Friday, January 06, 2012

Ferrante to take on Sheika at Harrahs Chester

CHESTER, PA - On Friday night February 24th, Joey Eye Boxing Promotions returns to Harrahs in Chester, Pa with a potentially explosive night of boxing that will be headlined by popular Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante taking on former four-time world title challenger Omar Sheika in a Light Heavyweight bout scheduled for ten rounds.

Ferrante of Philadelphia has a record of 12-2 with seven knockouts and is one of the most popular fighters in Philadelphia.  Ferrante won his first nine professional bouts before dropping back to back bouts to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2) and Ronson Frank (17-0).

Ferrante has responded with three consecutive victories, with two of those coming at Harrahs in Chester.
Ferrante is coming off a first round stoppage over Joe Park last August 12th at Harrahs in Chester.

Sheika of Paterson, New Jersey has been a mainstay at the top of the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions for sixteen years.  He won his first fourteen bouts and went on to beat former world champions Simon Brown and Glen Johnson.

Sheika challenged Joe Calzaghe, Eric Lucas; Jeff Lacy and Markus Beyer for world Super Middleweight supremacy but each time came up just a little bit short.

Sheika, 30-11 with twenty-one knockouts is on a two fight losing streak and has a bout scheduled for January 21st against fellow Philadelphia based Light heavyweight Charles Hayward.

Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles will make his second comeback fight in a six round Heavyweight bout.
Nobles of Philadelphia has a record of 26-1 with twenty-one knockouts and will be making his first start in four years, which was a first round stoppage over Andy Sample.

Nobles holds a stoppage win over former WBA Heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and his only defeat was a controversial disqualification defeat to future WBA champion Nikolai Valuev in a bout that Nobles was ejected for low blows that appeared to be caused by Valuev’s trunks being elevated.

Nobles will be making his return on January 28th in Philadelphia.

Also returning on the show will be boxing’s world record holder for most consecutive first round knockouts in Jr. Middleweight, Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson.

Brunson of Philadelphia will be making his first ring appearance in just over two years.

Brunson started his career with a staggering nineteen consecutive first round knockouts.  After a draw and two wins, Brunson suffered his first professional defeat when he was stopped by Carson Jones in a bout that was televised on Showtime.

Brunson’s opponent in the six round bout will be named shortly.

Tyrone Crawley Jr. of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut in a four round Welterweight bout.
Crawley Jr. is the son of Former world title challenger Tyrone “Butterfly” Crawley.

In a six round rematch of Heavyweights, Jamie Campbell will try to avenge his loss to William Miranda.
Campbell of nearby Ridley Park, Pennsylvania has a record of 3-2 with two knockouts.

Miranda, who took the first bout with Campbell on March 18th, 2011 on less than twenty-four hours notice won a close unanimous decision victory and since then has fought five times which includes a six round unanimous decision over Lonnie Kornegay on October 21st, 2011 in his hometown of Allentown, PA

Miranda is 4-4-1.

More bouts will be announced shortly.

 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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