This Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, Jesse Carradine (8-3-2, 4 KO’s) will trek all the way from Las Vegas to try to pick up the most significant win of his career when he takes on Frank De Alba (13-1-2, 5 KO’s) of Reading, PA in the 8-round Jr. Lightweight main event.
The show is promoted by King’s Promotions and Peltz Boxing.
Carradine has been training hard in advance of this opportunity.
“Camp has been pretty good. I have been putting in the perennial work. We have been working hard,”said Carridine.
Carradine has not seen a lot of De Alba but he feels he will be prepared for whatever that native of Reading, PA will bring to the table.
“I don’t know much about De Alba other than he is a southpaw who loads up on his shots. He comes forward and I will be prepared for all that.”
Carridine has stepped up in the past but came up just a bit short against current IBF Featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich, undefeated Jr. Lightweight prospect Omar Douglas and undefeated Lightweight prospect Karl Dargan.
“I believe my experience in being in those types of fights will be a big factor. I try to face a good level of competition to make myself better. It motivates me for this upcoming fight.”
He knows that a win over the streaking De Alba will put himself in a good position in the Jr. Lightweight ranks.
“I think a win will boost me one step at a time. I am looking to put on a good show. I know it won’t be a walk in the park, but a win will help me reclaim my status and put me back on the winning track.”
The 27 year-old Carradine finished by saying, “I am feeling good, lean and mean. I am happy for this opportunity and I want to thank King’s Promotions for giving it to me.”
In the 8-round co-feature, Naim Nelson (12-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take onRyan Belasco (18-6-3, 3 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE for the UBF All America’s Jr. Welterweight title.
Shawn Sutton (0-2-1) of Norristown, PA will fight Anthony Prescott (3-3-2, 1 KO) of Cherry Hill, NJ in a 4-round Jr. Middleweight bout.
Christian Molina (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA battles Josue Rivera (2-5, 2 KO’s) in a 4-round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of Pottstown, PA will box Benjamin Burgos (1-8-1) of Mount Pocono, PA in a 4-round Lightweight bout
Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $125, $75 and $45 and can be purchased by calling Kings Boxing at 610 587-5950 or Peltz Boxing at 215 765 0922