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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


My column on "Hard Work" Hart:

This is from the Promoters about the card:


CHESTER, PA (August 13, 2012)—On Friday night September 14th at Harrahs in Chester, PA, Victor Vasquez will headline a monster night of boxing when he takes on undefeated Naim Nelson in a ten round bout for the Pennsylvania State Lightweight championship.

The card is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions & David Feldman.

Vasquez of Philadelphia has a record of 15-6-1 with seven knockouts.
Vasquez of Philadelphia has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring.
In his last bout, Vasquez scored a six round unanimous decision over Paul Fernandez in a rematch that took place on May 4th at Harrahs in Chester
Vasquez was impressive in disposing of Gustavo Dailey (4-11) in round four to headline ROUND 3 at Harrahs in Chester on June 3rd, 2011
Vasquez waged a terrific back and forth war with Osnel Charles before dropping a six round majority decision as part as ROUND 1 at Harrah's in Chester.
He holds victories over undefeated Thomas McCuiston (1-0); Tyric Robinson (9-4-1) as well as an exciting six round split decision over Bryne Green (5-3) on October 8th in Philadelphia.

Nelson of Philadelphia has a record of 7-0 with one knockout.

The twenty-two year old Nelson turned pro in 2011 and has been very active by fighting seven times in thirteen months.

Nelson has solid wins over Korey Sloane (1-0) and his last bout when he scored six round unanimous decision over Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1) on July 7th in Atlantic City, NJ.

In the six round co-feature, Tony Ferrante (12-4, 7 KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on Taneal Goyco (4-3-1, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia.

In a six round Jr. Welterweight bout, Julio DeJesus (5-3-2, 3 KO’s) of Chester, PA via Millville, NJ will take on an opponent to be named.

In a sox round Jr. Welterweight bout, Emanuel Taylor (14-1, 10 KO’s) of Edgewood Arsenal, MD battles Dillet Frederick (8-6-3, 5 KO’s) of Fort Myers, FL

In a four round Lightweight bout, Joey Tiberi (7-1, 5 KO’s) will take on an opponent to be named.

The big boys will be in action as John Mercurio (5-0, 4 KO’s) will battle Lonnie Kornegay (1-6-2) of Baltimore in a four round Heavyweight bout.

Todd Unthank-May (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia battles Ahmad Mickens (1-2-1) of Stamford, CT in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

Wahid Raheem (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on an opponent to named in a four round Light Heavyweight bout.

U.S. Olympic team member Jesse Hart (2-0, 2 KO’s) of fights Lekan Byfield (2-1-1) of Yonkers, NY in a four round Super Middleweight affair

Heavyweight Mark Rideout (1-0) of Philadelphia boxes Calbert Lewis (0-1) of Gary, Indiana in a four round bout.

Dan Grafton (1-0, 1KO) of Philadelphia returns to the ring when he takes on Aaron Braxton (pro debut) of Maryland in a four round Heavyweight bout.

Mario Carosella of Philadelphia will make his debut when he fights Arthur Parker (1-7) of Lancaster, PA in a four round Bantamweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be a battle of pro debuting Welterweights Edson Soto of Dover, NJ and Joshua El Guerrero of Philadelphia

Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $65 (Ringside) and $45 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Chester Gift Shop; By calling Joey Eye (267-304-9399); David Feldman (610-291-0806); 800-480-8020 or on "


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