On Wednesday night June 13th, The Robert Treat Hotel in Newark will play host to a night of championship boxing which will feature Richard Pierson boxing Gary “Fast Hands “Jones for the WBC Fecarbox Title.
The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.
Pierson of Paterson, New Jersey has a record of 11-2 with eight knockouts and is coming off an impressive fourth round stoppage over durable Charles Hayward on April 18th at The Robert Treat Hotel.
It was the first time that Hayward was stopped and for that matter even knocked down as a professional or amateur.
Pierson has quality victories over the likes of Anibal Acevedo, Curtis Jones, Ray Smith, Jimmy Campbell and Jamaal Davis.
Jones of Washington, D.C. is by far the most decorated and experienced foe of Pierson’s career as he brings in a mark of 22-2 with eight knockouts.
Jones, thirty-four years old turned pro in 1996 and went on to win his first sixteen bouts before being stopped by former world title challenger J.C. Candelo.
Three wins followed which includes solid victories over Giorbis Barthelemy (20-5-1) and former world title challenger Sam Garr (31-4).
Jones took eight years off before returning to the ring in 2011 and Jones has scored two wins in his comeback which includes his last bout when he scored a six round unanimous decision over Nathan Bedwell on October 1st.
An outstanding undercard is being assembled that will feature some of the best prospects and most popular fighters in the tri-state area.
In the six round co-feature, Bantamweight Qa’Id “Kid Dynamite” Muhammad will see action.
Muhammad, 7-0 with six knockouts is one of the best prospects in the lower weight divisions.
Muhammad scored an explosive third round stoppage over experienced Steven Johnson on April 18th at the Robert Treat Hotel. Muhammad’s opponent will be named shortly
Also seeing action in separate six round bouts will be Lightweight Nicky Demarco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Staten Island, NY; Jr. Middleweight Tommy Rainone (17-4, 4 KO’s); Heavyweight John Lennox (10-1, 5 KO’s).
Appearing in four round bouts will be Welterweight Anthony Young (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Atlantic City; Heavyweight Aaron Kinch (3-0-1, 1 KO) of Newark and Welterweight Mike Concepcion (1-0) of Newark.
May 8, 2012