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Derek Ennis vs Jose Gonzalez; Farah Ennis vs Frankie Santos; More

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2010)—There have been some slight changes to the two main events that will takes place this Friday night’s big “Spring Fling” boxing event that will take place at the Legendary Blue Horizon. The new main event will still feature USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis. He will now face Jose Adelaydo Gonzalez of Garden City, Kansas. Ennis was originally supposed to do battle with Frankie Santos. Santos will still fight Ennis but he will now face Derek’s brother Farah Ennis in an eight round Super Middleweight bout..

Gonzalez brings in a record of 13-6-1 with eleven knockouts and despite facing top competition has only been stopped one time.

On March 7th, 2008 he fought then undefeated Jason LeHoullier (21-0) for the NABA Super Welterweight title in LeHoullier’s backyard in Connecticut and held LeHoullier to a disputed draw.

He twice went the distance with highly regarded Carson Jones as well as fringe contender Joaquin Zamora. Gonzalez went seven rounds with then undefeated Ronald Hearns.

In his last bout, Gonzalez lost an eight round unanimous decision to Jones on October 24, 2009 in Joplin, Missouri.

Santos has a record of 17-8-4 with eight knockouts.

The native of Salinas, Puerto Rico will be looking to get back into the win column after dropping an eight round unanimous decision to prized Cuban prospect Yudel Jhonson (8-0) on September 18th.

He was unbeaten in his first fourteen bouts (13-0-1) before stepping up the competition and has lost to notables Francisco Bojado (10-1), Irving Garcia (9-2); Lamont Peterson (21-0) and Matthew Hatton (32-3-2).

In a battle of undefeated Heavyweights, John Bolden (1-0, 1 KO) of New York, who scored a sensational knockout over Nathan Perrot on December at The Legendary Blue Horizon

Jennings (1-0) of Philadelphia is coming off a four round unanimoud decision over Zeferino Albino on February 27th at The Arena in Philadelphia.

In a four round battle of Philadelphia based Cruiserweights, Heath Harris (1-6, 1 KO) takes on Taneal Goyco (3-1, 1 KO).

In a four round battle of Philadelphian’s, Clement Bethea (1-0) takes on Jason Sia (0-1) in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Jose Ortiz (2-2, 1 KO) of Jersey City, NJ takes on Luis Esquilin (1-2-1) of Philadelphia in a Four Round Featherweight bout.

In a four round Light Heavyweight bout, Duane King (0-1) of Reidsville, NC takes on Kamel Al-Olabi (0-2) of New York City.


FARAH ENNIS SIGNS WITH FINGERMAN PROMOTIONS

Undefeated Super Middleweight Prospect signs with Fingerman Promotions and will fight this Friday at The Legendary Blue Horizon

Philadelphia (March 28, 2010)—Mike Fingerman of Fingerman Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated Super Middleweight prospect Farah Ennis to a promotional contract.

Ennis of Philadelphia has been perfect as he has amassed a record of 12-0 with six knockouts.

The twenty-seven year old Ennis has generated a buzz in the Philadelphia boxing scene since he turned pro with 2nd round stoppage over Sylvester Golding on February 11, 2006 in Philadelphia.

Ennis has not had many easy opponents as he has been matched with more experienced foes with most having winning records.

“We plan to build him up as we have a great team around him that has great chemistry”, said promoter Mike Fingerman

“I believe he has the potential to be a world champion.”

Ennis is co-managed by Moz Gonzalez and Eddie Woods.

“Farah has tremendous potential”, said Moz Gonzalez.

“He is undefeated and we plan to keep him busy as we feel he isn’t far away from those important step-up bouts that will put him right in the thick of things at 168.”

Ennis brother is currant USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis. Farah joins Derek in fighting under the Fingerman Promotions banner.

Besides Fingerman, Woods and Gonzalez a vital part to the team is Ennis Father, Derrick “Bozy” Ennis who because of his work with Derek Ennis, Demetrius Hopkins and Coy Evans, is recognized as one of the top trainers on the East Coast.

Ennis is coming off a third round stoppage over Emanuel Gonzalez on February 27th in Allentown, PA.

Ennis next bout is scheduled for this Friday, April 2nd at The Legendary Blue Horizon.


DEREK “POOH” ENNIS TO BATTLE FRANKIE SANTOS TO HEADLINE “SPRING FLING” ON FRIDAY APRIL 2ND AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON

PHILADELPHIA (March 29, 2010)—Next Friday night, Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Inc will present that annual “Spring Fling” boxing card that will be headlined by USBA Jr. Middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh” Ennis battling Frankie Santos in a ten round non-title bout.

The bout was originally to be a title defense for Ennis but after actively seeking every fighter in the top-15 that is mandated by the USBA, several different factors prohibited the title defense.

“We looked for everyone in the top-15”, said Moz Gonzalez, co-manager of Ennis.

“Several guys did not like the money being offered, a few more were unavailable. We thought that we had a very suitable guy but his trainer is going through some serious medical issues and he did not want the fight under those circumstances.”

“We want to keep Derek busy and that’s why we are fighting Santos.”

Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 20-2-1 with thirteen knockouts won the USBA Jr. Middleweight championship on October 16th at The Legendary Blue Horizon with a classic vack and forth unanimous decision over Eromosele Albert.

In his last bout, he took out Edwin Vazquez (22-14-2) in five rounds on February 5th also at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

This will be Ennis fifth appearance at The Legendary Blue Horizon (4-0, 3 KO’s)

Santos has a record of 17-8-4 with eight knockouts.

The native of Salinas, Puerto Rico will be looking to get back into the win column after dropping an eight round unanimous decision to prized Cuban prospect Yudel Jhonson (8-0) on September 18th.

He was unbeaten in his first fourteen bouts (13-0-1) before stepping up the competition and has lost to notables Francisco Bojado (10-1), Irving Garcia (9-2); Lamont Peterson (21-0) and Matthew Hatton (32-3-2).

A win by Ennis will likely set up a title defense in June.

Ennis’ brother, Farah Ennis will see action in the eight round co-feature in a Super Middleweight bout.

Ennis of Philadelphia is perfect in twelve bouts with half of his wins coming by talent.

This will be Ennis first fight at The Legendary Blue Horizon and just his first fight in Philadelphia since his third fight in 2007.

He is coming off a third round stoppage over Emanuel Gonzalez on February 27th in Allentown, PA.

Ennis opponent will be named shortly.

In a battle of undefeated Heavyweights, John Bolden (1-0, 1 KO) of New York, who scored a sensational knockout over Nathan Perrot on December at The Legendary Blue Horizon

Jennings (1-0) of Philadelphia is coming off a four round unanimoud decision over Zeferino Albino on February 27th at The Arena in Philadelphia.

In a four round battle of Philadelphia based Cruiserweights, Heath Harris (1-6, 1 KO) takes on Taneal Goyco (3-1, 1 KO).

In a four round battle of Philadelphian’s, Clement Bethea (1-0) takes on Jason Sia (0-1) in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Jose Ortiz (2-2, 1 KO) of Jersey City, NJ takes on Luis Esquilin (1-2-1) of Philadelphia in a Four Round Featherweight bout.

In a four round Light Heavyweight bout, Duane King (0-1) of Reidsville, NC takes on Kamel Al-Olabi (0-2) of New York City.

Article posted on 28.03.2010



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