NORTH BERGEN, NJ (June 24, 2009) Pound For Pound Promotions has finalized details for “SUMMER RUMBLE”, an outstanding evening of world class professional boxing set for this Thursday night, June 25th at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey. Tickets, starting at $35, can be purchased in advance by calling the Pound For Pound Promotions office at 201-864-9566 or 866-924-2050. Special VIP stage seats are available for $150. Schuetzen Park is located at 3167 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen , New Jersey . Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm, with the first bell at 7:15..
Headlining “SUMMER RUMBLE” is the return of popular Greek junior welterweight and former world title challenger “MIGHTY” Mike Arnaoutis who will battle Puerto Rican veteran Doel Carrasquillo in a ten round junior welterweight bout. Arnaoutis, 21-3-2, is looking to climb back into the world rankings in 2009. The flashy southpaw, originally based in Greece, now residing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, had won all four of his bouts in 2008 before suffering a set back against Victor Ortiz on March 7th in San Jose, California.
Now residing in Lancaster, PA, Carrasquillo, 12-11-1 (10KO’s), has fought twice this year, losing very close eight round decisions to world class prospects Ricardo Williams and Rashad Holloway, both fights taking place in their hometown of Cincinnati.
The co-main event features popular Bayonne , New Jersey native Bobby Rooney taking on Brian Bernard of St. Joseph , Missouri in an eight round light heavyweight bout.
Riding a four bout winning streak, most recently knocking out James Morrow in the second round on February 19th at Schuetzen Park , Rooney has compiled a record of 9-2-1 (5KO’s). The knockout of Morrow earned Rooney the WBF All Americas Light Heavyweight Title.
The all action Bernard, 8-4-2 (4KO’s), is coming off a first round knockout of Dave Stuckey on March 21st in his hometown.
Also making his return to Schuetzen Park is fan favorite, light heavyweight Jason “MONSTRUO” Escalera. The undefeated light heavyweight prospect will face off against Florence , South Carolina ’s Joe Park in a six round bout.
Escalera has won all of his first five pro bouts by knock out, most recently knocking out Joe Njau in the first round at Schuetzen Park on February 19th.
Park brings a record of 8-4-0 with six knockouts into the battle with Escalera.
Four additional bouts featuring the finest New Jersey prospects round out the “SUMMER RUMBLE” card.
Junior middleweight Chris Murphy, 2-0-0, (2KO’s), from Sparta , New Jersey , will battle Newark ’s La-Take Williams, 0-0-1, in a four round bout.
Asbury Park native Chris Green, 2-0-0 (1KO), will face Philadelphia ’s Montree Pope, 0-0-1, in a scheduled four round, lightweight bout.
Hard hitting cruiserweight Patrick Farrell, 2-0-0 (2KO’s) of Jersey City will face Rocky Mount, North Carolina native, Kenneth Farr, 0-2-0 in a four round bout.
Making his pro debut, junior middleweight Steve Martinez will face Dave Stuckey, 0-2-0, of Gladstone , Missouri in a four round bout.