STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK (January 31, 2013)—TONIGHT at the Beautiful Hilton Garden Inn, Prized amateur standout Shakor Jackson will make his professional debut when he takes on Cornelius Whitlock (0-0-1) of Hanover, Maryland in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
In the main event promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions, local favorite Nicky DeMarco takes on Travis Thompson in a six round Lightweight bout
Jackson, of Newark, New Jersey is part of the Elite Heat Boxing Team based out of Newark, has one of the most decorated resumes as he enters to the pro ranks.
Robert Griffin is his manager and he is co-promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and GH3 Promotions
The New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame inductee has won the Diamond Gloves in 2009 and 2010; 2010 & 2011 New Jersey State Champion; 5 time Silver Gloves champion; National Runner Up; 4 Time Regional Champion. He finished his amateur record was 70-17 and was ranked fourth in the United States
The full card for tonight’s action:
Nicky DeMarco (4-2, 2 KO’s) vs. Travis Thompson (4-8-1, 3 KO’s)—6 Rds Lightweights
Denis Douglan (14-2, 8 KO’s) vs. Jose Angel Rodriguez (16-2-1, 2 KO)—8 Rds Jr. Middleweights
Susan Reno (PD) vs. Vanessa Greco (1-1-1)—6 Rnds Flyweights
Shakor Jackson (PD) vs. Cornelius Whitlock (0-0-1)—4 rds Welterweights
Dennis Sharpe (17-9-4, 4 KO’s) vs. Doel Carrasquillo (16-23, 14 KO’s)—6 rds Jr. Middleweights
Anthony Gangemi (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Willie Bryant (1-5-1, 1 KO) – 4 rds Jr. Middleweight
Doors open at 6:30 pm and 1st bout is 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $50 (General Admission), $100 (Ringside) and $150 (VIP)
The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 1100 South Avenue in Staten Island.