The co-main event for Saturday’s event featuring Joel Diaz Jr. against Guillermo Sanchez in super featherweight action from Atlantic City, N.J. has been confirmed as Glen Tapia takes on Hilario Lopez in a junior middleweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.
The fight card will be promoted by John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions.
Full press release below:
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (August 13, 2012)—THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, August 18th, at Ballys in Atlantic City one of the most exciting prospects in Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia will be on display when he takes on Hilario Lopez (12-11, 8 KO’s) of Parma, Idaho in Tapia’s first scheduled eight round Jr.Middleweight bout.
The card is promoted by John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions.
In the main event, undefeated Joel Diaz Jr. (10-0, 9 KO’s) takes on Guillermo Sanchez (13-6-1, 5 KO’s) in a ten round Super Featherweight bout.
Tapia of Passaic, New Jersey has a record of 14-0 with eight knockouts will be extra motivated on August 18th as he became the proud father of a baby girl when Tapia and his girlfriend Carolyn welcomed Isabella Nouvel Tapia into the world on August 5th. Baby Isabella weighed in at 7lbs 4oz.
“I have always wanted to be the best”, said Tapia
“I know now that I can’t slip up because I have my baby to feed”
“I am real excited to fight and I just want to get back home to my little princess”
Tapia knows he has some tough business before that as Lopez has only been stopped one time in twenty-three fights
“I have seen a couple tapes of him and he has fought guys with great power and he has lasted the distance so I know it will be a tough fight”
On graduating to eight round bouts, Tapia is ready for the step up in class
“I have been ready for eight round fights for a while. I was just taking my time and I am ready to step it up”, said Tapia.
Lopez has been in the ring with several notable fighters such as Orlando Lora, Mike Alvarado, Julio Garcia, Craig McEwan, Aaron Martinez, Omar Henry and Abraham Han.
Besides Diaz – Sanchez & Tapia – Lopez there will be NINE other bouts on the card that will broadcasted LIVE all over the world on www.gfl.tv
In a six round Heavyweight bout Patrick Farrell (7-1-1, 3 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ battles Wayne Hampton (5-5, 3 KO’s) of Capitol Heights, Maryland
In a six round Heavyweight tussle of undefeated fighters, Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KO’s)of Norfolk, VA
Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Atlantic City battles an opponent to be named in a six round Light Heavyweight bout.
Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (8-0, 5 KO’s) of nearby Millville, NJ takes on Yolexcy Leiva (5-3, 3 KO’s)
Fred Jenkins Jr. (5-1, 2 KO’s) battles Jimmy Ellis (1-1, 1 KO) of South Carolina in a four round Middleweight bout.
Tioka Khan Clary (1-0, 1 KO) of Providence, Rhode Island will see action in a four round Super Featherweight bout
Tyrell Wright will make his pro debut against Dennis Benson (1-2, 1 KO) of Norfolk, VA in a four round Heavyweight bout.
Former Irish National Champion Tyrone McKenna will fight against Anthony Morris of Philadelphia in a four round Welterweight bout featuring pro debuters.
Anthony Gangemi of Dover, NJ will make his pro debut against an opponent to be named in a four round Welterweight bout
Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are priced at $75 & $50 and can be purchased at Ballys, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com or Pound for Pound Promotions by calling 201-867-2008 and Ask for Kathy
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino is located 1900 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, NJ, 08401. Doors open at 7:00 p.m ET, first fight starts at 7:30 p.m