By Rick Scharmberg
Premier matchmaker Nick Tiberi is busy putting together two shows set for August in the Diamond State. First up, on Friday, August 2, “The New” Ray Robinson (15-2, 6 KOs) will battle twelve rounds against Ray “The Emperor” Nahr (26-2, 21 KOs) for the vacant USBA welterweight title at the Bob Carpenter Center on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware. Robinson is riding a four bout winning streak, while Nahr is coming off a nationally televised, career-reviving win over Ronald Cruz. In the co-feature, WBA #9-ranked Dorin Spivey (42-6, 30 KOs) will put his NABA lightweight title on the line against an opponent to be announced shortly. The promoter is George Beers.
On Friday, August 23, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware, big-punching Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (18-0, 14 KOs) returns against veteran Maurice “Mo’ Bettah” Harris (26-17-2) in a twelve round contest for the vacant USBA heavyweight title. Harris, a former USBA titleholder, is coming off a nice win over Jason Bergman, while Mansour is trying to regain his world-ranking, which he never lost in the ring. Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (27-4, 18 KOs) will top the under card in a ten round light welterweight bout against an opponent to be named. As always, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is doing its own promoting.
More information about both cards will be announced as it becomes available.