Philadelphia, PA (March 20, 2014)--This Friday night at Harrahs Philadelphia,
Eric "Outlaw" Hunter will take on Yenifel Vicente for the USBA Featherweight title.
Hunter and Vicente weighed in at 125.5 lbs for their fight.
The 10-round bout will highlight a big card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.
Hunter (17-3, 9 KO's) of Philadelphia was a 2004 Olympic Alternate and his manager, Club 1957 Management's Mark Cipparone feels that the 27-year old Hunter is ready to finally take that next step into being a top contender at 126 pounds.
"This is definitely the time for Eric to shine," said Cipparone.
"He is in the best mind frame I have seen him since we got together. Others who have been with him longer feel that it is the most focused he has been for any fight in his career. Eric's talent has never been questioned. It was just putting everything together. He is just 27 and we believe his best years are ahead of him. He has been around a while but he turned pro at 18. Some of those spots he may not have been ready but I think that he needed those fights to realize the opportunity he has on Fridayand what it could lead to."