WHPPIANY, NJ (March 14, 2013)—This Friday night at the beautiful Birchwood, Manor in Whippany, New Jersey Light Heavyweight contender Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriqi will take on Paul Vasquez in an eight round main event of a great night of boxing promoted by GH3 Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.
Muriqi of New York City has a record of 39-5 with 24 knockouts and he knows a win over Vasquez will put him on the road to a big a fight.
“I feel good and excited”, said Muriqi
Muriqi is coming off a fifteen month layoff but has had a good camp and is not looking past Vasquez
“I haven’t fought in a while and he has nothing to lose. I am excited to be back and especially to fight in front if my fans in the New York / New Jersey area”
Muriqi will look to get a big win and start the journey to a possible title opportunity with a specific titlist in mind.
“I do not know much on Vasquez. A win will hopefully keep me active which should get me a shot at the top guys and I would love to fight WBA champion Beibut Shuemneov.
That fight is the main event of a stacked card that will feature undefeated prospects and action packed fights
In what will most certainly be an six round Heavyweight slugfest, John Lennox (10-2, 5 KO’s) of Carteret, NJ will take on Patrick Farrell (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ
In a four round Jr. Welterweight affair, Danny Gonzalez (1-0) takes on Carlos Nieves (0-1) of New York
In a four round super featherweight fight, Glenford Nickey (1-0) battles Anolan Rigal (1-3-1) of Johnson City, NY
In a four round Welterweight, new GH3 Promotions signee, Anthony “Juice” Young (6-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ takes on Ronnie Jordan (1-1-1) of Ohio
In a four round Heavyweight bout, Tyrell Wright (1-0) of Jersey City, NJ will box Moses Marshall (0-0-1) of Springfield, MA
Popular Jr. Welterweight, Vinny O’Brien (3-2, 2 KO’s) of East Hanover, NJ takes on Anthony Smith (1-1) of Brooklyn, NY
Rounding out the card will be the pro debut of New York’s Ricky Edwards as he fights Moses Molina (1-3, 1 KO) of Bridgeton, NJ in a four round Lightweight bout.
Tickets are priced at $150 (VIP Ringside—which includes a cocktail hour and tickets in the 1st two rows—WHICH BEGINS AT 5:30); $100 Ringside and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased by going online at www.gh3promotions.com; www.eliteheatgym.com or calling Elite Heat Gym at 862-772-2532
The Birchwood Manor is located at
111 N Jefferson Rd Whippany, NJ 07981