Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) JMB has learned that Philadelphia cruiserweight Anthony “Boom Boom” Ferrante is aiming for a possible August return to the ring.
According to the 31-year-old Ferrante, his potential opponent is one of Mayweather Promotions’ rising young prospects and arguably their top prospect. The fight is slated for August 28th, and it appears it would be a 10-round affair.
“I’m fighting Mayweather’s top guy August 28th in Vegas, I am fighting Andrew Tabiti,” Ferrante said exclusively to JMB on Monday night.
His last time out in the ring, Ferrante (13-7, 8ko’s) suffered a tough setback to Alex Guerrero last November, when he seemed out of sync and in the process suffered a serious cut over his right eye in the sixth round in a lop-sided loss.
Guerrero, who was able to inflict more damage to that same eye in the seventh and eighth round before the fight was stopped by referee Shawn Clark after the eighth round, jumped on Ferrante, who early on had Guerrero in trouble.
The defeat to Guerrero was for the vacant NABA cruiserweight title at Dover Downs. Ferrante had Guerrero (12-0-1, 6kos) backing up in that bout, and had him out on his feet several times, but was not able to capitalize.
Guerrero was able to floor Ferrante and force him to stay on the stool for the start of the eighth round.
Ferrante seemed to have some serious momentum and was coming off one of the most impressive performances of his career when he dismantled a very tough veteran in Venroy last July with a sensational one punch knockout in second round before the Guerrero loss.
Now it appears that he will have a shot and getting a much-needed win against an undefeated 25-year-old Tabiti (10-0, 10ko’s) who has stopped every opponent via KO.
Dubbed “The Beast”, Tabiti has not been tested at all during his young career, but possesses serious knockout power for a cruiserweight.
“This guy will finally see what it is like to be in a fight,” added Ferrante. “I do not care who his coach is, it’s not gonna stop me from putting him on his ass. I can’t wait to get my hands on this guy,” he added.
As for the eye injury that has forced him to miss the last several months and several potential bouts.
“My eye is good, I should be ok to fight.”