Yorgey-Medina October 12 at Blue Horizon


Yorgey-Medina October 12 at Blue Horizon

Press Release: Undefeated junior middleweight “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey will take on veteran Jose “Macho” Medina in what is sure to be a toe-toe-brawl on Friday night October 12, 2007 at The Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia.

The bout is scheduled for ten rounds and has the makings of an old-school Philadelphia tussle as neither Yorgey nor Medina give an inch and love to stand and trade at close quarters.


Yorgey, 19-0-1 with nine knockouts of Bridgeport, PA knows all about Medina.  “I have seen him fight twelve or thirteen times.  I even sparred with him when I was an amateur and he is a power puncher. If you don’t come with your “A” game you won’t be walking out of the ring.” Said the undefeated Jr. Middleweight


In his last bout, Yorgey pounded Edson Aguirre over eight rounds to win a unanimous decision at The Legendary Blue Horizon that took place on June 1st.


Medina, 14-9 with ten knockouts of Philadelphia is a rugged customer and should be a test for Yorgey as he has been in the ring with perennial contenders.  He has a crowd pleasing style and he is known for being one of the best body punchers in the Philadelphia area.


On December 16th 2005, Medina and Miguel Figueroa waged a classic toe to toe battle that thrilled the fans at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia.  Although Medina, did not win that fight, he proved that he has the heart and determination of a Philadelphia fighter.


This past March 3rd, Medina defeated Jose “Stinger” Medina by unanimous decision.


In his last bout, Medina dropped a disputed split decision to Mustapha Johnson on July 20th at The New Alhambra.


The undercard has been put together by matchmaker Don Elbaum.


In the co-feature, Israeli Jr. Welterweight, Elad Shmouel will put his record of 17-1 with eight knockouts on the line against an opponent to be named in a scheduled eight round bout.


Aaron Torres (14-6, 6 KO’s) will take on Manuel Guzman (3-4, 2 KO’s) in a scheduled six round welterweight bout.

In a special four round ladies Welterweight bout, popular Olivia Fonseca (1-0-1, 1 KO) takes on the debuting Ivy Rivera in a battle of Philadelphians.

Also, “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (8-0, 5 KO’s) will see action in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout against an opponent to be named later.


Undefeated Jules Blackwell (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Phoenixville, PA takes on Markel Muhammad (2-6) of Columbus, Ohio.

Another undefeated Welterweight, Tommy Rainone (8-0, 2 KO’s) treks down from New York to take on tough Jaime Morales (4-4 with two knockouts) from Philadelphia.


Rounding the jam-packed card is debuting Luis Castro appearing in a four round Jr. Lightweight bout


This night of boxing is being promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions.  



Tickets can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500 or by logging on to www.legendarybluehorizon.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


For more information, log on to www.legendarybluehorizon.com