Hard-hitting lefty Andre Wilson, of St. Joseph, MO, steps in against unbeaten super bantamweight Teon Kennedy, of North Philadelphia, in the scheduled eight-round semifinal Friday evening, March 6, at the Legendary Blue Horizon, 1314 North Broad Street. First fight i s set for 7.30 pm. Wilson replaces another lefty, veteran Paulino Villalobos, of San Diego, CA, who withdrew due to medical reasons.
Topping the seven-bout card will be Mike Jones’ first defense of his North American Boxing Association (NABA) welterweight title against Larry Mosley, of Los Angeles, CA, in a 10-round contest.
Wilson, 26, is 11-1-1, 9 K0s. He stepped up his career in 2008 when he knocked out Francisco Rodriguez (14-2), of Mexico, in two rounds in Chicago, IL, and earned a 10-round decision over Alex Baba (26-14-1), of Ghana, in St. Joseph, MO.
Kennedy, 22, won the 2004 National Golden Gloves flyweight ttle. As a pro, he is 11-0, 5 K0s. His biggest wins came against Castulo Gonzalez, of Lowell, MA, by decision, and over Thomas Snow, of Washington, DC, by knockout. In his last fight Nov. 14 at the New Alhambra in South Philadelphia, Kennedy pounded out a one-sided decision over Felipe Almanza, of Lorica, Colombia.
The March 6 card marks a return to the Blue Horizon after eight years for Hall-of-Fame promoter J Russell Peltz, who began his career there as a 22-year-old in 1969. He is promoting the card with Joe Hand Promotions, Inc.
Tickets are priced at $45 and $60. They are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. (215-765-0922) and also can be purchased online at www.peltzboxing.com.