Philly’s Yorgey back in action; no opponent yet

Harry Joe Yorgey
Bridgeport PA’s Harry Joe Yorgey

U.S. middleweight contender Harry Joe Yorgey will fight for the WBU Word Middleweight title January 24th, at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

No opponent has been named just yet.

Yorgey was slated to take on Eric Mitchell for the same title in October in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, but that bout fell through.

There was talk he would then fight in Atlantic City in mid-January, but it appears that this fight is confirmed.

Yorgey is coming off a draw against Mitchell, mostly because of Yorgey’s inactivity and ring rust.

It was his first bout in over a year and first since earning a majority decision over Julius Kennedy for the vacant World Boxing Federation North American middleweight title.

Mitchell, who took the bout on short notice then, was in very good condition and might have won the bout if he had more time to prepare.

The 45-year-old Mitchell (23-11-2, 11ko’s) had come into that bout having dropped four straight and seven of eight, but was able to hang tough early on.

Yorgey (27-2-2, 12ko’s) took the bout from the fourth round on, but one judge had it 59-55 for Mitchell, while the other two scored it 57-57, respectively on their cards.

“I am excited about this, I had a shot with the WBU awhile a go and it fell through, but I have been training hard for this,” said the Bridgeport, PA native Yorgey.

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