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Dover Downs card set!

By Rick Scharmberg

Ryan Belasco (11-2-2, 3 KOs), of New Castle, Delaware will fight in his first main event on Friday, July 24, when he faces West Virginia’s Dean White (14-10-1, 7 KOs) in an eight round junior welterweight bout at the Rollins Center, inside Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware. At stake will be the WBF USA belt. Belasco is unbeaten in his last seven bouts. There will be seven additional bouts on the show, including an appearance by rising Delaware middleweight “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (9-1, 4 KOs), and a women’s bout featuring New Jersey’s Elizabeth Sherman (1-0, 1 KO) taking on Bernadette Hume, of Toronto. The promoter of “Delaware’s Young Guns” is Capital City Promotions.

Other bouts:

Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor (13-22-4, 6 KOs), of Wilmington, DE will face Purcell “Hard Rock” Miller (23-5-1, 18 KOs), of Washington, DC in a middleweight bout.

Mike Denby (2-3-2, 2 KOs), of Felton, DE will face 6’ 3” Nate Francis (3-5, 2 KOs), of Sanford, NC in a junior welterweight bout.

Oscar Vasquez (3-1), of New Castle, DE will face veteran Jose Luis Torres (4-14, 2 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout.

Anthony Caputo Smith (1-0), of Kennett Square, PA will face Phil Hicklen (1-6), of Wilmington, DE in a light heavyweight bout.

Bernard “Road Dog” Miller (2-1-1), of Dover, DE, will face John “Jaw Breaker” Colvin (2-6, 2 KOs), of Pennsboro, WV in a middleweight bout.

There is one additional bout scheduled.

Tickets are priced at $30 thru $75, and can be purchased by calling 302-420-6161 or 1-800-711-5882. There will be a discount for members of the military presenting their military ID cards.

Doors open at 6:30 with the first bout going on at 7:30.

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