BETHLEHEM, PA (JANUARY 22, 2014)–This Saturday night at the Sands in Bethlehem, PA one of the hottest 130-pound prospects in the United States will be back in action as Frankie De Alba takes on Chazz McDowell in the 8 round co-feature bout.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions and XFE.
De Alba of Reading, PA via Bayamon, Puerto Rico has a record of 10-1-2 with 4 knockouts and is unbeaten in his last bouts and has won 8 straight.
De Alba’s results have gotten better as the competition has improved. He also is more confident and he has seen the difference in training.
“My training camp was great,”said De Alba. “I have had a great 6 week camp and I feel it was the best camp top date.”
He knows that McDowell, 6-3-1 with 1 knockout will bring some skills to the ring on Satirday night.
“I have seen that Chazz likes to box. I am going to put pressure on him and little by little I am going to break him down.”
In his bout, De Alba thrilled more than 5,000 fans in Reading as he scored four knockdowns en route to a 4th round stoppage over the durable Osnel Charles on November 30th.
“I am not surprised by my punching power. Styles make fights and I have not been in with many guys who want to engage so that’s why I don’t have more knockouts. I haven’t had the opportunity to exchange with many opponents.”
De Alba noticed that the crowd was on their feet for most of the fight with Charles as he was in fan friendly brawl.
“My job is to entertain the boxing fans. They pay their hard earned money so I just want to entertain everybody.”
The 26-year old feels he is coming into his own and is just now hitting his stride,
“I only had 9 amateur fights. I am learning on the job and I have been getting in better shape. I have more experience and i am smarter and getting better everyday.”
“I am ready for Saturday. I am going to put on a good show and entertain all the boxing fans.”
Said the event’s promoter Marshall Kauffman, “Frankie is very hungry. He is young and aggressive & getting better with each fight. He has a lot of potential.”
In the main event, WBA number-nine ranked Heavyweight, Travis Kauffman (27-1, 20 KO’s) of Reading, PA takes on Vincent Thompson (13-1, 2 KO’s) of Federal Way, Washington in a 10 round bout for the WBA Fedlatin title.
In an eight round bout, Miguel Cartagena (10-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will fight Felipe Rivas (15-15-2, 9 KO’s) of Nogales, Mexico in a Bantamweight bout.
In Four Round Bouts:
Sammy Quinones (4-2, 1 KO) of York, PA will fight Benjamin Burgos (1-5) of Mount Pocono, PA.
Khalib “Big Foot” Whitmore (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will square off with Antonio Liles (1-4, 1 KO) of North Carolina in a Light Heavyweight bout.
Jr. Welterweight Christian Molina of Allentown, PA will make his pro debut against Dominic Goode (0-1) of New Jersey.
Lonnie Jackson Jr. (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will fight Robert Ramos (1-1, 1 KO) of Palm Bay, Florida in a Lightweight bout.
Tickets for this outstanding evening are priced at $200, $125, $75 and $50 (tickets will be $5 more at the door) and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.kingsboxing.com
1st bout is 7:15 with the doors opening at 6:15