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Vasquez headlines Arena card

By Rick Scharmberg

KEA Boxing returns to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Friday night with a big 10-bout card, “South Philly Slugfest II”, at the Arena in South Philly. Victor Vasquez (11-4, 6 KOs) will face Paul Fernandez (5-2-1, 3 KOs) six round, all-Philadelphia, lightweight main event. In the co-feature, Ardrick Butler, (4-1, 4 KOs), will face Norman Allen (6-3, 3 KOs) in a six round junior middleweight bout. This will be New Jersey-based KEA Boxing’s second straight promotion at the Arena.

Other bouts:

Popular Ridley Park, PA police officer Jamie Campbell (2-1, 1 KO) will face Darrick Allen (2-5, 2 KOs) in a four round heavyweight bout. Campbell is coming off a first round annihilation of archrival Danny Mullarkey last February.

Anthony Caputo Smith (3-0, 2 KOs), of Kennett Square, PA takes on Donnie Moore (0-2), of West Virginia in a four round light heavyweight bout.

Khalil Farah (5-4, 1 KO), of Philadelphia meets John “Jaw Breaker” Colvin (3-8, 3 KOs), of Pennsboro, WV in a four round light heavyweight bout. Colvin impressively stopped Bernard “Road Dog” Miller at Dover Downs last time out.

Anthony Yoder Jr. (1-0), of Vineland, NJ will face Andrew Barnes (0-2) of North Carolina in a four round lightweight bout.

John “The Beast” Rodriguez (2-0, 1 KO), of Union City, NJ will meet Mike Denby (2-4-3, 2 KOs), of Felton, DE in a four round junior welterweight bout that is sure to be a crowd-pleasing collision.

Angel Ocasio (2-0), of Philadelphia takes on Justin “Baby Boy” Johnson (1-1-1), of Clairton, PA in a four round welterweight bout. Ocasio is a former three-time Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion.

Gabriel Pham (2-0, 2 KOs), of Atlantic City, NJ will meet Maurice Amaro (1-2), of Philadelphia in a four round super middleweight bout.

Heavyweight Bryant Jennings (2-0, 1 KO) will face an opponent to be determined in a four round bout.

Tickets are priced at $40, $50, and $65 and can be purchased by calling 267-687-7560.

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