Naim Nelson vs. Georgi Kevlishvilli on March 16th
VALLEY FORGE, PA (FEBRUARY 11, 2013)—On Saturday night, March 16th, Kings Boxing Promotions will stage a historic boxing event at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
In the main event, undefeated Lightweight Naim “The Dream” Nelson will take on Georgi Kevlishvilli.
Nelson, 22 years old of Philadelphia has a record of 9-0 with 1 knockout.
Nelson turned pro on June 3rd, 2011 with a unanimous decision over Kywayne Hill. The win set off seven victories which included wins over Korey Sloane (1-0) and Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1). Nelson then won the Pennsylvania Lightweight championship as he had to get off the deck and fight through a bad cut to score a unanimous decision over Victor Vasquez. In his last bout, Nelson scored eight round unanimous decision over Osnel Charles on December 28th as part of the Tomasz Adamek – Steve Cunningham II card in Bethlehem, Pa.
Kevlishvilli, 31 years old of Philadelphia via Gori, (Republic of) Georgia has a record of 12-4 with 3 knockouts.
Kevlishvilli turned pro in 2004 and won his first eleven fights in Europe which included a win over undefeated Saichon Sotornpitak (10-0) before losing to Ayup Arsaev (8-0) for the WBC Baltic Featherweight title. Kevlishvilli then came to America and scored a split decision victory over Anthony Flores (9-2-1). He has continued to face top competition such as Ronny Rios (13-0); Casey Ramos (13-0) and in his most recent bout, Kevlishvilli dropped a split decision to Frankie Trader (8-1) on October 10, 2012.
In a eight round co-feature, Jr. Middleweight Harry Joe Yorgey (25-2-1, 12 KO’s) will face an opponent to be named.
In an six round co-feature, Angel Luis Ocasio (7-0-2, 2 KO’s) will take part in a six round Lightweight bout against an opponent to be named.
In a six round Cruiserweight rematch, Elvin Sanchez (5-2-1, 4 KO’s) of Paterson, NJ will take on Jeremy Stauffer (7-2-2, 6 KO’s) of Reading, Pa. Sanchez and Stauffer fought to a four round draw on November 10, 2012.
In a six round Super Featherweight bout, Jason Sosa (8-1-3, 4 KO’s) of Camden NJ will take on an opponent to be named.
In a four round Jr. Welterweight bout, son of the former Heavyweight champ, Tim Witherspoon Jr. (8-3-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Kywayne Hill (1-10, 1 KO) in a rematch of Philadelphian’s. Witherspoon scored a six round unanimous decision over Hill on January 28, 2011.
Travis Thompson (4-9-1, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will see action in a four round Lightweight bout against an opponent to be named.
Sulthan Staton of Philadelphia will make his pro debut in a four round Lightweight bout against an opponent to be named.
Tickets for this historic evening cost $125 (VIP); $75 (Ringside); $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the following locations:
440 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19601
Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Empire Surplus Home Center
2741 Bernville, RD
Leesport, PA 19533
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