Press Release: Junior middleweight Erik Spring (9-1-2 with 1 KO) thinks he is finally finding his groove, and he'll be able to show it tomorrow night when he takes on undefeated David Wilson of Connecticut in a six-round featured bout at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The fight will be televised on live on Eleven Sports beginning at 9 PM ET. Spring, of Reading, PA is unbeaten in his last five bouts (3-0-2) and has been stepping up in competition. Wilson (5-0-1 with 1 KO) will be his second consecutive undefeated foe.
"My camp went great. I got terrific sparring. I did some work with (former two-time world champion) Kermit Cintron and that helped me tremendously," said Spring, who is from Reading, PA.
In Wilson, he is taking on a fellow southpaw, but Spring will look to take the action to the New Haven, Connecticut resident. "It should be a great fight. Like me, he is a boxer, and the smarter fighter should win. I have to be more of the aggressor, and I will look to bully him."
Spring, who is 33 years-old, knows that time is now to begin to move towards being a contender, and after starting his career as a kickboxer, Spring is finally begin to feel 100% comfortable using just his hands.
"I think it is time for me to be on the rise and start to get known. I feel now that after coming over from kickboxing, everything is starting to come together, and the best boxing is clearly ahead of me. A win on Friday will go a long way into that upward swing, and I look to put on a great show."
Also on the show:
Khalib Whitmore (6-1, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia vs. Elvin Sanchez (7-3-1, 5 KOs) of Paterson, NJ in a six-round cruiserweight bout.
Antonio DuBose (8-2-1, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia vs. Josh Crespo (7-4-3, 3 KOs) of New Haven, CT in a six-round super featherweight bout
Christian Carto (10-0, 10 KOs) of Philadelphia vs. Phillip Adyaka (7-9, 4 KOs) of St. Paul, MN in a six-round bantamweight bout.
Brandon Robinson (4-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia vs. Shane Pearson (2-1, 2 KOs) of Statesville, NC in a six-round super middleweight bout.
Marquis Taylor (6-1) of Houston, TX vs. Vincent Floyd (3-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round welterweight bout.
Christian Montano (1-0, 1 KO) of Houston, Texas vs. Dameron Kirby (pro debut) of Washington, DC in a light heavyweight bout.
Demetrius Williams (1-2) of Philadelphia vs. Kashon Hutchinson (2-3, 1 KO) of Reading, PA in a four-round junior welterweight bout.
Jerrod Minor of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Steven Lopez (0-1) of Philadelphia in a bantamweight bout.
The weigh in will be at 6 PM on Thursday, August 10 at The Refinery at SugarHouse. 1st Bell is 7 PM ET
Tickets can be purchased at SugarHouseBoxing.eventbrite.com.