On Friday night April 27th, The biggest boxing weekend in Atlantic City kicks off with an important USBA Title clash when Omar Sheika takes on Yusaf Mack.
The show is promoted by Nedal Abuhumoud’s Nedal’s Promotions and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing.
Sheika of Paterson, New Jersey has been a mainstay at the top of the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions for sixteen years. He won his first fourteen bouts and went on to beat former world champions Simon Brown and Glen Johnson.
The thirty-five year old Sheika challenged Joe Calzaghe, Eric Lucas; Jeff Lacy and Markus Beyer for world Super Middleweight supremacy but each time came up just a little bit short.
Sheika, 33-11 with twenty-one knockouts is coming off an action packed ten round unanimous decision over Tony Ferrante on February 24th in Chester, PA.
Mack of Philadelphia has a record of 29-4-2 with seventeen knockouts and his been at the top of the Super Middleweight and Light heavyweight rankings for the better part of the last half decade.
The thirty-two year old Mack was undefeated in his first twenty-four bouts (22-0-2) which included wins over Donnell Wiggins, Shannon Miller (for the USBA Super Middleweight title), Richard Grant (title defense) and Christian Cruz (title defense) as well as a draw with former world title challenger Randy Griffin.
Mack also has big wins over Jose Juan Vasquez (16-1-1); Daniel Judah (22-2-3) and Chris Henry (23-1). He won the USBA Light Heavyweight crown with a split decision over Otis Griffin.
Mack has only lost to top fighters in former world champions Alejandro Berrio & Glen Johnson as well as former world title challenger Librado Andrade.
In his last bout, Mack put up a terrific effort before being stopped by IBF Light Heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud.