In the main event, 1996 U.S. Olympian Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen (35-7, 9 KO’s) battles once-beaten Phillip “Mongoose” McCants (8-1-1, 3 KO’s) in a welterweight bout scheduled for eight rounds. Despite having a decided experience advantage, Cauthen is not taking McCants lightly.
“McCants is a real good fighter and a good prospect. He only has about ten fights, but he has been around a while," said Cauthen. “I have fought many big names, and he is as dangerous as any of them.”
Several times Cauthen has been on the cusp of a world title opportunity, but setbacks have not deterred the thirty-four-year-old native of Trenton, NJ.
“I have learned to not give up, come ready and work harder. I say to myself, 'that I got it right this time and just to take it one step at a time.'”
Cauthen has been a fixture in the Philadelphia gyms over the past two decades, and knows how tough this fight will be.
“This is a Philly fight as far as I am concerned. All Philly fighters are good. With some of the guys he has been in the gym with, it’s basically like he has eighty fights, and I know he is dangerous because he is hungry.”
In the exciting co-feature, Charles Hayward (5-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Jason Burrell (2-5-3, 2 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE.
Other bouts scheduled for the card include: Derrick Webster (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Glassboro, New Jersey will take on William Chouloute (1-1, 1 KO) of Chicago in a four-round middleweight bout.
In a four-round super middleweight fight, Alando Swain (1-1) of Trenton, NJ takes on Horatio Pittman (1-8, 1 KO) of Philadelphia.
The big boys of boxing will be in action as Pennsylvania’s Mark Ford (2-1, 1 KO) battles Tyabb Beale (2-3, 1 KO) of Newark, New Jersey in a four-round heavyweight bout.
Also on the card will be Marcus Smith (0-3) of Glassboro, NJ taking on debuting Bernard Porter in a four-round junior welterweight bout.
In a four-round lightweight bout, David Navero will make his pro debut against Yehudy Vargas.
Rounding out the card will be John Dipolito of Philadelphia battling pro debuting Jesse Crawford in a four-round lightweight bout.
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