PHILADELPHIA (July 11, 2010)—This Wednesday night at The Arena in South Philadelphia, 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner, Felix Diaz will now take on Broderick Antoine in the eight round co-feature of a big night of world class boxing that will be promoted by No Limits Promotions in association with Joey Eye Boxing.
In the main event, undefeated Israeli Cruiserweight Ran Nakash of Haifa, Israel will risk his 24-0, eighteen knockout record against Victor Barragan, 11-5 with three knockouts of Oxnard, California.
Diaz of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic has been perfect as a pro as he has compiled a record of 5-0 with three knockouts.
Diaz has fought all over the world as he already as fought in his native Dominican Republic, Germany, Russia and the United States.
This will be Diaz second bout in the United States as in his second pro bout, Diaz scored a second round knockout over Omar Brown in Miami on September 18, 2009.
This will be Diaz third bout in 2010 as on January 23rd, he scored a third round knockout over Bronislav Kubin (9-1) in Cuxhaven, Germany.
In Diaz last bout, he scored a six round unanimous decision over twenty-four fight veteran Orlando Membreno on March 12th in the Dominican Republic.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Diaz became only the second fighter from the Dominican Republic to capture a Gold Medal in any sport.
His style has been described as an aggressive, fan friendly style.
In Antoine, Diaz will be facing a fighter who has a record of 10-10-1 with five knockouts.
The native of Troy, New York started his career just 2-5 but has improved as he continued to gain experience.
Just three fights ago, Antoine scored a third round stoppage over Norberto Frias (8-6-1) before embarking on a currant two fight losing streak.
Those two bouts have been to the most accomplished fighters that Antoine has faced. A seventh round stoppage loss to Ty Barnette (16-1) and in his last bout, Antoine went the distance before losing a six round unanimous decision to 2008 U.S. Olympic Alternate, Danny O’Connor (11-0) on May 22nd in Ucasville, CT.
The rest of the card reads as Follow:
Vyacheslav Glazkov (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Lugansk, Ukraine battles Mark “Oak Tree” Brown (15-3, 7 KO’s) of Salem, NJ in a six round Heavyweight bout.
Maks Liminov (12-0, 8 KO’s) of Prokopyevsk, Russia will fight Julius Fogle (15-5, 10 KO’s) of Cary, NC in a six round Middleweight affair.
Donatas Bonarevas (7-1-1, 2 KO’s) of Lithuania will take an opponent to be named in a middleweight bout scheduled for six rounds
Former world Jr. Amatuer champion Joey Dewejko (3-0, 1 KO) will take on Tauheed Wheeler (0-1) of Washington, DC in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Rustam Nabeev (5-0) of Tobolsk, Russia will tussle with Alejandro Solorio (3-2, 3 KO’s) of Huntington Beach, CA in a four round Super Flyweight bout.
Oz Goldenberg (1-0) of Israel will see action against Mike Latorre (Pro Debut) of Scranton, PA in a Lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
In a four round Heavyweight bout, Carmello Marrero (PD) of Reading, PA will take on William Miranda (1-0) of Allentown, PA.
Former Penn State Offensive Lineman, Imani Bell will make his pro debut against Lee Thomas (1-3) of Saginaw, MI in a four round Heavyweight bout
Tickets for this memorable night of boxing are priced at $100, $75, and $50 and can be purchased at following locals:
Peltz Boxing (2501 Brown Street) 215- 765 -0922
The Arena (7 West Ritner St.) 267-687-7560
Joey Eye 267-304-9399
Don Elbaum 610-933-7510
The Arena is located at 7 West Ritner Street in Philadelphia