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Phillip Jackson Benson v Darnell Boone tops April 18 at Valley Forge

Marc Abrams 24/03/2015

On Saturday night, April 18, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, King’s Promotions will present an outstanding night of boxing that will be headlined by an intriguing 8-round super middleweight bout between Phillip Jackson Benson and Darnell Boone.

Benson of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 15-1 with 14 knockouts and has won twelve straight fights with eleven of those coming via the stoppage route.

The 30 year-old turned professional in 2008 and he has wins over Julio Sanchez (3-0) & Alexander Santana (6-0). He won the WBC FECARBOX Super Middleweight title with seventh round stoppage over Maxell Taylor (18-4-1). He added the WBC US NBC Super Middleweight title with sixth round stoppage over Scott Sigmon (23-4).

Benson is coming off a seventh round stoppage over Michael Gbenga on October 8, 2014 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Boone of Atlanta, Georgia is known as one of the”toughest outs” in the sport and may have most deceiving record in boxing that reads 20-21-4 with nine knockouts.

Boone has wins over Chris Archer (4-0), Ronald Johnson (6-0), Willie Lee (14-3), James Countryman (8-0), Rasheem Brown (17-2), James Johnson (7-0), Louis Turner (12-2), Calvin Green (20-3-1), future Light Heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (13-0) and Future world title challenger Willie Monroe Jr. (10-0).

His four draws are with Walid Smichit (8-1-1), Lajuan Simon (13-0-1), Lennox Allen (12-0) and Morgan Fitch (11-0). Boone is also known as the man who dropped super middleweight champion Andre Ward for the only time in his career.

Boone is coming off a third round stoppage over Dionisio Miranda (22-9-2) on October 11, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In the ten-round co-feature, undefeated welterweight Jamal James (15-0, 8 KO’s) of Minneapolis, Minnesota will see action against an opponent to be named.

James turned professional in 2010 and has some quality wins on his ledger such as a six-round unanimous decision over Patrick Boozer (5-1). He won the Minnesota State Welterweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over Mohammed Kayongo (17-2). James also has stoppage wins over Colby Courter (4-1) and Wayne Martell (25-4-1). James is coming off an eighth round stoppage over Cameron Kreal on November 1, 2014 in Chicago.

In eight-round bouts:

Immanuwel Aleem (11-0, 7 KO;s) of Richmond, VA. will take on an opponent to be named in a middleweight bout.

David Grayton (10-0, 8 KO’s) of Washington, D.C. will fight Grayson Blake (6-3, 2 Ko’s) of State College, PA. in a welterweight bout.

Jarrett Hurd (14-0, 8 KO’s) of Accokeek, MD. will battle tough veteran Eric Mitchell (23-11-2, 11 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a middleweight bout.

In six-round bouts:

Milton Santiago (9-0, 3 Ko’s) of Philadelphia will take on Ray Velez (3-6-1, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. in a jr. welterweight bout.

Ivan Golub (6-0, 4 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will box Brad Austin (10-16, 7 KO’s) of Johnson City, TN. in a midddleweight bout.

Dauren Yeleussinov (1-0, 1 KO) of Brooklyn, NY. will fight an opponent to be named in a super middleweight bout.

In four-round bouts:

Sammy Berman (1-0, 1 KO) of Collegeville, PA. will tangle with Courtney Knox (1-4) of North Carolina in a welterweight bout.

Kevin Garcia (0-1) of Philadelphia will take on Curtis Morton (2-4-2) OF Harlem, NY. in a jr. welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are $100 for VIP (Includes 2 drinks and food), $75 for ringside and $50 for General Admission and be purchased by clicking www.vfboxing.eventbrite.com or calling King’s Promotions at 610-587-5950

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