Frankie DeAlba eyeing big fights but must get by Israel Suarez April 18 in Allentown, Pa
ALLENTOWN, PA (APRIL 14, 2014)–On Friday night, April 18, Kings Boxing Promotions will present a big Pro-Am card that will be headlined by rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie DeAlba taking on Israel Suarez in the 8-round main event.
DeAlba of Reading, PA has won 9 consecutive fights and is unbeaten in 13 that has raised his mark to 11-1-2 with 4 knockouts.
During the streak he has defeated two undefeated fighters in Benjamin Burgos and Andrew Bentley. On November 30, he scored a thrilling 4th round stoppage over Osnel Charles. In his last bout, DeAlba is coming off an 8-round unanimous decision over Chazz McDowell on January 25 in Bethlehem, PA.
“My training has gone great. I know a lot of people say this but this really has been my best training to date,”said De Alba
“I just work harder and harder and I am ready to go.”
Suarez of Luguillo, Puerto Rico has a record of 4-3-2 with 1 knockouts.
He has been matched tough as he has faced four undefeated opponents and has wins over Omar Pena (2-0-1) and Fauris Capellan (1-0) and in his last bout he fought a majority draw with highly regarded Frankie Trader (10-1) on February 7.
Despite that modest record, De Alba knows that he could be in a battle with Suarez.
“I know he had a draw with Trader. Trader is a good prospect. Suarez is from Puerto Rico and they are tough fighters. I know it’s going to be a good fight.”
De Alba knows that 2014 is a moving year to get him position for big fights and he is looking forward to the process.
“I know by the end of the year I should be fighting for some small title. I just continue to work hard. I know because my name is getting out there that a lot of fighters want to end my streak.”
By 2015, De Alba will be ready for the big names of the division and has set his sights on a particular former world champion.
“I fight whoever they put in front of me. I see some guys with big records like Juan Manuel Lopez. I know I can beat him but I will continue to fight whoever they want me to fight. I just want to thank my team. My manager Marshall Kauffman and my trainer Anibal Adorno. The hard work will pay off,” finished De Alba
In four round bouts:
Pat Kehoe of Reading, PA will make his pro debut against Shawn Sutton (0-1) of Norristown, PA in a Welterweight bout.
Super Bantamweight bout, Luis Acevedo (0-0-1) of Bethlehem, PA will take on an opponent to be named.
Robert Ramos (1-2, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will fight Benjamin Burgos (1-6, 1 KO) of Mount Pocono, PA.
Miquel Martinez of Reading, PA will make his pro debut against Danny Lugo (2-6) of Harrisburg, PA in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
In the amateur bouts, there will be five female bouts.
Catarina Lentini of Bethlehem will fight Elizabeth Morris of Pttsville in an 132 lb. bout.
Yesenia Torres of Reading will take on Marissa Mills of New Jersey in a 138 lb. bout.
Jasmin Torres of Reading will square off with Samantha Veresey of Bethlehem in a 138 lb bout.
Kaliah Vasquez of Reading will tangle with Angelita Rodriguez of New Jersey in a 88 lb fight.
Kayla Hracho of Reading will fight Brookes Shilling of New Jersey in a 126 lb fight.
In the lone male fight, Kevin Garcia of Phoenixville will take on Jay Morales of Bethlehem in an 141 lb novice contest.
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