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Jenkins highlights local card in Philly as local promoters bring back Tuesday Night Fights

Fred Jenkins Jr. will square off in a slated six-round affair against Jeremy Trussell in a special Tuesday Night Fights at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, PA.

The pro and amateur card is being promoted by Joe Hand Promotions and D & D Management Club.

Jenkins (7-1, 2 Ko’s) will be the main event along with some very promising amateurs that will have a chance to showcase their talents on a solid local card. The 27-year-old is the son of recent PA Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Jenkins Sr., who just worked Bryant Jennings corner as he took on Mike Perez this past Saturday.

As for his son, well he turned pro in 2007 and his only setback was against Roberto Young when he suffered a 4th-round TKO in 2012. Jenkins Jr. had a stellar amateur background, posting a 35-5 mark, while winning Ringside Nationals, Silver Gloves and Junior Golden Gloves in the process.

Trussell sports an 8-1-1 record with 6 Ko’s. His only defeat was against Taneal Goyco in April after starting his career 8-0 and Jenkins might respect his opponent but he does not see this one lasting long.

“My plan is to just box and do what I do. I love to fight and I feel blessed and I do not see this going the full six rounds,” said Jenkins Jr. Monday. “I do not really care about losing, I just love boxing, I enjoy this, I do not mind getting into the ring.”

Robert Sweeney (2-0) will take on Keith Downs (2-0, 1 KO) in a scheduled four-round light middleweight contest. The southpaw Sweeny turned pro in 2013, scoring a majority decision win against a debuting Ruben Ortiz. He fights out of Marian Anderson Rec Center in South Philly.

As for Downs, he comes in to the fight with an identical 2-0 mark with one knockout. The 27-year-old native of Fort Hood Texas, defeated Omar Rojas in his debut and then subsequently scored a vicious first-round KO win over Raul Casarez, who was 20-5 before he hit the canvass.

Avery Sparrow, a decorated amateur, will take on Antoine Knight in a four-round featherweight bout.

Sparrow was an impressive 45-8 as an amateur and placed seventh at the U.S.A Boxing National Championships in 2013 and he also reached the quartefinals at the Junior Olympic National Tournament in 2010.

Despite sporting a 3-8 record, the 25-year-old Knight never turns down a fight, having seen action twice in the span of two weeks in June.

On the amateur card, Khalil Miller takes on Tom Hogan (201 lbs.), while Brian Walton faces Hanif Webb (141 lbs.)

Jackie McTamney will be pitted up against Kayla Hracho and in the featured bout of the night, Christian Carto will showdown against Dante Brown.

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