Welterweight Juan Rodriguez looks to remain unbeaten in the co-feature (Photo copyright of KEA Boxing).
‘Fight Night at the Park’ Hits North Bergen
Rising promotion KEA Boxing returns on Saturday night, with a packed card at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey, that should please the taste of any boxing palate. The two feature bouts involve a pair of welterweight prospects in Alex “The Brick City Bullet” Perez (16-1, 9 KOs) and Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (10-0, 4 KOs), and the undercard roster also has some young fighters who deserve attention at the early points where they sit in their careers.
“I’m really excited about the main event, Alex Perez vs. Kenny Abril (14-5-1, 7 KOs),” KEA Boxing Vice President Alex Kut stated. “It really should be an ESPN fight because it is definitely of ESPN quality. Perez is on his comeback after fighting on HBO, and Abril has a lot to prove. In the co-feature, you have Juan Rodriguez and Emmanuel Medina (3-3-1, 3 KOs). Both are very tough fighters, so it’s going to be a great fight.”
In addition to the final bouts of the evening, a pair of undefeated welterweights will meet when Patryk Szymanski (5-0, 2 KOs) faces David Roman Curiel (3-0-1, 1 KO). Junior welterweight Michael Chudecki (4-0, 2 KOs) also looks to remain unbeaten when he scraps with Christian Steele (3-5, 1 KO), while heavyweight Joe Cusumano (6-1, 4 KOs) has his sets on giving Jeffrey Kugel (2-0, 1 KO) his first professional defeat. The action gets started on Saturday night when unblemished junior middleweights Anthony Gangemi (2-0, 2 KOs) and Edson Jose Soto (1-0, 1 KO) square off, and the women will also be on display when Liz Sherman (4-2, 2 KOs) meets Nydia Feliciano (5-4).
“Honestly, I’m looking forward to the entire card,” Kut continued. “Between the Polish fighters and the female bout, I think it’s going to be an excellent card. I truly believe that the fans are going to get their money’s worth. You don’t really get to see shows like this in a club atmosphere.”
Kut says KEA Boxing plans to start placing four to five shows a year in the New Jersey region, including a return to Atlantic City as well. Saturday night will get the ball rolling as the promotion strategizes its blueprint, and it has all the makings of being a very entertaining evening of boxing for fight fans.
“I promise that it’s going to be a great night of fights,” Kut concluded. “As a promotion, our mission is providing quality fights at affordable prices.”
Doors open tonight at 6:30 p.m., with the first bell slated to ring an hour later. Tickets will be available at the gate, and spectators who did not pre-order seats will need to bring cash.