By Rick Scharmberg
Prince Badi Ajamu (27-3-1, 15 KOs), of Camden, NJ will defend his NBA light heavyweight title when he take on Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (20-6-2, 8 KOs), of Sacramento, CA in a twelve round bout on Friday, November 20 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Ajamu, or “The Boxing Prince”, won the title in his last bout against DeAndrey Abron last July, also in Atlantic City. The card, promoted by Dee Lee Promotions, promises to be a light heavyweight bonanza, as Patrick Perez (25-7, 14 KOs) and Chuck “The Professor” Mussachio (13-1-2, 5 KOs) are also penciled in to appear in separate bouts.
Ajamu, who has been in with some of the best including Roy Jones Jr., made a successful return to the ring in July after promotional issues forced a premature retirement of more than two years. He has since vowed to be more active, and has found his connection with New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Diane Fischer.
Griffin is the winner of Oscar De La Hoya’s reality television show, ‘The Next Great Champ’, and is fresh off a sixth round knockout victory over Ernesto Castaneda back in September.
Other fighters scheduled to appear include Delaware’s “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (10-1, 5 KOs), Qa’id Muhammad (5-0, 5 KOs), Eugene Soto, Joe De La Paz, and Gabriel “Gabby” Pham.
In addition, female star Olivia “The Great” Fonseca will fight against an opponent to be named later.
Ticket prices are $90, $75, $55, and $40 and can be purchased by calling 609-449-6437 or 800-736-1420. Doors open at 7pm with the first bout starting at 8pm.