On Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA welterweight Jamal James (16-0 with 9 KOs) will take on Hawaii’s Mike Balasi (10-6 with 7 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. The 26 year-old James is fromMinneapolis and has quality wins over Mohammed Kayongo (17-2-1) and Wayne Martell (25-4-1). James is coming off a second-round stoppage over Daniel Sostre on April 18th.
Balasi has a win over previously undefeated Van Oscar Penovaroff (6-0-1). A southpaw, Balasi is looking to get back in the win column following defeats to a rough schedule of fighters that includes Alex Theran (10-0), Giovanni Santillan (10-0), Dusty Hernandez Harrison (20-0, Jonathan Garcia (14-0) and his last bout when he lost an eight-round unanimous decision to Karim Mayfield (18-2) on November 8, 2014.
In six-round bouts on the Bethlehem card:
Alex Martin (8-0, 5 KOs) of Harvey, Illinois will take on Pavel Miranda (19-10-1, 9 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in a welterweight bout;
Caleb Plant (7-0, 6 KOs) of Ashland, TN will fight Oscar Rojas (8-1, 3 KO’s) of Laredo, Texas at super middleweight;
Christian Molina (4-0) of Allentown, PA will take on Justin Johnson (6-8) of Pittsburgh, PA at 140 pounds;
Kyrone Davis (7-0) of Wilmington, DE will take on Jose Alberto Leal (9-7-1) of Guadalajara, Mexico in a middleweight bout.
In four-round bouts:
Robert Ramos (1-3-1) of Allentown, PA faces Ismael Serrano (2-1) of Bethlehem, PA in a lightweight bout;
Desmond Moore will fight Mike Heffilfinger in a bout between two Pennsylvanian featherweights making their pro debuts;
Carlos Gongora (1-0) of Brooklyn, NY will box Alvaro Enriquez (12-14-2) of Tlaxcala, Mexico in a light heavyweight affair;
Chris Colbert (1-0) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Antwan Robertson (9-14-1) of Minneapolis at 122 pounds; and
Antonio DuBose (7-0) of Philadelphia will fight Jesus Lule (7-12-1) of Fort Myers, FL in a featherweight bout.
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