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LoGreco, Hopkins Head Up Saturday AC Undercard

BY The Sweet Science ON November 14, 2012
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ATLANTIC CITY, November 14 - Unbeaten Canadian welterweight star Phil Lo Greco and junior middleweight veteran Demetrius Hopkins, along with a host of east coast talent, will stack the Adrien Broner vs. Antonio DeMarco undercard at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this Saturday, November 17, making it a must see night for fight fans throughout the region.

In the featured undercard bouts both scheduled for eight rounds, Toronto's Lo Greco faces Highland, New York's Daniel Sostre, and Philadelphia's Hopkins battles York, Pennsylvania's Keenan Collins.

Broner vs. DeMarco, a 12-round fight between Adrien "The Problem" Broner and Antonio DeMarco for DeMarco's WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, November 17 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and R & R Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The co-main event will be a 12-round heavyweight clash between Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell and Johnathon Banks for Mitchell's NABO title and the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title.

Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Nicknamed "The Italian Sensation," Phil Lo Greco (24-0, 13 KO's) has thrilled fans in his native Canada as well as in Italy, but now he's on a quest to conquer the United States as well. A six year pro who won the WBC International Welterweight title in 2010, the 28-year-old Lo Greco has won both of his fights in the United States in 2012, decisioning Hector Orozco in April at Boardwalk Hall and most recently, knocking out 16-1-1 Brandon Hoskins in the first round at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Saturday night, he will battle Daniel Sostre (11-7-1 4 KO's), a seven-year professional looking to end the year with a win over the undefeated Lo Greco.

The nephew of boxing legend Bernard Hopkins, 32-year-old Demetrius Hopkins (31-2-1, 11 KO's) got back in the saddle in September after an 18-month layoff from the ring, and he looked sharper than ever in scoring a shutout unanimous decision victory over Doel Carrasquillo. Comfortably set in his new weight class of 154 pounds, "The Gladiator" is expected to get a stiff challenge from fellow Pennsylvanian Keenan Collins (14-7-3, 9 KO's), an eight-year vet of the sport who is as tough as they come on the East Coast.

Also representing the City of Brotherly Love is 22-year-old junior middleweight prospect Julian Williams (9-0-1, 4 KO's), who will be looking to extend his three fight winning streak at the expense of Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico's Jonel Tapia (8-2-1, 5 KO's) in their eight round match-up.

In light heavyweight action, Fort Washington, Maryland's Thomas Williams Jr. (10-0, 7 KO's) will travel north to Atlantic City to take on Philadelphia's Taneal Goyco (4-4-1, 2 KO's) in a six round bout.

This hard-hitting night of fights will kick off with a pair of four round bouts, with New York junior welterweight Zachary Ochoa (2-0, 2 KO's) facing Casa Grande, Arizona's Michael Salcido (1-4) and Terron Grant (3-0, 2 KO's) of White Plains, Maryland squaring off against Abraham Esquivel (5-2, 3 KO's) of Monterey, Mexico in a lightweight bout.

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