ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (JUL Y 12, 2011)—This Saturday night at The New Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, Maurice Harris and Derric Rossy will battle it out for the USBA Heavyweight championship on a card that will be promoted by first time promoter Carla Hill and Carla Hill Promotions.
Hill, a resident of nearby Pleasantville, New Jersey isn’t your ordinary first time promoter as she has some unique experiences that she brings to the game.
Besides the obvious of being a female in a male dominated world of boxing, she brings a wealth of experience in boxing.
Carla is the wife of former five-time world champion and future Hall of Famer, Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill.
Carla was at her husband’s side for the past twenty years and learned the ropes of boxing by being around Virgil’s title bouts.
“Virgil thought I would make a good promoter. He inspired me and being around his fights and many big events over the better part of twenty years is what prepared me for this great event on Saturday night.”, said Carla Hill.
Hill who was also around the area when Atlantic City was the premier boxing town in the world in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, sees an opportunity to help restore the glamour to the fight town.
“My goal is to bring championship fights to Atlantic City. I am not looking to branch out other places. I have a great relationship with the people here at Resorts and I want to bring those “mega events” back to the boardwalk”
Making it in Atlantic City is something that is very personal as Hill was born in Atlantic City and raised in Pleasantville.
Another aspect of Hill is her extensive education background. Hill has earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information at Richard Stockton College and she is close to earning her Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and she has a New Jersey Realtors License.
With all of her boxing, educational and business experience, this mother of two, with her articulate & charismatic approach will be refreshing to the boxing business.
In just her first card, she has assembled one of the best cards top to bottom of the year:
12 Rounds for the USBA Heavyweight title: Maurice Harris (24-15-2, 10 KO’s) vs. Derric Rossy (25-4, 15 KO’s)
The undercard will feature seven undefeated prospects with three coming from Atlantic City:
Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Atlantic City will take on Hamid Abdul Mateen (2-1, 1 KO) in a four round Light Heavyweight clash
After a two year layoff, undefeated Bantamweight sensation, Qa’Id Muhammad (5-0, 5 KO’s) will battle veteran Jason Rorie (6-12-2, 3 KO’s) of Winston Salam, North Carolina in a six round affair
The son of former Heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, Isaiah Seldon (4-0, 2 KO’s) will take on John Michael Terry (3-19-3, 1 KO) of Portsmouth, Virginia in a four round Middleweight bout.
Ismael Garcia (3-0) of nearby Millville, NJ will also take on an opponent to be named in a four round Jr. Middleweight bout
Kyle McNutt (1-0, 1 KO) of Battle Creek, Michigan will take on Keon Graham (2-6) of Akron, Ohio in a four round Heavyweight bout
Thomas Hardwick (1-0, 1 KO) will see action against Rodell Bolar (0-3) of Akron, Ohio in a four round Heavyweight bout
Ladies NABF Featherweight champion, Amanda Serrano (10-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will take on an opponent to be named in a six round bout.
Troy Maxwell (2-2, 1 KO) from right down the road in Galloway, New Jersey will battle Darrion Fletcher (1-1, 1 KO’s) of Evansville, Indiana in a four round Super Middleweight bout
The show will be broadcasted LIVE around the world on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99
Tickets are priced at $125; $100; $75; $55 and $40 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster; The Resorts Box Office or calling 609-453-7994
The Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bout is at 7:30
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?