Alvarez to face Bruce for IBA title tonight
NEW YORK / ATLANTIC CITY (December 4, 2010)—TONIGHT!!! at Ballys in Atlantic City, Two welterweights will vie for the International Boxing Association (IBA) Welterweight championship which they hope will be a steppingstone to a shot at greener pastures.
Article posted on 04.12.2010
Shamone Alvarez will look to thrill the hometown fans when he takes on Ayi Bruce that will headline a big night of boxing that can be seen live on www.gofightlive.tv
The action will begin at 7:30 pm est and fans all over the world can order the fight for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gofightlive.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Alverez_v_Bruce/877
Alvarez of Atlantic City has a record of 21-2 with twelve knockouts and is coming off an impressive seventh round stoppage over Alexis Camacho (17-2) in March in a bout that was seen live all over the world on gofightlive.tv
Alvarez won his first fifteen fights which included impressive victories over Mohammad Kayongo (11-0-1); & Enrique Gutierrez (10-0).
He won the NABO Welterweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Jose Luis Cruz (34-2-2) and defended it with a unanimous decision over Germaine Sanders (27-3).
He suffered his first pro defeat when he dropped a twelve round unanimous decision to future world champion Joshua Clottey. He rebounded nicely to score a decision over former U.S. Olympian Terrance Cauthen (33-4) before dropping a razor thin decision to future world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2).
Bruce of Accra, Ghana has a record of 17-3 with twelve knockouts won his first fourteen bouts in his native Ghana. In that process he won the Ghananian Jr. Welterweight title.
Since coming to America he has only lost to undefeated prospects Emanuel Taylor (7-0) and Raymond Serrano (12-0). Bruce has two in a row which includes a third round stoppage over forty-four fight veteran Larry Brothers on October 27th.
In the co-feature bout of the evening, hot up and coming Philadelphian prospect, Raymond “Tito” Serrano (13-0, 6KO’s) looks to close out 2010 by improving to 14-0 when he takes on tough veteran Geoffrey Spruiell, in an eight round welterweight showdown.
Also on the card is Wildwood, New Jersey’s popular light heavyweight contender, and reigning WBF US Light Heavyweight Champion, Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio (16-1-2, 5KO’s) as he squares off over eight scheduled rounds against Theo Kruger.
Exciting jr. middleweight, Ismael Garcia (1-0) will look to pick up his second win as a pro when he takes on New York’s, Joe Jerdon (0-1-2). Garcia, who lives in nearby Millville, NJ, made his pro-debut in Atlantic City in March, winning a dominating four round decision over previously unbeaten Josh Mercado (3-0). Garcia-Yerdon is scheduled for four rounds.
In a four round middleweight match-up Philadelphia’s Rashad Brown (1-0) squares off against Corey Preston (0-2).
The son of former WBA Heavyweight champion, Bruce Seldon, Isiah Seldon (2-0) takes on Todd Eriksson in a four round Middleweight bout.
Rounding out the card is Atlantic City’s Althera Saunders (1-0) in a four round female jr. welterweight contest against Natoya Ervin (1-6).
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