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Mack returns in Philly

World ranked light heavyweight Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack will make his return to Philadelphia when he headlines a big night of boxing on Friday night June 4th at The Legendary Blue Horizon. Mack, of Philadelphia has a record of 28-3-2 with 17 KOs and is IBF #11. He’ll be looking to get back in the win column and climb back up the rankings after his sixth round stoppage defeat to former world champion Glen Johnson on February 5th in Miami.

That fight was an IBF elimination bout and a win would have catapulted Mack into a world title opportunity with reigning champion Tavoris Cloud. Before that setback, Mack had won five consecutive bouts which included an impressive decision over the highly regarded Chris Henry on February 6th, 2009.

This will be Mack’s first appearance in Philadelphia since September 26th, 2008 when Mack took out Omar Pittman at the Philadelphia Armory. Mack is undefeated at The Legendary Blue Horizon (7-0, 4 KO’s) and in his last appearance at “The Blue” Mack won the USBA Super Middleweight title with an eighth round stoppage over Shannon Miller. His opponent will be announced shortly.

In the eight round co-feature, rising featherweight, Coy “Pretty Boy” Evans will take on an opponent to be named. Evans of Philadelphia has a record of 8-0-1 with two knockouts and is quickly becoming one of the hottest fighters in the city. After not recording a stopping his first six bouts, Evans has scored explosive knockouts in two of his last three outing which includes his most recent outing when Evans annihilated Morris Chule in three rounds on April 9th at The Arena in Philadelphia.

The undercard will feature the very popular ladies Jr. Middleweight, Olivia “The Great” Fonseca (3-2-2, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia as she will battle Kali Reis (2-0, 1 KO) of Providence, Rhode Island in a scheduled four round bout.

John Barry of Philadelphia will be making his pro debut when he takes on George Perez (0-1-1) of Newark, NJ in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

Good looking Jr. Middleweight prospect Ismael Garcia (1-0) of Milville, NJ will take on debuting Jeremy Woods of Ohio in a four round bout.

Coming off a successful pro debut, Keenan Smith (1-0) of Philadelphia will take on Dwayne Martin (2-1, 1 KO) of Laurel, Maryland in a four round Super Featherweight bout.

Tickets are scaled at $45, $55, $65, $125, and $200 and are vailable at The Legendary Blue Horizon (215) 763 0500 and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Gym (267) 979 2163.

The card is promoted by Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc. and SAM Promotions. The night will also be a celebration of promoter Vernoca Michael’s 65th birthday.

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