Local junior-welterweight prospects Julio Dejesus and DiCarlo Perez have experienced different degrees of success in their boxing careers.
Dejesus (4-2-1, 3 KOs), a 35-year-old Millville resident, will be trying to break a three-fight winless streak tonight at Bally's Atlantic City. Perez (2-0-1, 1 KOs), a 19-year-old from Atlantic City, will be seeking to stay undefeated on the same Russell Peltz-promoted card.
Both are appearing in four-round undercard bouts. Dejesus will face Hector Collado (0-2-1) of Union City. Dejesus is 0-2-1 in his last three bouts. In his most recent outing, he fought Atlantic City prospect Linwood Hurd (2-2-4) to a four-round majority draw last Sept. 25 at Bally's.
Perez has registered two wins after starting his pro career with a four-round draw against Collado last July. He will oppose Dontre King (3-8-2, 1 KO), of Cambridge, Md. Perez is pinch-hitting for Cape May resident Josh Mercado (5-1, 2 KOs), who was forced to withdraw last month due to an undisclosed medical issue.
Seven total bouts are scheduled, including the 12-round main event featuring Philadelphia junior-middleweights Jamaal Davis (12-7, 6 KOs) and Gabriel Rosado (15-5, 8 KOs) for the vacant NABA title.
Doors to the main ballroom at Bally's open at 7 p.m. with the first fight slated to start at 7:30. Tickets, priced at $50 and $75, are available at Bally's box office and through Ticketmaster. The bouts will also be shown on www.GoFightLive.tv.
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