*Atlantic City, NJ (April 19, 2017)-* Undefeated junior welterweight* Kenneth
Sims, Jr*. will look to make it 12 in a row without a loss when he takes on
tough Mexican *Israel Villela* in a six-round co-feature bout *this
Saturday night* at *The Claridge Hotel* In *Atlantic City.*
The bout will be part of a ten-bout card promoted by GH3 Promotions and D
and D Promotions.
In the main event, undefeated junior welterweight *Keenan Smith* (10-0, 4
KO’s) of Philadelphia takes on veteran *Edgar Gabejan* of the Philippines
in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds.
Sims of Chicago, will be making his 2nd consecutive start on the boardwalk
after his eight-round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Robles (15-1-1)
20th at Ballys. That fight was part of a ShoBox: The New Generation card
seen live on Showtime.
Sims got the call to take a “Stay Busy” fight, before he steps back up
later in the Summer.
“I found out about this fight three weeks ago. It is not a big deal, I
already had been sparring, so I am in good shape and ready for Saturday,”
In Villela, Sims has seen little, but not a lot of his opponent, but he
will be ready for anything that Villela will bring to the ring.
“I saw a few Youtube videos, but I did not see a lot to get to a feel for
him. But I am an experienced fighter, and I just have to fight my fight.
I am not underestimating him, and I know he will be trying to win.”
In the fight with Robles, Sims fought well throughout, and gave a brief
critique of his performance.
“I looked over the last fight, and I looked better watching it on
television then I thought I did in the ring. With that being said, I know
I have things to work on, and I could have looked better.”
Sims is looking for a big performance on Saturday that will be a prelude to
a busy Summer.
“It would be good to get a stoppage. I am looking to come back May 13th in
Louisiana, then a fight back on television.”
Appearing in six-round bouts will be:
*Tyrell Wright* (9-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Jersey City, NJ will face *Dan
of Brick, New Jersey in a heavyweight bout.
In a battle of undefeated super lightweights, *John Bauza* (5-0, 2 KO’s) of
North Bergen, NJ will fight *Jesus Salas* (1-0, 1 KO) of Puerto Rico
In four-round bouts:
*Elijah Vines* (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on *James
1 KO) of York, PA in a super welterweight bout.
*Donald Smith* (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will square off with *Vincent
Jennings* (5-3, 4 KO’s) of Grand Rapids, MI in a super featherweight tussle.
*Dylan Price* (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, NJ will fight *Chris Nelson* (1-3)
of Kentucky in a super flyweight bout.
*Emmanuel Rodriguez* of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut against *Jaxel
Marrero* (1-7-2) of Puerto Rico in a bantamweight bout.