Undefeated Naim Nelson fight headlines August 23 show

VALLEY FORGE, PA (JULY 15, 2013)—On Friday night August 23rd, Kings Boxing Promotions presents a big night of boxing at the beautiful Valley Forge Casino Resort.

 

In the main event, undefeated Pennsylvania Lightweight champion Naim “The Dream” Nelson takes on Ryan Belasco in a bout scheduled for ten rounds and will be contested for Nelson’s Pennsylvania Lightweight title.

 

Nelson of Philadelphia has a record of 10-0 with one knockout and has been a pro since 2011.

 

The twenty-three year old won the Pennsylvania State title with a thrilling ten round unanimous decision over Victor Vasquez.  Since that fight, Nelson has a unanimous decision over Osnel Charles and his last bout, Nelson scored a eight round unanimous decision over veteran Georgi Kevlishvilli on March 15th at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.

 

Belasco of Wilmington, Delaware has a record of 18-5 with three knockouts.

 

The 29 year-old turned pro in 2006 and has faced all of the top Lightweights in the area.

 

He owns a 7th round stoppage over Vasquez; a six round unanimous decision over Jesus Barbosa.

 

Belasco is on a four fight winning streak which includes his most recent outing where he scored a six round split decision over Bryne Green on February 8th which avenged an earlier split decision defeat to Greene.

 

In the eight round co-feature, WBA number-thirteen ranked Heavyweight Travis Kauffman returns in a scheduled eight round bout against Maurenzo Smith.

 

Kauffman, who was a decorated amateur turned pro in 2006 and has amassed a record of 24-1 with 18 knockouts.

 

Kauffman won his first eighteen bouts and had quality wins over Malachy Farrell; Livin Castillo and William Shahan.

 

After suffering his only blemish where he was controversially stopped by Tony Grano, Kauffman, 27 years-old has won six in a row.  He has wins over Chris Koval and former world title challenger Ross Thompson.  Kauffman is coming off a second round stoppage over Willie Perryman on February 8th.

 

Smith of Houston, Texas has a record 11-6-2 with eight knockouts.

 

Smith has wins over undefeated Robbie McClimans and veteran Hector Ferreyro.

 

He is coming off a third round stoppage defeat to Tor Hamer on May 15th.  The combined record of Smith’s last four opponents is 62-2.

 

A packed undercard will see Frankie De Alba (8-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Reading, PA taking on Osnel Charles (9-6-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City in a six round Lightweight bout.

 

In a eight round Middleweight bout, Harry Joe Yorgey (27-2-1, 12 KO’s) of Bridgeport, PA takes on George Rivera (13-8-1, 4 KO’s) of Charlottesville, VA.

 

Lamont Capers (1-2) of Hawley, PA fights Kamarah Pasley (6-6, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a four round Cruiserweight bout.

 

In a four round Lightweight Sultahn Staton (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Joseph Ahaamid (0-1) of Philadelphia

 

Damon Allen (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout scheduled for four rounds.

 

Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $125 for VIP; $75 for Ringside and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased at:

 

King’s Boxing

440 Elm Street

Reading, PA 19601 

610 587 5950

 

Villa

714 West Marshall Street

Norristown, PA

610 275 3609

 

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