On Friday night, May 27th, a big night of boxing will kick off a holiday weekend at The Claridge in Atlantic City as Rising Promotions will present a terrific card of boxing.
“We are excited to come back to the Claridge. Thanks to the whole staff at Rising Promotions and the AC Boxing Hall of Fame, we are able to do our third show in only 5 months and give local fighters the opportunity to showcase their talent,”said Debra LaManna of Rising Star Promotions.
In the main event, It will be about New Jersey bragging rights as Isiah Seldon will take on Eddie Edmond in a bout scheduled for six-rounds.
Seldon, 27 years-old of Atlantic City, New Jersey is a six-year professional and has a record of 8-1 with three knockouts and is coming his title-winning effort when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Michael Mitchell on March 19th at the Claridge.
Edmond of Newark, New Jersey has a record of 4-4-2 with one knockout is a eight year professional. The 30 year-old has won two straight bouts which includes his last outing when won a four-round split decision over Edson Soto on August 15, 2015 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
In a six-round co-feature, one of the most popular fighter’s from the shore area, Light Heavyweight Chuck Mussachio will be back in the ring after a 39-month lay off when he takes on Willis Lockett in a rematch of a bout that that ended in a draw on September 19, 2008.
Mussachio of Wildwood, New Jersey has a record of 18-3-2 with five knockouts and will be looking to get back to winning ways that made him a contender with wins over former world champion Carl Daniels, Bobby Rooney (11-2-1) and Tony Ferrante (9-0).
The 36 year-old Mussachio is coming off a 2nd round stoppage defeat to Lionell Thompson on February 23, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Lockett of Takoma Park, Maryland has a record of 14-16-5 with five knockouts.
His record does not tell the story as Lockett has faced the “Whose-Who” of fighters between Super Middleweight and Heavyweight.
He has quality wins over Tyrone Tate (5-1), Calvin Riley (1-0), Willie Williams (6-1), former world title challenger Larry Marks, Joe McCreedy (10-2-1) & John Lennox (13-3). The winner of Lennox was part of Rising Promotions maiden card on December 5, 2015.
Lockett has faced eight undefeated fighters. Lockett will look to break a two-fight losing streak. In his last bout, Lockett was disqualified against Jordan Shimmell (19-1) on February 27 in Washington, DC.
In an eight-round Cruiserweight bout, Nick Kisner (16-2-1, 6 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take on Anthony Caputo Smith (15-7, 10 KO’s) of Kennett Square, PA.
In a six-round Cruiserweight bout, Alvin Vermall Jr. (9-0-1, 8 KO’s) of LaPlace, Louisiana takes on an opponent to be named.
In a four round Welterweight bout, Adrian Wilson (0-2) of Atlantic City will take on pro debuting Quan Johnson of Pennsauken, New Jersey
Also scheduled to appear in four-round bouts:
Lightweight Anthony Burgin (9-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia, PA; Heavyweight Quian Davis (2-0-1, 1 KO’s) of Mays Landing, NJ;
Former Ecuadorian Olympian in Super Featherweight Luis Perozo (1-0, 1 KO) of New York, NY;
Perozo represented Ecuador in the 2008 Olympics as a 17 year-old.
Also on the card will be the pro debut of Bantamweight Leroy Davila of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Davila, who had over 60 amateur fights was ranked second in the United States in his weight class.
More bouts will be announced shortly.
Tickets are $125 for premium, $77 Ringside stage and $52 reserved and are available at www.risingboxingpromotions.com or 609-487-4444