Promoter Barry Halbritter of AASHA Record Breakers, Inc. presents the battle for the New York State middleweight title plus introduces undefeated Ghanaian KO artist Samuel Kotey Neequaye (17-0, 14 KOs) to the U.S. this Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.
In the main event, Neequaye makes his U.S. debut against Federico Flores Jr. (7-4-1, 2 KOs) of Mission, TX. Neequaye is from Accra, Ghana, the same hometown of the legendary Azumah Nelson, who is widely considered as the greatest African boxer. Neequaye – who is nicknamed – “Unbelievable” – represented Ghana at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In the co-main event, reigning New York State middleweight champion Nick Brinson (9-1-2, 5 KOs) of Geneva will defend his title against cross-state rival Markus Williams (10-2, 1 KO) of Schenectady. Brinson and Williams clashed back in August 2009 in a close fight that Brinson won but it had “rematch” written all over it.
The undercard is packed top local talent, including super middleweight Andy Mejias (11-0, 4 KOs) from nearby Utica.
Doors open at 6:30p and the first bout is at 7:30p. Tickets are still available at the Turning Stone Resort Casino box office (315.361.7469) and at Ticketmaster outlets (including online).