Jules Blackwell to Face Tyrell Samuel at the Blue Horizon


Jules Blackwell to Face Tyrell Samuel at the Blue Horizon

Press Release: Philadelphia, PA (May 12, 2008)—On Friday night, June 6th, undefeated Featherweight, Jules Blackwell will be in with his toughest test as he takes on Tyrell Samuel in an eight round bout that will headline a big night of boxing promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc. Blackwell of Phoenixville, Pa is itching to get back in the win column after two consecutive draws with the most recent being against Jae-Sung Lee on March 15th at Madison Square Garden.  That bout was an exciting back and forth tussle which many ringsiders thought the decision could have gone either way.


The twenty-seven year old Blackwell brings in a record of 7-0-2 with two knockouts and is 7-0 at The Legendary Blue Horizon.  In his last Blue Horizon appearance, Blackwell was very impressive in taking a unanimous decision from then undefeated Paul Fernandez last December 7th.


Like Blackwell, Samuel was unblemished until his last two fights.


Samuel of Baltimore had amassed a record of 9-0 until being stopped by Jose Hernandez in four rounds last April 7.  Samuel then received a coveted spot on the highly popular SHO BOX series as he took on top prospect Eric Hunter.


Samuel fought well but came up just short and dropped the unanimous decision to the Philadelphia native.


Samuel, twenty-eight years old is 9-2 with five knockouts and holds a win over Tim Witherspoon Jr. and two wins over Carlos Vinan (who defeated Hunter).  This will be Samuel’s first appearance at The Legendary Blue Horizon.


One of the co-feature bouts will be an eight round middleweight affair between Blue Horizon fan favorite, Gee Cullmer and Anthony Little.


Cullmer of Philadelphia has a record of 14-1 with three knockouts and has fought his last nine bouts at The Legendary Blue Horizon which includes his last outing where he scored a six round unanimous decision over Mustafah Johnson


Little of Akron, Ohio has a record of 7-10-1 with one knockout has fought solid opposition such Andre Berto, Pawel Wolak and James McGirt Jr.  He is coming off a draw with George Klinesmith (23-13-3) on February 16th.


Steve Upsher Chambers makes his return to The Legendary Blue Horizon when he takes on the straight forward style of Jaime Morales in a six round Jr. Welterweight affair.


He has a record of 16-1-1 (1 NC, 4 KO’s) and has fought every one of his fights at The Legendary Blue Horizon except for one fight.


In his last bout, Chambers scored an easy unanimous decision over late-replacement, Jean Petit Homme on April 11th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.


Morales of Philadelphia is a come forward fighter who always is involved in action packed affairs.  He has a record of 4-7 with two knockouts and is looking to get back in the win column after being stopped by undefeated Daniel Hartvig in Gothenburg, Sweden on March 27th.


An exciting undercard is being put together that will feature four undefeated fighters in separate bouts:


Fresh off his exciting pro debut on April 11th at The Legendary Blue Horizon, middleweight, Mario Mina (1-0, 1KO) will be back in action in a four round bout.


Undefeated cruiserweight, Ran Nakash (12-0. 8 KO’s) will make the trek from Israel to make his fifth appearance at The Legendary Blue Horizon.


New York based middleweight, Defferson LeGrand (3-0, 2 KO’s) and Super Featherweight Gerald Smith (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will appear in four round bouts.


Smith will be making his third straight appearance at The Blue Horizon with his most recent outing being a 2nd round stoppage over Jose Guerrido on April 11th.


Rounding out the card will be returning Jr. Middleweight, Orlando Lewis (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Vineland, New Jersey.  Lewis will be back in the ring after a twenty-two month lay off.  He started his career with three straight knockouts at The Blue Horizon.


Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500 or by logging on to comcasttix.com.   Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM   


The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA




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