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Darmani Rock Stays Busy With Hometown Return in Philly

Roc Nation Sports today announced heavyweight boxer Darmani Rock (14-0, 9 KOs) will return to the ring in a six-round bout on Friday, April 26th at The Met in Philadelphia, Pa. where he will take on challenger Mike Bissett (15-11, 9 KOs) of Tampa, Fla. The event is being promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions.

Rock’s last match on February 8, 2019, saw the heavyweight fighter defeat Steven Lyons of Louisiana via knockout. This next fight will mark the Philly-native’s third consecutive bout in his hometown. With a win over Bissett, Rock will secure his second win of 2019 and continue to a 15-0 unblemished record.

“I love fighting in front of a hometown audience,” said Rock. “This is my third consecutive time fighting in Philly, so I’m ready to put on a show and make my city proud.”


Also coming off a win, Rock’s opponent, Mike Bissett, recently fought Alfredo Trevino at St. Petersburg Coliseum in Saint Petersburg, Fla. resulting in a win via technical knockout on February 16th. Prior to that, in his last fight of 2018, Bisset lost a bout against Robert Alfonso via knockout at the Tuscaloosa County Expo.

“From a pure talent and skills standpoint, Darmani Rock is one of the best young heavyweights I’ve seen in a longtime, and I’ve worked with some pretty special ones over the years,” said Roc Nation Sports boxing promoter Dino Duva.

“He’s going to be a real force in the division in the coming years. The heavyweight division has come back to its glory days and I really believe Darmani has the tools to go all the way and be the best Heavyweight World Champion from Philadelphia since one of the best ever, Smokin’ Joe Frazier! I want to thank our friends at Hard Hitting Promotions for providing this opportunity for Darmani.”


User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Adamsc151 on 04-24-2019

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;19686726]Rock is only just about to turn 24 doe. And he's been pro for 3 years already so he didn't have one of those crazy long amateur careers like Loma or Usyk where you can just go into the…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 04-24-2019

Lmao I forgot Roc Nation existed

Comment by Eff Pandas on 04-24-2019

[QUOTE=Adamsc151;19686682]Seen a bit of Rock in online clips, and he looks pretty decent despite being a chunker. He really could do with being progressed a bit faster though; it was alright building up a 30-0 record before a title shot…

Comment by Adamsc151 on 04-24-2019

Seen a bit of Rock in online clips, and he looks pretty decent despite being a chunker. He really could do with being progressed a bit faster though; it was alright building up a 30-0 record before a title shot…

Comment by mdrosnock on 04-23-2019

Been following Rock for a while now, he's sort of like an Andy Ruiz in that he's got great skills and is sneaky quick despite having almost no physique. He's young and is being moved slowly, but I'm sure he'll…

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