Omar Kabary Salem & Jamaal Davis To Square Off In
Exciting Semifinal Of Xcite Fight Night 5 Sept. 20
The action is sure to pick up at Parx Casino® when Omar
Kabary Salem meets Jamaal Davis in the co-main event of
Xcite Fight Night 5 on Friday, Sept. 20.
This semifinal bout will pit a fighter with a young and
promising career in Salem against one with a lengthy resume
in Davis. A pro since 2003, Davis has more fights on his
card than Salem has rounds in the ring. He'll take that
experience to the Xcite Center along with the momentum of
being active recently. This will be his third fight in the
last sixth months.
"Being able to pick and get right back into the motion of
things has been fun." Davis said. As far as the veteran's
game plan for the young southpaw, he said, "Reflexes are
everything, we gotta wear this kid down and box this kid."
While Davis (18-5-1, 7K0s) comes into the fight with the
edge in experience, Salem (9-0, 4K0s) will have the physical
edge, being both taller and having recently fought in a
higher weight class. In his last time out at Parx Casino,
the southpaw impressed the crowd with a quick first-round
knockout of Jacob Fox.
"I'm a boxer-puncher, I move around a lot but at the same
time I can get it in and scrap if he wants to." Salem said.
He'll be gunning for another impressive showing in his
return to Xcite Fight Night. The Brooklyn-based Salem isn't
afraid of coming down to Philadelphia for a fight, and he
relishes the opportunity.
"I love it, I love competing with Philadelphia, they have a
lot of competition," he said. "I like the fans, too. The
people in Philly, they love boxing."
The main event will follow. Steven Ortiz (10-0), the
recently crowned Pennsylvania state lightweight champion
takes on a former Ohio state champion in the game
challenger, Alejandro Salinas (10-2). Their lightweight
showdown is a showcase of two young, rising talents.
The undercard fights each feature an undefeated fighter
looking to take the next step in their careers. Recent Lou
DiBella signee Joshafat Ortiz will be try to move to 7-0 as
he takes on Andrew "Sweet Pea" Bentley, who is riding his
own three-fight winning streak into the bout.
Daiyaan Butt (4-0) is returning once again and looking for
his third straight knockout. He'll face his most experience
opponent to date in Latorie "War Machine" Woodberry in a
super lightweight fight.
Also making a return is Jan Czerklewicz. The powerful Polish
light heavyweight is back for his second turn at Parx
Casino, and will be the welcome wagon for Nigerian-born
Afunwa King's pro debut.