Sunday, April 15, 2018

Top Rank/ESPN Boxing Returns to Philadelphia on April 28th

On Saturday, April 28th, Top Rank Boxing and Peltz Boxing Promotions returns to the "City of Brotherly Love" with a nine bout boxing card, headlined by a super bantamweight title fight between Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18 KOs) and Isaac Dogboe (18-0, 12 KOs). The boxing card which will take place at the Liacouras Center on the campus of Temple University features a number of popular Philadelphia area fighters including, Joey Dawejko, Bryant Jennings, Jesse Hart, Christian Carto, Joseph Adorno, and Marcel Rivers. Three fights on the card will air on ESPN.

Magdaleno is coming off of a knockout victory last April over Adeilson Dos Santos in Carson, California. His opponent, Dogboe, has won three straight bouts by knockout. The two undefeated fighters will square off for Dogboe's World Boxing Organisation World Super Bantamweight Title.

Philadelphia's Jesse Hart (23-1, 19 KOs), coming off of a February 3rd TKO victory over Thomas Awimbono, will fight Maryland's Demond Nicholson (18-2-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title. Nicholson last fought on August 25, 2017, when he defeated Josue Obando in Miami.

Philadelphia heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (22-2, 13 KOs) and Joey Dawejko (19-4-4, 11 KOs) will battle for the Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Title. This bout, which has instant classic written all over it, is expected to bring the city's boxing fans out in full force. Both fighters have had recent success in the ring. Jennings has won three straight fights by knockout, since losing to Luis Ortiz on December 19, 2015. Dawejko had a busy 2017, in which he won two bouts over Kelvin Nunez and Demetrius Banks, and fought to a draw against Rodney Hernandez.

The non-televised portion of the card consists of six solid match ups featuring several fighters who are no strangers to local fight fans. Philadelphia bantamweight prospect, Christian Carto (14-0, 11 KOs) will fight Puerto Rico's Edwin Rodriguez (9-4, 5 KOs) in an eight round bout. Olympic Silver Medalist, Shakur Stevenson (5-0, 2 KOs) will face Roxberg Patrick Riley (12-0, 6 KOs) in an eight round featherweight contest, that will be a step up bout for Stevenson. Undefeated super featherweight, Joseph Adorno (6-0, 6 KOs) of Allentown, PA will square off against Mexico's Jorge Hugo Padron (3-1, 3 KOs) in a six round fight. Philadelphia's Marcel Rivers (4-0, 3 KOs) will also be in action that night against a welterweight opponent who is yet to be announced.

The card also features eight round bouts in the super lightweight and super featherweight divisions. Mohamed Rodriguez (11-5, 4 KOs) will face undefeated super lightweight, Kent Cruz (14-0, 9 KOs), and Alex Torres Rynn (6-1, 3 KOs) will fight undefeated super featherweightRobson Conceicao (6-0, 4 KOs) of Brazil.

Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing can be purchased over the phone by calling Peltz Boxing Promotions at 215-765-0922.

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