North Philadelphia's Gabriel Rosado has removed himself from the December 8 boxing card at Temple University.
Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) was scheduled to fight Elvin Ayala as part of of NBC's Fight Night at McGonigle Hall. But, the 26-year-old said he's being patient and is waiting for his mandatory title shot with Cornelius Bundrage.
Replacing Rosado on the card is North Philadelphia featherweight Teon Kennedy, who lost by fifth-round knockout in June to WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Kennedy (17-2, 7 KOs) will meet Texas' Jerry Belmontes (17-0, 5 KOs).
Undefeated Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings (15-0, 7 KOs) remains on the card and will meet Bowie Tupou (22-2, 16 KOs).
Giving a Hand. Northern Liberties' Joe Hand Boxing Gym will sponsor the 2013 Pa. Eastern Regional Golden Gloves Tournament.
The tournament, which will be held on April 20, had been sponsored by Hand for 15 straight years before this past spring. The site of the tournament will be announced at a later date.
Help wanted. Hand Gym is also seeking a new head trainer to fill the void left by Danny Davis' departure.
According to a press release, the head trainer will work with veteran trainers Wade Hinnant, Randy Hinnant, Tommy Barnes, Marvin Stinson and Bobby “Boogaloo” Watts.
Davis, who trains Bernard Hopkins and other local fighters, opened Fight Firm Gym at 1016 Buttonwood Street.
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