Derric Rossy vs Joey Dawejko Headline Jan. 25 in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (JANUARY 10, 2014)–On Saturday, January 25th, Sal Musumeci’s Final Forum Boxing presents a big night of boxing at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. In the featured bout of the evening, Heavyweight Derric Rossy will see action against former world amateur champion Joey Dawejko of Philadelphia in the 10 round Main event.

Rossy of Medford, New York has a record of 28-7 with 14 knockouts.

The 33 year-old Rossy has faced many of the top Heavyweights in the world and holds victories over the likes of Gary Bell (22-3-1), Shannon Miller (14-2), Edward Guitierrez (15-3), former world champion Ray Mercer (35-6-1), William Shahan (7-0), Carl Davis Drummond (26-1), Alexis Mejias (10-2), Ian Lewson (6-1-1) and Travis Walker (39-8-1).

Rossy also has faced former world title challenger Eddie Chambers twice, Alexander Dimitrenko (27-0), Kubret Pulev (11-0), Audley Harrison and he is coming off a ten round unanimous decision defeat to Fres Oquendo.

Dawejko of Philadelphia won the Jr, World Amateur in 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico and has compiled a record of 8-3-2 with three knockouts.

Dawejko won his first six bouts which included knockouts over undefeated Ricardo Johnson and John Lennox. Since then, Dawejko has faced four undefeated opponents in Doorset Barnwell, Jarrell Miller, Didier Bence and in his last bout he was stopped in four rounds by Charles Martin on November 14th in Hollywood, California.

In an eight round co-feature, undefeated Heavyweight Natu Vasinia. Vasinia of Lakewood, California and of American Samoan descent has a record of 9-0 with 8 knockouts will take on Jon Bolden.

Visinia, 29 years old has slowly stepped up the competition and he has been compared favorably to former world title challenger David Tua for not only his ethnic background but his prodigious punching power. He is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Phil Brown (6-1) on May 18th in Washington, D.C.

Bolden of New York has a record of 6-7 with 5 knockouts.

Visinia will be Bolden’s 5th undefeated opponent.

He turned pro with a 1st round stoppage over former NHL tough guy Nathan Perrott. Bolden has also faced undefeated prospects Bryan Jennings, Dorsett Barnwell & Joshua Tufte.

Bolden is coming off an eight round unanimous decision defeat to Tyabb Beale on November 23rd in Newark, NJ.

In six round bout, The son of the former Heavyweight champion, Isiah Seldon (7-1, 3 KO’s) of Atlantic City will see action in a Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Ismael Garcia (5-0, 3 KO’s) of Vineland, NJ will fight in a six round Jr. Middleweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Light Heavyweight Joe Smith Jr (13-1, 11 KO’s) from Long Island, NY will take on an opponent to be named in a six round bout.

Former Ecuadorian Olympic Heavyweight Ytalo Perea (5-1, 3 KO’s) will take on Tyrone Gibson (1-4, 1 KO) of Duluth, MN in a four round bout.

In a battle of pro debuting Super Bantamweights, Michael Valera of Bethlehem, PA will take on Anthony Caramanno of Staten Island, NY.

Undefeated Cruiserweight Dave Valykeo (3-0) of Neptune, NJ will rematch Brian Donahue (2-6-2) of Philadelphia.

Valykeo won a close majority decision over Donahue on August 24th.

Omar Brito (1-1, 1 KO) of Pleasantville, NJ will box Korey Sloane (2-7-2) of Philadelphia in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Deontay Wilder vs Audley Harrison Co-featured April 27th on Khan vs Diaz

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND, April 3 – Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama will be crossing the Atlantic to take on Harlesden’s 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Audley ‘A-Force’ Harrison (31-6, 23 KO’s) in the co-featured fight that will headline a thrilling undercard on “The Return of the King: Khan vs. Diaz” bill at Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday 27 April.
 
Wilder, a rising star on the American heavyweight scene, has shown his phenomenal punching prowess by blasting his way past all of his opponents. The knockout king now steps into the ring against a respected veteran in Harrison who harbours his own dreams of reaching the top and fulfilling his potential.
 
The pair will clash in a 12-round heavyweight showdown with the victor propelling themselves into world title contention.
 
 “There’s nothing like the day before, the morning of and night after you’ve claimed VICTORY,” said Wilder. “The emotion, the excitement and adrenaline rush that I have is ready to explode out of me. I’m a starving lion that’s ready to eat. On April 27 in Sheffield, England my next meal will be served; on the menu: Audley Harrison…Bon appetite. For the many fans in England, Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder is coming. You’ve been waiting for this moment and now it’s here. I can’t wait to show you guys why I am the light and the way for this dark division.”
 
“Deontay is a fast, dangerous puncher, but he has not been tested as a pro,” said Harrison. “I have lot of respect for him, so it’s not personal, but this is the door I must walk through. Lose and it’s over, win and I’m in the top ten for sure, eligible to challenge for the world title. Biggest risk, for the biggest reward. It can’t get any better than that.”
 
Also featured on the undercard will be former Unified Lightweight World Champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (36-10-1, 26 KO’s) of Jacksonville, Florida who takes on the exciting undefeated Manchester prospect Terry “Turbo” Flannigan (19-0, 5 KO’s) in a 10-round lightweight bout.
“It’s a great honor to be fighting in England,” said Campbell. “I’m in great shape and looking forward to returning to the lightweight division and this fight will serve notice as to how serious I am.”
 
“I’m looking forward to showcasing my talents against a former world champion in Nate Campbell,” said Flannigan. “This is the type of fight I have been waiting for and I’m ready to move up to the next level and prove that I belong there. It’s going to be tough, but come the end of the fight, I have no doubt it will be my hand that is raised.”
 
British fight fans will also be able to enjoy a simmering local rivalry with a Lancashire-Yorkshire battle set as former British Champion Gary “Five Star” Sykes (23-3, 5 KO’s) puts his English super-featherweight crown on the line against Jon “2 Smokes” Kays (16-2-1, 4 KO’s) in a 10-round clash.
 
No love has been lost between the duo and the April 27 card is all set for fireworks when they go head-to-head.
 
“John Kays is a good fighter so I will need to be at my best,” said Sykes. “I know what to expect, but I’m confident and believe that my experience is going to help me. I’m coming off of a good winning streak and hope to put myself back into the mix for a British title shot by winning. I’m focused and am ready for this fight. I’m not giving up my English title to anyone.”
 
“I’m going into this fight ready to give it everything,” said Kays. “This is my time and I won’t let anyone take it away from me. I’m super fit, have a good boxing brain and know I have the ability to cause him trouble. It won’t be easy, but to get that title I’m willing to do whatever it takes. It’s going to be a really exciting fight.”
 
Also appearing on the show will be 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Anthony Ogogo of Lowestoft making his professional debut against Kieron Gray (5-13-1, 1 KO) of Telford in a six round middleweight fight and the younger brother of Amir Khan, Haroon Khan making his professional debut against an opponent to be determined in a four-round bantamweight fight. Plus, Manchester’s Adrian Gonzales (6-1) facing Marc Callaghan (19-32-1, 4 KO’s) of Barking in a six-round welterweight battle, Jack Catterral (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Chorley taking on Marc McKray (4-18-1, 3 KO’s) of Manchester in a four-round welterweight fight, Tomasz Mazurkiewicz (5-8-2, 1 KO) of Warsaw, Poland up against Doncaster’s Adam Jones (2-3) in a four-round junior middleweight fight and Carl Spencer (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Doncaster featured in a four round heavyweight bout.

Lucas Browne Calls Out Harrison, Price, Fury

Australian puncher Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne is aiming for a hat-trick of British knockouts.

The undefeated 33-year-old has boxed twice in the UK already and says he is prepared to get his passport out again if fights with the country’s best heavyweights can be arranged.

“I would like to fight Audley Harrison, David Price and Tyson Fury, in that order,” Browne stated.

“I don’t know much about Harrison other than he’s getting old and the majority of the UK public want me to bash him into retirement.

“As for Price, I’ve heard his chin was a little soft in the amateurs. In saying that, I won’t know for myself until I hit it, but against Tony Thompson he did go down from what looked like a soft punch.”

If Browne was to beat Liverpool’s Price for the Commonwealth title, it would make him the first Aussie heavyweight to hold the crown since the legendary Peter Jackson back in 1892.

But he says he’s not one for history and just wants to focus on becoming the best he can be.

“For me the major incentive is to get better and learn more,” Browne explained.

“My focus is to be world champ and to provide for my family, the Commonwealth title is a step in that direction.”

If a showdown with the aforementioned Brits cannot be made, then Browne will look to assert his dominance down under.

The Perth-native has already been the Australian champion, but knows he’ll have to face Alex Leapai if he is to truly establish himself as his country’s best.

He said: “Alex is a gentleman in and out of the ring, but I want to be known as number one in Oz and to do that I need to show the public how my skills have progressed by beating him.

“It’s a fight that the whole of the Aussie public have been waiting for and I think my style, size and power will be too much for him.

“He is strong but only in the early rounds. He doesn’t have an affective jab and throws wild punches. I will outbox him.”