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All Philly War this Friday Night for USBA Junior Middleweight Crown on GFL

by on Jul.27, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Derek “Pooh” Ennis to Defend Crown Against “King” Gabriel Rosado in Philly Showdown

PHILADELPHIA/NEW YORK, July 27, 2010 — This Friday night one of the most anticipated fights from the boxing hotbed of Philadelphia in nearly a decade will take place at the Arena as Derek “Pooh” Ennis will defend his USBA title and world ranking against “King” Gabriel Rosado in an important Jr. Middleweight bout that can be seen exclusively on www.gofightlive.tv

That bout plus a seven bout undercard is promoted by Peltz Boxing and begins at 7:30pm for just $9.99 by clicking :

http://www.gofightlive.tv/showEvent.do?eventId=709

Ennis of Philadelphia has a record of 21-2-1 with thirteen knockouts won the USBA Jr. Middleweight title with an exciting unanimous decision over Eromesele Albert on October 16th in a bout that was named the IBF/USBA Fight of the year in 2009 and was also broadcasted LIVE on www.gofightlive.tv

This will be his first title defense after two non-title bouts against Edwin Vazquez and Jose Gonzalez, which was also broadcasted on www.gofightlive.tv

Rosado has faced top competition while compiling a record of 14-4-1 with eight knockouts and is coming off a terrific win over Saul Roman (32-5) on February 27th in Atlantic City.

Rosado, twenty-four years old of Philadelphia, scored a major upset on June 4th, 2008 when he scored an eight round unanimous decision over then undefeated prospect James Moore (15-0).

He then lost to major Middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero (12-0) in a bout where Rosado had Guerrero on the canvas.

Two fights later, Rosado defeated former IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Kassim Ouma which was followed by disappointing second round stoppage defeat to interim WBO Middleweight champion Alfredo Angulo.

Rosado has won two in a row, which includes his last bout with Roman.

A packed seven bout undercard that will feature some of the best prospects in the Northeast

6 Rounds– Super Middleweights,F arah Ennis (14-0, 8 KOs) vs. Demetrius Davis (20-23-5, 8 KOs)
6 Rounds– Super Featherweights, Anthony Flores (8-1-1, 5 KOs) vs Gustavo Dailey (4-8, 1 KO)
6 Rounds– Super Middleweights, Dennis Hasson (9-0, 3 KOs) vs. Alberto Merceds (14-15-1, 10 KOs)
6 Rounds– Light Heavyweights, Andre Hemphill (8-16-2, 5 KOs) vs. Anthony Piettrantonio (6-5, 5 KOs)
6 Rounds– Cruiserweights, Garrett Wilson (7-5, 2 KOs) vs. Reshawn Scott (2-4)
4 Rounds– Heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Bernell Stewart (1-1)
4 Rounds– Lightweights, Sidell Blocker (0-2) vs. Angel Ocasio (2-0)

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