Hard Hitting Promotions Features Young Talent Friday in Philly!
By: Ken Hissner
They hold a press conference Wednesday night at the SugarHouse Casino in Philly. It was like being back in the 70’s when Philly had “Cyclone”, “the Worm”, “Boogaloo”, “Kitten”, “Bad Bennie” and “Gypsy Joe”!
Hard Hitting Promotions is developing some of the best talent in the country. They are loyal to these young boxers and the boxers are loyal to them. Manny Rivera and Will Ruiz are doing their third show at the casino. They have been running every two months.
In the Main Event featherweight PR Luis “Popeye” Lebron, 6-0 (3), returning for the second time in Philly. He will be in an 8 round bout against Roberto Rodriguez Corea, 9-11 (4), from Leon, NIC. Corea is the fourth opponent Lebron was scheduled to meet. Corea was scheduled to fight Friday in WI so you know he is in shape. He has won his last 2 bouts.
In a pair of 6 round bouts they are featuring the best young boxer this writer has seen since Meldrick Taylor in 1984 when he came out of the Olympics.
Welterweight Jaron “Boot” Ennis, 7-0 (6), is following in his brother Derek “Pooh” and Farah “Quiet Storm” all three trained by their father “Bozy” Ennis out of North Philly’s Bozy’s Dungeon gym.
In the other 6 round bout is ever exciting light heavyweight David “One-Two” Murray, 5-1 (4), of Newark, DE, but Philly trained. His opponent is Kenmon Evans, 3-0 (0), out of New Smyrna Beach, FL.
In addition there will be five bouts scheduled for 4 rounds. Philly police officer Manny “Neak” Folly, 8-0 (6), is a highly touted bantamweight. Another bantamweight turning professional this year is good looking Philly prospect Christian Carto, 5-0 (5), who come’s from a history of boxers like his grandfather and two uncles. His older brother is still an amateur.
A pair of prospects appearing in their second bouts are headed by lightweight Branden Pizarro, 1-0 (1), of North Philly, whose brother Angel, 3-0 (2), had to pull out due to injury. They are trained by their father Angel Pizarro. The other is Jeremy Cuevas, 1-0 (1), a lightweight from Philly who really sparkled in his debut on the last Hard Hitting Promotion. Lightweight Kevon Johnson, is in his debut coming in from Las Vegas, NV.
Doors open at 6pm and first fight at 7pm. At the Event Center 1001 N. Delaware Ave.