading
Philadelphia, PA—Junior lightweight and lightweight contender Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
The 31-year-old Cherry, of Wauchula, FL, has not lost a fight in more than five years and is unbeaten in eight fights in that time span. A pro since 2001, Cherry has a record of 31-6-2, 17 K0s, and is on the verge of another world rating at 130 or 135 pounds. Continue reading