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Harry Joe Yorgey – Eric Mitchell rematch set for Friday, December 5 at Harrahs Philadelphia

On Friday night, December 5, boxing returns to Harrahs Philadelphia that will be headlined by a ten-round WBU World Middleweight title bout between Harry Joe Yorgey and Eric Mitchell.

The show is promoted by King’s Promotions & XFE.

Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA has a record of 27-2-2 with 12 knockouts and will be looking to get up on Mitchell as they fought to a draw on July 25.

Yorgey began his career unbeaten in his first 23 bouts (22-0-1) by scoring wins over Billy Johnson (1-0), Ronnie Warrior Jr. (11-1-1), Jason LeHoullier (21-0-1) and a 9th round knockout over Ronald Hearns (21-0).

That set up a shot at Alfredo Angulo for the WBO Interim Middleweight title. 

Yorgey was stopped in three rounds but has come back to go 5-1-1 since which was highighted by a 1st round stoppage over previously undefeated Zain Shah (5-0).

Mitchell of Philadelphia has a record of 23-11-2 with 11 knockouts and has fought top competition.

He began his career in 1993 and went 22-4-1 with quality wins over Tyrone Flucker (6-1), Ernest Strohman (7-1 & 8-2), Keith Lee (11-1-2), Dwain Williams (10-1), Anthony Fields (11-0), Former world title challenger Ross Thompson (24-4-1), former world champion Alejandro Berrio (19-2), & Rob Dula (15-1).

He has also fought world champions Joachim Alcine & Dmitry Pirog.

An exciting undercard is being assembled that is littered with top undefeated prospects from throughout the country.

In six round bouts:

Omar Douglas (12-0, 9 KO’s) of Wilmington, DE will take on an opponent to be named in a Jr. Lightweight bout.

Brandon Williams (6-0) of Rochester, NY will fight Israel Suarez (4-4-2, 1 KO) of Luquillo, PR in a Lightweight bout.

Jarret Hurd (13-0, 8 KO’s) of Accokeek, MD will fight an opponent to be named in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

Steve Geffard (8-2, 6 KO’s) will fight an opponent to be named in a Cruiserweight bout.

In four round bouts:

Milton Santiago Jr. (7-0, 3 KO’s) of  Philadelphia, PA will battle Travis Thompson (7-11-3, 3 KO’s) in a Lightweight tussle.

Caleb Plant (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Ashland City, TN will fight an opponent to be named in a Middleweight bout.

In a Featherweight bout, Stephen Fulton (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will square off with Benjamin Burgos (2-9-1) of Mount Pocono, PA.

Earl Newman (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will take part in a Cruiserweight bout against an opponent to be named.

Tickets are now on sale for $100 (VIP); $75 (Ringside) and $50 (General Admission) and can be purchased at the Harrahs Philadelphia Gift Shop; By calling King’s Promotions (610-587-5950) or www.Hboxing.eventbrite.com