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.
The 6-foot- 4 Glassboro, N.J., resident owns an impressive 17-0 record (8 knockouts) and is coming off a six-round, unanimous-decision win over Michael Gbenga on May 30. Webster’s opponent, which will mark his fourth fight in 2014, will be announced soon.
In the co-main event, Philadelphia super bantamweight Frank “Nitty” Trader (10-2-1, 2 KOs) looks to return to his winning ways. Trader is coming off a tough loss to undefeated Anthony Burgin (5-0) on April 12 at Bally’s in Atlantic City and will face 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 boxers and professional fighters representing various 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 Philadelphia’s Luis Esquilin (2-6-1) 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 who will face an opponent to be named later.
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 with plenty of parking is available.