BOSTON (June 13, 2005) – A USBA light heavyweight title fight between George Khalid Jones (22-2-1, 13 KOs) and “Fabulous” Freddy Moore (30-3, 27 KOs) headlines “Plymouth Rocks,” presented by NER Promotions on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights on July 1 from Memorial Hall in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Jones, the reigning NABA light heavyweight champion, is rated No. 5 by the NABA, No. 10 by the IBF and WBC, and No. 14 by the WBO. He fights former NBA light heavyweight titleholder Moore in the 12-round main event.
In the 10-round co-feature, Courage “No Limit” Tshabalala (26-3, 22 KOs) takes on Providence heavyweight Robert Wiggins (19-44, 11 KOs). Undefeated Irish prospect John Duddy (10-0, 9 KOs), fighting out of Queens via Derry, Ireland, fights TBA in a special six-round middleweight attraction.
Junior welterweight Bethuel “Tyson” Usona (11-0, 4 KOs), the Namibia native now fighting out of Worcester, Mass., makes his U.S. debut in a six-round match against veteran Hartford, CT junior welterweight Luis Maysonet.
“It’s only our third pro show and we’re already on ESPN2,” NER Promotions president Rick Brutti said. “We’re thrilled. It’s a great card. NER plans on promoting shows all over New England. We started in Lowell, did our lat show in Boston, and July 1 we’ll be heading south to Plymouth.”
In four-round bouts are 2004’s New England Rookie of the Year junior welterweight “Nasty” Nicky Morganelli (4-0, 3 KOs) from Whitman, Mass.; Irish middleweight J.P. Keane (2-0, 1 KO), fighting out of Dorchester; and hometown hero Benny “The Hornet” Lescarbeau (1-0, 1 KO) of Plymouth versus Tito Berrocales (0-1) from Laconia (NH).
Also on the show are 2004 Namibian Olympian, featherweight Joe “Smoke” Germini (1-0, 1 KO), now living in Worcester, and Harwich (MA) welterweight Jeff Tavano (1-0, 1 KO). All bouts and fighters are subject to change.
Tickets are priced at $60,00 (ringside), $50.00 (reserved) and $25.00 (general admission). Tickets may be ordered by going to www.ticketweb.com and will be on sale at the doors the night of the show. Doors open at 6 pm., first bout at 7:30 pm.
NER Promotions is a division of New England Ringside whose boxing interests also include a monthly magazine, weekly radio show (Thursday, 6-8 pm ET on WWZN 1510AM The Zone). For more information about NER Promotions, New England Ringside or advertising/sponsorship inquires visit its web site or call 781.932.1190.