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Upsher Chambers returns 12/4

On December 4th at The Legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (20-1-1, 6 KOs) will take on the rugged veteran, Doel Carrasquillo (12-12-1, 10 KOs) in the eight round main event that will highlight the annual Children’s Holiday Show. The show is promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Inc.

The Annual Children’s Holiday is a night where boxing fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift that will go to one of the many agencies that help the less fortunate during the season of giving.

“This is always a very successful night”, said Michael.

“The fans come out in full force and bring gifts for the many people who can’t afford to have a holiday season. Each year the fans seem to outdo themselves with their generosity and I am sure this year will be no exception.”

In his last outing, Chambers was very impressive in disposing Aaron Drake in two rounds on September 11th at The Legendary Blue Horizon. He is currently riding a sixteen fight win streak (all at The Blue Horizon).

This will be Chambers 22nd appearance at The Legendary Blue Horizon (20-1).

Carrasquillo holds a win over former Contender Contestant Aaron Torres (14-5) as well as a stoppage victory over then undefeated Isam Kahlil (13-0-2) as well as first round knockouts over Keenan Collins (12-3-1) and Wayland Willingham (13-0).

Although Carrasquillo has dropped five straight the combined record of those five opponents is a more then respectable 64-7-2.

In his last fight, Carrasquillo gave former world title challenger, Mike Arnaoutis all he could hand including making up Arnaoutis face before dropping a close unanimous decision in North Bergan, New Jersey.

The co-feature will be an eight round middleweight attraction between Gee Cullmer and Loren Myers.

Cullmer has a record of 16-1 with three knockouts.

The native of Philadelphia is on an eleven fight win streak (with one no-contest) and is coming off a six round split decision over Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor on May 15th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

This will be Cullmer’s twelfth consecutive start at The Legendary Blue Horizon (10-0, 1 NC).

Myers of Fresno, California has a record of 7-7 with two knockouts.

He has dropped three consecutive fights, including to prized prospect Matt Korobov on June 13th on the Miguel Cotto-Joshua Clottey undercard in Madison Square Garden. He was the first to take Korobov the distance. In his last bout, Myers was stopped by undefeated Dion Savage on September 19th at part of the big Floyd Mayweather-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard.

In a four round Heavyweight bout, former NHL tough guy, Nathan Perrott will look to make it two straight knockouts as he takes on debuting John Bolden of New York City.

Perrott won his pro debut at The Legendary Blue Horizon on September 11th when he took out Makidi Ku-Tima in four rounds.

Ina four round Jr. Middleweight bout, Darrell Jones will risk his undefeated record of 2-0 when he takes on Antonio Fernandez.

Jones has a record of 2-0 with one knockout and the Philadelphia native is coming off a four round unanimous decision on October 2nd over Achmad Tuba at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

Fernandez is 0-3 of Brockton, Massachusetts and is coming off a fourth round stoppage defeated to David Bauza on September 4th.

In a four round Cruiserweight bout, Charles Heyward (1-2) of Philadelphia will battle Patrick Budd (2-0) of Dumfries, VA.

In a four round heavyweight bout, Tim Johnson (3-1, 2 KO’s) takes on Jonathan Felton (6-19, 5 KO’s) of Stafford, VA.

Popular ladies Welterweight Jackie Davis (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will see action in a four round bout against an opponent to be named.

Donald Bernard (1-0) of Patterson NJ will take on an opponent to be named in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM

The Legendary Blue Horizon is located at 1314 North Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

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