Hard-hitting Ray Narh steps in against Ronald Cruz in a scheduled 10-round welterweight fight on Friday evening, June 14, at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The match-up is part of a triple header telecast on NBC Sports Network Fight Night beginning 8PM ET. The Narh-Cruz contest is part of the big NBC Sports Network Fight Night series tripleheader. On tap are a pair of-world class fights featuring heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, of Philadelphia, PA, against Andrey Fedosov, of Shuya, Russia, in a 10-round contest and Sergey Kovalev, of Chelyabinsk, Russia, against Cornelius White, of Houston, TX, in a 12-round fight for the #1 slot in the IBF world light-heavyweight rankings.
Narh, 34, steps in for Jaime Herrera, of Franklin Park, IL. Herrera suffered a lower back injury last week while training to face Cruz. He will be on the shelf for six weeks. A pro since 2001, Narh is 25-2, 21 knockouts, but has not fought since May 7, 2011, when he was stopped in three rounds by Mike Alvarado, of Denver, CO, on the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.