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Ennis-Moore set for Oct 16

On October 16th, Greg Robinson’s Power Productions will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the successful promotional company in grand style as a bout of major proportions will serve as the main event for the special card. In a twelve round bout for the USBA jr. middleweight title, Derek “Pooh” Ennis (18-2-1, 12 KOs) will take on James Moore (17-2, 10 KOs). “This fight is fitting and appropriate for my 10th anniversary show,” said Robinson. “The Blue Horizon is where I started and to have this kind of fight headline the show plus a packed undercard will make it a very special night.“

Ennis has been longing for this opportunity as he quietly has been climbing the ladder by racking up six consecutive wins which includes his latest outing being a six round unanimous decision over John Mackey on July 10th in a nationally televised contest by ESPN 2 at The Arena in Philadelphia. In that bout, Ennis scored two knockdowns en route to the victory over the game visitor from Alabama. Ennis was undefeated in his first eleven bouts (10-0-1) before a knockout loss to Allen Conyers on Showtime.

Moore brings a great fan base as he is very popular in the Irish circles especially in his adopted home of New York. Moore is originally from Arklow Wicklow, Ireland and won his first fifteen bouts which included a ten round unanimous decision over former world title-challenger JC Candelo on March 15th, 2008. Moore was then upset by Philadelphia’s Gabriel Rosado before winning a bout against Christian Lloyd Joseph.

On December 13, 2008, Moore stepped up against Yuri Foreman (26-0) in highly publicized bout on Showtime. Moore came up a little short in that bout which could have catapulted him into a title opportunity. One win over Joseph De Los Santos on May 8th put Moore back in line for this critical fight against Ennis.

A full undercard will be completed shortly but already slated to appear are Jr. Welterweight Tyric Robinson (9-4-1, 3 KO’s), Featherweight Coy Evans (4-0-1) and Super Middleweight Jameel Wilson (13-16-3, 8 KO’s) in six round bouts.

In four round bouts, Middleweight Derrick Webster (2-0, 1 KO), Cruiserweight John Burgos (0-1), Jr. Middleweight Rachel Clark (2-2-1, 2 KO’s) Heavyweight John Mercurio (2-0, 2 KO’s) and Middleweight Mario Mina (2-0, 2 KO’s)

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $60, $40, and $30 can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-215-336-2000, Power Productions at 1-215-240-9987 or Total Car Care Detailing at 1-267-385-7648. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

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