On Saturday night, November 30th at the Santander Arena, King’s Boxing presents Harry Joe Yorgey taking on Irishman Lee Mertagh in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds. In the 10 round co-feature, Travis Kauffman will take on Manuel Quezada.
Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA has a record of 27-2-1. The popular Yorgey started his career by going 22-0-1 and had and a signature 9th round stoppage over Ronald Hearns (21-0).
The Hearns victory set up an HBO televised fight with Alfredo Angulo for the WBO Jr. Middleweight title. Unfortunately Yorgey came up short. Yorgey then went on to win three in a row which included a 1st round stoppage over undefeated Zain Shah (5-0). Since dropping a bout to undefeated Jermell Charlo, Yorgey has won two in a row over Julius Kennedy with the latest being a 10 round majority decision on June 15th in Valley Forge, PA.
Mertagh of Leeds, England has a record of 33-15-1 with 1 knockout. Mertagh has been a professional for 18 years as he turned pro on June 12, 1995 with a decision over Dave Curtis. Mertagh made his American debut when he gave away over 12 pounds in dropping a close decision to Hector Camacho Jr. on August 8th.
Kauffman of Reading, PA has a record of 26-1 with 19 knockouts. He won is his first 18 bouts before his only blemish to Tony Grano.
Kauffman is riding an eight bout winning streak including a win over Chris Koval (24-6).
Quezada of Wasco, California, has a record of 29-7 with 18 knockouts. The 36-year-old Quezada scored his best win over Travis Walker (31-2).
Quezada is looking to get back in the win column after losing his last three bouts which include efforts against former world title challenger Chris Arreola and his last outing when Quezada was stopped in 7 rounds by Bowie Topou (20-1) on May 14, 2011 in Carson, California.
In a six round Jr. Lightweight bout, Frankie De Alba (9-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Reading, PA will take on Osnel Charles (9-6-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ.
In an eight round Middleweight bout, Keenan Collins (15-8-3, 10 KO’s) of Reading, PA battles George Rivera (13-8-1, 4 KO’s) of Charlottesville, VA.
The son of the former Heavyweight champion of the world, Hasim Rahman Jr. of Las Vegas will make his pro debut against Glyn Thomas (1-1) of Stroudsburg, PA in a four round Cruiserweight bout.
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