What do you get when you have a boxing card that features the Former World Jr. Amateur champion, European Amateur Champion; The USBA Jr. Middleweight champion; A U.S. Olympic Alternate; National Woman’s Amateur champion; An undefeated (7-0) Welterweight plus two potential slugfests featuring four Philly fighters?
All those ingredients will be stirred up into one boxing card this Friday night at The Legendary Blue Horizon that will make up the annual Valentine’s Day show.
The card is promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Inc.
The American Red Cross will be present and is encouraging the boxing fans of Philadelphia to help in the relief efforts after the devastating earthquake in Haiti that took place last month.
Just added today, former U.S. Olympic Alternate, Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter will take on former world title challenger Roberto Bonilla in a six round Featherweight bout.
The main event will feature USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis battling Edwin Vazquez in a non-title bout scheduled for eight rounds.
Hunter, of Philadelphia has a record of 11-1 with four knockouts is still regarded as one of the top Featherweight prospects as the “Outlaw” is still just twenty-three years old and six straight wins since his only blemish when he dropped a six round split decision to Carlos Vinan back in 2007.
Hunter was a 2004 United States Olympic Alternate after he racked an amazing 187-4 record as an amateur.
Bonilla of Nicaragua has a record of 22-11 with thirteen knockouts and will defiantly present a test stern test for Hunter as Bonilla has fought some of the biggest names of the lower weight classes.
In Bonilla’s eighth fight he scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger Adonis Cruz (31-5-2).
Bonilla has shared the ring with Joel Luna Zarate (33-3-2); former IBF Bantamweight champion Luis Perez (19-1); Perennial contender Ricardo Vargas (36-9-3); in back to fights he lost to former world title challengers Evert Briceno (15-0) and Cecilio Santos (14-3-2).
The tough sledding was only just beginning for Bonilla as he has dropped five straight but to look at those five opponents any boxing fan could tell that Bonilla has been thrown to the wolves as that list reads:
In a bid to win the WBA Super Bantamweight title, Bonilla was defeated by top-ten pound for pound fighter Celestino Caballero (23-2); Former World Title challenger Rey Bautista (19-0); Former two-time world champion Oscar Larios (56-5-1); Daniel Diaz (14-1) and in Bonilla’s most recent bout he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to former world champion Eric Morel (40-2) on March 28, 2009.
In the main event, Ennis (19-2-1, 12 KO’s) takes on Vazquez (22-14-2, 8 KO’s)
Undefeated Welterweight, Ronald Cruz (7-0, 4 KO’s) takes on the upset specialist Martinus Clay (13-23-4, 5 KO) in a six round bout.
Former World Junior Amateur champion Joey Dawejko (1-0) makes his long awaited area debut when he takes on Ricardo Johnson (1-0) in a four round Heavyweight bout.
In what looks to be a Cruiserweight slugfest of Philadelphians, Tim Johnson (4-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Charles Hayward (2-2, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for four rounds
Former European Heavyweight amateur champion, Andreas Gustafsson of Sweden, who holds an amateur win over currant WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye, will risk his 3-0 record against Levay King (0-1) in a Heavyweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
In a battle of Philadelphia Jr. Welterweights, Clemente Bethea makes his pro debut against Henry Northan (0-1) in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
Former U.S. ladies Amateur champion, Jackie Davis (3-0) takes on Melisenda Perez (6-1, 4 KO’s) in a bout scheduled for four rounds in the Welterweight division.