By Ken Hissner: Before we take a look at some of the Philadelphia and the area unbeaten prospects, let’s take a look at two of the unbeaten Philadelphia boxers. First, the WBC and WBO World Super Bantamweight champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton, 21-0 with 8 stoppages.
The other world-ranked welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 29-0 with 27 stoppages. Ennis is scheduled for January 7th on Showtime PPV in Washington, DC. He faces Ukraine’s Karen Chukhadzhian, 21-1, with 11 stoppages, out of Germany.
Now let’s take a look at the following unbeaten boxers who are following in the footsteps of Fulton and Ennis.
On January 20th, Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions is putting a number of Philadelphia and the area unbeaten boxers on his boxing event at Wind Creek Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, over Showtime USA.
Let’s take a look at those who are on this event:
Super Welterweight James Bernadin, is 9-0-1 with 6 stoppages. The combined record of his 10 opponents is 63-40-4. Bernadin was born in Haiti and resides in Lancaster, PA. Bernadin is promoted by Kings Promotions and was 4-0 in 2022. His biggest win was in September, stopping Jairo “Doberman” Lopez, 27-16, from Mexico.
Bernadin takes on Clay “3rd Degree” Burns, 10-15-2 with 4 stoppages from Ft. Worth, TX, 6 rounds.
Super Middleweight David Stevens, is 11-0 with 8 stoppages and is from Reading, PA. The combined record of his 11 opponents is 82-102-4. His biggest win was in December of 2021, stopping Ronald “Savage” Montes, 19-14-1, from Colombia, South America.
Stevens takes on Sean “Silky” Hemphill, 14-0 with 8 stoppages from New Orleans, LA, 8 rounds.
In the amateurs, Stevens was the 2015 USA Junior Olympic Semi-Finalist. National Silver Gloves champ (ages 14-15) 2017 US National Youth (under 19) champion. In 2018 at the Pan American Youth (under 19), he was the Gold Medalist. In 2018 he was the World Youth (under 19) quarterfinalist.
Light Heavyweight southpaw Atif Oberlton, 7-0 with 6 stoppages is from Philadelphia. Oberlton was 4-0 in 2022. The combined record of his 7 opponents is 72-43-2. His two biggest wins were in 2022. In January, he stopped Ernest Amuzu, 26-5, from Ghana. In October, he stopped Christian Thomas, 11-0, from Michigan.
Oberlton takes on Artem Brusov, 12-0 with 11 stoppages, from Russia, residing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
In the amateurs, Oberlton was the 2018 USA National finalist. In 2018 he was the National Golden Gloves champion. In 2017 he was the USA National Semi-finalist. 2016 National Golden Gloves champion. In 2016 he was the USA Youth National finalist. In 2015 he was the USA Youth National Semi-finalist. In 2014 he was the USA Junior Olympic Nationalist champion.
Super Featherweight Julian Gonzalez, is 8-0-1 with 8 stoppages from Reading, PA. Gonzalez is promoted by Kings Promotions and was 3-0-1 in 2022. The combined record of his opponents is 45-53-6. His biggest win was in March when he stopped Carlos “Batey” Padilla, 17-10-1, from Colombia, South America. In April, Gonzalez drew with Cuban Ivan Jimenez, 7-1-1.
Gonzalez takes on southpaw Rosalindo Morales, 9-0, with 2 stoppages from Ellwood City, PA, over 8 rounds.
Super Welterweight Paul “The Punisher” Kroll, 9-0-1 with 6 stoppages, is from Philadelphia. Kroll is promoted by Kings Promotions. The combined record of his opponents is 50-29-5. In October 2020, he defeated Luke Santamaria, 11-1-1, from California.
In November of 2021, he defeated Mark Dawson, 9-0-1, from Philadelphia. In February of 2022, he drew with Marquis Taylor, 12-1-1, from Texas.
Kroll’s opponent is to be announced over 8 rounds.
In the amateurs, Kroll was the 2015 USA National Golden Gloves finalist. In 2015 he was the Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion.
Welterweight Thanjhae Teasley, 4-0 with 2 stoppages and is from Allentown, PA, and is promoted by Kings Promotions. Teasley was 4-0 in 2022.
Teasley takes on Joe Sambrano, 4-16-2, from Peasonton, TX, 4 rounds.
Another unbeaten Philadelphia prospect is Heavyweight Sonny “Bronco” Conto, 11-0 with 9 stoppages. The combined record of his 11 opponents is 47-35-5. Conto was 3-0 in 2022. He is managed by David McWater. In October, Conto stopped James Bryant, 6-1, from Pittsburgh, PA.
In the amateurs, Conto was a 2017 National Golden Gloves quarter-finalist. In 2018 he was a National Golden Gloves finalist.
Super Lightweight southpaw Isaiah Johnson, 6-0 with 5 stoppages, is from Philadelphia. The combined record of his opponents is 31-54-4. His promoter is Rodney Rice of RDR Promotions. He was 3-0 in 2022.
Johnson is scheduled to fight on March 4th at “The NAC” in Newtown, PA., an opponent TBA.
Lightweight Rashan Adams, 4-0 with 3 stoppages, is from Philadelphia. The combined record of his opponents is 8-22. His promoter is Rodney Rice of RDR Promotions.
He is scheduled March 4th at “The NAC” in Newtown, PA, against Mexico’s Oscar Barrajas, 6-8-1 though RDR claims he is 17-8-1 after defeating Damon Allen, but box rec disagrees.
Super Bantamweight Romuel “Cuco” Cruz, 8-0-1 with 3 stoppages, is from Philadelphia via Puerto Rico. The combined record of his opponents is 36-65-7.
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