PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2014) – On Tuesday, Nov. 25th, undefeated super middleweight contender Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster will headline the third installment of Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
While Parx Casino joins the event as a title sponsor, Tuesday Night Fights will once again take place at 2300 ARENA, 2300 S. Swanson Street in South Philadelphia, and NOT at Parx Casino.
Derrick Webster, 17-0, 8 KOs
Webster, a 6-foot- 4 Glassboro, N.J., resident who owns an impressive 17-0 record with eight knockouts, will take on Obodai Sai (23-1, 17 KOs) of Ghana. Webster, who will compete in his fourth fight in 2014, is coming off a six-round, unanimous-decision win over Michael Gbenga on May 30. Sai currently resides in Washington, D.C., and is a former Commonwealth British Empire light middleweight champion with a seven-fight win streak.
In the co-main event, Philadelphia super bantamweight Antonio Dubose (6-0, 2 KOs) takes on Arturo Santiago (7-9-1, 4 KOs) of Puerto Rico.
Presented by Joe Hand Promotions and D and D Management Team, Parx Casino Tuesday Night Fights showcases both amateur and professional fighters from boxing gyms throughout the Philadelphia area.
The November 25 card will feature five professional fights, including the return of fan favorite Avery Sparrow (2-0, 1 KO), who delivered a devastating knockout in his last performance at 2300 Arena. Sparrow takes on Jesus Lule (6-9, 1 KO) of Fort Myers, Fla., in a four-round featherweight bout.
Also, two four-round welterweight pro bouts will feature Jerome Conquest (1-0) and Blair Cobbs (3-0, 3 KOs), both from Philadelphia. Conquest will face Piotr Apostle (1-0) of Atlantic City, N.J., while Cobbs squares off against Julio Sanchez (1-0) of Houston, Texas.
Seven national champions from across the country, including National Golden Gloves champ Christian Carto of Deptford, NJ, will be featured on the amateur card. Carto, who has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics, faces a very tough 114-pound challenger in Jordan White, an eight-time national champion from Landover, Md.
Tickets are just $20 for students showing ID at the door, $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seats. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-364-9000 or online at www.2300Arena.com and Wanamaker Entertainment.
Formerly called the Alhambra Arena, 2300 Arena is located at 2300 South Swanson St., in South Philadelphia and plenty of parking is available.