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The Beast is ready to be unleashed

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing and Mount Airy Casino are ready to present a sizzling night of Professional Boxing under the tent in beautiful Pocono Mountains on Friday August 31st. The main event features the always exciting Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (9-0, 4 KOs) who is set to battle it out with upset minded veteran Dontre King (6-11,2, 2 KOs). The co-feature of the evening looks to provide fireworks as lightweight knockout artists do battle it out when Brooklyn, New York’s Bryan Acaba (3-0, 2KOs) and Middletown, New Jersey’s Tyrone Luckey (4-2-1, 4KOs) do battle over six rounds of what is sure to be non-stop action.

The time is now for undefeated Union City, New Jersey welterweight star Juan Rodriquez to make his mark in the crowded welterweight division and he knows that all begins on Friday night, outdoors and under the tent at the Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono PA.

“I really want to show the people that it is time to unleash the beast,” said Rodriquez, the 2011 Philly fight of the year contestant. “I am a humble guy and a true family man outside the ring, but once I enter those ropes, the switch is flipped and out comes the beast!!!” Rodriquez was last seen scoring a devastating second round knockout of Daniel Crabtree at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on April 27th. It was the type of knockout that you see on highlight reels as Crabtree was out before he hit the canvas thanks to a devastating right hook from Rodriguez. “I am well rounded fighter who can box when it is time to box, or slug when it is time to brawl. I am ready for whatever my opponent brings on Friday night. ”

It won’t take long for this matchup to heat up as Dontre King knows Rodriquez well, having gone the distance with the Union City native two years ago in the fighting City of Philadelphia PA at the South Philly Arena. King has since tested some of the best the region has to offer including Stevie Weimer (8-0, 2KOs), Naim Nelson (7-0, 1 KO) and Jose Peralta Alejo (9-1, 5KOs) and will look to use the lessons learned to pull the upset and hand Juan Rodriguez the first loss of his career.

The Co-feature of the evening is already pits two explosive lightweights together in what looks like a potential fire fight as Hard hitting Tyrone Luckey (4-2, 4KOs) swaps punches with late replacement Bryan Acaba (3-0, 2KOs) over six explosive rounds.

Heavy handed junior middleweight Robert “RJ” Sockwell (3-2, 3KOs) of East Stroudsburg, PA is scheduled to entertain the local brethren in a four round contest against gritty four fight veteran Tyrell Boggs at of the fighting city of Philadelphia PA.

A special four round women’s four round contest will be held as the always exciting lightweight, Liz Sherman (3-2, 1Ko) of Philadelphia, PA battles it out with fellow Pennsylvanian Christina Leadbeater (2-4).

If heavyweights are your cup of tea, then you won’t want to miss hard hitting Joe Cusumano (4-1, 4 KOs) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, as he takes on wily Canadian Taffo Asongwed (3-11-7, 1 KO) in a four round scrap. Cusumano’s has explosive power in both hands, as seen in all of his victories, where each of his victims couldn’t survive past the first round. Taffo Asongwed, on the other hand, is one tough individual who is willing to fight anybody on short notice and has never been stopped, so something has got to give in this battle of wills

Rounding out the card, is highly touted Paterson, New Jersey native David “The Riot” Curiel (3-0, 1KO) looks to keep his undefeated record intact in a four round contest when he tangles with Quincy, MA’s Emmanuel Medina (2-1, 2KOs).

Tickets for this card are priced at $65, $45 and $35 and can be purchased at the door or by Paypal at
Doors open 6:30PM
First Bout: 7:30PM

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