FULL DEMARCO-BRONER UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED
Press Release: Canadian welterweight Phil Lo Greco and junior middleweight veteran Demetrius Hopkins, will appear in separate bouts on the Antonio DeMarco-Adrian Broner undercard in Atlantic City, NJ this Saturday, November 17th. In bouts both scheduled for eight rounds, Toronto's Lo Greco faces Highland, New York's Daniel Sostre, and Philadelphia's Hopkins battles York, Pennsylvania's Keenan Collins.
Joining DeMarco's defense of his WBC lightweight belt against former 130-pound champion Broner on the HBO telecast will be a twelve-round heavyweight clash between Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Johnathon Banks.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Nicknamed "The Italian Sensation," Phil Lo Greco (24-0, 13 KOs) is a six-year pro who won both of his fights in the United States in 2012, decisioning Hector Orozco in April and most recently knocking out Brandon Hoskins in the first round in Las Vegas. Saturday night, he will battle Daniel Sostre (11-7-1 with 4 KOs).
The nephew of boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, 32-year-old Demetrius Hopkins (31-2-1 with 11 KOs) got back in the saddle in September after an 18-month layoff from the ring, and he scored a shutout over Doel Carrasquillo. Comfortably set in his new weight class of 154 pounds, "The Gladiator" is expected to get a stiff challenge from fellow Pennsylvanian Keenan Collins (14-7-3, 9 KOs), an eight-year vet of the sport.
Also representing the City of Brotherly Love is 22-year-old junior middleweight prospect Julian Williams (9-0-1, 4 KOs), who will be looking to extend his three fight winning streak at the expense of Puerto Rico's Jonel Tapia (8-2-1, 5 KOs) in their eight-round match-up.
In light heavyweight action, Fort Washington, Maryland's Thomas Williams Jr. (10-0, 7 KOs) will travel north to Atlantic City to take on Philadelphia's Taneal Goyco (4-4-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round bout.
This hard-hitting night of fights will kick off with a pair of four round bouts, with New York junior welterweight Zachary Ochoa (2-0, 2 KO's) facing Casa Grande, Arizona's Michael Salcido (1-4) and Terron Grant (3-0, 2 KO's) of White Plains, Maryland squaring off against Abraham Esquivel (5-2, 3 KO's) of Monterey, Mexico in a lightweight bout.