Friday, September 10, 2010

Junior welterweight prospects to meet in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ—A couple of outstanding junior welterweight prospects, Ronald Cruz and Dillet Frederick, meet in a scheduled six-round contest on Saturday evening, Sept. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City.
The scheduled 12-round main event features Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, against Alex Becerra, of El Paso, TX, for the vacant North American Boxing Association (NABA) super bantamweight title. 
Super middleweights Dennis Hasson and Tommie Speller clash in the all-Philadelphia eight-round semfinal.
First of seven bouts begins at 7.30 p.m. The card will be televised by
Cruz, 23, of Bethlehem, PA, is 9-0, 6 K0s, since turning pro in 2009.  He boxed seven times that year but only twice in 2010 since suffering a cut right eye in his May 22 fourth-round knockout over Juan Ramon Cruz, of Hartford, CT, at Bally’s.  
This will mark Cruz’ third fight at Bally’s, where he stopped Julias Edmonds, of Philadelphia, PA, and outpointed lefty Ashantie Henderson, of Brooklyn, NY.
Cruz is managed by ex-pro lightweight Jimmy Deoria and trained by Alec Morales.
Frederick, 27, is originally from Nassau, Bahamas, but now lives in Fort Myers, FL.  A pro since 2001, Frederick scored his biggest win as a pro in his last fight July 16 when he knocked out previously unbeaten (12-0-2) Raymond Charles, of El Campo, TX, in three rounds in Tampa.
Overall, Frederick is 7-3-3, 4 K0s.  He is managed and trained by Pete Fernandez.
Completing the card in four-round bouts:  Linwood Hurd, Atlantic City, NJ, vs. Julio DeJesus, Millville, NJ, junior welterweights; Deroy Beaton, Toms River, NJ, vs. Chris Green, Asbury Park, NJ, junior welterweights; Treysean Wiggins, Newburgh, NY, vs. Miguel Corcino, Camden, NJ, welterweights; Stanley Harvey, Chesapeake, VA, vs. Rashad Brown, Upper Darby, PA, middleweights.
Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-0922) or online at  They also are on sale at Ticketmaster (1-800-736-1420) or online at

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