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Boxing In Philadelphia: Ennis Brothers Headline Armory Fight Card

On Wednesday night October, 13th brother Derek and Farah Ennis will headline an International boxing card that will originate from the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia.

The show will be promoted by No Limits Promotions and Fingermann Promotions

Derek Ennis, the current USBA Jr. Middleweight champion will be in the main event scheduled for ten rounds in a non-title bout against an opponent to be named later.

Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 22-2-1 with thirteen knockouts and is coming off one of the most exciting victories of his career as he outlasted Gabriel Rosado on July 30th at the Arena in Philadelphia in what was one of the most anticipated fights in Philadelphia in a decade.

The two went toe to toe over twelve rounds and thrilled the sellout crowd and will go down as another classic battle between Philadelphia fighters. When the scores were tallied, Ennis gained the victory by scores of 117-111; 116-112 and 114-114 to make the first defense of the USBA belt.

Ennis won the USBA Jr. Middleweight title with a tremendous back and forth brawl and won a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Eromosele Albert on October 16th and The Legendary Blue Horizon.

Ennis and Albert exchanged hard combinations in close and the near-sellout crowd at The Legendary Blue Horizon was entertained as the fight was one of the best in Philadelphia in the past few years.

Ennis won by scores of 116-112, 115-113 and 115-113 in the bout for which most ringside observers thought could have gone either way. That win catapulted Ennis into the world rankings as he is now ranked number ten by the IBF.

The win over Rosado was Ennis’ tenth straight victory and he holds win over Albert (22-3-1), John Mackey (11-3-2) and Troy Browning (20-2-1) in that streak.

The co-feature will pit Ennis’ brother and undefeated Super Middleweight, Farah Ennis in an eight round bout against an opponent to be named.

Farah has a record of 16-0 with ten knockouts and is coming off a third round stoppage over Reggie Pena on August 28th in Atlantic City and is quickly becoming a force in the loaded Super Middleweight division.

He has been one of the most active fighters around as this will be his sixth fight in 2010 and he has stepped the competition with each bout. His previous five bouts have produced knockout victories for Ennis.

The twenty-seven year old has a very diverse style as he has won fights by displaying his terrific boxing ability while in other bouts he has shown awesome knockout power like the aforementioned bouts.

In those bouts, Ennis has stopped Emanuel Gonzalez (9-6) in three rounds, Frankie Santos (17-8-4) in two rounds, Steve Walker (24-24) in one round and Ennis stopped grizzled veteran Demetrius Davis (20-23-5) in three rounds on July 30th in Philadelphia.

The twenty-seven year old Ennis turned pro in February of 2006 by scoring a second round stoppage over Sylvester Golding in Philadelphia. He has fought up and down the east coast by fighting in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Tennessee and this will be his first fight in New Jersey.

A full undercard will be announced shortly. The National Guard Armory is located at 2700 Southampton in Philadelphia.

Tickets priced at $40, $60 & $90 can be purchased at Peltz Boxing, 2501 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215-765-0922. No Limits Promotions,124 Chestnut Street, Suite 7, Philadelphia, PA, 215-925-4130.

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