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Ugas Headlines Essington Show

By Rick Scharmberg

Celebrity boxing maven Damon Feldman returns to his roots at The Deck in Essington, PA next Thursday, June 27 with a solid fight card featuring a former Olympic medalist, the sons of two former heavyweight champions and the son of a former world title challenger. The headline attraction is former Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (13-1, 6 KOs) taking on veteran Adan Hernandez (15-7, 6 KOs) in a ten round welterweight bout. Ugas represented Cuba in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Feldman has partnered with his father Marty Feldman, and retired Philadelphia fighters Meldrick Taylor and Tyrell Biggs to form Champions of Tomorrow LLC, which will promote a series of fights in Essington and Delaware. “I’m excited, and hoping for a big success with Champions of Tomorrow. I love celebrity boxing, but now I’m back,” stated Feldman.

The club show is solid from top to bottom. Here is the rest of the lineup:

Tim Witherspoon Jr. (9-3-1, 2 KOs), son of former two-time heavyweight world champion “Terrible” Tim Witherspoon, will face Zachariah Kelley (2-3, 2 KOs) in a four round welterweight bout.

Isiah Seldon (7-0, 3 KOs), son of former world heavyweight champion Bruce “The Atlantic City Express”
Seldon takes on Lekan Byfield (3-4-2) in a four round super middleweight bout.

Tyrone Crawley Jr. (3-0), son of former contender and world title challenger Tyrone “The Butterfly” Crawley meets Chris Steele (3-5-1, 1 KO) in a four round lightweight bout.

Dante Selby (1-0-1) takes on spoiler Zeferino Albino (4-17-3, 2 KOs) in a four round heavyweight bout.

David Gonzalez (1-0) takes on Evencii Dixon in a four round junior welterweight bout. Dixon will be making his pro debut.

The June 27 event will include a pre-fight meet and greet, which includes time with former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes, Meldrick Taylor, and Tyrell Biggs, plus other celebrities from inside the ring and out.

Ticket prices are $75, which includes the meet and greet from 5:30 – 7:30, $50, and $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-484-318-6133, or by visiting

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