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April 14, 2017

BROOKER LANDS HOMETOWN HEADLINER AT SUGAR HOUSE CASINO

Press Release: Super middleweight Christopher Brooker (11-3 with 5 KOs) will take on Mexico's Oscar Riojas (14-7 with 4 KOs) in the eight-round featured bout on Friday, May 12th at The SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The 25 year-old Brooker is known for taking on anyone at anytime. The combined record of his last seven foes is a staggering 92-9-3, with Brooker winning five of those bouts.


Brooker, from Philadelphia, is a two-year professional, who already has wins over Leo Hall (8-0), John Magda (11-0), Antowyan Aikens (10-1-1), Gabriel Pham (6-0) and Elvin Ayala (28-7-1).  Brooker has dropped his last two bouts to Ronald Gavril (16-1) in a bout that Brooker was even on the scorecards before being stopped in the final round.  On January 20th, Brooker dropped an eight-round unanimous decision to Ronald Ellis (13-0-1) in Atlantic City.  That fight was shown live on ShoBox: The New generation.

The 33 year-old Riojas in a four-year professional, who won his first 11 bouts.  Like Brooker, Riojas has not shied from tough competition as the combined record of Riojas opponents that have defeated him are 81-1-2.  

Riojas and Brooker have two common foes as Riojas has dropped fights to Gavril and Ellis. Riojas is coming off a eight-round unanimous decision over Roberto Nafate on April 6th in Leon, Mexico.

In the six-round co-feature, lightweight Jerome Conquest (6-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will compete against an opponent to be named.

Also on the card in six-round bouts:

Blake Mansfield (5-0-1, 2 KOs) of Burlington, NC will fight Henry Beckford (4-6, 1 KO) of Coram, NY in a super middleweight bout...

Steven Ortiz (5-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a lightweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Sam Orapeza (1-0) of Philadelphia battles Kyle McNutt (1-2, 1 KO) of Battle Creek, MI in a cruiserweight affair...

Jeffrey Torres (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Kashon Hutchinson (2-2, 1 KO) in a battle of Keystone State based lightweights...

Lamont McLaughlin (0-1) of Pennsauken, NJ will look for his first win against an opponent to be named in a light heavyweight fight...

Harold Lopez (1-0, 1 KO) of Bethlehem, PA will square off with Tyrone Arzeno (0-1) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight bout.

Tickets can be purchased at SugarHouseBoxing.eventbrite.com  



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