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Cruiserweight contender Nick Kisner ready for Boardwalk debut this Friday night at the Claridge in Atlantic City – Watch on GFL.Tv
Cruiserweight contender Nick Kisner ready for Boardwalk debut this Friday night at the Claridge in Atlantic City – Click here to watch.
Isiah Seldon battles Eddie Edmond in main event
Chuck Mussachio takes on Willis Lockett in Light Heavyweight rematch
Plus undefeated Heavyweight Quian Davis,
The pro debut of former United States amateur sensation LeRoy Davila
Tonight Rising Promotions big fans a great night of boxing from the Claridge in Atlantic City.
In the main event, It will be about New Jersey bragging rights as Isiah Seldon will take on Eddie Edmond in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.
In a one of the undercard bout, Baltimore-based cruiserweight contender, “Slick” Nick Kisner will take on Lamont Capers. Kisner, who was a prized amateur that saw him become a 3-time National Silver Gloves champion, a 2-time National junior Golden Gloves champion and a Ringside World championship, just to name a few of his big wins in the non-paying ranks.
The 25 year-old has a record of 16-2-1 with six knockouts. “I have had a very good training camp,” said Kisner. “Capers is a tough and durable opponent. He has been in with some very good fighters, but I am very confident about getting the win on Friday.”
Kisner has won two in a row since his highest profile bout to date when he dropped a ten round unanimous decision to former two-time world title challenger Lateef Kayode,
In that bout, Kisner fought well and had some moments in the bout, but came up just short in a fight that seemed closer then the official scorecards. “I learned a lot about in that fight. I went 10-rounds for the first time. I did that against one of the best fighters in the divisions. That was the fight where, also learned the best way to get down to 200 pounds. Before that fight, I would kill myself to make the weight.”
That training regimen has worked so well, that Kisner is now contemplating a move to light heavyweight.
“That is the plan. In fact, if everything goes well on Friday, that I am looking at a big name at light heavyweight in August.”
But first, he has to deal with Capers, not far from Kisner’s hometown of Baltimore.
“I am excited to be fighting in Atlantic City. It is one of the big stages in boxing. Come Friday, I am going to put on a great show, and I am going to show the world that I am great fighter. I have learned from my previous fights. I have matured and on Friday, people will see that I am on the best fighters in the world.”
In a six-round co-feature, one of the most popular fighter’s from the shore area, Light Heavyweight Chuck Mussachio will be back in the ring after a 39-month lay off when he takes on Willis Lockett in a rematch of a bout that that ended in a draw on September 19, 2008.
In four round bouts:
In a four round Welterweight bout, Adrian Wilson (0-2) of Atlantic City will take on pro debuting Da’Quan Johnson of Pennsauken, New Jersey
Quian Davis (2-0-1, 1KO) of Mays Landing, NJ will fight Soloman Maye (1-6-1, 1 KO) of New Haven, CT in a Heavyweight out.
Also on the card will be the pro debut of Bantamweight Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, New Jersey battling fellow pro debuter Dominic Whitehurst of Chillicothe, OH.
Davila, who had over 60 amateur fights was ranked second in the United States in his weight class.
The bout card includes:
GH3 Promotions Olympic Alternate LeRoy Davila to make pro debut this Friday night at The Claridge in Atlantic City – Watch on GFL.Tv
This Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, 2016 Olympic Alternate, LeRoy Davila will make his professional debut when he takes on Dominic Whitehurst in a Bantamweight bout schedule for four rounds.
Davila is signed to GH3 Promotions, with the card being promoted by Rising Promotions.
Davila is managed by Pete Festa.
Davila, 27 years-old of New Brunswick, New Jersey is coming off a amateur career that saw him go 47-13 and ony to lose to Nico Hernandez in the finals of the United States Olympic Qualifier at 108 pounds.
Davila will compete at 118 pounds in the professional ranks.
“I feel good and everything is great,” said Davila.
“I am excited to get this over with, I have been waiting a long time for this. I will have a lot of family and friends at the fight.”
In Whitehurst, he is facing an unknown fighter from Ohio, but Davila is not too concerned.
“It is true that I do not know anything about him, but I have the skills and the preparation that should be enough for the win.”
With his high amateur accolades, there are expectations.
“I don’t focus on that. It can only put pressure on me. I am just focusing on training and I am just trying to be great.. I am enjoying this opportunity to fight close to home in front of everybody. I a, looking to come out with an impressive victory.”
Said GH3 Promotions, Vito Mielnicki, “We are excited to have LeRoy debut on Friday. He has terrific talent and we think he could be a force in the smaller weight divisions. Friday night will just be the beginning of a busy second half of the year for not only LeRoy, but the rest of the GH3 stable.”
The bout card includes: