Eric Hunter takes on Mike Oliver for NABA title

PHILADELPHIA (September 8, 2013)—Quality veteran Mike Oliver has been tabbed as the opponent for Eric “Outlaw” this Friday night at Harrahs Philadelphia in a battle for the NABA Featherweight title.


The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.


There will be a press conference this Wednesday night at 7pm at Harrahs Philadelphia with the Championship fight weigh-in being at 6:30 pm Thursday and the full weigh in being Friday morning at 9:30 am.


Oliver of Hartford, Connecticut has a record of 25-5 with 8 knockouts.


He turned pro in 2001 and racked up 21 straight wins which included wins over DeMario Crittenden (1-0); Hassan Wasswa (2-0-2); Darby Smart (8-0-1); Castulo Gonzalez (7-1); Adam Carrera (18-1); Gary Stark Jr. (18-0); Former world champion and Al Seeger (27-2).


After losing two bouts, Oliver won four In a row which included a win over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana.  Oliver will be trying to break a three fight losing streak where he fought fighters with a combined record of 91-3 including former world champions Juan Manuel Lopez and Billy Dib.  He is coming off  an unanimous decision defeat to undefeated Joel Brunker (26-0) on August 17th in Atlantic City.


Hunter of Philadelphia has a record of 17-2 with 9 knockouts and he has won two straight.


The 2004 Olympic Alternate had a stellar amateur career and turned pro in 2005 and won his first five professional bouts.  After suffering his first professional loss, Hunter won ten straight which included wins over Tyrell Samuel (9-1); Jules Blackwell (7-0-2); Wilshaun Boxley (5-1); Leon Bobo (18-5-1) & Andre Wilson (11-4-1) before losing via eighth round disqualification to undefeated Cuban star Luis Franco on a bout that was televised on SHO BOX.


Since that defeat, Hunter has a win over Jason Rorie and in his last bout he scored a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Jerry Belmontes (17-0) on December 8th in a bout that was nationally televised by NBC Sports Network.


In the eight round co-feature, Julio DeJesus (8-3-3, 4 KO’s) of Chester, PA takes on Hassan Young (3-1-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a Jr. Welterweight bout.


In a four round Welterweight bout, Anthony Prescott (1-2-1, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ battles debuting Carlos Moore of Virginia.


Richard Irizarry of Philadelphia makes his pro debut against Joshua Arocho (3-7-3, 2 KO’s) of Vineland, NJ in a four round Featherweight bout.


Undefeated Lightweight Tyrone Crawley Jr. (4-0) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to be named.


In a four round Lightweight bout, Josue Rivera (1-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Jesus Barbosa (4-3-1, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia.


Tickets are now on sale for $85 (VIP); $70 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Philadelphia Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David

Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on

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