Tyrone Crawley Jr. Looks For 1st Title In 9th
Bout This Friday Night At Sugarhouse Casino
The old saying is "Like Father, Like Son." That will be
evident this Friday night at SugarHouse Casino as Tyrone
Crawley Jr. battles Ricardo Garcia (14-3, 9 KOs) for the WBF
Junior Welterweight championship.
The eight-round bout will headline a 10-bout card that is
promoted by King's Promotions.
Crawley (7-1) of Philadelphia has had an excellent camp as
he prepares for Garcia.
"Training has been good. I have no injuries, and I could not
have had a better camp. I was on weight about six days
before the fight," said Crawley.
Crawley has seen some things in Garcia that can exploit on
fight night, which gives him the confidence to come home
with the victory.
"Garcia has lost to two southpaws, so I think that he has a
little trouble, and I see that he lunges in a lot. I know he
will be ready, but so will I for whatever he brings to the
fight on Friday."
Crawley will be vying for his 1st title in his 9th fight,
which is the same number of fights that his father, former
world title challenger, Tyrone "Butterfly" Crawley had his
1st title bout.
"It means a lot to fight for a title. I have had a lot of
ups and downs, injuries, and my son passed away. My dad
fought for a title in his 9th fight. It was the ESPN title,
so it's ironic. Winning a belt would be great, and it will
open up some doors for bigger opportunities."
This will be Crawley's 1st bout since his only professional
loss that occurred on March 2nd when he had to retire due to
a wrist injury in his bout with Anthony Mercado at
"I have had a few fights, TV fights that have fallen
through. A win will get me into a higher profile fight."
Crawley is inspired by longtime friend, Tevin Farmer, who
captured the IBF Junior Lightweight title last week in
"Seeing Tevin win is an inspiration. It shows that you can't
give up, and it's never too late to become a contender and
eventually a world champion."
"I want to thank my coach, my dad, The Happy Hollow Gym in
Germantown, Loyal Boyz Boxing Gym, as well as my girlfriend
who helps with my diet during camp and takes care of my
daughter. I know my fans are excited that I am the main
event in my hometown."
In the eight-round co-feature Christopher Brooker (13-5, 5
KOs) of Philadelphia takes on Eric Moon (7-1, 6 KOs) of
Marietta, GA in a super middleweight bout.
In six-round bouts:
Poindexter Knight (4-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia battles Greg
Averil Young (4-0, 1 KO) of Hoover, AL in a welterweight
In a battle of undefeated super featherweights, Joshafat
Ortiz (4-0, 2 KOs) of Reading, PA fights Javier Oquendo
(3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia.
Rasheed Johnson (3-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Tony
Morris (4-1-1, 2 KOs) of Jacksonville, FL in a welterweight
In four-round bouts:
Paul Kroll of Philadelphia makes his highly anticipated pro
debut against DeAngelo Alcorn (0-1) of Searcy, OK in a
Rasheen Brown of Philadelphia makes his pro debut against
Sergio Aguilar (2-9, 2 KOs) of Homestead, CA in a super
James Martin (1-0) of Philadelphia battles pro debuting
Jonathan Burrs of Hagerstown, Maryland in a super
Nicoy Clarke (1-1) of Jersey City, NJ squares off with pro
debuting Jose Nunez of Reading, PA in a heavyweight bout.
Yueri Andujar of Santo Domingo, DR will make his pro debut
against Bryann Perez (2-10-1, 1 KO) of Carolina, PR in a