On Friday night January 28th, 2011 the first boxing event of the New Year will take as Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with River Edge Beverage Company presents an action packed card that will be headlined by undefeated Featherweight, “Pretty Boy” Coy Evans taking on grizzled veteran Felipe Almanza in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
Evans of Philadelphia has a record of 9-0-1 with two knockouts and will be looking to sustain the momentum of a busy 2010 where he recorded four wins which included his first two professional knockouts.
Evans who turned pro in 2004 has stepped up the competition as evidenced by his strong 2009 when he stopped nineteen fight veteran Vinesh Rungea; a decision over thirty-nine; a third round stoppage over twenty-three fight vet Morris Chule and is last fight a six round unanimous decision over thirty-two fight opponent Babrabro Zepeda on June 4th at Philadelphia’s Legendary Blue Horizon.
“2011 is going to be a big transition year for Coy”, said Power Productions CEO Greg Robinson
“This is a year were we feel that Coy will capture the attention of the networks and begin to step him up in the meaningful fights that will make him a contender in the Featherweight division”
Almanza has a record of 18-19-4 with nine knockouts and has faced many of the top fighters and world champions in the lower weight divisions.
Almanza of Lorica, Colombia has shared the ring with former world champion Cesar Canchila. He was disqualified in an attempt to win the WBA Fedecaribe Light Flyweight title against Cesar Seda. He has also fought world champions Eric Morel, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Tomas Rojas as well as undefeated contenders Teon Kennedy and Abner Mares
The co-feature will be an eight round Philadelphia turf war between Super Middleweights Tommie “Big Poppa” Speller and Jameel “Black Gold” Wilson.
Speller has a record of 5-5 with three knockouts and will be looking to get back in the win column after dropping his last two bouts.
Speller won his first four bouts before dropping three in a row. Speller than decisioned Dave Cook before the previously mentioned setbacks to Dion Savage (7-0) on the Floyd Mayweather – Shane Mosley undercard in Las Vegas and in his last bout he dropped a unanimous decision to Dennis Hasson (10-0).
Wilson has a record 13-16-3 with eight knockouts and will be looking to end a five bout losing streak for which the fighters had a combined record of 84-12-1. Wilson was undefeated in his first eleven bouts by going 10-0-1 as he defeated four undefeated fighters.
After a stretch for which Wilson went 2-4-1, Wilson upset Patrick Perez (25-3) at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
That was a high point as since then, Wilson has hot a rough stretch as he faced some very rough competition such as Tarvis Simms (17-0); former world title challenger Antwun Echols (30-5-1); USBA Middleweight champion LaJuan Simon (7-0-1); Elvir Muriqi (34-4) and in his last bout he dropped a eight round unanimous decision to Willie Williams on November 26, 2008
“This is a throwback fight”, said Robinson. “Two guys from the same (West Oak Lane) neighborhood and they don’t really care for each other much. This is one of the old school Philly fights where you can throw out the records because to each of these guys, a fight like this is basically their world title fight”
Tim Witherspoon Jr. (5-1-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Kywame Hill (1-6, 1 KO) in a six round Lightweight bout
Undefeated Cruiserweight Venroy July (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Suitland, July will compete in a six round bout against Pedro Martinez (5-4, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia
Angel Ocasio (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Bryne Green (5-4, 3 KO’s) in a four round Lightweight bout. Super Middleweight Rashad Brown (2-0) of Philadelphia will take on Terrell Boggs (0-3) of Philadelphia.
Also seeing action will be undefeated Jr. Lightweight Keenan Smith. (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a four round bout. Smith’s opponent will be named shortly.
Miguel Corcino (2-0, 2 KO’s) will fight Rashad Bogar (2-2, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ in a four round Welterweight bout. Rounding out the card will be a heavyweight bout featuring debuting Georgiy Guralnik taking on Michael Davis (0-6) in a four round bout.
Tickets for this great night of boxing are $70 for Ringside; $50 for VIP and $20 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling
Ticketmaster at 215-336-2000, Power Productions at 267-997-4367, Total Car Care at 267 912 8747, G’s Auto at 267-784-8797, Atpro at 609-871-3552, Bozy Ennis – 267 237-0354, Moz – 215-500-7435.
The National Guard Armory is located at 2700 Southampton Road; Philadelphia, PA 19154.