Narh In Tune Up For Palyani

Youngstown, OH—Hard-hitting Ray Narh, of Pittsburgh, PA, knocked out veteran Justo Sanchez, of Howell, UT, in six rounds Friday, Oct. 20, at the Chevrolet Center. The 28-year-old Narh used the match as a warmup for his Nov. 17 bout at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia, PA, where he and unbeaten lefty Ramazan Palyani meet for the vacant Pennsylvania lightweight championship..

Narh’s record now is 19-1, 16 K0s, including an eight-round decision last May 5 over California’s Steve Quinonez in Cathedral City, CA.

CN8 will televise the Palyani-Narh fight on delay (Nov. 18, 7 pm) to more than nine million homes from Maine to Virginia and parts of Washington, DC.

Palyani, 33, recently returned to Philadelphia from Georgia in the former Soviet Union where he scored three knockouts in a span of 51 days against fighters with a combined record of 46-2-1. Palyani had boxed a 12-round draw with The Ring magazine’s 10th-ranked lightweight David Diaz, of Chicago, IL, on Dec. 10, 2005, in Rising Sun, IN.

A pro since 2001, Palyani, a lefty, is 14-0-1, 8 K0s.

The Nov. 17 card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., and Joe

Hand Promotions, in association with Hooters. The New Alhambra is located at Swanson & Ritner Streets, next to Forman Mills, in South Philadelphia.

Tickets priced at $35, $45, $50 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. (215-765-0922) or at

Article posted on 23.10.2006

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