A terrific night of action is rounding into place as Hard Hitting Promotions presents an eight-bout card THIS Saturday, October 6th at The 2300 Arena.
In the main event, undefeated heavyweight Darmani Rock (12-0, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia takes Pedro Julio Rodriguez of Miami, Florida, via Cuba in an eight-round bout.
Rock of Philadelphia, who was the number-one amateur heavyweight in the United States and former Youth Amateur champion, has a record of 12-0 with seven knockouts.
The 22 year-old Rock is a two-year professional who has a 1st round stoppage over Carlos Cotto (8-1-1) on his resume. Rock is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Marquis Valentine on July 20th in Sloan, Iowa.
This will be Rock’s 3rd appearance in Philadelphia.
Rodriguez has an impressive mark of 23-5 with 19 knockouts.
The 32 year-old Rodriguez is a n eight-year professional, who has defeated four undefeated fighters. Rodriguez holds a win over Andy Perez, who was 19-2 at the time.
Rodriguez is coming off a loss to Andrey Afonin on May 19th.
In the six-round co-feature, Jeremy Cuevas (10-0, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight Jerome Rodriguez (7-9-3, 2 KOs) of Allentown, PA in a lightweight contest.
Branden Pizarro (11-1, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on 24 fight-veteran Justin Johnson of Pittsburgh in a six-round junior welterweight fight.
Gadwin Rosa (7-0, 6 KOs) of Ocala, Florida takes on David Berna (16-5, 15 KOs) of Budapest Hungary in a super featherweight bout.
In four-round bouts:
Christian Tapia (5-0, 4 KOs) of Coamo, Puerto Rico fights Hector Marengo (7-13-4, 4 KOs) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in a lightweight bout.
Marcos Suarez (5-0-1,1 KO) of Bronx, New York battles Israel Suarez (4-6-2, 1 KO) of Luquillo, Puerto Rico in a lightweight bout.
Benny Sinakin of Philadelphia makes his pro debut against Alexander Lara in a light heavyweight bout.
Marcel Rivers (6-0, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.
Tickets available now! $50 GA , $70 Premium, $125 VIP +fees
Purchase Tickets online at hardhittingpromotions.com ; 2300arena.com or by calling 267.758.2173 as well as the 2300 Arena Box Office.
Doors 6PM – First bout 7PM
CAMERON DUNKIN’S NOW BOXING INKS #1 AMATEUR DAVID STEVENS
LAS VEGAS – October 1, 2018 – Cameron Dunkin’s Now Boxing has added another blue-chip prospect to its talented and expanding roster, with the signing of decorated amateur David Stevens. The 18-year old Reading, Pennsylvania native, is ranked #1 in the USA at 201 lbs, but will compete as a light heavyweight in the professional ranks. Stevens joins a very impressive array of fighters under the Now Boxing banner, including Jaron “Boots” Ennis, Brandun Lee, Christian Montano, Zsolt Daranyi, Carlos Sanchez, Brian Mendoza, Mikael Zewski, Kudratillo Abduqaxorov, Azizbek Abdugofurov, Joseph Bonas, Brian Norman, Breyon Gorham, Wesley Diana, and Mark Magsayo, among others.
Stevens is a 2-time National Junior Olympic Gold Medalist and frequently draws comparisons to his favorite boxer, Mike Tyson. He boasts among his accolades wins at the National Silver Gloves Championships and the Ringside World Championships.
Stevens is extremely motivated, dedicated, and committed to becoming a World Champion. Stevens is currently training at the East Reading Boxing Club under the guidance of Andres Acuna, and is expected to make his professional debut in the coming months.
“This is a huge signing for us,” said Cameron Dunkin. “Stevens is the best in the country in his weight class, and at 175 he has unlimited potential.” Dunkin, who is known for his ability to recognize world class talent, and has guided numerous world champions over the course of his career in boxing.
“We have some great talent in our stable,” said Dunkin. “I think boxing fans are going to really enjoy watching these guys come up through the ranks. We’ve been flying under the radar, but with David and the many other talented boxers we have, we’re to start getting our guys out there.”