Evans vs. Almanza on January 28th
PHILADELPHIA (January 20, 2011)—On Friday night January 28th, one of the top prospects in the lighter weight divisions will be back in action as featherweight Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans takes on grizzled veteran Felipe Almanza in the eight round main event of the card promoted by Greg Robinson’s Power Productions & Riveredge Beverage Company.
Article posted on 21.01.2011
The card is dubbed “Philly Barnburner”
Evans of Philadelphia has a record of 9-0-1 with two knockouts and is coming off a seven month layoff when he scored a six round unanimous decision over Barbaro Zepeda.
Evans, who works in a Philadelphia law office isn’t worried about the layoff.
“I am just excited to get back in the ring. I have sat since June and I just want to shake off the ring rust”, said the twenty-six year old Evans.
“I really don’t know anything about Almanza except that he fought Teon Kennedy and I don’t even remember anything about that fight.”
Evans along with his promoter Greg Robinson believes that 2011 will be a year that Evans will begin to receive accolades from more than just outside his home city.
“2011 is going to be a big transition year for Coy”, said Power Productions CEO Greg Robinson
“This is a year were we feel that Coy will capture the attention of the networks and begin to step him up in the meaningful fights that will make him a contender in the Featherweight division”
Evans agreed by saying “In 2011 I am looking to get national recognition. I know what I can do and the past several months I had to be patient but I know I will be getting my name out there”
“I been in the gym as several fights fell through but I have been working on a lot of things such as cutting the ring off, letting my hands go and sitting down on my punches and hopefully I will be able to show that on January 28th.”
In the much anticipated co-feature, it will be an all West Oak Lane neighborhood war, Tommie “Big Poppa” Speller (5-5, 3 KO’s) takes on Jameel “Black Gold” Wilson (13-16-3, 8 KO’s)
Tim Witherspoon Jr. (5-1-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Kywame Hill (1-6, 1 KO) in a six round Lightweight bout
Undefeated Cruiserweight Venroy July (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Suitland, July will compete in a six round bout against Pedro Martinez (5-4, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia
In a four round Middleweight bout, Yoanqui Lopez (3-0, 1 KO) of Cuba takes on an opponent to be named
Angel Ocasio (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Bryne Green (5-4, 3 KO’s) in a four round Lightweight bout
Super Middleweight Rashad Brown (2-0) of Philadelphia will take on Terrell Boggs (0-3) of Philadelphia.
Also seeing action will be undefeated Jr. Lightweight Keenan Smith. (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a four round bout
Smith’s opponent will be named shortly.
Miguel Corcino (2-0, 2 KO’s) will fight Rashad Bogar (2-2, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ in a four round Welterweight bout
Debuting Georgiy Guralnik taking on Michael Davis (0-6) in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Light Heavyweight Amir Shabazz of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut in a four round bout.
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