Main Events Boxing Series continues to uphold the benchmark of providing quality boxing matches and exciting entertainment for true fight fans at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on April 24th. In the words of matchmaker, Russell Peltz, “This is going to be a terrific show!” Fight fans will not be disappointed.
The main event is the 10 round battle between Middleweights, “Irish” John Duddy of Derry, Ireland (26-0, 17 KO’s) and Billy Lyell of Warren, OH (18-7, 3 KO’s).
The undercard promises to be action packed. The co-feature is a 10-rounder involving two Junior Middleweights, each with much to prove. Kassim “The Dream” Ouma, of Kampala, Uganda, (26-5-1, 16 KO’s) will wage war against “King” Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, PA, (11-3, 7 KO’s). Ouma is at a crossroads in his career and needs to beat Rosado to get back in the rankings. The former IBF World Junior Middleweight Champ challenged Jermain Taylor for the world middleweight title Dec. 9, 2006 and lost a unanimous 12-round decision in Little Rock, AR, in a good fight where Ouma came on strong at the end. Ouma ended a three-fight losing streak with his last fight this past October against Martinus Clay, but now he faces a much tougher task in Rosado. Rosado, known as a fighter who likes to bang it out and please the crowd, wants to use Ouma as a stepping stone to improve his ranking. He beat, then unbeaten, James Moore last June in New York on ESPN 2 and recently KO’d Ariel Espinal on April 4 in Philly. Expect a lot of action in this fight!
There are two solid 8 round fights on the card as well. Undefeated, Middleweight “Patrick” Przemyslaw Majewski of Radom, Poland and Atlantic City (9-0, 6 KO’s), will be an ambassador for the Polish fight fans that traditionally rock Pru Center when he takes on James Lubash, of Pittsburgh, PA (13-1, 6 KO’s). Lubash’s record proves he is an inspiration in the sport, having been deaf since birth. The matchup should prove to be exciting as well as motivating.
Junior Welterweight, Jason Cintron, Reading, PA, (10-0, 3 KO’s) will fight a tough 8-rounder with his opponent “Hammerin” Henry Lundy, Philadelphia, PA, (12-0-1, 5 KO’s). Two promising, young prospects with undefeated records, someone’s O must go!
In a 4 round Cruiserweight match, local Jersey City fighter, Patrick “Paddy Boy” Farrell (1-0, 1KO) will further delight the Irish boxing fans that evening as he boxes Doug Bowling of Wooster, OH (0-1). South Korean lightweight, Sung-Dae Gang (6-1, 2 KO’s) will round out the night’s fan-worthy card with an opponent TBA.
This event is promoted by Main Events. Tickets are priced at $38, $53, $78, $103 and $253, and can be purchased at Prudential Center Box Office or by calling TicketMaster at 201-507-8900. Doors open at 8:00pm. A terrific Fan Festival will be held 6:00 – 8:00pm at Entry Plaza, corner of Mulberry and Edison Streets with Food, beverages and entertainment.