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Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Sosa, Cornflake, Teslenko - Weights

Boxing is being featured for the first time at the recently opened Ocean Resort Casino (formerly Revel), which is located steps from the Atlantic City boardwalk. (photos by Mikey Williams)

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Heavyweights will take center stage on Saturday evening when Philadelphia's Bryant "B.Y." Jennings faces Alexander "Sascha" Dimitrenko in the 12-round heavyweight main event. In the co-feature, Philadelphia native Jesse "Hollywood" Hart will defend the NABF super middleweight title in a 10-rounder versus Mike Gavronski. Jennings-Dimitrenko and Hart-Gavronski will be broadcast on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET, with the entire undercard to be shown on ESPN+ beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

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Shakur Stevenson (7-0, 4 KOs), the 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist will headline the ESPN+ portion of the card against Carlos Ruiz (16-4-2, 6 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight bout.

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• Bryant Jennings 225 lbs vs. Alexander Dimitrenko 257 lbs
(Vacant NABO and IBF International Heavyweight titles - 12 Rounds)
 
• Jesse Hart 168 lbs vs. Mike Gavronski 166.5 lbs
(NABF Super Middleweight title - 10 Rounds)

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• Shakur Stevenson 127 lbs vs. Carlos Ruiz 126 lbs
(Featherweight - 8 Rounds)
 
• Christian Carto 120 lbs vs. Javier Gallo 119 lbs
(Bantamweight - 8 Rounds)

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• Jason Sosa 131.5 lbs vs. Reynaldo Blanco 132.5 lbs
(Lightweight - 8 Rounds)
 
• Thomas LaManna 150 lbs vs. Matthew Strode 149.5 lbs
(Super Welterweight - 8 Rounds)

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• Joseph Adorno 133 lbs vs. Agustine Mauras 130.5 lbs
(Super Featherweight - 6 Rounds)

• Oleksandr Teslenko 216.5 lbs vs. Avery Gibson 247.5 lbs
(Heavyweight - 8 Rounds)

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Promoted by Top Rank, in association with EC Boxpromotion, remaining tickets, priced at $127, $77, $52, and $37 (including facility fees), are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Ovation Hall box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by crisantonio917 on 08-18-2018

Stevenson looks like a fruity version of curious george

Comment by KTFOKING on 08-17-2018

[QUOTE=McDonough;19028528]What's wrong with Stevenson's shoulders?[/QUOTE] Cupping therapy. A lot of athletes in other sports use it. Stevenson is the first boxer I've seen use it though.

Comment by dan_cov on 08-17-2018

Will try tune in for Teslenko. He's a HW I have high hopes for. No idea who his opponent is but hopefully he can give Teslenko some good rounds.

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 08-17-2018

[QUOTE=megh50;19028438]Shakur Stevenson needs to work on his neck. A weak neck could mean a glass jaw when he steps up[/QUOTE] Facts. Mayweather knew it and he worked hard on it

Comment by McDonough on 08-17-2018

What's wrong with Stevenson's shoulders?

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