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Wednesday, January 12, 2011


First pro boxing event at Harrah’s Resort in Chester, PA to feature local favorites VaSquez, Poore, Dawejko, Butler and more.

CHESTER, PA (January 12, 2011) -  One of the most famous movie scenes in the past quarter century took place in the movie Coming to America when Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall played many different characters in a barbershop, and began arguing who the greatest heavyweight was amongst Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and Rocky Marciano.

One man who can attest that scenarios like that are common place all over the country is lightweight Victor Vasquez, who on January 22nd will take on Osnel Charles in the main event of the first boxing event at Harrah’s in Chester, PA. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing.

Vasquez is a licensed barber, who has been cutting hair for the better part of a decade. Vasquez, of Northeast Philadelphia, cuts hair at “Consider It Done”, which is located at 2546 North Front Street in Philadelphia.

“Everybody comes in there and argues sports," said Vasquez, who has a professional record of 12-4-1 with six knockouts. “The best thing about it is that I box so I have a more authentic opinion I guess. But it’s fun because everyone has an opinion, and over the past couple years, we have had some good arguments when the topic is Mayweather-Pacquiao.”

Vasquez is Philadelphia’s uncrowned 'Blood and Guts' champion for his many wars, plus the great fan base he has built up since turning pro in 2006.

“I love the support. It’s great that random people come into the barber shop and buy tickets to see me fight.”

Vasquez looks forward to a big 2011.

“I have had nothing easy, but I am a gym rat and I hope to win a few more fights and be able to fight for a regional title by the end of the year.”

Vasquez will take on Osnel Charles of Atlantic City in the six round main event. Charles has a record of 5-2, and is on a roll as he is riding a four fight winning streak. He is coming off a four-round unanimous decision win over local favorite Zachary Smith (4-1) this past September 11th in Albany, New York.

In a four round co-feature, John Poore (21-4, 18 KO’s) of Boothwyn, PA will make his cruiserweight debut against Zeferino Albino (3-12-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA.

In a four round welterweight bout, Ardrick Butler (5-3, 2 KO’s) takes on Eberto Medina (5-5) of New Jersey.

Former World Junior Amateur champion Joey Dawejko (3-0,1 KO) of Philadelphia faces an opponent to be named in a four-round heavyweight bout.

In a four round middleweight bout, debuting Stephon Burgette of Scranton, PA takes on Joe Dunn (0-3) of Philadelphia.

Dan Grafton (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on Antonio Robertson (0-2) of South Carolina in a four-round heavyweight bout.

In a four round featherweight bout, Joey Tiberi (2-0, 2 KO’s) takes on debuting Corey White.

In a fight featuring undefeated welterweights, Troy Corbin (5-0, 4 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Luis Merced (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Kentucky in a bout scheduled for four rounds.

Rounding out the card will be undefeated light heavyweight Kyle White (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Fort Lee, NJ, taking part in a four-round bout against an opponent to be named.

Tickets for this great evening of boxing are $90, $60 and $45, and can be purchased by calling 610-933-7510

Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack
777 Harrah's Blvd.
Chester, PA 19013
(800) 480-8020

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