NEW FATHER GLEN TAPIA TO FIGHT IN AC THIS WEEK
Press Release: This Sautrday, August 18th, at Ballys in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia take on Hilario Lopez (12-11, 8 KOs) of Parma, Idaho in Tapia’s first scheduled eight-round bout at junior middleweight. Tapia of Passaic, NJ has a record of 14-0 with 8 KOs and will be extra motivated on August 18th as he became the proud father of a baby girl when Tapia and his girlfriend Carolyn welcomed Isabella Nouvel Tapia into the world on August 5th. Baby Isabella weighed in at 7lbs 4oz.
“I have always wanted to be the best”, said Tapia. “I know now that I can’t slip up because I have my baby to feed. I am real excited to fight and I just want to get back home to my little princess.”
The card is promoted by John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions. In the main event, undefeated Joel Diaz Jr. (10-0, 9 KOs) takes on Guillermo Sanchez (13-6-1, 5 KOs) in a ten-round junior lightweight bout. Besides Diaz – Sanchez & Tapia – Lopez there will be nine other bouts on the card that will broadcasted LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv. 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 (ask for Kathy).
[Despite a mediocre records], Lopez has only been stopped one time in twenty-three fights. Tapia said, “I have seen a couple tapes of him and he has fought guys with great power and he has lasted the distance so I know it will be a tough fight.”
On graduating to eight round bouts, Tapia is ready for the step up in class “I have been ready for eight round fights for a while. I was just taking my time and I am ready to step it up”, said Tapia.
Lopez has been in the ring with Orlando Lora, Mike Alvarado, Julio Garcia, Craig McEwan, Aaron Martinez, Omar Henry and Abraham Han.