Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon will end a 14-month layoff Friday when he opposes Philadelphia native Tommie Speller at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia.
Seldon (6-0, 3 KOs) will be in action for the first time since notching a second-round knockout over Kenneth Moody at Tropicana Casino and Resort on Feb. 4, 2012. Speller (5-5, 3 KOs) has been inactive for even longer. The 35-year-old last fought on Sept. 25, 2010, dropping an eight-round decision to then-beaten Dennis Hasson at Bally's Atlantic City.
Seldon, 23, the son of former heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, will be fighting outside of Atlantic County for the first time. He made his pro debut - Isiah Seldon had no amateur fights - in 2010 at Merighi's Savoy Inn in Buena Vista Township. His last five bouts were in Atlantic City.
Boxing returns to Atlantic City on May 18 with a doubleheader at Boardwalk Hall that will also be televised on Showtime.
IBF and WBA junior-welterweight champ Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KOs) will face interim WBC champ Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KOs) in a non-title bout.
IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13 KOs). Purdy will replacing Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KOs), who suffered a foot injury while training.
On May 24, Atlantic City welterweight Antowyan Aikens (6-0, 1 KO) is scheduled to fight on Vineland promoter Diane Lee Fischer Cristiano's card at Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y.
Philadelphia promoter Russell Peltz returns to Bally's Atlantic City on June 1 with a card that will include Millville middleweight Thomas LaManna (11-0, 6 KOs) and Mays Landing lightweight Sidell Blocker (1-5-1, 0 KOs).