Richard Pierson to Fight Farah Ennis 7/27 at Resorts


On Friday night July 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City, an intriguing Super Middleweight bout has been added as the televised co-feature on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights as Richard Pierson will take on Farah Ennis in a ten round battle for the WBC Fecarbox Super Middleweight title.

The show is promoted by CES Boxing.

The main event will pit world ranked Lightweight “Hammerin” Hank Lundy battling Raymundo Beltran

Pierson of Newark, New Jersey is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions and has a record of 11-2 with eight knockouts has been streaking as he has scored three consecutive knockouts.

Pierson has quality wins over the likes over Curtis Jones (2-0-1), Ray Smith (7-1), Jimmy Campbell (10-1), Raynaldo Rodriguez (5-0) and in his last bout, Pierson stopped Charles Hayward (7-4) in four rounds on April 18th.

“I don’t know much about Ennis with the exception of his record and that he is from Philadelphia”, said Pierson

“It is a great opportunity to be televised and if I do what I need to do, then the whole world will see what everyone has been talking about”

“A win gets me ranked by the WBC and it will skyrocket my career.”

Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 19-1 with twelve knockouts. The twenty-nine year old won his first seventeen bouts with wins over Bobby Jordan (6-0-1) and Victor Lares (15-4).

With the seventh round stoppage over Lares, Ennis captured the NABF Middleweight title. Since dropping a ten round majority decision to undefeated Alexander Johnson, Ennis has won two in a row which includes a hotly contested ten round unanimous decision over Dion Savage (now known as Shujaa El-Amin) on March 17th.

Tickets for “Title Wave” are $40, $65, $75 and $125 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 401-724-2253/2254.

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