Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Boxing, MMA team up at Harrahs

CHESTER - On Saturday night, September 24th a special and historic night of Combat Sports will take place outdoors on the racetrack at Harrah’s in Chester, Pa as Joey Eye Boxing Promotions and XF Events presents a night of boxing and Mixed Martial Arts

In the main event of the boxing portion, popular Tony Ferrante will take on tough Tommy Karpency in a grudge match for the Pennsylvania State Light heavyweight title.

Ferrante, 27 years old, has a record of 12-2 with seven knockouts, won his first nine bouts which included wins over Anthony Pietrantonio (6-1) and he won the WBF United States title with a eight round majority decision over Billy Bailey.

Ferrante lost that title when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2).

Ferrante will be looking to make it four in a row after disposing of William Prieto on August 12th at Harrah’s in Chester as part of ROUND 4

Ferrante stopped grizzled veteran Andre Hemphill in seven rounds on July 15th.

Previously he took out Joe Park as part of ROUND 3 at Harrah’s in Chester in the fourth round on June 3rd.

Karpency of Adah, Pennsylvania brings an impressive mark of 21-2 with fourteen knockouts.

The twenty-five year old Karpency went 11-0-1 in his first twelve bouts which included wins over Demetrius Davis and Etienne Whitaker.

After losing a close decision to Rayco Saunders, Karpency won eight straight and picked up some titles on the process by stopping Cory Phelps (13-4-1) in two rounds to win the WBA Fedecentro Light Heavyweight title.

He defended it once against undefeated and highly regarded Chuck Mussachio (13-0-2).

Karpency then traveled to Germany and dropped a competitive decision to highly ranked and undefeated Karo Murat (21-0) ---Murat is currently ranked #2 by the IBF; #11 by the WBO and #13 by the WBA.

Karpency has won two in a row which includes a first round stoppage over Andre Hemphill on February 11th.

In a six round co-feature, Victor Vasquez will return in a Lightweight bout.

Vasquez of Philadelphia has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring.

Vasquez twenty-eight years old has a record of 14-5-1 with seven knockouts and has been in some memorable fights in his young career.

In his last bout, Vasquez and Angel Rios waged a back forth tussle that thrilled the fans at Harrahs in Chester as they Headline ROUND 4 with Vasquez winning an eight round majority decision that took place on August 12th.

Vasquez was impressive in disposing of Gustavo Dailey (4-11) in round four to headline ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester on June 3rd.

Vasquez waged a terrific back and forth war with Osnel Charles before dropping a six round majority decision as part as ROUND 1 at Harrah’s in Chester.

He holds victories over undefeated Thomas McCuiston (1-0); Tyric Robinson (9-4-1) as well as an exciting six round split decision over Bryne Green (5-3) on October 8th in Philadelphia.

Vasquez opponent will be named shortly.

In a six round Light Heavyweight bout, Derrick Webster (10-0, 6 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will take on Teneal Goyco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a six round bout.

Lonnie Jackson Jr. (`1-0-1) and Jonathan Ocassio (0-8) will take part in a four round Lightweight battle of Philadelphian’s.

Also seeing action will be Lightweight Joey Tiberi (5-1, 4 KO’s) of Newark, Delawware and pro debuting Super Bantamweight Alex Barbosa of Philadelphia in separate four round bouts.

In a special four round Jr. Middleweight attraction, Former UFC competitor Waylon Lowe of Philadelphia will make his pro boxing debut against fellow pro debuter Shelby Willhite of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The boxing portion of the show will begin at 6pm.

A full slate of MMA bouts will be announced and one ticket gets fans the ability to see both shows.

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