Popular Philadelphia bantamweight Christian Carto will headline a King's Promotions event on Friday night, April 29th when he takes on Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini in an eight-round bout at The 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
Carto of Philadelphia is 18-1 with 12 knockouts. The 25 year-old Carto is a six-year professional. Carto, who brings a large and enthusiastic fan base, has wins over Alonso Melendez (14-1) and James Smith (12-1). In his last bout, Carto returned to the ring after a two-and-a-half year hiatus with a first round stoppage over Yeison Vargas on September 10, 2021 at The 2300 Arena.
Franzolini of Buenos Aires, Argentina is 14-12-2 with one knockout. The 33 year-old is a 10-year veteran, and is a former Argentina Super Bantamweight champion. Franzolini has two in a row, with the most recent outing being a unanimous decision win over Sergio Estrela on November 6, 2021 in Buenos Aires. Franzolini will be making his United States debut.
In an eight-round bout, undefeated welterweight Paul Kroll returns to action as he takes on Marklin Bailey.
Kroll, a former United States Olympic Trials champion is 9-0-1 with six knockouts. The 26 year-old Kroll is a six-year professional and has defeated the likes of Shinard Bunch (2-0), Lucas Santamaria (11-1-1) and Mark Dawson (9-0-1). Kroll is coming off a draw with Marquis Taylor (12-1-1) on February 18th in Orlando, Florida. That bout was part of a ShoBox: The New Generation card that was televised live on SHOWTIME.
Bailey of Durham, North Carolina, has a record of 7-7 with four knockouts. The 27 year-old Bailey is also a six-year professional who has wins over Vinny Denierio (1-0) and his last bout when he took a six-round split decision over Kristopher Kyle Harrell (8-1-1) on November 20, 2021 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bailey has also fought top prospects Alberto Palmetta, Vito Mielnicki Jr. and Xander Zayas.
In six-round bouts:
Junior Welterweight Quadir Albright (5-0, 5 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on Gonzlo Carlos Dallera (10-15).
Lightweight Julian Gonzalez (5-0, 5 KOs), welterweight James Martin (7-3) of Philadelphia and junior welterweight Malik Warren (6-0, 5 KOs) of Baltimore will see action against opponents to be named.
Also in a six-round bantamweight contest, Jeremy Adorno (6-0, 2 KOs) of Allentown, PA will fight John Vera (5-8, 3 KOs) of Miami.
In a four-round welterweight fight, Thanjhae Teasley (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on a n opponent to be named.