Undefeated Heavyweight Darmani Rock Headlines Against
Maurenzo Smith As Part Of "Philly vs. Dallas" On Oct. 19 At
The Met Philadelphia
Hostilities between Philadelphia has been prominent for
years on the gridiron and more recently in the Hockey rink,
and on Saturday night, October 19th add boxing to the
rivalry as Undefeated Heavyweight Darmani Rock will headline
in an eight-round bout against Maurenzo Smith the 3rd
installment of The Met Boxing Series on at The Met
The show is promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions and Live
The card, which will have several Philadelphia vs. Dallas
matchups will fall on the weekend where The professional
sports teams of each city will also meet in football and
Rock of North Philadelphia, who is promoted by Roc Nation
Sports, has a record of 16-0 with 11 knockouts.
The 23 year-old will be making his 3rd start of 2019 and his
6th appearance in his hometown. Included in his 16 victories
is a 1st round stoppage over Carlos Cotto (8-1-1). Rock is
coming off a 2nd round stoppage over Raymond Ocheng on June
14th in Jacksonville, Florida.
Smith who is originally from Houston, but for the past
five-years has called Dallas home, has a record of 21-11-4
with 14 knockouts.
Smith has wins over Robbie McClimans (3-0), Ty Cobb (16-4)
and Donald Caples (21-5-1). Smith has also fought world
champions Andy Ruiz, Shannon Briggs & Charles Martin.
Smith is coming off a 1st round stoppage over Marvin Hunt in
June 15th in Forrest City, Arkansas.
Appearing in an eight-round super middleweight bout will be
Derrick Webster (28-2, 14 KOs) of Glassboro, New Jersey
taking in Francisco Javier Castro (28-11, 23 KOs) of El
In six-round bouts
Jeremy Cuevas (11-1, 8 KOs) of Philadelphia battles Rondale
Hubbert (13-9-2, 8 KOs) of Fargo, ND in a super lightweight
Gadwin Rosa (10-1, 8 KOs) of Ocala, FL fights Danny Flores
(15-17-1, 8 KO) of Mexico City n a super featherweight
Christian Tapia (9-0, 8 KOs) of of Camden, New Jersey via
Coaamo, PR takes on Jorge Luis Santos Guzman (7-8-1, 2 KOs)
of Monterrey, Mexico in super featherweight fight.
in Four-round bouts:
Benny Sinkain (4-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia takes on Ferris
Golden (1-0) of Findley, OH in a battle of undefeated light
Jan Carlos Rivera (3-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia will take on
Ricardo Escajeda (4-16-1, 2 KOs) of Monterrey,Mexico in a
Tahmir Smalls (1-0,1 KO) appears in a welterweight bout.
The Philly vs. Dallas Night of Live Boxing is the third in
an ongoing series at The Met Philadelphia produced by Live
Nation Philadelphia in association with Hard Hitting
Promotions. The Met Philadelphia once held regular boxing
events from 1939 until 1954. Now, newly restored, The Met
Philadelphia is again hosting live boxing events.
In addition to the Philadelphia and Dallas football teams
competing on Sunday, October 20; the Philadelphia and Dallas
hockey teams will tangle in Philadelphia on Saturday,
The Metropolitan Opera House held regular boxing events from
1939 until 1954. Now, newly restored, The Met Philadelphia
will again hold live boxing events.
Originally built in 1908 by opera impresario Oscar
Hammerstein, the iconic venue recently completed a massive
$56 million restoration that combines spectacular live
entertainment with remarkable food and drink options to
create an unparalleled guest experience. The venue's
transformation is the crown jewel of North Broad Street's