On Friday night, October 28th, championship boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA when Tony Ferrante battles Tommy Karpency for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship.
The event is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions/
A special Heavyweight attraction was just added as contender Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles has just been added to compete in an eight round bout.
Nobles of Philadelphia has a record of 26-1 with twenty-one knockouts and will be making his first start in four years, which was a first round stoppage over Andy Sample.
Nobles holds a stoppage win over former WBA Heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon and his only defeat was a controversial disqualification defeat to future WBA champion Nikolai Valuev in a bout that Nobles was ejected for low blows that appeared to be caused by Valuev’s trunks being elevated.
Nobles opponent will be announced shortly.
In the main event, popular Tony Ferrante will take on tough Tommy Karpency in a grudge match for the Pennsylvania State Light heavyweight title.
Ferrante, 27 years old, has a record of 12-2 with seven knockouts, won his first nine bouts which included wins over Anthony Pietrantonio (6-1) and he won the WBF United States title with a eight round majority decision over Billy Bailey.
Ferrante lost that title when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to Chuck Mussachio (15-1-2).
Ferrante will be looking to make it four in a row after disposing of William Prieto on August 12th at Harrah’s in Chester as part of ROUND 4
Ferrante stopped grizzled veteran Andre Hemphill in seven rounds on July 15th.
Previously he took out Joe Park as part of ROUND 3 at Harrah’s in Chester in the fourth round on June 3rd.
Karpency of Adah, Pennsylvania brings an impressive mark of 21-2 with fourteen knockouts.
The twenty-five year old Karpency went 11-0-1 in his first twelve bouts which included wins over Demetrius Davis and Etienne Whitaker.
After losing a close decision to Rayco Saunders, Karpency won eight straight and picked up some titles on the process by stopping Cory Phelps (13-4-1) in two rounds to win the WBA Fedecentro Light Heavyweight title.
He defended it once against undefeated and highly regarded Chuck Mussachio (13-0-2).
Karpency then traveled to Germany and dropped a competitive decision to highly ranked and undefeated Karo Murat (21-0) ---Murat is currently ranked #2 by the IBF; #11 by the WBO and #13 by the WBA.
Karpency has won two in a row which includes a first round stoppage over Andre Hemphill on February 11th.
Victor Vasquez , 14-5-1 with seven KO’s will take part in a six round Lightweight bout.
Undefeated Super Middleweight Derrick Webster (10-0, 6 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ taking on Teneal Goyco (4-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a six round bout.
Joey Tiberi (5-1, 4 KO’s) of Newark, Delaware takes on Mike Maley (4-8, 3 KO’s) of Whiting, Indiana in a four round Lightweight bout.
Alex Barbosa of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut against Angelo Rampolla (0-3-2) of Puerto Rico in a four round Bantamweight bout.
Light Heavyweight Shawn Beckles of New York will be making his pro debut in a four round bout against an opponent to be named.
Anthony Young of Atlantic City will be making his pro debut against an opponent to be named in a four round Welterweight affair.
Rounding out the show will be a four bout of pro debuting Jr. Middleweights in former UFC star Waylon Lowe of Philadelphia taking on Arkansas native Shelby Willhite.
October 12, 2011