The Flushing Flash,
Kevin Kelley, will take on Sandro Marcos in a ten-round junior lightweight tussle to be televised live as the main event on Telefutura. Marcos (25-13-2, 21 KOs), of Mazatlan, Mexico, is coming off of his most impressive victory, a second-round knockout of Johnny Tapia, on Sept. 16, 2005, in Chicago. Tapia was a champion in three weight divisions, a holder of five world titles, and had never been stopped. Kelley (56-6-2, 37 KOs), of Brooklyn, N.Y., captured the WBC featherweight crown with a unanimous decision over Gregorio Vargas on Dec. 4, 1993, in Reno, Nev. Because of his exciting style, Kelly has appeared on HBO and HBO PPV 13 times, as well as on ESPN, USA Network, and ABC Wide World of Sports. He has fought many top fighters in his division including Erik Morales, Naseem Hamed, Marco Antonio Barrera, Derrick Gainer, Gregorio Vargas, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Clarence Adams. This will be Kelley’s third fight in 2005 at junior lightweight. The former world champion’s scored a win in his last outing on May 17, 2005, over Jose Reyes (17-1 going in). The bout was televised by ESPN2. Kelly has won six out of his last eight fights, including a win over Humberto Soto. The two losses were to Erik Morales and Marco Barrera. The Majestic Ventura Theatre is located at 26 S. Chestnut St. the first bout begins at 5:20 p.m., first televised bout will air at 9pm on Telefutura. Tickets for the event are priced at $25, $45 and $100.