Locals fighters,Rosario, Newell and Johnson take part in undercard action tonight at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center


BETHLEHEM, PA (AUGUST 23, 2016)–Carlos Rosario, Eric Newell and Daquan Johnson will headline the off-television undercard at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center tonight.

In the televised main event, that will be televised live on FS1 & Fox Deportes, undefeated middleweight, Caleb Plant (13-0, 10 KO’s) of Ashland, Tennessee battles Juan De Angel (18-4-1, 17 KO’s) of Barranquilla, Colombia. In the co-feature, Kareem Martin (8-0-1, 3 KO’s) takes on David Grayton (14-1, 10 KO’s) in a battle of Washington, D.C. based welterweights. Kicking off the broadcast, it will be a pair of undefeated light heavyweight’s doing battle as Carlos Gongora (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, New York fights Ronald Mixon (7-0, 6 KO’s) of Los Angeles, California.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $108, $83 and $58, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

Rosario (4-1, 2 KO’s) of Pennsauken, New Jersey will square off with veteran Cesar Garcia (11-20-1, 5 KO’s) of Baja, California, Mexico in a lightweight bout scheduled for six-rounds.

After dropping his pro debut, the 25 year-old Rosario has won four in a row which includes his split decision victory over Victor Vasquez (4-1) on February 9th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

The 27 year-old Garcia is a nine year professional who has been in the ring with ten undefeated prospects, which includes two bouts with Alejandro Luna and a fight with Saul Rodriguez. Garcia last saw action on January 29, when he dropped a six-round decision to Francisco De Vaca (13-0) in Montebello, California.

Newell of Bethlehem, PA has a record of 8-3-3 with five knockouts, will fight Wesley Triplett (3-1, 1 KO) of Youngstown, Ohio in a heavyweight bout scheduled for six-rounds.

The 33 year-old Newell is a six-year pro and is coming off a four-round draw with Randy Easton on June 28 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

Triplett has been a professional for nearly two-years and will be looking to get back in the win column after being stopped in six-rounds to undefeated Jermaine Franklin (5-0) on March 26 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Johnson of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, won his only fight by stopping Adrian Wilson in four rounds on May 27 in Atlantic City. He will take on Stephen Bass (1-2) of Atlanta, Georgia in a four-round welterweight bout.

Opening up the night will see Yurik Mamedov of Brooklyn, New York make his professional debut against Antonio Allen (0-2) of Philadelphia in a welterweight bout scheduled for four-rounds.

Tuesday, August 23

Location: 77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015

6:30 p.m. FIRST BOUT


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