Saturday night from Ballys Casino in Atlantic City, Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson will make the first defense of the USBA Cruiserweight championship against local fan favorite Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds.
Wilson has a record of 10-5-1 with four knockouts but a look inside those numbers shows that Wilson lives up to his moniker that he is an Ultimate Warrior by fighting anyone, anywhere at any time.
The Philadelphia native won his first three bouts before taking on much more experienced foes Dyah Davis (12-1) and Dennis Hasson (6-0).
Wilson then ripped off four wins which included a split decision over undefeated New Yorker Adam Willett.
Wilson then took on a murders row of opponents that saw him come up short against Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron (6-0); former multiple time world title challenger Omar Sheika (28-9) & undefeated Julio Cesar Matthews (9-0).
Wilson is currently on the best roll of his career was he is 3-0-1 in his last four outings which includes a draw with Andres Taylor (16-1-1) and wins over highly regarded Aaron Williams (20-2-1) and in his last bout he got even with Sheika and captured the USBA crown in the process by pounding out a thrilling twelve round unanimous decision.
Mussachio from nearby Wildwood, New Jersey will be moving up in weight and has an impressive record of 17-1-2 with five knockouts.
The High School Teacher went 13-0-2 in his first fifteen bouts which included a win over former world champion Carl Daniels.
After suffering his only pro defeat to the capable Tommy Karpency (17-1-1), Mussachio has rebounded nicely by winning four in a row with wins over tri-state favorites Bobby Rooney (11-2-1) and Tony Ferrante (9-0). In his last bout, Mussachio scored a eight round unanimous decision over Theo Kruger.
In the co-feature, undefeated Ronald Cruz will look to stay perfect as he takes on sturdy veteran Anges Adjaho in an eight round bout.
Cruz of Bethlehem, PA is unblemished with a record of 14-0 with eleven knockouts and is stepping up the competition with every bout.
Known as a vicious body puncher, Cruz has stopped seven consecutive opponents as he broken most of them down with assaults to the flank area.
The twenty-five year old has impressive victories over former amateur star Jeremy Bryan (14-1); Dillet Frederick (7-3-3); rough and rugged Doel Carrasquillo and in his last bout he stopped veteran Christopher Fernandez (19-13-1) in six rounds.
Adjaho has fought top competition and has compiled a record of 25-6 with fourteen knockouts.
The native of Buffalo by way of Benin in Africa won his first twenty contests before dropping a split decision to future WBA Lightweight champion Miguel Acosta. He holds a win over former world title challenger Fernando Angulo.
To say Adjaho has been matched tough as his last five bouts have seen him fight currant WBC Lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (21-1-1); Mark Melligan (18-2); Currant number-one contender Brad Solomon (15-0); Shawn Porter (17-0) and former world title challenger Joel Julio (36-4);
Also seeing action will be rising undefeated Heavyweight Bryant “By By” Jennings (10-0, 4 KO’s) taking on Kevin Franklin (3-3, 1 KO) in a six round bout
The show is promoted by Peltz Boxing
12 Rounds—USBA Cruiserweight title—Garrett Wilson (10-5-1, 4 KO’s) vs Chuck Mussachio (17-1-2, 5 KO’s)
8 Rounds—Welterweights—Ronald Cruz (14-0, 11 KO’s) vs Anges Adjaho (25-6, 14 KO’s)
6 Rounds—Heavyweights—Bryant Jennings (10-4, 4 KO’s) vs Kevin Franklin (3-3, 1 KO)
6 Rounds—Welterweights—Manuel Guzman (7-13-2, 3 KO’s) vs DeCarlo Perez (5-1-1, 2 KO’s)
4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Dontre King (5-9-2, 2 KO’s) vs Julio DeJesus (5-2-1, 3 KO’s)
4 Rounds—Middleweights—Antowyan Aikens (2-0, 1 KO) vs Charles Kirby (1-4)
4 Rounds—Jr. Welterweights—Deroy Beaton (1-2) vs Naim Nelson (2-0)