AUGUST 18 ATLANTIC CITY CARD IS FIRMING UP
Press Release: On Saturday August 18th, Pound For Pound Promotions presents boxing at Ballys in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the ten-round main event, Joel Diaz Jr. takes on Guillermo Sanchez in a super featherweight bout. Diaz of Palmdale, California is 10-0 with 9 KOs. The twenty year-old already has a signature win over Guy Robb (7-0) via seventh round stoppage. In his last bout, Diaz scored a fifth-round stoppage over Emanuel Lucero (26-10-1). Sanchez of Buffalo, New York has a record of 13-5-1 with 6 KO. Sanchez won his first eleven bouts and he has victories over four previously undefeated fighters, including Rod Salka (12-0). The twenty-four year-old has been matched extremely tough as evidenced by his losses to Dominic Salcido (17-2), future champion Adrien Broner (16-0), Mark Davis (15-0) and Edner Cherry (28-7). In that bout he had Cherry on the canvas in the first round. In his last bout, Sanchez dropped an eight-round unanimous decision to undefeated Ronny Rios (17-0) on April 7th.
An undercard is being put together that will feature Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (14-0 with 8 KOs) against an opponent to be named.
Also, In a six-round bout featuring undefeated heavyweights, former World Amateur champion Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Norfolk, VA... in another six-round heavyweight bout Patrick Farrell (7-1-1, 3 KOs) takes on Wayne Hampton (5-5, 3 KO’s) of Capitol Heights, Maryland. In a six-round middleweight bout, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (8-0, 5 KOs) of Millville, NJ battles Yolexcy Leiva (5-3, 4 KOs) of Nashville, TN... Fred Jenkins Jr. (5-1, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on Jimmy Ellis (1-1, 1 KO) of South Carolina in a four-round middleweight bout... Light heavyweight Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (12-0, 7 KO’s) will see action against an opponent to be named.
Three fighters will be making their pro debuts: Former three-time Irish National Champion Tyrone McKenna will take on Anthony Morris of Philadelphia in a Welterweight bout; Three-time open class champion Tyrell Wright will fight Dennis Benson (1-2, 1 KO) of Norfolk, VA in a Heavyweight bout. Wright was ranked as the number-five national Heavyweight before turning pro; and three-time New Jersey champion Anthony Gangemi of Dover, New Jersey will fight in a Welterweight bout.
Tickets can be purchased at Ballys, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com or Pound for Pound Promotions by calling 201-867-2008 and Ask for Kathy
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino is located 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Doors open at 7:00 p.m ET, first fight starts at 7:30 p.m