MACK TO HEADLINE PHILLY SHOW
Press Release: On Saturday July 7th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, James Shuler Gym Promotions presents a night of boxing highlighted by Yusaf Mack facing Sabou Ballogou (8-5) in a light heavyweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. In the six round co-feature, newly crowned Pennsylvania Light Heavyweight champion Dhafir Smith (26-22-7, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on Bobby Jordan (8-3-1, 4 KOs) of Norfolk, VA.
Mack, of Philadelphia, has a record of 30-4-2 with 17 KOs and is coming a twelve-round unanimous decision win over Omar Sheika on April 28th in Atlantic City. Mack previously challenged for the IBF world tilte against Tavoris Cloud before being stopped in the eighth round.
Mack also has victories over Donnell Wiggins (21-4-2); Jose Juan Vasquez (16-1-1); Daniel Judah (22-2-3) and Chris Henry (23-1), with his setbacks have been to Cloud, Alejandro Berrio, Glen Johnson and Librado Andrade.
Ballogou of Paris, France has a record of 8-5 with three knockouts. He is coming off an eight-round unanimous decision loss to undefeated Derrick Webster in what was Ballogouís American debut. In that bout, Ballogou dropped Webster twice in round seven and Webster seemed seconds away from being knocked out before the bell rang to signal the end of the round. Webster was able to compose himself and hang on for the victory.
In the six round co-feature, newly crowned Pennsylvania Light Heavyweight champion Dhafir Smith (26-22-7, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on Bobby Jordan (8-3-1, 4 KOs) of Norfolk, VA.
Tickets and can be purchased at: James Shuler Gym (750 North Brooklyn Street); Spencerís Barber Shop (4045 Lancaster, Ave)
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In a four round Featherweight bout, former U.S. Olympic Alternate Eric Hunter (15-2, 8 KOís) of Philadelphia takes on Jason Rorie (6-15-2, 3 KOís) of Winston-Salem, NC
All below bouts are four rounders:
Tim Witherspoon Jr. (6-2-1, 2 KOís) of Philadelphia will take on Cassius Clay (0-3) in a Lightweight bout
Alex Barbosa (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Bantamweight bout.
Tyrone Crawley Jr. (2-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout
Wahid Raheem (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Isaac Suarez (7-1, 3 KOís) of Lancaster, PA
Kareem Macfarland (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Saud Clark (1-0, 1 KO) in a battle of Philadelphia based Welterweights.
Terrell James will make his pro debut against Terrell Boggs (0-4) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Greg Jackson will make his pro debut against Vaughn Anderson (0-2) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
Corey Morley will make his pro debut against Randy Easton (0-0-1) of Williamsport, PA in a Heavyweight bout.
Orlando Lewis (4-2, 4 KOís) of Vineland, New Jersey will make his return after a four year hiatus when he takes part in a Jr. Middleweight bout.
There will also be appearances by some of the best amateur fighters in Philadelphia such as 2011-2012 National champion Rasheen Brown, Tony DuBose and Isiah Gibbons