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Can Harris Defeat Rossy For USBA Heavyweight Crown?

On Saturday night, July 16th, Carla Hill Promotions will present a championship card of professional boxing to Resorts in Atlantic City that will be highlighted by a USBA Heavyweight title bout between Maurice Harris and Derrick Rossy.

Carla Hill Promotions is headed by Carla Hill, wife of former Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion, Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill.

“I am excited about this card and starting my first show off with a championship fight of importance”, said Carla Hill.

“Besides the title bout we have put together a terrific undercard that will feature many of the best fighters in the area. This is the kind of show that will lay the groundwork for some great events that we have planned in the future”

Future Hall of Famer, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will be making an appearance ringside.

Harris of East Orange, New Jersey has a record of 24-15-2 with ten wins coming by way of knockout and is currently ranked number eight in the world by the IBF.

He turned pro in 1992 at the ripe age of sixteen. He has been in the ring with many of the biggest names in boxing such as former world title challenger Vaughn Bean; former Cruiserweight title challenger Dale Brown; future world champions Chris Byrd and Henry Akinwande

Harris got his notice in a loss when he battled Hall of Famer Larry Holmes to a split decision that many at ringside and around the world watching on Television believed Harris should have been awarded the victory

He lost a six round war with undefeated Derrick Jefferson (21-0-1) in a bout that has been tabbed as one of the best Heavyweight bouts that HBO has ever televised.

He has big wins over David Izon (18-0); Jeremy Williams (34-2) and future world champion Sergei Liakhovich (16-0). He won the vacant USBA title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera on August 6th, 2010.

Harris coming off a disappointing third round stoppage defeated to former world title challenger Tony Thompson on May 27th.

Rossy of Medford, New York has an impressive mark of 25-4 with fifteen knockouts and is ranked number-fifteen by the IBF.

Rossy began his career by winning his first fourteen bouts before being stopped in seven rounds by former world title challenger and highly regarded Eddie Chambers.

Rossy then went on to win three straight bouts which was highlighted by a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner Ray Mercer in Macao, China.

After losing to undefeated Russian contender Alexander Dimentrenko, Rossy went on a seven fight win streak as he beat the likes of undefeated William Shahan and former world title challenger Carl Drummond in a bout that was televised live all over America on ESPN 2.

That bout catapulted Rossy into a rematch with Chambers. Unfortunately after starting out fast, Rossy dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to Chambers in an IBF Elimination bout.

In his previous bout, Rossy traveled to Germany but was stopped in five rounds to heralded Kubrat Pulav on May 7th.

An exciting undercard featuring many of the best prospects in the area has been assembled.

In a four round Super Middleweight bout, Troy Maxwell (2-2, 1 KO) of Galloway, NJ will do battle with Darrion Fletcher (1-1, 1 KO) of Evansville, IN. In a four round Heavyweight bout, Kyle McNutt (1-0, 1 KO) of Battle Creek, Michigan will take on Keon Graham (2-6) of Akron, OH.

Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Atlantic City will put his perfect mark on the line when he takes on Hamid Abdul Mateen (2-1) of Hempstead, NY in a Light Heavyweight bout scheduled fof four rounds.

Thomas Hardwick (1-0, 1 KO) of Yonkers, NY will take Rodelle Bolar (0-3) of Akron, OH in a four round Heavyweight bout. Electric Bantamweight Qa’Id Muhammad (5-0, 5 KO’s) taking on veteran Jason Rorie (6-12-2, 3 KO’s) of Winston-Salem, NC.

Rounding out the card will be the son of former Heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, Middleweight Isiah Seldon (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ taking on John Michael Terry (3-19-3, 1 KO) of Portsmouth, VA.

Tickets are priced at $125; $100; $75; $55 and $40 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster; The Resorts Box Office or calling 609-453-7994.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bout is at 7:30.

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