Abell vs Wheeler on April 11

Due to a suspension that had not been listed by The California Athletic Commission, / Jeremy Williams will not be able to take on Zack Page in the main event of a terrific night of boxing on Friday night, April 11th at The Legendary Blue Horizon..

Boxing fans—FEAR NOT

Promoter, Vernoca L. Michael and matchmaker Don Elbaum came up with a more then suitable replacement as Blue Horizon fan favorite, Joey “Minnesota Ice” returns to take on Maurice Wheeler of Philadelphia in a scheduled eight round Heavyweight bout.

Abell, 18-1 with seventeen knockouts will be back in the Legendary Blue Horizon ring after fighting three fights out of the United States.

Abell, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota built up a big fan base at The Legendary Blue Horizon due to his explosive knockout prowess. The 6’5” Abell scored five impressive knockouts at The Blue Horizon before suffering his lone, yet controversial setback when he lost via first round stoppage to Arron Lyons back on December 1st, 2006. Since then, Abell has racked up nine straight wins (eight by knockout) which includes two more vicious knockouts at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

The last time Abell stepped through the ropes at The Legendary Blue Horizon, he obliterated Levon Warner of Philadelphia in under a round as he scored two hard knockdowns which just added to his moniker as one of the hardest hitting heavyweights in the world.

Since the Warner fight, Abell made his second trip to Sweden and stopped Daniel Peret in two rounds.

In Abell’s last bout, he made his made his premium cable debut and scored a majority decision over previously undefeated Teke Oruh in St. Lucia.

That bout was seen all over the United States as the main event of the popular SHOWTIME boxing program SHO BOX: “The New Generation.”

Abell will be heading back to Sweden to take on Ratko Draskovic (28-7-2) on March 27th.

Wheeler, 10-11-1 with one knockout should prove to be a viable test for Abell

The Philadelphia native is a southpaw spoiler who can give any heavyweight problems and can pull the upset if Abell is not on top of his game.

Wheeler’s record does not tell the whole story as his defeats have come at the hands of some of the biggest names in the Heavyweight division such as undefeated Malik Scott; WBO mandatory Tony Thompson; undefeated Alonzo Butler ; U.S Olympian Jason Estrada; and former world title challengers David Tua & DaVarryl Williamson

Wheeler is coming off a fifth round stoppage loss to Adam Richards (19-1) last December 8th in Tunica, Mississippi.

An exciting under card is shaping for April 11th as Middleweight, Gee Cullmer of Philadelphia (13-1, 3 KO’s) takes on Anthony Little (7-10-1, 1 KO) of Akron, Ohio in a scheduled eight round bout.

Jr. Welterweight Steve Chambers (15-1, 4 KO’s) squares off with Jaime Morales (4-6, 2 KO’s) in a six round battle of Philadelphians.

Simon “One Punch” Carr (4-1-1, 3 KO’s) will be making his long awaited Legendary Blue Horizon debut when he takes on Jason Quick of New York (4-3-1, 3 KO’s) in a four round cruiserweight bout.

Mario Mina of New York will take on Pedro Calla of Peru in a battle of debuting Middleweights.

Anders Holmberg of Sweden will be making his professional debut against Andy Cornado (0-2) of Muskegon, Michiagan ina four round Heavyweight bout.

Kamarah Pasley (0-2) of Philadelphia will be making his 3rd consecutive appearance at The Blue Horizon when he takes on Jeremy Burnett (1-1) of Monroe, Michigan in a four round Cruiserweight bout.

Also scheduled to appear will be Jr. Welterweight Julias Edmonds (1-0) of Philadelphia, Lightweight Gearld Smith (1-0) of Philadelphia, Middleweight Will Butler (0-0) of Phoenixville, PA and Welterweight Calvin Goldwire (0-0) of Philadelphia against Opponents to be announced.

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Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500 or by logging on to Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA


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Article posted on 17.03.2008

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