With so much success from Abella Boxing Promotions debut show this past April with 500+ in attendance, boxing fans’ desire for local fight events taking place has come to fruition. Mark your calendars for Friday, July 29th. Abella Boxing Promotions returns with a ferocious fight card as star-studded boxing talents go toe-to-toe in the ring. During the prime of summer, the action-packed Bergen County Fight Night is going down at the American Dream Mall located in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The ticket sales for Bergen County Fight Night have been surging. Fans from across the New Jersey and New York region have demanded for more local fight events and Abella Boxing is delivering.
A VIP Banquet will take place prior to the start of Bergen County Fight Night, (Time TBD). The historic night will include a meet and greet with former world champions Michael “Silk” Olejeda and Lou “Honey Boy” Del Valle.
On the broadcast to call the action is former pro-fighter out of Paterson, NJ, Richard Pierson, senior writer Rich Mancuso, and Anthony Johnson from ABC7 Eyewitness News. Bergen County Fight Night will be streamed live on BXNG TV.
The 13-bout boxing card *(Subject to Change)* includes six 4-round fights, six 6-round fights, one being the co-main event featuring Nicky “The Bull” Vitone and the next being scheduled for 8-rounds, which includes Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez. Where we stand today, opponents are currently being determined and we will update you once given further information.
The highly anticipated night will contain everything boxing fans wish for in a fight card. With boxing talents putting their undefeated records on the line and others set to make their pro-debuts, the American Dream Mall on Friday, July 29th will be the place to be.
In the main event scheduled for 8-rounds, Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (Hoboken, New Jersey) will make his long awaited return to the ring. On June 12th of last year, Jose Pedraza defeated Rodriguez in the 8th round of a 10-round scheduled fight due to a corner stoppage. Rodriguez, with more than a year out of ring-action, is coming with a full-head of energy.
Fighting in the welterweight class, Rodriguez contains a vicious right hook that puts opponents out cold, per the nickname. In 22 professional bouts, “Hammer Hands” has an impressive 21-1 record with 14 knockouts (63.6%).
The 26-year-old recently stated, “I appreciate and I am truly grateful for those that have been rocking with Team HammerHands from the beginning as well as moving forward! This one’s for you guys, right in Bergen County. I’m confident it will be a great time.”
In the next co-main event scheduled for six rounds, standing at 5’9, Nick “The Bull” Vitone (Pinebrook, New Jersey) plans to unleash force as he fights in front of the home-state crowd. When asked about the upcoming fight, Vitone said, “I’m excited and blessed to be boxing back in my home state. This is a great event at a brand new mall.”
In the first Abella Boxing Promotions event back on April 2nd of this year, Vitone had the crowd rocking as he defeated Llewelyn McClamy in 6-rounds by unanimous decision. “The Bull” is fearless; Bergen County Fight Night in July will mark Vitones fourth bout of the calendar year.
(Nicky “The Bull” Vitone strikes his opponent with strong right hook, Image taken on April 2nd, 2022)
On May 21, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia, Vitone added to his record by defeating Raymond Chacon by unanimous decision. In 10 professional fights, “The Bull” stands 8-1-1 with 6 knockouts (60%).
After concluding a recent training session, Vitone stated, “I’m growing each fight and showing the world who I am, one fight at a time. Working harder than ever, you definitely do not want to miss July 29th.”
Off to a perfect 3-0 start in his pro-career with 1 knockout, Raymond “The Scientist” Cuadrado (Ridgewood, New York) plans to keep his momentum going in a super featherweight bout scheduled for 4-rounds.
In the super-middleweight class, Jade “Poison” Ivery (Teaneck, New Jersey) with a 1-1 pro-record is all set for July 29th. Ivery sealed his first pro-victory at Bergen County Fight Night on April 2nd by defeating Tyler Jacques in a 4-round bout by unanimous decision.
Steve “Illimatic” Moore (Orange, New Jersey) is set to go in a welterweight fight scheduled for 6-rounds. In 15 professional fights, Moore is 7-8 with 5 knockouts (33.3%). Michael “The Champ” Lee (Jersey City, NJ) will enter the ring for a super-lightweight bout scheduled for 6-rounds. With a vicious right (60% KO), Lee stands at 5’10 with an 8-2 record.
Harley “Heavy Hands” Burke (Sunnyside, Queens, NY) will put his undefeated 5-0 record on the line when he enters the ring for the anticipated 6-round bout on Friday, July 29th. With a firing right hook standing at 6’1, Burke has knocked out each and every opponent throughout his pro-career (100% KO).
In the super-bantamweight class with a perfect 5-0 record (80% KO), Carlos Vanegas-Nunez (Port Chester, New York) is “all in and is coming to steal the show,” said the 25-year-old. He added, “Carlos Vanegas and a boring fight will never be in the same sentence. I’m coming to put on a show.” Vanegas-Nunez is scheduled for a 6-round bout.
Standing at 5’8, Arveontae Davis (Bronx, New York) will make his pro-debut in a super-lightweight fight scheduled for 4-rounds. Fighting in the featherweight class, Saleh “Habibi” Ali (North Bergen, New Jersey) is prepared to make a name for himself in his pro-debut, scheduled for 4-rounds. Davis and Ali have the potential to take the boxing scene by storm.
(Robert Terry celebrates his victory on Saturday, April 2nd at The Terrace in Paramus, NJ)
Robert “Tiger” Terry (Jersey City, New Jersey) will put his undefeated 6-0 record on the line in a super-welterweight bout scheduled for 6-rounds. Bergen County Fight Night fans know very much about Terry and his fighting style. The 28-year-old defeated Deandre Pettus by unanimous decision on April 2nd in the first held show by Abella Boxing Promotions in Paramus, NJ.
In the lightweight class, Michelle Cook (Hogansburg, New York) with a record of 2-3-2, will go toe-for-toe in a bout set for 4-rounds, 2 minutes each. Same round format for the undefeated 3-0, Jenna Gaglioti (Jersey City, New Jersey) as the 30-year-old is set to fight in a middleweight bout.
The individual behind-the-scenes working day and night for this historic event to happen is matchmaker, Diana Rodriguez. She is a veteran matchmaker and one of the first Latina females with that role in boxing.
As stated before, opponents are currently being determined and we will update you once given further information. For media credential requests and any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Rich Mancuso and Robert Rizzo.