Extra Points: Boxing returns to Atlantic City, NJ, Saturday
Atlantic City boxers Justin Figueroa and Francisco Rodriguez will be in action Saturday night at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall's Adrian Phillips Ballroom.
Figueroa (3-0, 3 KOs), a Holy Spirit High School graduate and member of the Atlantic City Beach Patrol, will be seeking his fourth straight victory in a four-round, super-welterweight bout against Manuel Moreira (0-3), of Sheridan, Wyoming. Moreria is also a mixed martial arts competitor. Figueroa is coming off a third-round TKO over Rahiem Cooke on February 11 at Showboat Hotel Atlantic City. He is trained by Arnold Robbins and John Gibbons.
Rodriguez, a Pleasantville High School graduate, was supposed to make his pro debut on that that show last month, but his opponent withdrew at the last minute. He will be facing fellow ring rookie Marco Dorame from Sierra Vista, Arizona in a four-round, super-featherweight fight.
Nine fights are scheduled for the show, which is being promoted by Millville-based Rising Star Promotions. Popular heavyweight Kristian Prenga (12-1, 12 KOs), a native of Albania now living in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada, is headlining the card in a 10-rounder against Samuel Crossed (11-3-1, 7 KOs), of Greenbelt, Maryland.
Doors to the Ballroom open at 6 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 7. A limited number of tickets ranging from $57 to $138 are available at Ticketmaster.com.