Former World Champion Kermit Cintron Meets Once-Beaten
On March 17
Former champion Kermit Cintron (39-5-2, 30 KOs) will battle
once-beaten David Grayton (15-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round
welterweight bout on Friday, March 17 as part of Premier
Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from
Santander Arena in Reading, PA. and is headlined by a
showdown between exciting heavyweight contenders Travis "My
Time" Kauffman and Amir "Hardcore" Mansour.
Undercard fights on Bounce begin with two unbeaten prospects
as Brooklyn-native Chordale Booker (5-0, 3 KOs) faces
Virginia's Moshea Aleem (4-0-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round super
Further action in the arena will feature two-time
cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham (28-8-1, 13
KOs) battling Mexico's Felipe Romero (19-11-1, 13 KOs) in an
eight-round cruiserweight showdown.
Additional action will see unbeaten super featherweight
prospect Chris Colbert (5-0, 2 KOs) in a six-round fight
against Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Garrigo (3-4-1, 2 KOs),
Reading's Erik Spring (8-1-2, 1 KO) taking on Jeremiah
Wiggins (10-5-1, 5 KOs) in a six-round junior middleweight
bout and middleweight Nick Valliere (5-1, 2 KOs) going up
against Nicholas Hernandez (5-2, 1 KO) in a six-round
Rounding out the night of fights are a trio of local
Reading-natives as Kashon Hutchinson (2-1, 1 KO) battles Los
Angeles'' Darius Ervin (3-1) in four-rounds of super
lightweight action, Jesus Perez (1-0) in a four-round super
lightweight bout against Titos Matthew Gosalves and the pro
debut of Matt Quirindongo as he faces Delaware's Weusi
Johnson (2-2) in a four-round super featherweight showdown.
Cintron is a former welterweight world champion who owns
victories over Alfredo Angulo, Lovemore Ndou and Ronald
Cruz. The Puerto Rican fighter who lives in Reading fought
Argentine great Sergio Martinez to a draw and has battled
top fighters from Canelo Alvarez to Antonio Margarito. He
enters this bout on a six-fight win streak including four
victories last year.
Fighting out of Washington, D.C., Grayton turned pro in 2012
after finishing as a runner-up in the National Golden Gloves
tournament that year. He went unbeaten in his first 14
career starts before suffering a defeat to Bryant Perrella.
The 29-year-old bounced back in his last outing defeating
previously unbeaten prospect Kareem Martin by eighth-round
stoppage in an entertaining fight.
An accomplished amateur fighting out of Brooklyn, Booker is
a former PAL and New York Golden Gloves champion, while also
picking up a bronze medal at the 2015 U.S. Olympic Trials.
The 25-year-old turned pro last year and has already picked
up five victories, including a first-round stoppage of Andre
Baker in his last appearance in February. He takes on the
24-year-old Aleem, who's brother Immanuwel is an unbeaten
middleweight contender. Fighting out of Virginia, Aleem
first fought professionally in 2013 and 2014 before entering
the ring again last April.