Spadafora return postponed


Spadafora return postponed

PRESS RELEASE: Michael Acri Promotions’ has postponed the April 6 professional boxing card at The Avalon Hotel in Erie, Penn. (16 West 10th Street), headlined by the 2008 debut undefeated former IBF lightweight champion "The Pittsburgh Kid" PAUL SPADAFORA.  The six-bout card has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, at the same venue.  Spadafora (40-0-1) returns to the ring for the first time in over a year, fighting in the 10-round welterweight main event bout.


            Spadafora is recovering from a bout of stomach flu while heavyweight sensation Andres Taylor, the No. 3 ranked U.S. amateur, scheduled to make his pro debut on the same card, is getting over a mild case of Bronchitis.  


            Tickets purchased for the April 6 show will be honored at the April 25 event.  Remaining tickets, priced at $60 (Golden Ringside), $40 (Ringside), and $20 (General Admission), can be purchased at the Avalon Hotel, Dee's Cigar Store, Pony Express (1903 W. 8th St.) and Ringside Restaurant.


            The undercard will feature light heavyweight Yusaf Mack (23-2), from Philadelphia.


            Spadafora captured the IBF world lightweight title in 1999, upsetting the heavily-favored Israel Cardona via a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision.  After successfully defending his world championship crown eight times during his four-year reign, he vacated the title to move up in weight.