Professional boxing set for Sunday in Weirton
Made Men Promotions will bring professional boxing back to the Serbian American Cultural Center of Weirton on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
The main event will feature Wheeling featherweight Ronell Green in a battle of unbeaten professionals.
The undercard will feature former Steubenville Big Red football players in professional and semi-pro matches.
In the main event, Green will have his biggest test to date when he puts his unblemished 8-0 record with five knockouts on the line against Derrick Moss, of Cleveland.
Moss is also undefeated as a professional at 2-0 after a stellar amateur career.
The 24-year-old Green is a Wheeling Park graduate who was a wrestling star with three West Virginia state crowns and two OVAC titles.
He was inducted in the Wheeling Park Hall of Fame this past February. Green has also a mixed martial arts background with two professional cage matches.
Another former high school sports standout will be competing when Angelo Magnone, of Steubenville, competes in his second professional bout in the heavyweight division.
Magnone, 1-0, with a knockout, was an all-state defensive lineman while on the 2005 Steubenville Big Red state championship team.
He then took his gridiron talents to Bowling Green State University and was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive end.
His tentative opponent Matthew Deskins, of Kentucky.
Also on the undercard is former Steubenville Big Red athlete Antonio Magnone in a semi-pro contest in the heavyweight division.
Antonio, 1-0, with a knockout and the brother of fight promoter Angelo Magnone.
Also, Follansbee native Aaron Quattrocchi will be making his professional debut in the cruiserweight division when he takes on Randy “The Rattlesnake” Campbell, of New Philadelphia. Quattrocchi is a former Pittsburgh Golden Glove Champion.
There will be several semi-pro boxing matches with local competitors. Follansbee native and Brooke High School graduate Joe Roberts and former Steubenville High School athlete “Big” Duke Jones will be making their debuts in separate bouts.
Wheeling’s Bullpen Fight Club will have several competitors including Kenny Wilson, Josh Fisher, Daniel Knight, Roger Kupfer, and Charlie Wade.
Tickets for the event are available at Smokey’s in Steubenville, Belmonte’s Pizza and Theo Yanni’s in Weirton.
Ringside Tables are available and seat eight.
Ticket information can be obtained by calling (740) 632-8328 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doors and bar will open at 5:30 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Coors Light of Wine Merchants of Weirton, Belmonte’s Pizza, Smokey’s, Team Automotive, Gus’s Goodies, Theo Yanni’s and attorney Dean Makricostas.
The event will be outdoors, weather permitting.
Meet and greet the pros Saturday at Blue Steel Bar in Weirton for the weigh-ins at 6:30 p.m.