Atlantic City, NJ—Harry Joe Yorgey, trying to return to the national spotlight, and Jamaal Davis, hoping to get there for the first time, collide in a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight contest on Saturday evening, May 19, in the Grand Ballroom of Bally’s Atlantic City.
Yorgey (left), 34, of Bridgeport, PA, ended a one-year layoff Feb. 11 when he out-pointed Lawrence Jones, of Washington, DC, over six rounds in Fairfax, VA.
That was only Yorgey’s second fight since his knockout loss to world-rated Alfredo Angulo, of Mexico, on Nov. 7, 2009, in Hartford, CT.
In his other comeback fight, on Feb. 25, 2011, Yorgey stopped Donovan Castaneda, of Kansas City, MO, in five rounds in Tulsa, OK.
A pro since 2002, Yorgey is 24-1-1, 11 K0s. His signature win came when he knocked out Ronald Hearns, of Detroit, MI, on March 28, 2009, in Miami, OK. He also has beaten Jason LeHoullier, of Nottingham, NH
Davis, 30, has had chances to crack the world rankings but has come up short each time. He hopes to re-write that history against Yorgey.
A pro since 2003, Davis (right) is only 12-8-1, 6 K0s, but has fought better opposition than has Yorgey.
Davis (right) has lost to world-rated fighters such as Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA; Joel Julio, of Colombia; Peter Quillen, of New York.
His 2011 loss to Rosado, in which he was stopped in the 12th and final round, was a see-saw affair at the time and one of the best fights at Bally’s Atlantic City in recent years.
In his last fight July 15 at Bally’s, Davis was held to a six-round draw by Eberto Medina, of Newark, NJ.
Davis has beaten Josh Onyango, of Trenton, NJ; Clarence Taylor, of Wilmington, DE; Mustafah Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN.
Six additional bouts complete the card, including an eight-round light-heavyweight contest featuring Chuck Mussachio, of Wildwood, NJ.
BROOKLYN, NY —On Saturday night, June 2nd history will be made as 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated Welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali will make his promotional debut as he unveils World Kid Promotions which will stage a big night of boxing at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn.
Not only will Ali be promoting this action packed card but will be featured in the ten round main event.
Ali of Brooklyn is perfect in his professional career as he has a record 14-0 with eight knockouts and that combined with his fan friendly style, is establishing himself as one of the best Welterweight prospects in the world.
“I am truly excited to start my own promotion and give some great boxers an opportunity to display their skills on June 2nd”, said Ali
“I have a great team behind me and I believe that our company will not only be beneficial to my career but other boxers in the area”
He made a splashing pro debut on January 17th, 2009 with a first round destruction over Ricky Thompson in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Ali has appeared on major shows at Foxwoods in Connecticut and the Prudential Center in Newark where he was co-featured on ESPN and has been highlighted on HBO
In his last bout, Ali traveled to Poland where scored a fifth round stoppage over Boris Berg as a chief supporting bout to the Vitali Klitschko – Tomasz Adamek world heavyweight title bout in front of over 45,000 fans.
This will be Ali’s first bout in his hometown of Brooklyn.
“This is a dream come true to not only fight in Brooklyn but to do it on a card that I am promoting and it’s something I can’t wait for”
Ali’s opponent plus a full undercard will be announced shortly
Tickets Prices for this historic night are $150. $100, $75 & $50 and can be purchased at the Following Phone Numbers
In Brooklyn: 917-807-3630; 347-645-6640; 917-655-5254
In Queens: 631-492-0041
In Manhattan: 718-744-8855
Staten Island: 646-261-0066; 718-600-3205
New Jersey: 201-914-9392
The first bout begins at 7pm with the doors opening at 6pm
For more information on Sadam Ali click: www.sadamaliboxing.com
The Aviator Sports Complex is located at 3159 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.