Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas Headlines PBC On FS1 April
4 From Sands Bethlehem Events Center
Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) will
meet once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round
lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX
Deportes Tuesday, April 4 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center
in Bethlehem, Pa.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and
features an eight-round showdown between unbeaten
featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (10-0, 5 KOs) and
Luis Rosario (8-0-1, 7 KOs) plus Bethlehem's Frank DeAlba
(21-2-2-, 9 KOs) taking on Massachusetts-native Ryan
Kielczweski (26-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super
"I have to give Omar Douglas credit for taking this fight,"
said Cherry. "We're both very hungry, so I think this is
going to be entertaining for the fans. Omar is coming off of
a loss so I know he needs this win. We both come with speed
and power. It's going to be fireworks on April 4."
"I'm looking forward to a great fight on April 4," said
Douglas. "I have a good experienced opponent in front of me.
This fight will show my full arsenal, because I know he's
going to bring pressure. I can box or come forward. I plan
to use my jab to win rounds and get this victory."
Cherry, of Wauchula, Fla., enters this fight after a victory
of Haskell Rhodes in June of last year and is 11-1 since
2009. His only blemishes since 2007 are losses to Timothy
Bradley and Paulie Malignaggi at 140-pounds and his title
challenge in 2015 against Jose Pedraza in which he dropped a
split decision. Cherry, who was born in the Bahamas, owns
victories over Vicente Escobedo, Monte Meza Clay and Wes
Ferguson and will look to take down another contender on his
way to another title shot.
Fighting out of Wilmington, Delaware, Douglas looks to
bounce back after losing a narrow decision to former world
champion Javier Fortuna in November. The 26-year-old
impressed in his previous two outings when he defeated De
Alba in a step up fight in 2015 and followed it up with a
seventh round knockout of Alexei Collado in June 2016.
Douglas has had his last five fights in Pennsylvania after
an amateur career that saw him become a five-time
Pennsylvania Golden Glove champion.
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Fulton is coming off
of a 2016 that saw him stop previously unbeaten Adalberto
Zorrilla and Cristian Renteria. The 22-year-old is unbeaten
since turning pro in 2014 and will be looking to make it a
perfect 11 wins in 11 pro starts when he enters the ring on
A pro since 2013, Rosario fights out of Cidra, Puerto Rico
and was unbeaten in his first six bouts before making his
U.S. debut in June 2015 with a third-round knockout of Aaron
Hollis in Alabama. He followed that up in Cincinnati with a
fourth-round stoppage of Aaron Hollis and most recently he
won an eight-round decision over Saul Hernandez.
The 29-year-old De Alba had a 19 fight unbeaten streak
snapped in December 2015, when he dropped a narrow majority
decision to unbeaten Omar Douglas, but he has rebounded with
four straight victories since. His last win came over German
Meraz in February and he will be fighting for the fourth
time at Sands Bethlehem on April 4.
A runner-up in the 2008 National Golden Glove tournament,
the 27-year-old Kielczweski has an exciting style and always
makes competitive fights. Born and raised in Quincy, MA., he
won his first first 22 pro fights and enters this contest a
winner of four of his last five outings. Most recently he
scored a first round knockout over Francisco Medel in