HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY (March 27, 2012)—Already a packed fight card, this Saturday night’s boxing event at The Hamilton Manor just got even bigger with the addition of former four-time world Heavyweight Jameel McCline taking on Livin Castillo in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
The show is promoted by Nedal Abuhumoud’s Nedal’s Promotions and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing.
In the main event, rising Super Middleweight prospect, Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will take on his sternest test to date when he takes on veteran John Mackey (13-6-3, 6 KO’s) of Montgomery, Alabama in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.
McCline (40-11-3, 24 KO’s) of West Palm Beach, Florida has been one of the most recognizable Heavyweights for more than a decade as he has wins over former world champions Al Cole & Shannon Briggs as well as wins over defeating former world title challengers Michael Grant and Cedric Boswell. McCline came up just short in fighting for the title as he lost to Wladimir Klitschko, Chris Byrd, Nikolai Valuev and Samuel Peter.
Castillo (16-11, 10 KO’s) of Atlantic City, NJ via Ecuador is a cagey veteran who has faced nothing but the top of the division as he has shared the ring with the likes of world champions Jorge Castro, Jean Marc Mormeck, Oleg Maskaev, Alexander Povetkin & Bruce Seldon, title challenger Eddie Chambers as well as top contenders Chazz Witherspoon, Travis Kauffman and Derek Rossy. Castillo has a big win over then 18-2 Robert Hawkins.
A terrific undercard has been assembled that will feature undefeated Polish import Przemyslaw Opalach (9-0, 8 KO’s) make his American debut when he takes on Sean Ryan Wilson (7-3, 2 KO’s) of Cambridge, Nebraska in a six round middleweight bout.
KEA Boxing’s undefeated Welterweight Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez Jr. (8-0, 3 KO’s) of Union City, NJ will take on the rugged Daniel Crabtree (3-4, 3 KO’s) of Hilliard, Ohio in a six round welterweight bout.
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