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Yusaf Mack to Take on Sabou Ballogou on July 7th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia

by on Jun.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Plus Philly Favorites Dhafir Smith, Tim Witherspoon Jr., Eric Hunter, Wahid Raheem, Tyrone Crawley Jr, Alex Barbosa and More as well as some of Philadelphia’s finest amateurs

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 20, 2012)—On Saturday night July 7th at the beautiful Pennsylvania Convention Center, James Shuler Gym Promotions presents a night of boxing that will feature some of the best boxers in Philadelphia.

In the main event, Former world title challenger and currant USBA Light Heavyweight champion, Yusaf Mack will take on upset minded Sabou Ballogou in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Mack of Philadelphia has a record of 30-4-2 with seventeen knockouts and is coming an impressive performance when he scored an emphatic twelve round unanimous decision over former four-time world title challenger Omar Sheika on April 28th in Atlantic City.

Mack previously challenged for the IBF World championship and gave undefeated champion Tavoris Cloud all he wanted before being stopped in the eighth round.

Mack has victories over Donnell Wiggins (21-4-2); Jose Juan Vasquez (16-1-1); Daniel Judah (22-2-3) & Chris Henry (23-1)

Mack’s only setbacks have been to world champions Cloud, Alejandro Berrio, Glen Johnson and former world title challenger Librado Andrade.

Ballogou of Paris, France has a record of 8-5 with three knockouts.

He is a former IBC International and IBF Pan African Middleweight champion and is coming off a performance when he dropped an eight round unanimous decision to highly regarded and undefeated Derrick Webster in what was Ballogou’s American debut.

In that bout, Ballogou dropped Webster twice in round seven and Webster seemed seconds away from being knocked out before the bell rang to signal the end of the round.  Webster was able to compose himself and hang on for the victory.

In the six round co-feature, newly crowned Pennsylvania Light Heavyweight champion Dhafir Smith (26-22-7, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Bobby Jordan (8-3-1, 4 KO’s) of Norfolk, VA.

In a four round Featherweight bout, former U.S. Olympic Alternate Eric Hunter (15-2, 8 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Jason Rorie (6-15-2, 3 KO’s) of Winston-Salem, NC

All below bouts are four rounders:

Tim Witherspoon Jr. (6-2-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Cassius Clay (0-3) in a Lightweight bout

Alex Barbosa (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Bantamweight bout.

Tyrone Crawley Jr. (2-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be announced in a Welterweight bout

Wahid Raheem (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Isaac Suarez (7-1, 3 KO’s) of Lancaster, PA

Kareem Macfarland (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Saud Clark (1-0, 1 KO) in a battle of Philadelphia based Welterweights.

Terrell James will make his pro debut against Terrell Boggs (0-4) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Greg Jackson will make his pro debut against Vaughn Anderson (0-2) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Corey Morley will make his pro debut against Randy Easton (0-0-1) of Williamsport, PA in a Heavyweight bout.

Orlando Lewis (4-2, 4 KO’s) of Vineland, New Jersey will make his return after a four year hiatus when he takes part in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

There will also be appearances by some of the best amateur fighters in Philadelphia such as 2011-2012 National champion Rasheen Brown, Tony DuBose and Isiah Gibbons

Tickets are $100, $65, and $35 and can be purchased at

James Shuler Gym (750 North Brooklyn Street)

Spencer’s Barber Shop (4045 Lancaster, Ave)

Buster Custus at 215 416 1282

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