Hard Hitting Promotions Present’s “Friday Night Boxing” as they return to the Philly MET (former Opera House) on Broad Street Friday with a card loaded with talent. Promoter Will Ruiz, matchmaker Manny Ramirez and PR man Kurt Wolfheimer are a team hard to beat. They base their promotions on quality, not quantity.
Friday Hard Hitting Promotions will be showcasing their 19 year-old sensation Branden “The Gift” Pizarro, 14-1 (7), in the co-feature along with seven unbeaten prospects. Wednesday father and trainer of Branden Angel Pizarro had an open gym workout for his son. The gym is one of the best looking this writer has seen.
Pizarro is matched with southpaw Tre-Sean “Trigger” Wiggins, 11-4-1 (6). Wiggins has a stoppage win over WBA Super Featherweight champion Jason “El Canito” Sosa and a majority loss to Mykal “The Professor” Fox, 19-1. He captured the PA State Super Lightweight title in February of this year defeating Liberian Samuel Teah, 15-2-1, out of Philly. This will be his first title defense against Pizarro over 8 rounds.
The Main Event has Baltimore Welterweight Malik “Ice Man” Hawkins, 14-0 (9), taking on Andre Byrd, 7-6 (2), of Jacksonville, FL, for the NBA title over 8 rounds.
Puerto Rico’s now out of Ocala, FL, Super Featherweight Gadwin “Abayarde” Rosa, 10-0 (8) takes on Sulaiman Segawa, 11-2 (4) for the NBA title. The rest of the undercard will have Philly Heavyweight Darmani “Quick” Rock, 14-0 (9) and Coamo, Puerto Rico’s Super Featherweight Christian Tapia, 8-0 (7), both in 6 rounders; Philly Welterweight southpaw Tyhler Williams, 1-0 (1); Philly Bantamweight Josue “The Flash” Rosa, 1-0 (0), Philly Light Heavyweight Benny “Jewish Bulldog” Sinakin, 3-0 (2), and southpaw Thyler Williams, 1-0 (1) in 4 rounder’s.