King’s Promotions: Loaded with Fireworks


King’s Promotions: Loaded with Fireworks

By Diamond B. Frazier (Boxing Journalist)

September 25, 2017

Baltimore, MDOn September 29, live at the 2300 Arena, King’s Promotions will once again give the city of Philadelphia a fight card, featuring local prospects, who are eager to give the fans what they’ve paid for: an amazing show.

This fight card is stacked and loaded with skilled prospects from all areas of the city of Philadelphia. As an up and coming boxing journalist and native of Baltimore, where the talent is rich in just about every gym you enter, I am intrigued and enamored at the different styles that each fighter listed on this card will present on fight. All fighters on this card appear to be evenly matched which will add to the excitement of the night.

Headlining the card is Undefeated Bantamweight sensation Christian Carto of Philadelphia, PA (11-0, 11 KOs) who is set to face Alonso Melendez (14-1, 11 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds. History has shown that matching a Puerto Rican fighter against a Mexican fighter is guaranteed fireworks.

For Carto, the knockouts just keep coming. He’s won each fight of his eleven fights in knockout fashion and in boxing we all know that knockouts electrify the fans.For this fight, Carto will be fighting in his first eight-rounder and possibly facing his toughest opponent yet.

To the naked eye, Melendez, aka “El Elegante”, has an impressive record. He has an 80% knockout ratio. However, his opponents have a combined record of 40-68-8. Melendez has also been in active, with his last fight coming on 9/15/15, in which he scored a seventh round TKO. Melendez will be making his United States debut after winning three fights in a row. We can expect a great fight between both men on fight night.

Also, being featured on this card is lightweight prospect Jerome Conquest facing Carlos Rosario, Pennsauken, NJ (7-2, 4 KOs) in an anticipated eight-round bout.

Jerome "The Conqueror" Conquest

Jerome “The Conqueror” Conquest

Conquest (8-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia is a fan-favorite and tough as nails. Conquest is a fighter who brings his lunch pail to the ring and goas to work. Heavily supported by friends, fans, and his community, Conquest is truly a “Philadelphia-fighter” as he possesses a “never-quit” attitude, even if his back is against the wall.

Conquest vs Kim (photo courtesy of Marilyn Paulino)

Conquest vs Kim (photo courtesy of Marilyn Paulino)

He exhibited true grit during his last fight against the tough South Korean Jae Ho Kim (6-5-1, 2 KOs) where on June 24th, at the 2300 Arena, the slick-southpaw Conquest was knocked down in surprising factor. Conquest remained composed, took the knock down in stride, and pressed on to winning the six-round contest by unanimous decision.

Conquest vs Kim (photo courtesy of William Thomas Photography)

Conquest vs Kim (photo courtesy of William Thomas Photography)

“The Conqueror”, who has won his last two bouts, will be facing a tough competitor in Rosario who’s coming off a seventh round TKO loss in his last appearance at the 2300 Arena (5/19).

Carlos Rosario

Carlos Rosario

Rosario will be looking for redemption by trying to defeat the hometown favorite in front of the many expected fans in attendance.

Also, being featured on this stacked fight card is “The Professor” Mykal Fox (14-0, 4 KOs) of Forestville, MD taking on Marlon Aguas (9-1, 6 KOs) of Quioto Ecuador in an eight-round welterweight bout. Mykal Fox - stalking his prey

Fox, at twenty-one years of age, continues to impress in each showing. Standing at an astounding 6’3 ½ and with an extensive length in reach, Fox will look to use his natural attributes against the shorter Aguas (5’9 ½).

In six-rounds bouts:

Maynard Allison (9-1, 6 KOs) of Philadelphia meeting Juan Rodriguez (7-7-1, 5 Kos) of Haymarket, Virginia in a junior lightweight bout.

David Gonzales (8-2-2, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia battles Darius Ervin (4-1) of Los Angeles in a super lightweight bout.

Erik Spring (9-1-2, 1 KO) of Reading, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (6-7-2, 2 KOs) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a super welterweight fight.

Brandon Robinson (6-1, 5 KOs) of Upper Darby, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.

In four-rounds bouts:

Robert Irizarry (3-1-1) of Cherry Hill, NJ fights Bryan Perez (2-7-1, 1KO) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a super featherweight fight.

Rasheed Johnson (1-1) of Philadelphia battles Demetrius Williams (1-3) of Philadelphia in a welterweight tussle.

Amir Shabazz (4-1) of Philadelphia will square off with Alan Lawrence (1-0, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ in a light heavyweight bout.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions.

About Kings Promotions:

In 1995, Marshall Kauffman opened KING’s Gym in Reading, Pennsylvania as a way to get youngsters off the streets and involved in more positive activities. The name “KING” stands for “Kids In Need of Guidance”, and Marshall has spent years using the sport of boxing as a way for both his professional and amateur boxers to feel good about themselves – a way for them to gain confidence and pride in themselves.

Kings Promotions had a breakout year in 2016 with over 20 shows, 14 of which were broadcast live on national TV on a multitude of networks including ESPN, Spike, Fox Sports 1, and Bounce. Now licensed in 10 states with over 30 fighters on its active roster, Kings Promotions is the fastest rising promotional company in the sport of boxing.

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