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Edner Cherry, Mike Lee, Sullivan Barrera 4/4 Foes Set

Philadelphia, PA: Friday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA a stacked and diverse undercard will fire up the crowd for the main event between Philadelphia's own Steve "USS" Cunningham (26-6, 12 KOs) and Delaware native Amir "Hardcore" Mansour (20-0, 15 KOs) and the co-feature between Curtis "Showtime" Stevens (26-4, 19 KOs) and Tureano Johnson (14-0, 10 KOs). The undercard features two Main Events' debuts and a Subway® commercial star before the NBCSN Fight Night broadcast begins at 10:00 PM ET.
 
Main Events' CEO Kathy Duva said, "We are so excited to welcome Acevedo and Barrera to the Main Events' family on this tremendous show at the Liacouras Center. Philadelphia has been the home of so many great boxing events and we are proud to bring this stacked undercard to the city. It should be a great night so make sure to get there early so you don't miss a minute of the action."

Main Events will debut two of their newest signings. First, Puerto Rican Roberto Acevedo (8-1, 5 KOs) will take on Lee Campbell (6-0, 3 KOs) of Laurenburg, NC in an eight round light heavyweight match-up. Acevedo is coming off the stunning first round knockout upset on January 24 over Ilshat "The Sherriff" Khusnulgatin at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ. The undefeated Campbell is coming off a six round majority decision win over Anthony Mack in Tunica, MI on August 24, 2013.

Cuban Sullivan Barrera (10-0, 6 KOs) will also make his Main Events debut when meets up with Larry Pryor (7-7, 4 KOs) of Washington, DC. Barrera is coming off a sixth round unanimous decision win over Joell Godfrey on December 14, 2013 in Miami, FL. Pryor has not fought since March 12, 2011 when he defeated Mark Tucker in an eight round unanimous decision at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

In a six round light heavyweight match-up Mike Lee (11-0 6 KOs) of Chicago will take on Peter Lewison (6-0. 5 KOs) of the Caymon Islands. In addition to boxing, the undefeated Lee has appeared in several Subway® commercials. This will be his first fight since September 15, 2012 when he defeated Paul Harness via unanimous decision in Las Vegas, NV. Lewison is also undefeated and coming off a six round majority decision victory over Mike Sawyer in his hometown of Georgetown, Cayman Islands on October 26, 2013.

In another Pennsylvania match-up Philadelphia's own Hassan Young (5-1-1, 2 KOs) will face off against Evincii Dixon (3-4-1, 1 KO) of Lancaster, PA in a six round junior welterweight battle. Young is coming off four straight victories dating back to December 8, 2012. His last victory was a six round unanimous decision victory over Justin Johnson at Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ. Dixon is coming off a second round knockout loss to Sukrab Shidaev in Boomall, PA on December 21, 2013.

Wauchula, FL native Edner Cherry (31-6-2, 17 KOs) will face off against Robert Osiobe (14-8-4, 6 KOs) of Ughelli, Nigeria in an eight round super featherweight match-up. The veteran Cherry is coming off a sixth round TKO of Vicente Escobedo at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on February 16, 2013. Osiobe is coming off of three straight losses (8 round split decision against Ashley Theophane on December 6, 2012, 8 round unanimous decision against Jamal James on August 16, 2013 and 8 round unanimous decision against Mark David on July 5, 2013).

Philadelphia's own Khalib Whitmore (5-0, 4 KOs) is also scheduled for a four round light heavyweight fight but his opponent is still to be determined.

Main Events' matchmaker Jolene Mizzone said, "This card is a diverse mix of seasoned opponents and up-and-comers.  These up-and-comers will have to step up against tough competition in order to move forward. Also, NBCSN will tape the undercard for the Future Stars show so these fighters know that a key performance could get them noticed and one step closer to the big fights."

The undercard is subject to change.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 03-30-2014

Edner Cherry still fights where he been

Comment by Hougigo on 03-30-2014

Considering being on NBC, this is a stacked card and a lower level network

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-30-2014

Cherry had such potential, thought he would make a move when he went 2 JLW & he hasn't had a meaningful bousince. Mayb Duva will do something 4 him, his ropes almost played out. Sad!!!

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