Tonight in Newark, New Jersey, world ranked junior middleweight MICHEL SORO will challenge local fan favorite GLEN “Jersey Boy” TAPIA in the 10-round main event at the Prudential Center and LIVE on truTV®, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
At stake will be Tapia’s NABO Junior Middleweight Title.
“This is a terrific opportunity for me, fighting Tapia near his home and on US TV” said the 27-year-old Soro. “I’ve trained very hard and had great sparring in Big Bear Lake, California at The Summit and I’m ‘more than ready’ to dethrone Tapia from his title.”
A native of Ivory Coast, now living in Lyon, France, Soro carries a record of 25-1-1 (15KO’s) into his second U.S. nationally televised bout. On July 25, 2014, he fought to a 10-round majority draw with Antoine Douglas in a fight telecast on Showtime.
“I know these opportunities are not easy to come by but I’m very motivated to beat Tapia and show boxing fans that I’m a world caliber fighter.”
“For Michel this is a terrific chance to show the boxing world that he belongs with the names at the top of the junior middleweight division,” said MICHAEL KING of KING SPORTS. “He had a couple early knockout victories in France this year and we feel he’s ready to win tonight.”
Fighting out of Jersey City, New Jersey, the 25-year-old Tapia, 23-1-1 (15KO’s), is riding a three bout winning streak, most recently stopping Daniel Dawson in the third round on March 7.
ABOUT KING SPORTS
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