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Allentown Showdown March 15th: Calloway vs Robles

Professional boxing returns to the Days Inn and Conference Center in Allentown, PA on Saturday March 15th when Rob "The All American Prizefighter" Calloway puts his WBC Continental Americas cruiserweight title on the line against rising undefeated prospect Juan Carlos Robles in a ten round main event being sponsored by King's Promotions in association with Major League Boxing..

Experienced veteran Rob Calloway (67-7, 55 KOs) of St. Joseph, MO, ranked #11 by the WBO, is eager to gain a world title shot. He has been in the ring with the likes of former two-time heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman and Jameel McCline and in August of last year he upset heavyweight Terry Smith on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Juan Carlos Robles (9-0, 5 KOs) of Waynesboro, VA is a hungry young fighter who is no stranger to taking on tough veteran fighters. He plans on taking advantage of this opportunity for a shot at a world ranking.

In the co-feature, Keenan Collins (12-4, 8 KOs) of Reading, PA will face Wilmington, Delaware's Clarence "Sonny Bono" Taylor (12-13-2, 6 KOs) in a six round light middleweight bout. The fight card will also include Allentown favorites Marvin Rivera, Jesus Barbosa, Jorge Delgado, Julio Cesa Mathews and Reading fighters Travis Kauffman and Lucian Gonzalez.

The evening of professional boxing is being promoted by King's Promotions and sponsored by Budweiser. RCN TV will televise the action on a tape delay basis. Tickets are priced at $35.00 general admission, $50.00 ringside and $60.00 VIP. Tickets are available at: Day Inn & Conference Center (610-395-3731 or 888-395-5200); Allentown Boxing Gym (484-860-5162 or 610-434-2805); King's Gym in Reading (610-375-4915); and Sneaker Villa in Allentown (610-437-7967). Doors open at 6:45 pm; fights start at 7:30pm.

Article posted on 17.02.2008



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