Greg Robinson's Power Productions returns to the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia,on Friday night April 20th,2012. Headlining "Philly Barn Burner III" is the highly-anticipated rematch between Angel Ocasio and Jason Sosa,the winner claims the vacant United States Boxing Council (USBC) Lightweight Title.
Both fighters originally stepped into the ring back on January 13th with thoughts of getting a signature victory strapped to their resumes. The highly contested six round battle teetered back and forth, with Mak Boxing Management's and North Philly lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio using his superior power to bang out the early rounds,and New Jersey's Jason Sosa using his hand speed to take the middle rounds. The fight went down to the wire as the near capacity crowd stood on their feet,watching Ocasio and Sosa slug away right until the final bell, putting it in the judge's hands. The scores were tallied and the majority draw was announced, which sent the crowd into a crescendo of boos at the unlikely decision.
Both fighters and their camps felt they had pulled it out and were not happy with the outcome. Most fighters will move on and get a few confidence enhancing wins against lesser competition before even thinking about risking their records in a rematch. This was not the case with these two proud warriors who both wanted to settle the score, so the rematch was immediately signed.
In the co-feature, bantamweight prospect Miguel Cartagena of Philadelphia puts his perfect 4-0 record on the line when he battles rugged New York based Mexican Jose ¡°Chilli¡± Rivera in a six rounder. Cartagena, who stopped three of his four opponents, won the 2009 National Golden Gloves tournament and is considered one of the east coast¡¯s brightest young talents. Rivera,3-5-2, has never been knocked out, going the distance with hard-hitting foes Jonathan Gonzalez and Qa¡¯id Muhammad, while battling former amateur standout Raul Lopez to a draw. In separate bouts, Tim Witherspoon Jr. and Isiah Seldon, both sons of former heavyweight titlists, will look to impress what expects to be a sold out crowd. Joining Witherspoon Jr. and Seldon on the talent-laden undercard are heavyweight sensation Joey Dawejko, Brian Donahue, Georgiy Guralnik and Saud ¡°Kid Grady¡± Clark. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bout is scheduled for 7:30. The National Guard Armory is located at 2700 Southampton Rd in Philadelphia.
Tickets for the show are $60 Ringside, $50 Floor Seats, $40 General Admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling Power Productions 267-385-0721