|Event Time||Jun 22, 2011 5:00 PM EDT|
|Date Available OnDemand||Jun 24, 2011 12:00 PM EDT|
|Event Type||Fight - Boxing|
|Availability||Available in all countries|
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On Wednesday night, June 22nd, Vincent M. Ponte's Gulfstream Group in association with Gabe LaConte will present a Middleweight Championship bout at The Robert Treat Hotel main ballroom.
Headlining for the United States Boxing Association Middleweight Title are Ossie Duran Ghana 25-8 and Latif Mundy of Philadelphia PA. This bout is scheduled for 10 rounds.
Duran, 25-8-2 (9 KO), of Paterson NJ by way of Ghana, Africa, has faced the very elite of the division including Matt Vanda, James Kirkland and Fernando Guerrero.
In his last bout, Duran was very sharp in defeating Vanda on November 12th as he pitched a virtual shutout over Vanda, who entered the ring with a record of 43-11.
Duran, now working with Jersey City based promotional firm the Gulfstream Group, headed by promoter Vincent M. Ponte, is on a two fight winning streak and has many impressive wins earlier in his career as he was a multi-time champion in both Africa and Europe.
In just his eighth bout he won the Ghanaian Lightweight with a twelve round unanimous decision over Tony Danso. He later went on to win the British Commonwealth Title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Joshua Okine. He defended that title twice with a third round knockout over highly regarded Jamie Moore (20-1) and a unanimous decision over undefeated Colin McNeil (8-0).
He came to the United States with three straight wins which included wins over former Contender contestant Jonathan Reid (34-4) and Gilberto Reyes (18-3).
“I’m hungry to win another title. I’m happy to be back fighting in New Jersey where I without a doubt will win another title”, said Duran.
“Not only for myself, but my team my two country's Africa and the United States of America. I want to thank Vinny Ponte, and my team for giving me this title opportunity. I want to win a world title more than ever and I need to first beat Latif Munday to achieve my dream.”
Mundy of Philadelphia has a record of 10-2 with four wins coming via stoppage. Mundy's experience comes from over 75 amateur bouts and numerous tours in training camp with the likes of Lajuan Simon and Mike Jones. Mundy has been given 8 weeks to train for his first title belt and plans to bring the title home to the city of brotherly love; says his advisor Dave Escalet.