Spadafora-Egberime Streaming Live Dec. 1 on GFL.tv
Fight Network Staff / November 30, 2012 - 11:25am
In a vital matchup for both combatants, undefeated former IBF/IBC World Champion Paul 'The Pittsburgh Kid' Spadafora (46W-0L-1D, 19KO) faces current WBO Oriental Champion & former Olympian Solomon Egberime (22W-3L-1D, 11KO) in the 10-Round Main Event at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV on Saturday, December 1st, 2012.
Spadafora, currently world ranked WBA #11, WBC #17, defeated Humberto Toledo in his last bout in the Main Event August 18th at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV.
Egberime, currently world ranked WBO #13, defeated Joel Dela Cruz in his last bout in the Main Event July 13th at The Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Australia.
Both fighters need the victory to catapult into World Championship contention in 2013. For Spadafora it marks his next step in an astonishing comeback story as he attempts to rewrite the history books. The highly anticipated event is presented by 8-Time World Champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions.
In the evening's 8-Round Co-Feature, Youngtown, OH's Jake 'The Bull' Giuriceo (16W-1L-1D, 3KO) takes his next step towards cracking the world rankings.
Other fighters scheduled for the event include crowd pleaser Billy "Hutch" Hutchinson (4W-1L-2D, 2KO) in a 6-round tri-state grudge match vs. Jose 'The Puerto Rican Prince' Caraballo (5W-4L, 1KO), prospect "Big Chief" Morgan Fitch (7W-0L, 3KO), the pro boxing debut of MMA favorite Joey 'The Jack Hammer' Holt of nearby East Liverpool, OH, a special prelude bout prior to the 1st professional bell with Steubenville, OH's Angelo Magnone, & more to be announced.
Paul "The Pittsburgh Kid" Spadafora vs. Solomon "Mr. Jones" Egberime
Morgan "Big Chief" Fitch vs. Cameron Allen
Jake "The Bul" Giuriceo vs. Peter Oluoch
Joey Holt vs. Alan Moore
Bill "Boilermaker" Hutchinson vs. Jose "The Prince" Caraballo
Monty Meza Clay vs. Emmanuel "El Carnicero / The Butcher" Lucero
This past Monday on ATG Radio, GFL.TV Presented Paul Spadafora-Solomon Ebergime Press Conference ft Roy Jones Jr (Promoter), Paul Spadafora, Monte Meza Clay, & Jake Guericio regarding the entire card on GFL.TV this Saturday night at 7:30pm EST. The following are a breakdown of quotes made by the participants & promoter Roy Jones Jr:
Roy Jones Jr. (Promoter)
"I think Paul making a comeback is one of the biggest things to happen to the sport in a long time"
"The way he sparred with Floyd Mayweather showed he is capable of being put in with the best fighters around."
"I think Paul is great for the scene right now. He makes for a lot of great fights with a lot of the guys."
"Egberime is a former Olympian and a very quality opponent. We needed to find a quality opponent to put in front of him so people will know he (Spadafora) is back and he is for real!"
"We are not trying to bring the fans chump fights!"
Paul Spadafora (Main Event)
"I'm definitely back! I am training good. Taking it one day at a time just getting ready for this fight on Saturday!"
"Roy & them stepped it up. I needed that. At the end of the day we need to step it up. I consider myself an A fighter. I really do!"
"This is the best opponent I've had since I fought Dorin and that was a long time ago and I'm ready for the challenge"
Monte Meza Clay (Co-Main Event)
"Mez Clay alot of punches & Lucero a lot of punches that's my kind of fight right there. I'm looking forward to this rematch and I am thankful to him for accepting the fight."
"To put down all of the questions(from the 1st fight) I have to get rid of him"
Jake Giuriceo (Featured fighter)
"Everything is going good, we are working hard as always. I always give 100% in the gym preparing for this guy like it's a world title fight."
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