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Spadafora vs. Egberime on Saturday

On Saturday night at The Harv at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV, undefeated former IBF lightweight champion Paul “The Pittsburgh Kid” Spadafora (46-0-1, 19 KOs) faces reigning WBO Oriental champion and former Olympian Solomon Egberime (22-3-1, 11 KOs). Spadafora, currently world ranked WBA #11, WBC #19, defeated Humberto Toledo in his last bout in August. Egberime, currently world ranked WBO #14, defeated Joel Dela Cruz in his last bout in July. Both fighters need the victory to catapult into world championship positions in 2013. The event is presented by 8-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions.

The evening also features a rematch of an entertaining back-&-forth battle in July between crowd-pleasing & former #1 world ranked contender Monty Meza-Clay (33-3, 21 KOs) and Emmanuel “El Carnicero” Lucero (26-12-1, 14 KOs) and Youngstown, OH’s Jake “The Bull” Giuriceo (16-1-1, 3 KOs) attempts his next step towards cracking the world rankings vs. former WBO African title challenger “Mr.” Peter Oluoch (11-6-2, 6 KOs).

Other bouts scheduled for the event include: Billy “Hutch” Hutchinson (4-1-2, 2 KOs) in a tri-state grudge match vs. Jose “The Puerto Rican Prince” Caraballo (5-4, 1 KO). Prospect “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch (7-0, 3 KOs) in a dangerous matchup with Cameron Allen (4-11, 2 KOs). Allen is coming off of a shocking 2nd round TKO of 14-2 fringe contender Jimmy Lubash. Debuting Joey “The Hitman” Holt takes on 20 fight veteran Alan Moore.

Tickets start at $25. Call 1-800-804-0468 Ext: 8297 or online at 1st pro bout 7:30 P.M.

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