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Peltz Boxing: Kennedy vs. Almanza Added To November 14 Philly Show

By Boxing Press October 25th, 2008 All Press Releases

Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Teon Kennedy, of North Philadelphia, goes for his 11th win as a pro when he takes on Felipe Almanza, of Lorica, Colombia, in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Nov. 14, at the New Alhambra, Swanson & Ritner Streets, next to Forman Mills, in South Philadelphia. First of eight fights at 7.30 p.m.

Topping the eight-fight card is a 10-round contest for the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super flyweight title between Raul Martinez, of San Antonio, TX, and Victor Proa, of Monterrey, Mexico. Both men are undefeated: Martinez is 23-0, 13 K0s; Proa is 26-0-2, 19 K0s.

The Martinez-Proa contest, as well as the 10-round welterweight semifinal between Alex Camacho, of Austin, TX, and Edvan Barros, of Bahia, Brazil, will be televised live by Telefutura/Univision as part of a two-hour Solo Boxeo broadcast beginning at 8pm EST.

Kennedy, 22, scored his most impressive win July 18 when he knocked out previously unbeaten Thomas Snow, of Washington, DC, in two rounds at the New Alhambra. He followed that with a six-round decision over Robert DaLuz, of Jacksonville, FL, on Sept. 19 in Hockessin, DE.

Earlier this year, Kennedy earned an eight-round decision over Castulo Gonzalez, of Lynn, MA, at the New Alhambra.

A pro less than two years, Kennedy is 10-0, 5 K0s. As an amateur, he won the 2004 National Golden Gloves championship at 112 pounds.

Almanza, 32, has a 14-14-1 record with seven knockouts. He spent most of his career in Colombia and re-located to the United States in 2008 and now trains with Lenny DeJesus in New York.

“Before I came along Almanza was just taking fights on his own and using anybody he could find to work in his corner,” DeJesus said. “That’s all changed now that he’s with me. You’ll see a different fighter.”

Almanza lost an eight-round decision this year to Eric Morel, of Puerto Rico, who once held a piece of the world flyweight title, and he also lost to former world title challenger Wilfredo Valdez, of Colombia.

Dennis Hasson, of Kensington, takes on Ariel Espinal, of Brooklyn, NY, in a six-round super middleweight contest and lightweight Victor Vasquez, of North Philadelphia, faces Mario Galan, of Hollywood, FL, in a six-round junior welterweight match.

Junior lightweight Anthony Flores, of North Philadelphia, will see action in a six-round fight. Two four-rounders complete the card.

The show is being promoted by Top Rank, Inc., in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions and Joe Hand Promotions.

Five preliminary fights complete the card.

Tickets priced at $65, $55 and $40 are on sale at Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) or by going online at

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