Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Undefeated super middleweight Antuwyan Aikens headlines boxing's return to Atlantic City

Atlantic City - Boxing returns to Atlantic City Friday when the Claridge hosts a 10-bout card headlined by
undefeated super bantamweight Juan "Baby Tito" Dominguez, and unbeaten super middleweight Antuwyan Aikens.

Dominguez will take on Mario Antonio Macias  in the eight-round main event while Aikens makes his return after a 13-month layoff to take on Edgar Perez in a six-round bout.

Aikens (9-0, 1 KO), an Atlantic City native, will be making his seventh appearance in his hometown.

"I had a good camp," he said.  "We weren't getting the right deals so we took the time off.  We reevaluated our career and wanted to see what direction we wanted to go in. We hope that this fight with King's Promotions will bring us better fights."

The veteran Perez has already squared off against 10 undefeated fighters and holds a win over previously undefeated Atlantic City-based light heavyweight Lavarn Harvell.

"I know that Perez is a brawler," Aikens said.  "I know he beat Harvell.  So for that I know it is a challenge and I look forward to that but I plan on giving him a boxing lesson."

Other fights scheduled are:

-Bryant Perella (11-0, 7 KOs) of Lehigh Acres, FL vs.  German Perez (11-1-3, 3 KOs) of Tijuana, MX in an eight-round welterweight bout.

-John Magda (9-0, 6 KOs) of Rutherford, NJ vs. Miguel Angel Manguia (31-32-1, 25 KOs) in an eight-round super middleweight bout.

-Gervonta Davis (10-0, 9 KOs) of Baltimore, MD vs. Alberta Mora (5-3, 1 KO) of Mexico City in an eight-round featherweight affair.

-Middleweight Caleb Hunter Plant (6-0, 5 KOs) of Ashland City, TN will fight an opponent to be named.

-Jamontay Clark (5-0, 3 KOs) of Cincinnati, OH vs. Jonathan Garcia (4-13, 1 KO) of Aguada, PR in a six-round welterweight clash.

-Jr. Welterweight Keenan Smith (6-0, 2 KOs of Philadelphia) vs. Luis Rodriguez (3-3, 2 KOs) of Carolina, PR in a six-rounder.

- Kareem Martin (4-0-1, 3 KOs) of Washington, D.C. vs. Marques Jackson (3-15, 2 KOs) of Atlanta, GA in a four-round welterweight battle.

-Pro debuting light heavyweight Carlos Gongora of Brooklyn, NY vs. Efigenio Perez (0-4) of Puerto Rico in a four-round affair.

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