On Saturday night March 17th an outstanding night of boxing returns to Ballys in Atlantic City when John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions presents returns featuring once beaten Super Middleweight Farah Ennis taking on Dion Savage in a ten round bout.
Ennis of Philadelphia has long been considered one of the top prospects in the loaded Super Middleweight division as he sports an impressive record of 18-1 with twelve knockouts.
Ennis won his first seventeen bouts which included wins over prospects Scott Sigmon (1-0); Bobby Jordan (6-0-1) and forty eight fight veteran Demetrius Davis. Ennis captured the NABF Super Middleweight title with a seventh round stoppage over Victor Lares
After Ennis suffered his first lost to then undefeated Alexander Johnson, He came back in his last bout to stop Grover Young in five rounds on January 13th.
Savage of Flint, Michigan has a record of 11-2 with six knockouts. Like Ennis, Savage won his first ten fights which included a win over Philly’s Tommie Speller on the Floyd Mayweather – Shane Mosley undercard in Las Vegas. Savage has been stopped in two of his last three bouts to undefeated Marco Antonio Periban and world ranked Adonis Stevenson.
In the eight round co-feature, undefeated Welterweight Vitaliy Demyanenko taking on rugged Ayi Bruce.
Demyanenko of Kazakhstan has a record of 19-0 with twelve knockouts and has spent most of his career in his native land where he picked up several regional titles while fighting experienced foes. This will be his third appearance in the United States as he defeated recognizable names in former world title challenger Paul Delgado and Marteze Logan in his two previous starts. He is coming off a second round stoppage over Walter Sergio Gomez on May 22nd.
Bruce of Accra, Ghana and now residing in Albany, New York is a battle tested foe who should give Demyanenko a stern test.
Bruce has a record of 21-5 with thirteen knockouts. Bruce won his first fourteen bouts in Ghana before moving his career to the United States. Since coming over, Bruce has faced a murderous schedule which includes fights with Emanuel Taylor (7-0); Losing a close majority decision from Raymond Serrano (12-0); scoring decision wins over rugged Doel Carasquillo , contender Shamone Alvarez (21-2) and Hector Munoz (19-4-1) before losing bouts to top contender Gabriel Rosado (16-5) and Dennis Laurente (40-4-5). In his bout, Bruce scored second round stoppage over John Coffie on February 3rd.
In a six round Jr. Middleweight bout, exciting Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia will see action against Antonio Infrante.
Tapia of Passaic, New Jersey has built up a reputation on the east coast as a top prospect that has only been enhanced by his perfect mark of 12-0 with six knockouts. Tapia has signature wins over James Winchester (10-3) and his last bout when he demolished popular New Yorker Mike Ruiz (15-6) in two rounds as part of the Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito II card on December 3rd at Madison Square Garden.
Infante of Miami brings in a record of 6-2 with four knockouts.
Infante turned pro in 1998 with six straight wins before taking more than a decade off. He has returned to only drop fights to undefeated fighters Frank Gedeon and Eddie Gomez.
In a six round fight, exciting Jr. Welterweight Jose Peralta Alejo of Jersey City, NJ (7-1, 4 KO’s) will see action against an opponent to be named later
In a six round Jr. Middleweight bout, Canadian prospect, Mikael Zewski (12-0, 8 KO’s) will face an opponent to be named.
In a four round Lightweight bout, Andrew Bentley of Jersey City, NJ will make his pro debut against an opponent to be named.
In a four round Heavyweight bout, fan favorite Patrick Farrell (5-1-1, 3 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ will return after more than a year and a half absence to take on an Kalven Jenkins (0-2) of Troy, NY
Dennis Hasson (12-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia will return in a six round Light heavyweight bout.
Bryan Acaba (2-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY will see action in a four round Lightweight bout.
Rounding out the card will be popular Lightweight Joey Tiberi (7-1, 5 KO’s) of Newark, Delaware in a four round bout.
Ticket prices are $75.00 in Sections 101, 107,102 & $50.00 in Sections 104, 105, 111, 112 and can be purchased by calling 201-867-2008 and Ask for Kathy or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino is located 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Doors open at 7:00 p.m ET, first fight starts at 7:30 p.m