Edited Press Release:
Providence super middleweight Joey "KO Kid" Spina (15-0, 12 KOs) will fight former WBA junior middleweight titlist Carl Daniels (49-6-1, 31 KOs) in the ten-round main event for regional title at 168 pounds. Daniels, fighting out of St. Louis, also held the USBA and Missouri State title belts and he has fought Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Vasquez and Terry Norris. The bout will take place on June 17 at the Theatre at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in downtown Providence. "I'm a little concerned with the ring generalship and experience of the former world champ Daniels," said promoter Jimmy Burchfield. "But Joey is in the best physical and mental shape of his life. This is a really dangerous fight for Joey, but it's also a great opportunity for him. His team knows how big a fight it is for Joey against Daniels in Providence." Also scheduled to fight on the June 17th card is Providence heavyweight Jason "Big Six" Estrada (2-0, 1 KO), a 2004 US Olympian; Providence cruiserweight Matt Godfrey (7-0, 5 KOs and female light welterweight Jaime "Hurricane" Clampitt (14-3-1, 5 KOs). Tickets, priced at $62 (reserved ringside), are on sale. To purchase tickets or for more information call CES' corporate headquarters at 401.724.2253/2254 or go on line to www.cesboxing.com
. Burchfield also announced that the June 17th show would be presented as a tribute to the memory of fallen Providence police officer Sgt., Detective James L. Allen. Donations for his family will be accepted at the June 17 show and CES will match the total amount raised.