EX-CHAMPS CUNNINGHAM AND CINTRON IN ACTION ON FRIDAY
Press Release: Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (39-5-2, 30 KOs) will battle David Grayton (15-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on Friday, March 17th on Bounce network. The show will be headlined by a showdown between heavyweights Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour. Off-television, former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham (28-8-1, 13 KOs) battling Mexico's Felipe Romero (19-11-1, 13 KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight showdown. The bout between Edner Cherry and Omar Douglas was originally scheduled to appear on this telecast, but will be rescheduled for a card early next month.
Undercard fights on Bounce begin with two unbeatens as Brooklyn-native Chordale Booker (5-0, 3 KOs) faces Virginia's Moshea Aleem (4-0-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight contest. Tickets are available at the VF Outlet Box Office at the Santander Arena, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Additional action will see super featherweight Chris Colbert (5-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round fight against Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Garrigo (3-4-1, 2 KOs).
Reading's Erik Spring (8-1-2, 1 KO) takes on Jeremiah Wiggins (10-5-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round junior middleweight bout
Middleweight Nick Valliere (5-1, 2 KOs) goes against Nicholas Hernandez (5-2, 1 KO) in a six-round middleweight contest.
Rounding out the night of fights are a trio of local Reading-natives as Kashon Hutchinson (2-1, 1 KO) battles Los Angeles'' Darius Ervin (3-1) in four-rounds of light welterweight action, Jesus Perez (1-0) is in a four-round light welterweight bout against Titos Matthew Gosalves and Matt Quirindongo debuts against Delaware's Weusi Johnson (2-2) in a four-round super featherweight showdown.
Cintron is a former welterweight champion who owns victories over Alfredo Angulo, Lovemore Ndou and Ronald Cruz. The Puerto Rican fighter who lives in Reading fought Argentine great Sergio Martinez to a draw and has lost to Saul Alvarez and [a possibly cheating] Antonio Margarito. He enters this bout on a six-fight win streak including four victories last year.
Fighting out of Washington, D.C., Grayton turned pro in 2012 after finishing as a runner-up in the National Golden Gloves tournament that year. He went unbeaten in his first 14 career starts before suffering a defeat to Bryant Perrella. The 29-year-old bounced back in his last outing defeating previously unbeaten Kareem Martin by eighth-round stoppage in an entertaining fight.
An accomplished amateur fighting out of Brooklyn, Booker is a former PAL and New York Golden Gloves champion, while also picking up a bronze medal at the 2015 U.S. Olympic Trials. The 25-year-old turned pro last year and has already picked up five victories, including a first-round stoppage of Andre Baker in his last appearance in February. He takes on the 24-year-old Aleem, who's brother Immanuwel is an unbeaten middleweight contender. Fighting out of Virginia, Aleem first fought professionally in 2013 and 2014 before entering the ring again last April.