ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 22, 2016)--Tonight at The Claridge in Atlantic City, Kevin Asmat of North Bergen, New Jersey is set to make his pro debut against Dallas Holden of Atlantic City in a super bantamweight bout scheduled for four rounds.
Asmat was a former amateur standout as he compiled a record of 96-14 and he made made it to the semifinal round of the 2016 Olympic qualifying tournament.
“I am feeling great and I am ready for Friday,” said Asmat after Friday’s weigh in where he checked in at 120 pounds.
“All I know about my opponent is that he is from Atlantic City,” Asmat said of Holden, who will also be making his pro debut.
The 21 year-old Asmat is grateful for the opportunity that Rising Promotions offered him so he could make his pro debut in his home state.
“It feels good that Thomas LaManna and his mom Debbie gave me an opportunity to debut on their card.”
When asked what fans should expect, Asmat said, “My style depends on how the fight is going. I can box, I can fight when I have to and also be a boxer-puncher. I adapt to what I need to do to win the fight.”
Asmat intends to stay very busy and he predicts and long and prosperous professional career.
“I will be happy to get in three or four fights this year and hopefully fight about seven times in 2017. That should get me on my way and I can’t for tonight and people can see that they saw the beginning of my legacy.”
ABOUT JULY 22ND
On Friday night, July 22nd, welterweight, Anthony “Juice” Young will headline a great night of boxing against Eduardo Flores in a scheduled 6-round welterweight bout at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.
Welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (20-1, 8 KO’s) will take part in a six-round co-feature bout against Engleberto Valenzuela (10-7, 3 KO’s) of Sonoroa, MX
In an eight round bout light heavyweight bout, Fenlong Meng (7-0, 5 KO’s) of Chifeng, China battles Daniel Judah (24-10-3, 11 KOs) of Brooklyn, NY
In an eight-round heavyweight bout, Zhang Zhilei (10-0, 7 KO’s) of Zhoukou, China takes on Rodney Hernandez (10-4-1, 3 KO’s) of Modesto, California.
In a six round heavyweight bout, Tri-State Heavyweight champion Dan Pasciolla (7-1-1) of Brick, NJ will battle Dante Selby (2-1-1) of Philadelphia, PA in a rematch.
Marvin Johnson (0-0-1) of Millville, NJ will take on Lamont White (0-1) of Washington, DC in a lightweight bout scheduled for four-rounds.
Pro debuting bantamweight’s Kevin Asmat of North Bergen, NJ and Dallas Holden of Atlantic City will collide in a four round bout.
Appearing in a four-round bout will be pro debuting super featherweight Donald Smith of Philadelphia, taking on Cameron Cain of Indiana.
Bantamweight Christian Carto (1-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA takes on pro debutingChristopher Nelson of Indiana