NAIM NELSON TO TAKE ON RYAN BELASCO FOR PENNSYLVANIA LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ON AUGUST 23RD AT THE VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT
VALLEY FORGE, PA (JULY 15, 2013)—On Friday night August 23rd, Kings Boxing Promotions presents a big night of boxing at the beautiful Valley Forge Casino Resort.
In the main event, undefeated Pennsylvania Lightweight champion Naim “The Dream” Nelson takes on Ryan Belasco in a bout scheduled for ten rounds and will be contested for Nelson’s Pennsylvania Lightweight title.
Nelson of Philadelphia has a record of 10-0 with one knockout and has been a pro since 2011.
The twenty-three year old won the Pennsylvania State title with a thrilling ten round unanimous decision over Victor Vasquez. Since that fight, Nelson has a unanimous decision over Osnel Charles and his last bout, Nelson scored a eight round unanimous decision over veteran Georgi Kevlishvilli on March 15th at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
Belasco of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 18-5 with three knockouts.
The 29 year-old turned pro in 2006 and has faced all of the top Lightweights in the area.
He owns a 7th round stoppage over Vasquez; a six round unanimous decision over Jesus Barbosa.
Belasco is on a four fight winning streak which includes his most recent outing where he scored a six round split decision over Bryne Green on February 8th which avenged an earlier split decision defeat to Greene.
In the eight round co-feature, WBA number-thirteen ranked Heavyweight Travis Kauffman returns in a scheduled eight round bout against Maurenzo Smith.
Kauffman, who was a decorated amateur turned pro in 2006 and has amassed a record of 24-1 with 18 knockouts.
Kauffman won his first eighteen bouts and had quality wins over Malachy Farrell; Livin Castillo and William Shahan.
After suffering his only blemish where he was controversially stopped by Tony Grano, Kauffman, 27 years-old has won six in a row. He has wins over Chris Koval and former world title challenger Ross Thompson. Kauffman is coming off a second round stoppage over Willie Perryman on February 8th.
Smith of Houston, Texas has a record 11-6-2 with eight knockouts.
Smith has wins over undefeated Robbie McClimans and veteran Hector Ferreyro.
He is coming off a third round stoppage defeat to Tor Hamer on May 15th. The combined record of Smith’s last four opponents is 62-2.
A packed undercard will see Frankie De Alba (8-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Reading, PA taking on Osnel Charles (9-6-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City in a six round Lightweight bout.
In a eight round Middleweight bout, Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-1, 12 KO’s) of Bridgeport, PA takes on George Rivera (13-8-1, 4 KO’s) of Charlottesville, VA.
Lamont Capers (1-2) of Hawley, PA fights Kamarah Pasley (6-6, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a four round Cruiserweight bout.
In a four round Lightweight Sultahn Staton (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Joseph Ahaamid (0-1) of Philadelphia
Damon Allen (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $125 for VIP; $75 for Ringside and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased at:
440 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19601
610 587 5950
714 West Marshall Street
610 275 3609
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