Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Anthony “Juice” Young will take on Eduardo Flores in a slated 8-round welterweight affair Friday, July 22nd, at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Millville, NJ native Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will take on Engleberto Venezuela in a six-round welterweight co-feature. He was slated to fight Flores, who has now become Young’s opponent.
The card, which is being promoted by Rising Promotions, has made it a habit of putting on solid shows over the last several months.
Young (12-2, 5ko’s) will be looking to score his second straight win after suffering a TKO loss to Skender Halili in February, before bouncing back and defeating Juan Rodriguez two months later with a six-round unanimous decision.
This bout, however, will mark the first time he is headlining a card. The 28-year-old Young enjoys fighting in his backyard and seems very confident heading into his bout against the rugged Flores (23-21-3, 6KO’s), who has dropped five of eight and eight of 12.
“Headlining my first pro card in my hometown, I’m looking to give the hometown crowd a very impressive performance,” Young said.
“I don’t see this fight going the distance, easy work,” he concluded.
This will be Young’s six bout in his hometown and fourth straight.
As for the 24-year-old LaManna (20-1, 8ko’s) he will square off against Valenzuela (10-7, 3KO’s) a six-round co-feature.
Valenzuela has dropped six of his last seven contests.
LaManna has dropped down in weight since suffering his only loss of his career when he was dominated by world-ranked Antoine Douglas in 2015. However, LaManna rebounded from that loss and has won four straight, which includes a nice six-round unanimous decision win over Ayi Bruce back last September.
He easily stopped Kendal Mena in his last fight.
The are rumors that with a win, LaManna will set his sights on DC’s Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (29-0-1, 16ko’s) possibly in September for the USBA welterweight title.
Heavyweights Dan Pasciolla (7-1-1) and Dante Selby II (2-1-1, 1ko) will see action over four rounds, while Marvin Johnson (0-0-1) and Lamont White (0-1) in a slated four-round tilt that will be contested at 135lbs.
In other action, light heavyweight Fanlong Meng (7-0, 5ko’s) and heavyweight Zhang Zhilei (10-0, 7ko’s) will see action over six-rounds.
Kevin Asmat, who is from North Bergen, NJ, will make his pro debut as will Atlantic City’s own Dallas Holden.