Undefeated Teon Kennedy and Alex Becerra meet for the vacant NABA super bantamweight title on September 25 in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. The scheduled 12-round championship fight tops a seven-bout card which begins at 7:30 p.m. Kennedy, 24, of Philadelphia, PA, is ranked #8 in the world at 122 pounds by the IBF. A former National Golden Gloves flyweight champion, Kennedy has beaten Thomas Snow, Andre Wilson, Lucian Gonzalez, Francisco Rodriguez and Jose Angel Beranza en route to a 15-0-1 record, 6 KOs.
Kennedy’s 10th-round knockout last year over Rodriguez netted him the vacant USBA super bantamweight title and he successfully defended that crown with a 12-round decision over Beranza in his last fight May 22 at Bally’s.
The Kennedy-Rodriguez fight earned the coveted Briscoe Award (named after legendary Philadelphia middleweight Bennie Briscoe) as Philadelphia’s 2009 Fight of the Year.
Becerra, 29, of El Paso, TX, is 20-8, 9 K0s. A former NABA super flyweight champion, Becerra ended a 15-month layoff Aug. 6 by scoring a six-round decision over Francisco Dominguez in El Paso.
The only foe common to both men is Francisco Rodriguez, who beat Becerra via 10-round decision in 2008 in Chicago.
Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions (215-765-0922) and also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com.