Former World Champion Kermit Cintron to Fight at Sands in Bethlehem
By: Ken Hissner
Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions returns to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Tuesday night with former world champion Kermit Cintron on top. He was to be the co-feature until headliner Frankie DeAlba got cut in training.
“It’s unfortunate that Frank got hurt but we have two excellent fights that will top the bill. This is a terrific card from top to bottom, and we look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday night,” said CEO Marshall Kauffman.
Cintron, 39-6-3 (30), of Reading, PA, takes on Marcus Taylor, 8-1 (0), of Houston, TX, who will be fighting in his first 10 round bout. The 24 year-old will be looking to upset the 38 year-old Cintron.
In June Cintron lost for the first time in his last 8 fights (6-0-2) losing in Philadelphia to Philly’s knockout artist Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, 26-6-2 (24). Cintron had Brunson down twice in the fourth round. He went out to finish Brunson off and ended up on the canvas three times before the fight was stopped.
Super Lightweight Mykal “The Prophet” Fox, 15-0 (4), of Forestville, MD, risks he unbeaten record against Ricardo Garcia, 14-1 (9), of the Dominican Republic over 8 rounds. Garcia lost for the first time in November at the Sands by majority decision and is looking to get back into the win column.
Heavyweight Colby Madison, 5-0-1 (4), of Owings Mills, MD, takes on Philadelphia southpaw Dante Selby, 2-3-1 (0), over 6 rounds. Middleweight Blake “Kayo King” Mansfield 5-1-1 (3), of Burlington, NC, takes on Darryl Bunting, 3-2-2 (1), of Asbury Park, NJ, over 6 rounds.
Giant Heavyweight Michael Polite Coffe, 1-0 (1), made his debut on the November show at the Sands and is returning to take on debuting Jamaican Nicoy Clarke, of Jersey City, NJ, over 4 rounds.
Featherweight Martino Jules, 2-0 (0), of Allentown, PA, takes on Malik Loften, 1-0 (1), of Suitland, MD, over 4 rounds. Featherweight Juan Sanchez, 4-0 (1), takes on Mexican Sergio Aguilar, 2-6 (2), of Homestead, FL, over 4 rounds.