Visa problems mean new opponent for Hank Lundy on June 2
Visa problems in Mexico have forced a change in the June 2 main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
Daniel Evangelista, of Mexico City, will replace Ricardo Lara, of Jalisco, Mexico, after Lara was unable to obtain a visa in time for the June 2 main event against Hank Lundy, of Philadelphia.
The 27-year-old Evangelista has boxed twice in the United States and brings a 19-7-2 record with 15 knockouts into the fight with Lundy, who makes his first start in Philadelphia in nearly eight years.
Lundy, 33, is 27-6-1, 13 K0s. He is the former NABF lightweight champion and last year he lost to Terrance Crawford, of Omaha, NE, for Crawford’s WBO world junior welterweight title.
The six-round semifinal matches junior middleweights Isaiah Wise, of Philadelphia, against Mark Daniels, of Crandon, WI, while another six-rounder features cruiserweights Alvin Varmall, of Catskill, NY, against Juan Reyna, of Brownsville, TX.
Seven additional bouts complete the card, including matches featuring welterweight Marcel Rivers, junior welterweight Scott Kelleher and featherweight Crystian Peguero.
The Lundy-Evangelista contest tops a 10-bout card at the 2300 Arena. The first fight is 7:30 pm. Tickets priced at $40, $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and online at 2300Arena.com. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., CES Boxing, BAM Boxing, Raging Babe and Joe Hand Promotions.