On February 27th 2010, Peltz Boxing returns to Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City for a seven fight card with at least two of these bouts being televised live on the new Fox Sports Boxing Show. In the main event we have Mike Jones (19-0, 16ko’s) defending his NABA Welterweight title against veteran Henry Bruseles (28-3-1, 15ko’s) of Puerto Rico in the 10 round main event. This will mark Jones third consecutive start at the casino, a place where he hasn’t lost a second of either of the fights he was in. This fight looks to be no different as even Jones team concedes that “Bruseles is a good all around fighter but Mike does everything he can do better, we should have no problem”. The 29 year old Bruseles comes in on a 7 fight winning streak with his last loss coming in 2005 against Floyd Mayweather. Jones will need an impressive performance to captivate the imagination a national audience that has eluded him to date and also to recapture a local buzz that seems to be fading a bit. One vicious KO could solve all that in an instant. Either way – a victory will surly improve his already impressive world rankings which currently stand at Jones is # 7 in the WBA, # 11 by the IBF. # 16 by the WBC. Along with being promoted by Peltz Boxing, Jones team is considered amongst the best in Philly as he is managed by Doc Nowicki and Jim Williams and trained by Vaughn Jackson.
In the co-feature Gabriel Rosado (13-4, 8ko’s) again finds himself matched tough when he takes on proven veteran Saul Roman (32-5, 27 ko’s) of Tijuana in a 10 round co-feature.Rosado is coming one of his best performances as a pro when he stopped Latif Mundy in this same building last November. Roman, a 10 year pro at 29 years old, has fought some of the best with mixed results. The two men share a common opponent in Kassem Ouma – both ironically won by split decision. There is only one way we will find out who is the better fighter and I would think the winner should be in line for at least one of the Spanish titles floating around the business. Good matchmaking and potentially a good fight.
Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis (11-5, 6ko’s) will take on the rough Ossie Duran (23-8-2, 9ko’s) in an 6 rounder. Davis is another guy who hasn’t had much duck meat lately and the durable Duran will surely test his conditioning and stamina. Duran has survived attacks from James Kirkland, David Lopez and recently took Fernando Guerrero to the limit in a losing effort. Davis can pop – so it will be interesting to see how his shot holds up against guy who has been near the top and given a game effort. The winner of this one should should be in prime position to take on a name fighter for a nice paycheck in the near future.
Dennis Hasson is listed for this card though it is unconfirmed and no opponent has been named at press time.
Kendall Holt of Paterson, NJ take on Kaizer Mabuza of Johannesburg, South Africa in a 12 round IBF junior welterweight title eliminator; Glen Tapia, Passaic, NJ, vs. Tyrone Miles, Camden, NJ, 4, junior middleweights; Troy Maxwell, Galloway Township, NJ, vs. Todd Eriksson, Dover, NJ, 4, super middleweights. Expect to see the shoehorn at the entrance as all tickets are said to be sold out! Check eBay if you are desperate….