Devaun Lee to battle Obafemi Bakari in battle of unbeaten’s This Friday night

This Friday night, November 21 at Resorts World Casino New York City, New Legend Boxing returns with a packed night of boxing that will showcase a 4-round Middleweight bout between DeVaun Lee and Obafemi Bakari.

In the main event, Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz (12-0, 6 KO’s) of Port Chester, New York will risk his undefeated record when he takes on Engleberto Valenzuelä (9-3, 3 KO’s) of Mexico in a Super Featherweight bout scheduled for 8 rounds.

Lee of Jamaica, Queens, New York is very focused on the bout with the undefeated Bakari.

“Training has been real good,”said the 27 year-old Lee, who is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision over Troy Artis on September 20 at the Resorts World Casino.

“I know my opponent was pretty good amateur and he won won his only pro bout.”

Fighting in his home borough suits Lee very well as this will be his 3rd appearance at the Resorts World Casino New York City.

“I enjoy fighting at home. I am very comfortable. There is nothing like fighting in your home neighborhood because everybody comes out to support. On Saturday night, I am looking to make the biggest statement I can. I am so happy to be fighting for Felipe Gomez. With him, I was a two-time New York Golden Gloves finalist.”

“I can not wait to fight on Friday night,” said the boxer who is known as “Unique.”

“All my fans will be chanting “YAS”, which stands for Young All Star.”

In a Ten round Bout:

Jonathan Maicelo (21-1, 12 KO’s) of North Bergen, NJ takes on former Lightweight champion Hector Velasquez (56-23-3, 38 KO’s) of Tijuana, Mexico in a Lightweight bout.

In six round bouts:

Treysean Wiggins (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Newburgh, NY will battle battle tested Jason Thompson (5-7-4, 4 KO’s) of New York in a Welterweight fight.

In a Jr. Welterweight bout, Chris Galeano (4-0) of Bronx, NY will take on Villi Bello (1-0) of San Pedro de Macrois, DR

Allan Phelan (6-2, 4 KO’s) of New York via Ireland will look for his 7th consecutive win when he takes on Angel Albelo (4-7-2, 1 KO) of Kissimee, Florida in a Super Featherweight clash.

In four round bouts:

Jose Miguel De La Rosa (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will fight Mack Babb (0-4) of Brooklyn, NY in a Welterweight bout.

In a Jr. Middleweight bout, Renan Ruiz (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will square off with Ismael Aulet (1-3) of Puerto Rico.

Former Irish Amateur standout Noel Murphy will make his pro debut against Anthony Smith (1-3) of Brooklyn in a Welterweight bout.

New Legend Boxing has tickets available, priced at General Admission $50, Reserved Seating $75, Ringside $125 and Ringside VIP $150 may be purchased by online at or by calling (718) 487-4474.

Resorts World Casino New York City is located 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, N.Y. 11420. Doors open at 6:30 PM, first fight starts at 7:30 PM.