A stacked ten- bout card has been finalized for this Friday night at The Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.
In the main event, three-time Olympian Anvar Yunusov takes on Jose Salinas in a scheduled eight-round super featherweight bout.
Yunusov, who competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics for his native Tajikistan, is now 5-0 with two knockouts as a professional.
The 31 year-old fights out of Philadelphia, and turned professional in 2017. He has registered his two knockouts in his last two outings with a 4th round stoppage over former contender Mike Oliver, and in his lat bout when he destroyed Angel Monreal in one-round on September 14th in Philadelphia.
Salinas of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has a record of 10-3-1 with five knockouts.
The 28 year-old Salinas is a six-year professional who has wins over undefeated Rafael Casas (2-0), and the highly regarded Dardan Zenunaj (12-1).
Salinas is coming off a loss to undefeated Erick De Leon (14-0) on January 27, 2017 in Studio City, California.
In six-round bouts:
Christian Montano (7-0, 6 KOs) of Houston, Texas takes on Paul Holley (6-1-1, 5 KOs) of Sarasota, FL in a light heavyweight bout.
Michael Coffie (4-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY takes on 68-fight Veteran Jamaal Woods of Forest City, AL in a heavyweight contest.
Joseph George (7-0, 6 KOs) takes on Josue Obando (16-24-1, 12 KOs) of Jalisco, MX in a light heavyweight bout.
Sebastian Fundora (10-0, 6 KOs) of Cochella, California fights Jonathan Batista (18-15, 11 KOs) of San Pedro, DR in a junior middleweight fight.
In four-round bouts:
Jeffrey Torres of Bethlehem will make his pro debut against Steven Lopez (0-2) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight bout.
Yeuri Andujar (1-0, 1 KO) of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic fights debuting
Haziz Self of Philadelphia in a featherweight bout.
In a battle of undefeated bantamweights, Alejandro Jimenez (3-0, 1 KO) of New Hope, PA fights Desmond Moore (1-0-1, 1KO) of Bethlehem, PA.
Ricky Nuno (2-1, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA fights Ashton Sykes (2-2) of Colombia, MD in a middleweight bout.
Undefeated light heavyweights get it on as Kendall Cannida (2-0) of Philadelphia battles Travis Toledo (2-0, 2 KOs) of Baltimore, MD.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Super Prospect Shoh Ergashev Brutalizes Ramsey with First-Round KO, Saturday in Chicago
Uzbekistani super lightweight Shohjahon “Shoh” Ergashev showed why he’s the new 140-lb fighter to watch in boxing last Saturday, November 10, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, as he destroyed opponent Zack Ramsey in the first round.
The current WBA International Super Lightweight Champion, Ergashev (now 14-0, 13 KOs), tore into Ramsey from the opening bell of their scheduled six-rounder, dropping him within the first 15 seconds with a right hand and finishing it at 1:09 with a thudding body shot.
Fighting on the undercard of the World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Tournament doubleheader Ergashev elicited “oohs and ahhhs” from the crowd with his brutal display of force. Former unified super lightweight and current welterweight champion Terence Crawford was among the impressed onlookers in the crowd.
Ergashev’s promoter, Dmitriy Salita, says that in preparation for this fight, Ergashev had been knocking out heavyweights in the Kronk Gym where he trains.
“Shohjahon is one of the hardest punchers in any weight class,” said Salita. “His skills and physical strength make him not only one of the best in his division, but I believe one of the most exciting and powerful fighters in all of boxing.”
26-year-old Ergashev growls that he’s ready for anyone in the world.
“I want to fight the best names in the division and look forward to having an opponent that can last some rounds with me! I am coming!”