Rising Bantamweight contender Elton Dharry (15-5-1, 9 KO’s) is very close to some big fights but he knows that he has to get past Antwan Robertson (9-9-1, 6 KO’s) in a scheduled 10-round bout at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, New York. The bout will headline The first ever Elton Dharry promoted card, this Friday night, August 1.
“Everything is going well in training, I have no complaints”, said Dharry.
Dharry knows that he will have a tough foe in front of him in Robertson. Robertson is generally durable and comes to fight and has a couple of quality wins on his resume over the likes of undefeated fighters Brandon Quintana & Brad Patraw.
“I have seen him fight. He moves some, he boxes some and he fights as well. It is nothing that I haven’t seen before. I have been boxing a long time and I will be ready for anything that he brings on August 1.”
Dharry has been one of the fastest rising boxers in the Bantamweight division as he has won 12 fights in a row. The fact that he has the right team behind him is all the difference in the world.
“Early in my career I had no one behind me. I took fights on short notice and was involved in fights that were bad decisions and because I took those fights on short notice, I did not have the proper preparation.”
Dharry has decided to take his career into his own hands and he formed his promotional company with the purpose of being able to enhance his own career and give other local fighters opportunities.
“I have to make my own opportunities and this is what I want to do. This is something that I am starting and it also gives me something I can focus on after boxing.”
With a win, there have been some title opportunities presented to Dharry but he is not looking past Robertson.
“My focus is on August 1. I know I have to win this and then I can focus on the bigger fights when the time comes.”
“This is for the fans. I hope they come out and support. They have not seen the best of me yet. I am a better and smarter fighter with each fight and I know the fans will get their monies worth on August 1.”
In a six round Super Bantamweight bout, Ryan Ramayya (1-0-2, 1 KO) of Queens, NY will battle Josh Crespo (1-1-2, 1 KO) of New Haven, CT.
Armin Mrkanovic (6-2, 3 KO’s) of Queens, NY will fight Brian Donahue (3-9-2) of Philadelphia in a 6-round Cruiser weight battle.
In four round bouts:
Mikkel Lespierre (5-0-1, 3 KO’s) of New York, NY will take on Kevin Womack (4-5-2, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Jordan Rodriguez will make his pro debut against Gabriel Braxton (1-4) of Georgia in a Bantamweight fight.
Elisa Collaro of Brooklyn, NY via Italy will make her pro debut against Rachel Vidal (1-2-1) of Oklahoma City, OK in a female Super Bantamweight fight.
Livingstone Joseph will make his pro debut against Juan Santiago in a Welterweight bout.
The show will be streamed live all over the on www.gfl.tv for $14.99
Tickets for this outstanding evening of boxing are $100 for ringside and $50 for General admission and can be purchased by calling Paul at 347-924-0845 or Rodney at 347-399-4808 and will be available on www.eltondharry.com beginning Friday, July 11.