Prescott vs Wise / Cartagena vs Maldonado
On Xcite Fight Night 2, Friday, June 29th,
Parx Casino, Bensalem, Pennsylvania!
(June 25th) With flyweight Miguel Cartagena (15-4-1, 6 K0s) returning home for the first time in four years against Carlos Maldonado (10-2, 7 K0s) in an old school Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry in the main event, and a crowd-pleasing rematch between junior middleweights Anthony Prescott (8-8-2, 2 K0s) and Isaiah Wise (6-2, 3 K0s) in the semifinal, what more could a boxing fan ask for?
The seven-fight Xcite Fight Night 2 event at Parx Casino® on Friday, June 29 will begin at 7:30 p.m.
North Philadelphia lightweight Victor Vasquez (20-11-, 9K0s),a fan favorite who has been in many crowd-pleasing wars, returns after almost a two-year layoff against Vinnie Denierio (3-4, 1 K0) of Elmira, NY. This will be Denierio’s second fight at Parx Casino® after scoring a split decision over lightweight Gerardo Martinez of Coatesville, PA in the inaugural Xcite Fight Night event in March.
Martinez (2-1, 1 K0), who is managed by former Pennsylvania State Lightweight Champion Jimmy Deoria, returns in another four rounder against Nyrome Lynch (0-1), of North Philadelphia.
Recently added to the show is a battle of junior middleweights are Philadelphia natives Sharif Jones (0-1-1) and Kieran Hooks (2-0-1) going toe-to-toe in a 4-round bout.
Adolfo Serrano of North Philadelphia, will make his pro debut against fellow North Philadelphian Christopher Burgos (0-2-1) in a four-round lightweight bout.
Rounding out the show Marcel Rivers (5-0, 4 K0s), a foreman by day for Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) and whose 31st birthday falls on fight night, will be in a 6-round welterweight bout with an opponent to be announced.
ABOUT JUNE 29
The June 29 card will consist of seven fights, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The card is promoted by Joe Hand Promotions. This event is only for adults age 21 and older. Tickets priced at $50, $75 and $100 are on sale at Joe Hand Promotions (215-364-9000). You can also purchase tickets from the Hold My Ticket Call Center at (1-877-466-3404) and at www.parxcasino.com
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; over 3,300 slot machines and 133 live table games; a private poker enclave with over 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parxgrill, an upscale signature restaurant; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich®; Xlounge, ultramodern luxury lounge; the Xcite Center, an over 1,500-seat live entertainment venue and complimentary parking for 5,000 cars. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.
Prescott, Wise Rematch is XFN2 Semifinal
Friday, June 29th, Parx Casino, Bensalem, Pennsylvania!
(June 20th) Anthony Prescott, of Cherry Hill, NJ, has agreed to a rematch with Isaiah Wise, of North Philadelphia, following their terrific fight March 9 at the Parx Casino®.
The entertaining six-round junior middleweight fight will serve as the semifinal to the eight-round main event of Xcite Fight Night 2 between flyweights Miguel Cartagena, of Philadelphia, and Carlos Maldonado, of Los Angeles, at Parx Casino® on Friday, June 29. The seven-fight card begins at 7:30 p.m.
Prescott (8-8-2, 2K0s), scored a knockdown in the second round en route to a six-round split decision victory in their first meeting, in what ended up as the Fight of the Night.
The 31-year-old Prescott ran track and played football at Cherry Hill East High School and he also played football (safety) at Kutztown University, where he studied Criminal Justice.
Prescott had 12 amateur fights, winning 11, before turning pro in 2012. His 8-8-2 record as a pro might not impress you, but he has boxed only three fighters (out of 18) who had losing records.
Prescott is 3-1 in his last four fights with wins over Wise and two Reading, PA natives, Erik Spring and Nicholas Hernandez.
“The first fight (with Wise) was fun to be a part of,” Prescott said.“Me and coach Nick (Rosario) had a good plan and we worked hard and executed. For the second fight I want to display clearly I’m the better fighter. I know Wise is gonna be coming with something to prove and so am I. I’ve been doing this for a while and it’s time to get respected.”
Wise, (6-2, 3K0s), is motivated to make a statement in this rematch against Prescott.
‘‘I’m excited to be back at Parx Casino®,” Wise said. “The first fight with Prescott was entertaining; the rematch will not disappoint expectations.”
Working as a personal trainer locally has given Wise, 25, the opportunity to grow his fan base, and he is known for always being in a good fight, so there is no question as to why there is always a great energy in the arena when he fights.
The crowd-pleasing fights that Wise has had the in the last year include his first fight with Prescott and unanimous decision wins over Fred Jenkins, Jr., of North Philadelphia, and then-undefeated Mark Daniels, Jr., of Wisconsin.