News: Spadafora vs White; Nakash vs Gomez; Lundy vs Sanchez

PITTSBURGH (September 21, 2009) -- Former IBF lightweight champion PAUL “The Pittsburgh Kid” SPADAFORA, who returns to the ring for the second time in three months, will face JERMAIN "Too Sweet" WHITE in a 10-round junior welterweight bout at Heinz Field-VIP Tent in Pittsburgh (100 Art Rooney Drive), the home of the Steelers. The Spadafora-White rumble will headline an all-action card, Wednesday, September 30. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m..

Promoted by Michael Acri Boxing Promotions, and sponsored by Eric Jackson Lurie Law Offices, remaining tickets, priced at $100 (ringside), $50 (reserved) and $25 (general admission), can be purchased at Exercise Warehouse Gym & Fitness Center (4042 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA / 412-621-1650), Mitchell’s Restaurant & Bar (304 Ross St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219 / 412-471-3663) and Blue Eagle Sports (726 Broadway Ave. McKees Rocks, PA / 412-331-4884)

White (17-3, 10 KOs), of Gary, IN., returns to the ring having won three of his last four bouts, the last two by knockout, including Ruben Galavan, a seventh-round TKO victim. Spadafora went the 10-round distance against Galavan, the only common opponent White and Spadafora have on their professional resumes.

In his last fight, Spadafora (42-0-1, 17 KOs), of nearby McKees Rocks, Penn., served up a sixth-round TKO to Argentine strongman Ivan Bustos, on June 24, at the Amphitheatre in Station Square in a soldout Pittsburgh homecoming event. Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, the four-division world champion and Hall of Fame inductee, is once again running "The Pittsburgh Kid’s training camp in Indiana.

The undercard will also feature undefeated Pittsburgh prospects, lightweight Rod Salka (8-0, 2 KOs), and heavyweight Paul Zalus (2-0, 2 KOs), against Ikem Orji (5-2, 1 KO) of Laurel, MD. and Ryan St. Germain (2-4, 2 KOs) of Elkhart, IN., respectively, as well as heavyweight Tommy Poe (1-0) of Neffs, Ohio, plus other bouts to be named soon.


PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 21, 2009)—Undefeated Cruiserweight Ran Nakash will take on Gary Gomez in the main event at The Legendary Blue Horizon on a big night of boxing on cancer Awareness night Friday night October 2nd.

The card is promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions and there will dedications to Cancer survivors and Cancer groups from the area.

Nakash of Haifa, Israel has a record of 20-0 with fifteen knockouts and is on the cusp of receiving a world ranking.

Nakash has become a fan favorite at The Legendary Blue Horizon as this will be his tenth appearance at The Blue (9-0, 7 KO’s including the last six being knockouts). Nakash is coming off a unanimous decision over Yavor Marinchev on August 8th in Israel.

In his last Blue Horizon start, Nakash scored a seventh round stoppage over Dave Brunelli on April 3rd.

Gomez of Salt Lake City, Utah has a record of 18-10-1 with seven knockouts and has faced some of the top cruiserweights in the world.

Gomez, 35, has faced top contenders such as Felix Cora Jr. (10-0); He won the GBU Cruiserweight title with a sixth round stoppage over Michael Sams (12-0-3); He lost a very thin decision to Contender Season four runner-up Hino Ehikhamenor. Gomez then defeated undefeated Chad Van Syckle (18-0-2) and Rayco Saunders (14-3); Gomez then dropped a split decision to former cruiserweight king Arthur Williams (41-14-1) and a decision to Kenny Keene (49-3).

Gomez has dropped three in a row to very good competition that rising heavyweight Manuel Quezada (19-4) former Heavyweight contender Jeremy Williams (41-5-1) and in his most recent bout he was stopped in seven by currant Cruiserweight king, Tomasz Adamek (34-1).

In a six round Cruiserweight bout undefeated Jeremiah Graziano will make his Blue Horizon debut against an opponent to be named.

Graziano of Kansas City, Missouri has a record of 6-0 with all wins coming by knockout and will take on an opponent to be named.

After the disappointment of his opponent getting into a car accident AFTER the weigh-in on September 11th, Darrell Jones will get back into the ring in a four round Welterweight bout against popular Muhammad Tuba.

Jones of Philadelphia has a record of 1-0 with one knockout and has been out of the ring for thirteen months after scoring a third round knockout over James Wynn at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

Tuba of Nazareth made a very successful Legendary Blue Horizon debut on May 15th with a four round unanimous decision over Vincent Batteast and brings in a record of 1-3.

Fresh off his pro debut victory on September 11th, Joe Alonso of Bellmawr, New Jersey will take on debuting Vaughn Anderson of Philadelphia in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout.

Ryan Carson, who scored a very impressive knockout in his pro debut on August 8th in Atlantic City, will make his Legendary Blue Horizon debut as the Norristown, PA native will take on Jhovany Collado of Queens, NY in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

Collado, 2-6-2 with one knockout is the brother of undefeated Featherweight Joselito Collado.\

In a four round Jr. Welterweight bout, Oz Goldenberg of Israel will take on debuting Willie Davis of Philadelphia.

In a four round Jr. Middleweight bout, Ardrick Butler, 3-1 with one knockout of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named

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. 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


PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 21stTH, 2009)- THIS SATURDAY, September 26th at The Yesha Center in South Philadelphia, undefeated Jr. Welterweight “Hammering” Hank Lundy will take on forty-one fight veteran Justo Sanchez in a ten round battle for the UBC Jr. welterweight championship.

The show is promoted by Donna Cohen’s Bionic Bull Promotions.

Lundy of Philadelphia brings in a record of 14-0-1 with eight knockouts and is quickly becoming one of the top fighters in talent rich Philadelphia.

Lundy has received accolades for not only his lightning quick hands and fan friendly style but his willingness to take on all comers as evidenced by a recent stretch where he took on Darnell Jiles Jr. (8-0), Esteban Almarez (7-0) and Jason Cintron (10-0) within a five fight span.

Lundy is coming off a fifth round stoppage over Josh Beeman (4-3-3) on July 17th in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

“He is truly Mr. Excitement”, Lundy’s manager, Ivan Cohen said

“We offered this fight to undefeated guys such as Antonio Espinoza and big names that have recently fought for world titles and they turned it down because they know the skill level that Hank Possesses.”

Sanchez of Howell, Utah brings in a record of 17-23-1.

He has shared the ring with a litany of big name fighters such as former world champion Jorge Paez, world-title challenger Jose Santa Cruz, current WBO Featherweight champion Steven Luevano.

In his last bout, Sanchez dropped a six round unanimous decision to hot prospect Verquan Kimbrough on June 12th in Oregon.

The co-feature will be a battle for the UBC Inter-Continental Super Middleweight title as Dhafir Smith will take on Demetrius Davis in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Smith of Upper Darby, PA has a record of 21-19-6 with four knockouts but that doesn’t even begin to tell the story.

At just twenty-six years old, Smith has already fought some of the best fighters in the world between the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions.

Smith has fought Dennis Sharpe (13-0-1); Ian Gardner (12-1); Shaun George (8-0-1); Contender participants Max Alexander (2-0); Wayne Johnsen (8-0); Henry Buchanan (11-0); Smith went the distance with knockout artist Curtis Stevens (14-1); Smith was in with former US Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward (11-0), prospect Adonis Stevenson (10-0), a split decision loss to former world title challenger Kingsley Ikeke (23-3) and a loss to former Dominican Olympian Jerson Ravelo (18-3).

Smith has several big wins on his ledger over Harry Mayes (5-0); Kippy warren (17-5-2); Brandon Mitchem (25-4-2); Former Contender participant and world title challenger Jonathan Reid (34-6); Smith also has draws with Mike Paschall (10-0) and Former world title challenger Larry Marks (29-9).

Davis has a similar record of 19-15-5 with seven knockouts and the Washington, DC native has also faced top competition.

Davis holds wins over two-time world title challenger Tony Marshall, Darren Miciunski, Joseph Kiwanuka (25-2-2), and has a draw with undefeated Light Heavyweight Tommy Karpency.

A few of Davis notable defeats have come at the hands of Nick Rupa (13-0), former Contender contestant Tarik Salmaci, former world title challenger Bryant Brannon, Thomas Tate (34-5) and in his last outing he suffered a ninth round stoppage loss to Corey Cummings on may 29th.

Exciting featherweight prospect, Eric “Outlaw” Hunter (10-1, 4 KO’s) will appear in a scheduled six round bout.

Pedro Martinez (5-2, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Kevin Hood (5-11-1) of Coatesville, PA in a four round Cruiserweight bout.

Lakeysha Williams (9-14-3, 1 KO) will take on Belinda Lauracuente (23-25-3, 9 KO’s) of New York City in a four round Ladies Jr. Lightweight bout.

Dan Grafton of Philadelphia and Walter Tyler of New Jersey will make their pro debuts as theywill square off in a cruiserweight bout scheduled four rounds.

Natalie Brown of Mississauga, Ontario (5-1, 3 KO’s) will take on Rachel Clark 2-2-1, 2 KO’s) in a four round Welterweight bout.

The show will be streamed All over the world on on a tape delayed basis

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $75, $50 & $30 and can be purchased by calling 1-215-755-8155 or 1-302-543-3705. Door open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

the Yesha Center is located at 2308 Snyder Avenue

Article posted on 20.09.2009

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