Put the Thanksgiving shopping off for one more day, boxing is back in the city!
In their October 14th press release, King’s Promotions announced that Saturday night, November 21st at the 2300 Arena one of the busiest promotions in boxing is putting on a card and welcoming back fans after being starved for the last eight months. The evening will culminate with a fantastic 8 round main event with Brandon “Brob” Robinson (15-2-0 10 KOs) taking on Genc “The Sexy Albanian” Pllana (8-2-1 4 KOs) in a super middleweight clash.
The 32-year-old Robinson has been a pro for since 2016 and is riding a four-fight win streak. The Upper Darby native last fought in March at the 2300 Arena, defeating Josue Obando by stoppage in the 2nd round. Pllana is coming off of a loss and making a quick turnaround. He battled Maidel Sando and lost at the Microsoft Theater in LA back on September 23rd, but made the fight entertaining and competitive against the undefeated prospect who had stopped all but one of his previous foes.
CEO Marshall Kauffman talked about the prospect of making the return after the COVID-19 pandemic had put a temporary stop to sports in and around the city. “We are so excited to be back doing our own shows. We have done our best to keep our fighters busy over the past several months, but it feels good to get back to doing what we do best, and that is to put on great shows with competitive bouts. On November 21st we come out of the shoot with a great main event. I want to thank a lot of people, especially Commissioner Greg Sirb and Roger ArtIgiani of the 2300 Arena for working with us through this challenging time to get back boxing back and up and running.”
The co-feature also features a local welterweight fighter against an out of town attraction, as James Martin (6-1-0) of Philadelphia welcomes the Richmond, Virginia based Rafiq Muhammad (4-0-0 2 KOs) to the city and his first 6 round bout. In more super middleweight action, Khainell Wheeler (4-0-0 4 KOs) looks to continue his streak of wins and stoppages as he comes down from Bethlehem, PA to take on Vincent Baccus (4-2-1 3 KOs) of Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
The card will also feature two debuts for some recent King’s Promotions signees. Middleweight Eric Monroe and flyweight LeAnna Cruz. Monroe will take on Roudly Lolo (0-0-1) and Cruz will battle Unique Harris (1-3-1) as both look to begin their careers on a positive note.
Tickets are priced at $75 and $100 and must be purchased in groups of 4. For the event, there will be table seating only. Tickets are available for purchase at Pivott Boxing Academy on 2807 N 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA. No tickets will be available at the door. Full COVID protocols will be enforced and all guests must wear masks and be carrying ID. A small concession for finally having boxing back on the Philly sports calendar.
For more Information, please contact: Marc Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856 287 7611