Michael Acri Promotions’ has postponed the April 6 professional boxing card at The Avalon Hotel in Erie, PA, headlined by the 2008 debut undefeated former IBF lightweight champion "The Pittsburgh Kid" Paul Spadafora.
The six-bout card has been rescheduled for Friday, April 25, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, at the same venue. Spadafora, 40-0-1, returns to the ring for the first time in over a year, fighting in the 10-round welterweight main event bout.
Spadafora is recovering from a bout of stomach flu while heavyweight sensation Andres Taylor, the No. 3 ranked U.S. amateur, scheduled to make his pro debut on the same card, is getting over a mild case of Bronchitis.
Tickets purchased for the April 6 show will be honored at the April 25 event. Remaining tickets, priced at $60 (Golden Ringside), $40 (Ringside), and $20 (General Admission), can be purchased at the Avalon Hotel, Dee's Cigar Store, Pony Express (1903 W. 8th St.) and Ringside Restaurant.
The undercard will feature light heavyweight Yusaf Mack, 23-2, from Philadelphia.
Spadafora captured the IBF world lightweight title in 1999, upsetting the heavily-favored Israel Cardona via a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision. After successfully defending his world championship crown eight times during his four-year reign, he vacated the title to move up in weight.
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