WBO #8-ranked heavyweight Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (15-0, 10 KOs) will face Columbian Epifanio “Diamante” Mendoza (32-12-1, 28 KOs) in the ten-round main event on Friday, December 2 at the Rollins Center inside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE. Mansour won the interim NABO heavyweight belt with a one-sided win over Dominick Guinn last time out, while Mendoza impressively stopped former Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron in his last bout. “I respect Mendoza, but I feel that I can beat any heavyweight in the world, especially at Dover Downs because of the unbelievable support I have from the fans there. They would have to carry me out on a stretcher before I would disappoint them,” stated Mansour. The co-feature has the WBA’s #14-ranked lightweight, “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (39-6, 29 KOs) taking on an opponent to be determined.
Mansour has gained a reputation as a spectacular knockout puncher, but has proved he could go the distance after he shut out steel-chinned former contender Dominick ‘The Southern Disaster” Guinn over ten rounds in his previous bout.
“Amir is like no other fighter I’ve managed,” said manager Keith Stoffer. “Outside the ring he is the nicest guy you’d meet, but inside the ring he is a force to be reckoned with. He’s proven repeatedly that he has a devastating punch and the last fight he proved he could go the distance – we’re ready to take it to the top.”
Also scheduled to appear on the card in separate bouts are junior welterweight Edgar Santana (26-3), NABF female super welterweight champion “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey (8-0), super middleweight “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (17-1), hard-punching light heavyweight Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith (11-0), junior welterweight Ryan Belasco, and super featherweight Omarr Douglas.
Matchmaker Nick Tiberi is putting together additional bouts, which will be announced shortly.
Tickets are priced from $35 to $200 and can be purchased by calling 800-711-5882.
Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bout begins at 7:30pm
By Rick Scharmberg