Atlantic City, NJ - The Jersey Boy, super welterweight contender Glen Tapia of Passiac, N.J., returns to the ring at Bally's Park Place on Saturday, October 4.
Tapia, 21-1 with 13 knockouts, will take on Donatas Bondorvas, 18-5-1, 6 KOs, of Lithuania in the 10 round main event.
Tapia, 24, is coming off a powerful performance here at Bally's, blasting out Keenan Collin in one round several months ago.
"I want to entertain. This is what I live for, I love boxing. I like being inside the ring more than anything," Tapia said.
Tapia is handled by Pat Lynch, the longtime manager of former superstar champion Arturo Gatti of New Jersey.
The big Top Rank boxing card will include super middleweight contender Jesse 'Hard Work' Hart of Philadelphia. Hart, 14-0 with 11 knockouts, will take on Robert Acevedo, 8-2, 5 KOs, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.
Jesse will have his father - the famous Philadelphia champion Eugene 'Cyclone' Hart - in his corner on fight night. Jesse, 25, is a sensational prospect at 168 pounds. He is a former amateur star, a gold medalist at the 2011 U.S. National Championships and the National Golden Gloves Championships.
Also on the card:
Mikael Zewski, a hard-punching 24-0, 19 KOs welterweight from Trois-Riveres, Canada.
Michael Reed, a 10-0, 6 KO super lightweight from Maryland.
Toka Kahn Clary, a superstar amateur now 12-0-1 as a pro super featherweight from Providence, Rhode Island.
Julian Rodriguez, a dynamic, exciting 5-0, 4 KO super lightweight from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Doors open 6:30 pm and the bouts will begin 7 pm local time.
Tickets are $75 VIP ringside and $50. Tickets may be purchased on Ticketmaster.com
At Bally's Atlantic City, guests can choose their experience from two casinos: Bally's Park Place and the Wild Wild West Casino. With multiple dining destinations including Guy Fieri's Chophouse and Buca di Beppo, four hotel towers, an unrivaled hotel spa, big name entertainment and championship fights, Bally's certainly defines being in The Center of Action.
Bally's is located at the famed address of Boardwalk and Park Place in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 609 340 2000 or visit www.ballysac.com