|Amir “Hardcore” Mansour Headlines Title Bout at Dover Downs Friday
By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (May 27, 2011) Doghouse Boxing
Looking to win his eighth straight by
knockout this Friday Amir “Hardcore” Mansour, 13-0 (10), of
Wilmington, DE, takes on his most experienced opponent to date in
Raymond “King Kong” Ochieng, 23-13-3 (18), of Nairobi, Kenya for
the WBF Intercontinental title over 10 rounds at the Rollins Center
Arena in the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE!
Mansour has scored 4 straight knockouts
since returning to the ring after a 9 year absence. Manager Keith
Stoffer welcomed him back with open arms. Moses Robinson is his
trainer. He wow’s the fans every time he enters the ring as he did
in Atlantic City last month destroying Hector Ferreyro, 21-9-2, in
2:08 of the first round at Bally’s in Atlantic City! The southpaw
knockout artist hasn’t allowed anyone to last 3 rounds with him in
his last 7 fights. This will be the first 10 rounder for Mansour.
Ochieng made his US debut in April and has fought in Poland, Russia,
Tanzania, Ukraine and Germany.
In another heavyweight title fight
co-feature Franklin “Yah-Yah” Lawrence, 14-2-2 (9), of
Indianapolis will defend his title against Jason “The Sensation”
Gavern, 20-7-4 (9), of Kissimmee, FL, for the Caribbean title over 12
rounds. Lawrence stopped Olympian Jason Estrada for the title in
January. In his previous fight he stopped former contender Lance
Whitaker. His only loss in his last 13 fights was to former world
champion Oliver McCall.
Back in 2008 Gavern defeated Harold
Sconiers in Lewes, DE. He is coming off a knockout win over Darnell
“Ding-A-Ling” Wilson and a draw in Germany with Kronk’s
Jonathan Banks. Featured on the undercard will be Smyrna’s super
middleweight Mike Tiberi, 16-1 (7), will take on Timothy “the Boss”
Hall, 6-10 (4), of Athens, GA, over 8 rounds. It will also mark the
pro debut of lamateur sensation super featherweight Omar Douglas of
Other local boxers appearing will be
Kennett Square’s light heavyweight Anthony Smith, 9-0 (7),
Hockessin’s Cruiserweight Dan “Badda Bing” Biddle, 6-1 (4) and
unbeaten female featherweights Ronica Jeffrey, 6-0 (1), of Brooklyn
who will be making her fourth appearance at the casino against Liz
Sherman, 3-0 (1), of Philadelphia.
There should be plenty of action with
matchmaking by Nick Tiberi and the promotion by Dover Downs Hotel &
Casino. First fight scheduled for 7:30pm.
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