ITALY'S LUCA MESSI COMING TO NJ TO FACE YOUNG MIDDLEWEIGHT
Press Release: On Friday, April 4th at the Parsippany P.A.L. in New Jersey, middleweight Antoine "Action" Douglas (12-0 with 7 KOs) faces Italy's Luca Messi. Douglas of Burke, Virginia, is coming an eight-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Marquis Davis on January 17th in Memphis, Tennessee. Messi (37-9-1 with 13 KOs) of Bergamo, Italy has competed for and held many titles throughout Europe. After taking over two years off, Messi returned with a win over low level opposition in February.
Messi lost his only world title opportunity when he dropped a unanimous decision to WBA 154-pound belt holder Alejandro Garcia on August 13, 2005 in Chicago.
In an eight round co-feature, junior lightweight Wanzell Ellison will take on an opponent to be named. Ellison of Newark, NJ is 10-0-1 with 5 knockouts and is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Esteban Villalba on January 31st in West Orange, New Jersey.
Also appearing on the card in six round bouts will be welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young (9-0, 4 KOs) of Atlantic City and Jerry Odom (8-0, 8 KOs) of Bowie, Maryland.
Fighters that will see action in 4 round bouts: Welterweight Anthony Gangemi (4-2, 3 KOs) of Mine Hill, NJ; Lightweight Rickey Edwards (4-0, 2 KOs) of Paterson, NJ and Heavyweight Tyrell Wright (4-0, 3 KOs) of Jersey City, NJ.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-866-612-4191. The 1st bell is at 7 pm with the doors opening at 6 pm. The Parsippany P.A.L is located at 33 Baldwin Road in Parsippany, NJ.