Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions returns to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in Bethlehem, PA, for the twentieth time Friday night. In the Main Event Reading’s Super Featherweight southpaw Frank De Alba headlines a nine bout card.
De Alba, 22-4-2 (9), of PR living in Reading, PA, takes on the former WBC Silver Latino champion Ruben Dario “Pata” Lopez, 12-13-4 (5), of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina in an 8 round bout. De Alba looks to end a two fight losing streak. Lopez will be making his US debut.
In the Co-feature in an all Reading, PA, bout Super Welterweight southpaw Erik Spring, 12-2-2 (1), takes on Nicolas Hernandez, 9-3-1 (2), over 8 rounds.
In another 8 round bout Welterweight Janelson Figueroa Bocachica, 13-0 (9), out of Detroit, MI, takes on Gabor “Squirrel” Gorbics, 26-16- (16), out of Budapest, Hungary.
In a 6 round bout Russia’s Radzhab “The Python” Butaev, 11-0 (9), now out of Brooklyn, NY, takes on veteran Silverio “Chamaco III” Ortiz, 37-24- (18), out of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Butaev was 392-8 (164), in amateur’s and 9-1 in the World Series of Boxing.
Filling out the rest of the undercard are local boxers Super Bantam Martino “Titan” Jules, 5-0 (0), of Allentown, in a 6 and three Bethlehem boxers in Welter Ricky Nuno, 2-2 (1), in a 6, Bantam Jonathan Torres, 2-0 (0) and debuting Super Middle Khainell Wheeler in 4’s. Bantam Yeuri “Dinamita” Andujar, 3-1 (3), of San Cristoba, DR, takes on southpaw Edgar Joe Cortes, 6-4-1 (0), of Vineland, NJ, in another 4.