By Kurt Wolfheimer
Former interim WBO world junior middleweight title challenger, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (24-1-1, 11KO’s) suffered an injury to a tendon in his shoulder area and regretfully must pull out of the May 19th main event with Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis (12-8-1, 6KO’s) at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the card promoted by Peltz Boxing.
“I reinjured the same tendon, which had been hurt in a freak accident while sparring over two years ago,” said the deeply disappointed Harry Joe Yorgey. “I tried to let the injury heal on its’ own, but It is apparent that surgery now must be done. We are working diligently to get that accomplished. I am deeply sorry for all of my fans, Russell Peltz, as well as Jamaal Davis, but I can’t fight injured. Right now I can’t put my hand up to defend myself properly and I will not ever go into a fight injured again. This is how I make my money and I would fight King Kong if I had to, but not injured.”
This is a devastating setback to me, but I promise my fans, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey will be back once the surgery is completed and the shoulder is 100%,” stated Yorgey.
Promoter J. Russell Peltz has reached a verbal agreement with tough Ecuadorian Eberto Medina to face Jamaal Davis in the main event for May 19th at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Medina (6-7-1, 1KO) previously fought to a highly entertaining draw with Davis last July in the very same venue. The upset minded Medina also owns a victory over previously undefeated Polish sensation, Przemyslaw Opalach (9-1, 8KO’s) in his last bout.