With a big fight staring him in the face, Frank De Alba is not looking past Jesus Lule This Friday night, November 20 as King’s Promotions will present a big night of professional boxing at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
De Alba of Reading, PA has a record of 16-1-2 with six knockouts and has won 14 straight bouts and is unbeaten in his last 16.
Lule of Fort Myers, Florida has a record of 7-14-1 with 1 knockout.
“Everything is great. My weight is good and I am just waiting for Friday,” said De Alba.
“I know Lule has fought a lot of prospects and contenders. He is a tough Mexican and I won’t underestimate him. I trained for this fight 100% as I look at him like I would s if he was an undefeated fighter.”
That line of thinking will come in handy as with a win, De Alba is penciled in to fight undefeated prospect Omar Douglas on December 29th.
De Alba and Douglas were scheduled to fight on August 1st, but a last second medical issue arose for De Alba and the fight had to be postponed.
“I am a positive guy, but I was disappointed. I lost a big opportunity, but I felt that the fight was not meant to be on that date I guess. I just stayed positive and got right back in the gym as soon as possible. If everything goes well, then December 29 is the date that me and Omar will fight. I am certainly not looking past Friday. I just want everyone to come out and see a great fight on Friday.”
A packed undercard of local talent has been assembled.
In a 6-round Super Middleweight bout, Antowyan Aikens (10-0, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ will take on Tahir Thomas (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Salisbury, MD.
In 4-round Bouts:
Christopher Brooker (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA will fight Jade Ealy (1-2, 1 KO) of Atlanta, GA in a Super Middleweight bout.
Terrence Williams (4-0, 1 KO) of Harrisburg, PA will take on veteran Edgar Perez (6-16, 3 KO’s) of Chicago, IL in a Super Middleweight bout.
Ryan Bivins (0-1) of Philadelphia battles pro debuting Daryl Bunting of Vineland, NJ in a Super Middleweight bout.
Hafiz Montgomery (1-0) of York, PA will fight Devon Mosley (0-3-1) of Capitol Heights, Maryland in a Cruiserweight affair.
Tyrell Colston of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Hector Perez (2-1, KO’) of Atlantic City, NJ in a Cruiserweight fight.
Ely Mendez (1-1) of Reading, PA will take on Derrick Bivins (1-3-2) of Philadelphia, PA in a Featherweight contest.
Corey Morley of Philadelphia will make his pro debut against Brian Donahue (3-13-2) of Philadelphia in a Heavyweight fight.
Scott Kelleher (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will box Jack Grady (0-1-1) of Buffalo, NY in a Lightweight contest.