Conyers Replaces Yorgey Against Gabriel Rosado
July 15 At Bally’s Atlantic City
July 15, 2011
Bally’s Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City, NJ—Hard-hitting Allen Conyers, of the Bronx, NY, steps in for the injured Harry Joe Yorgey
when he takes on Gabriel Rosado, of Philadelphia, PA, in the scheduled 10-round junior middleweight main
event Friday evening, July 15, at Bally’s Atlantic City.
Yorgey, of Bridgeport, PA, sustained a shoulder injury in training Monday evening and will be out of action for
Conyers, 35, is known as the Dream Shatterer for his record of derailing the careers of several promising
Earlier this year, he shattered the 20-0 record of James De La Rosa when he scored three knockdowns and
a unanimous 10-round decision over the Texas prospect at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI, on the Timothy
Bradley vs. Devon Alexander card.
In one three-fight stretch, Conyers scored knockouts over Jonathan Tubbs (7-1-1 at the time), of Rochester,
NY, Russell Jordan (12-3), also of Rochester, NY, and Derek Ennis (10-0-1), of Philadelphia, PA.
Conyers is dangerous early, having K0d Tubbs and Jordan each in the first round and Ennis in the second.
By comparison, Rosado lost a 12-round decision to Ennis last summer for the USBA junior middleweight
A pro since 2002, Conyers temporarily left boxing after losing to world-rated Said Ouali, of Morocco, in 2008,
then returned this year, beating De La Rosa and losing to world-rated Carlos Molina, of Chicago, IL.
Overall, Conyers is 12-5, 9 K0s, fighting world-rated men like James Kirkland, of Austin, TX, and Delvin
Rodriguez, of Danbury, CT.
“I know Conyers is dangerous, especially early in the fight,” said Rosado. “I can’t stick my chin out there
and let him test it. I’m disappointed Yorgey won’t be in the opposite corner July 15, but I look forward to
fighting him when he gets healthy. In the meantime, I cannot afford to get careless with Conyers.”
Six additional fights complete the July 15 card, which begins at 7.30 pm.
Tickets priced at $50 and $75 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922) and at Ticketmaster
Allen Conyers Gabriel Rosado
- Press Release from Peltz Boxing
- Photos courtesy of Peltz Boxing
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