Oluwafemi Oyeleye, still without a loss in his junior middleweight career, is set to clash with the seasoned Wilfirdo Buelvas in an eight-rounder topping off a packed evening of fights on February 17th, down at Philly’s 2300 Arena.
Straight out of Philly, with roots in Lagoa, Nigeria, Oyeleye boasts a clean slate of 14 wins, eight by knockout. The 29-year-old has been in the game for eight years, taking down the likes of Uriel Gonzalez Angulo, Alberto Beltran, Victus Kamavor, Juan Ramon Guzman, and recently Jimmy Williams in a swift three-round finish last September at the same venue.
Buelvas, hailing from Barranquilla, Colombia, brings a mixed bag of 24 wins, 18 knockouts, and 18 losses into the ring. At 35, with 13 years in the pro ring, he’s had his moments, knocking out Winston Cordoba and Luis Eduardo Florez, though he took a hit from Fernando Vargas Jr. last November in Long Beach.
The night’s undercard is no less thrilling:
- Tahmir Smalls of Philly, undefeated in ten, faces Buenos Aires’ Bruno Leonardo Romay in a welterweight dust-up.
- Philly’s own Joshua Jones, with an 8-0-1 record, goes toe-to-toe with Ryan Schwartzberg of Dania, FL in the lightweight division.
And for the newcomers stepping into the pro ring:
- Rancy Slanger and Alex James, both making their debut, square off in a light heavyweight tussle.
- Newbies Richard Johnson and Desmond Carr throw down in a junior middleweight scrap.
- Dan Van Fossen seeks his first win against newcomer Noah Norman in a junior lightweight bout.
- Heavyweights Jesse Hayward and Daniel Fry, both fresh to the pro scene, aim to establish their presence.
- Juan Marrero of Philly tests his perfect record against Charles Scott, stepping into the ring for the first time, in a lightweight match.
- Middleweights John Hawks and Michael Scott, both looking for their first win, face off.
- Jason Moreno and John Vallejo, also from Philly, are set to show their mettle against yet-to-be-announced opponents in their respective welterweight and junior welterweight bouts.
Tickets are up for grabs at £60, £85, and £125. Fancy a night of no-nonsense boxing? Hit up 2300 Arena’s ticket page and get sorted.