Promoter Michael Acri announced today that Wednesday, June 24 would be the new date for the ring return of former IBF Lightweight Champion, "The Pittsburgh Kid", Paul Spadafora.
A sprained ankle postponed Spadafora's 2009 debut, originally scheduled for March 31.
Spadafora (41-0-1, 16 KOs), will headline an all-action card at Pittsburgh's Amphitheatre at Station Square (125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, Penn. 15129.) The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
"I am chompin' at the bit to get back into the ring and have never felt stronger. I'm in great shape," said Spadafora, who is scheduled to fight 10 rounds as a junior welterweight against an opponent to be named soon. "I can't wait to fight in front of my hometown fans again."
The undercard will feature two Pittsburgh favorites, undefeated lightweight "Lightning" Rod Salka (7-0, 2 KOs), and welterweight Jose "The Prince" Caraballo (5-3, 1 KO), the professional debut of heavyweight Tommy Poe, from Wheeling, WV, and additional bouts.
Tickets, priced at $103.00 (Ringside), $53.00 (Reserved) and $23.00 (General Admission), go on sale Tues
day May 26, and can be purchased at the Amphitheatre's box office (Monday-Friday, Noon to 4 P.M.), all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, Blue Eagle Sports (726 Broadway Ave., McKees Rocks, Penn. - 412-331-4884) or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For additional ticket Information, call 814-455-8309.