Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Joe Hand Promotions Presents Xcite Fight Night II Preview

Professional boxing returns to the Xcite Center at Parx Casino on Friday, June 29th. The eight fight card, that is promoted by Joe Hand with matchmaking by J. Russell Peltz, is headlined by a flyweight bout between Carlos Maldonado (15-4-1, 6 KOs) and Miguel Cartagena (10-2, 7 KOs). Maldonado, an orthodox fighter from Los Angeles, is coming off of a unanimous decision defeat to Joshua Franco last December. Philadelphia's Cartagena last fought former flyweight champion, Brian Viloria, on the undercard of Wisaksil Wangek vs. Roman Gonzalez from Carson, California on September 9, 2017. This will be Cartagena's first fight in his home state of Pennsylvania since 2014. Maldonado has fought all but one of his previous fights as a professional in Mexico.

The card also features a rematch between Anthony Prescott (8-8-2, 2 KOs) and Isaiah Wise (6-2, 3 KOs). The two men met on March 9th at Parx Casino when Prescott won the six round bout by split decision. Wise, who is no stranger to the Philadelphia fight scene, won three straight fights before losing to Wise last March. The two men will again square off in what is expected to be a competitive match up next Friday.

The card also features the following bouts:

Victor Vasquez vs. Vinnie Denierio - six rounds, junior welterweights

Gerardo Martinez vs. Nyrome Lynch - four rounds, lightweights

Sharif Jones vs. Kieran Hooks - four rounds, junior middleweights

Adolfo Serrano vs. Christopher Burgos - four rounds, lightweights

Emmanuel Rodriguez vs. Ndira Spearman - four rounds, bantamweights

Marcel Rivers vs. Mike Crain - six rounds, welterweights

For more information on this great night of boxing, please check out the Joe Hand Boxing official website or Facebook page.

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