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Busy month of boxing concludes in Atlantic City as Yuriorkis Gamboa headlines at the Boardwalk Hall this Saturday


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March has been a busy month not only for collegiate basketball but also for boxing. This year, March was filled with boxing events that showcased talents in all of the sport’s division. It featured up and coming stars, veterans of the sport and current champions defending their titles in matches that were given generous airtime by both HBO and Showtime, two of the most active cable networks involved in the sport. The previous three Saturdays were occupied by boxing matches widely promoted by promoters and the above mentioned networks.

This weekend, it’s the featherweight’s turn to put on a show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Three unbeaten featherweights put their record and belts on the line in a bout featured in HBO’s Boxing After Dark. Leading the pack is WBA title holder and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa in the main event defending his belt against erstwhile Manny Pacquiao opponent in Mexican, Jorge Solis. This bout is considered to be a prelude to a potential big match against fellow featherweight title holder and rival Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico. Lopez himself, is scheduled to fight Mexican Orlando Salido next month in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. If both boxers are successful in their respective matches, a match featuring the two of them will be very much anticipated by boxing fans. Two unbeaten, highly successful champions at the prime of their career for a unification match of their division will surely make a big event in this sport.

The event this weekend dubbed as “Featherweight Fury” will conclude a month long schedule for boxing. It also features two unbeaten boxers in Matt Remillard and Mikey Garcia, who will put their unblemished resume at stake. The bout is for Remillard’s NABO, NABF featherweight belt. The bout is the co-feature match in the HBO series. Teon Kennedy of Philadelpia and New Jersey native Jorge Diaz also battle it out for the USBA Super bantamweight championship the same night. Other fighters fighting in the Boardwalk Hall also include Jerseyan, Glenn Tapia of Passaic in a six round super welterweight match.Tapia was a main sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao last year in Pacquiao's preparations for Antonio Margarito. It also marks the third professional fight of Baltimore Ravens safety Tommy Zbikowski, who is fresh from a successful outing in Las Vegas two weeks ago.

Atlantic City has been a haven for professional boxing in the past. The Boardwalk Hall, which is the city’s primary convention center has been host to a lot of boxing’s super fights. It featured superstars like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar dela Hoya, Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins and Arturo Gatti to name a few. This Saturday, the young featherweights mentioned above will make the arena their home as they try to reach boxing’s superstardom. It sure promises to be another exciting series of boxing matches in the city known as “America’s Favorite Playground.”



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