Saturday, May 4, 2019

Battle On Belmont Card Shaping Up: Salinas Has Opponent, Rosenberger And Gregory Added To Card


Jack Loew has once again been a busy man not only preparing his fighters, Alejandro Popo Salinas and Rocco Nolfi for their fights on May 25 but also doing work on the promotional side.

With three weeks to go before the Battle On Belmont goes down at the Metroplex in Liberty Township, the pro side of the Pro-Am looks to be shaping well as one of the last pieces of the puzzle appears to have fallen in place, an opponent for Salinas (10-2, 9 KOs).

Salinas, 24, who scored a knockout victory in Atlantic City in March appears to have gritty 31-year-old South Bend, Indiana native Tyrome Jones (4-5-1) locked in as his next opponent in an 8-round super featherweight bout according to BoxRec.com.

Loew's other fighter will be 6-foot-five heavyweight Rocco Nolfi as the 31-year-old will make be making his pro debut against Davmond Carter (1-1) of Jamestown, New York.

Unfortunately for Loew, his co-feature in the evening, Vinny O'Neill had to pull out of his scheduled fight against Pittsburgh native Mike Conway do to an injury that will keep the lightweight sidelined until mid-summer.

With O'Neill scratched from the card, Loew was able to add Danny Rosenberger and John Gregory from Youngstown's Downtown Boxing Club to the card.

Rosenberger, 29, will take on Michigan native Kevin Shacks in a 6-round welterweight contest.

Shacks, 28, will bring a solid 3-2-3 record into the fight as the 28-year-old is coming off a knockout victory his last time in the ring in September.

Rosenberger (4-7-4) will be looking to get back into the win column after suffering a unanimous decision loss in March in Worcester, MA to Kendrick Ball Jr., a match which was for the USA New England Middleweight Title.

Joining Rosenberger in action from the Downtown Boxing Club stable will be the 33-year-old Gregory (2-1) who will be making his return to the ring for the first time since suffering his lone defeat in July of 2016.

Gregory is slated to take on Samuel Wildenhaus of Yellow Springs, OH who will be making his pro debut.

The pros will not be the only ones under the spotlight that night as a handful of amateur fights are also slated for the evening.

General admission tickets are on sale for only $25 with ringside seating on sale for $50 with tables of eight are also available for $400.

Those wishing to purchase tickets can do so by stopping by Southside Boxing Club between 4:30 PM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.

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