On Wednesday night June 13th, Boxinginsider.com’s own resident Boxing Blogger Richard Pierson will take a big step to securing a world title fight. Pierson will face Gary “Fast Hands” Jones at The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark for the WBC Fecarbox Title
The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.
Pierson of Paterson, New Jersey has a record of 11-2 with eight knockouts and is coming off an impressive fourth round stoppage over durable Charles Hayward on April 18th at The Robert Treat Hotel.
It was the first time that Hayward was stopped or knocked down as a professional or amateur. Pierson has been called, on the record, a “future world champion” by his former sparring partner, the then-reigning world Middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik. Pierson has also worked in sparring with Former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek.
Jones of Washington, D.C. is by far the most accomplished and experienced opponent Pierson will have faced in an official bout. Jones has a career mark of 22-2 with eight knockouts.
Jones, age 34, turned pro in 1996 and went on to win his first sixteen bouts before being stopped by former world title challenger J.C. Candelo.
Jones has wins over Giorbis Barthelemy (20-5-1) and former world title challenger Sam Garr (31-4).
Jones took eight years off before returning to the ring in 2011 and Jones has scored two wins in his comeback which includes his last bout when he scored a six round unanimous decision over Nathan Bedwell on October 1.
An outstanding undercard is being assembled that will feature some of the best prospects and most popular fighters in the tri-state area. In the six round co-feature, Bantamweight Qa’Id “Kid Dynamite” Muhammad will see action. Muhammad, 7-0 with six knockouts is one of the best prospects in the lower weight divisions.
Muhammad scored an explosive third round stoppage over experienced Steven Johnson on April 18th at the Robert Treat Hotel. Muhammad’s opponent will be named shortly
Also in action will be lightweight Nicky Demarco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Staten Island, NY; light middleweight Tommy Rainone (17-4, 4 KO’s); heavyweight John Lennox (10-1, 5 KO’s).
Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $1500 for Tables; $100 (Front Row); $75 VIP
and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased at:
206 Bloomfield Ave
Elite Heat Gym
130 Mt. Pleasant Ave
Final Round Boxing
156 Algonquin PKWY
Greg Cohen Promotions