This Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City, a championship night of boxing will be headlined by Polish import Patrick Majewski battling Chris Fitzpatrick for the vacant NABF Middleweight title.
Majewski of Radom, Poland and now resides in Atlantic City has a record of 18-1 with twelve knockouts, won his first seventeen bouts which included wins over Jimmy Lubash (13-1), Latif Mundy (8-0), Joseph Gomez (17-2-1). He won the WBO NABO Middleweight title with a ten round unanimous decision over Marcus Upshaw. In his next bout he was upset when he was stopped in the sixth round against Miguel Torres.
Majewski got back to his winning ways on April 7th when he stopped former three-time world title challenger Antwun Echols in three rounds.
Fitzpatrick of Cleveland, Ohio has had a similar rise as Majewski as he won his first fourteen bouts that included wins over Anthony Pietrantonio (5-0); Richard Gibson (4-1) and Scott Sigmon (16-2). He suffered his only loss when he dropped a unanimous decision to upset specialist Jose Medina.
In his last bout, Fitzpatrick scored sixth round stoppage over Ken Dunham on February 4th.
In a six round Jr. Welterweight bout, Naim Nelson (6-0, 1 KO) takes on Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1, 1 KO) of Lebanon, PA.
In a six round Cruiserweight bout, Dan Biddle (8-2, 5 KO’s) of Delaware battles Pedro Martinez (6-5, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia
In a six round Light Heavyweight bout, Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (11-0, 6 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ takes on Mojeed Okedara (9-5, 8 KO’s) of Nigeria.
Osnel “Prince” Charles (9-3, 1 KO) of Atlantic City squares off with Raphael Luna (4-5-1, 1 KO) of Albany, NY in a six round Lightweight bout.
Super Prospect, Jesse Hart (1-0, 1 KO) will be making his East Coast debut when he takes on Steven Chadwick (0-3) of Jacksonville, FL in a four round Middleweight bout.
Hart is coming off a thirty-three second knockout in his pro debut that took place on June 9th on the Manny Pacquiao – Timothy Bradley undercard and he is the son of former legendary Philadelphia Middleweight Eugene “Cyclone” Hart.
“This is a terrific card with some very interesting things to look at”, said Marc Abrams who will be calling the action ringside.
“Majewski brings an International feel plus he can really fight against a tough kid in Fitzpatrick. There is a good back story in the Biddle – Martinez fight as Tommy Barnes now trains Biddle and he used to train Martinez. Harvell is really improving and has blasted out his last two opponents in scary fashion and he now has to be looked at as a legitimate prospect in the Light Heavyweight division. Charles is always in entertaining fights. Naim Nelson is a young guy to keep your eye on. Jesse Hart has been talked about for years as possible the next great Philadelphia champion and he signed a great deal with Top Rank. Combine that with the mastery of a Russell Peltz card and the fans will get more than their monies worth on July 7th”
The card, promoted by Peltz Boxing can be seen LIVE all over the world at 7:30 pm eastern / 4:30 Pacific on www.gfl.tv for a price of just $9.99. The card can be ordered and accessed by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Peltz_Boxing_at_Ballys__Majewski_vs_Fitzpatrick/1563