Monday, October 24, 2011

Karpecy pulls out of title bout

CHESTER, PA — Tommy Karpency has pulled out of this Friday night’s Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight title bout with Tony Ferrante, and Gerald Nobles' bout with Joseph Rabotte has been elevated to the main event at Harrahs in Chester.

Karpency has to take himself out of the bout due to a tooth infection which caused him to miss important days of training.

“I am very disappointed” said Ferrante. “I have been waiting for this fight for about five months.  Hopefully my promoter Joey Eye will be able to put thing together as I know this will be a great fight”

Taking the place on the card will be a eight round Heavyweight battle between rising contender Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence battling veteran Raymond Ocheing.

That Heavyweight bout is added to the return of Nobles (26-1, 21 KO’s) after a four year hiatus and he will battle Rabotte (13-18-1, 3 KO’s)

Lawrence (16-2-2) of Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the hottest Heavyweights in the world. He has one four straight by knockout over Lance Whitaker, Jason Estrada, Jason Gavern and Marcus Rhode.

On the strength of the wins, Lawrence is now ranked number fourteen by the WBC.

Ocheing of Nairobi, Kenya has a record of 23-14-3 with eighteen knockouts.

He has fought some good competition such as Timo Hoffman, David Long and Amir Mansour.

In a six round Super Middleweight bout, Derrick Webster (10-0, 6 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ battles Teneal Goyco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA

In a four round Lightweight bout, Joey Tiberi (5-1, 4 KO’s) of Newark, Delaware will take on Mike Maley (4-8, 3 KO’s) of Whiting, Indiana.

Sean Beckles of New York will make his pro debut against Maurice Amaro (1-4) of Philadelphia in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

Alex Barbosa of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Brian Gonzalez (0-1) of Puerto Rico in a four round Bantamweight fight.

Anthony Young of Atlantic City will make his pro debut against an opponent o be named in a four round bout.

Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $65 (Ringside) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on

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