Anthony Young Takes On Samuel Amoako
Tonight At The Claridge In Atlantic City
Welterweight Anthony "Juice" Young will take on Samuel
Amoako this Saturday night at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic
The show is promoted by Rising Promotions.
Young, 15-2 with six knockouts of Atlantic City will be
looking for his 5th consecutive victory when he takes on
Amoko (21-13, 14 KO's) of Accra, Ghana.
Amoako turned professional in 2005 with a victory over
contender Albert Mensah (9-2-1). Amoako, 32 years-old is the
former WBO African Lightweight champion Lightweight
Amoako is coming off a 4-round unanimous decision loss to
Sam Teah on August 6th in Bristol, PA.
"My training is good. It's fight week, so I am just
maintaining weight. I had a good camp working on my
footwork. I sparred with Danny Garcia," said Young.
The transition to Amoako was easy, as he was already
sparring orthodox fighters, even thought original opponent
Rogelio Casarez was a southpaw.
"I was sparring right handers anyway, and when Amoako came
in, it was no big deal with the switch of the opponent."
In his last bout, Young was dominating James Robinson until
the final round when he got caught and eventually knocked
down. Young was able to get out of the round and hang on for
the victory on January 20th.
"I leaned it's boxing, and one punch can change the fight. I
need to stay sharp for the whole fight and not get
In now his 18th bout, Young is taking a minor step up
against a veteran who has fought 201 professional rounds.
"This is my first official 8-round bout. I plan to put on a
great performance for the fans. I am grateful for Rising
promotions. They gave me a opportunity to fight in front of
my fans, and I am looking for them to keep it going."
In a 6-round bouts:
Dan Pasciolla (8-2) of Brick, NJ will fight LeMarcus Tucker
(4-1,2 KO's) of Forrest City, Arkansas in a heavyweight
Gabriel Pham (7-1, 3 KO's) of Atlantic City, NJ takes on
Chauncey Fields (4-1, 2 KO's) of Lynchburg, VA un a super
In 4-round bouts:
Brendan Barrett (4-0-2, 4 KO's) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ
takes on Brian Donahue (3-13) of Philadelphia in a
Adrian Wilson (0-3) of Atlantic City battles Henry Tyrone
Paige (0-3) of Little Rock, Arkansas in a welterweight bout.
Kevin Asmat (1-1) of North Bergen, NJ will take on Edgar
Cortes (3-4) of Vineland, NJ on a super featherweight bout.
Thomas Romain (1-1) of New York will square off with Sidell
Blocker (1-6-1) of Pleasantville, NJ in a lightweight fight.
In a battle of pro debuting welterweights, Cesar Francis of
New York boxes Steve Moore of Orange, New Jersey
There will be several amateur bouts that will precede the
professional bouts beginning at 6 PM ET.