Qa’id Muhammad and Joel De La Paz from AC are fighting in Newark 4/18

Two of the finest prospects from Atlantic City will be on display on Wednesday night April 18th as undefeated Qa’id Muhammad and Joel De La Paz will be featured in separate bouts at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey

The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions

Muhammad, 6-0 with five knockouts is one of the best prospects in the lower weight divisions as the former Olympic alternate has shown explosive power and will be looking for a big year under new co-manager Vito Mielnicki.

The twenty-two year old Muhammad will take on Steve Johnson (7-4, 4KO’s) of St. Joseph, Missouri. Johnson holds a victory over highly regarded Victor Valenzuela (8-1).

Muhammad, along with fellow Atlantic City native, Gabriel Pham are promoted by First Round Promotions

Pham will be fighting on April 14th at Ballys in Atlantic City.

De La Paz, twenty-seven years old, will be returning to the ring after a sixteen month layoff has been chomping at the bit for his ring return.

“Everything is fine and I am excited to return and have a big victory”, said De La Paz.

De La Paz recently hooked up new manager Rich Masini

“Rich has been great and I know he will keep me active”

De La Paz’ will take on tough spoiler Fitzgerald Johnson (2-6, 1 KO) of Ashoboro, NC

In the eight round main event, Richard Pierson (10-2, 7 KO’s)of Paterson, NJ will take on Joshua Snyder (9-6-1, 3KO’s) of Berlin, MD

Undefeated Super Middleweight John “Apollo Kidd” Thompson (7-0,2 KO’s) of Newark NJ will take on Jamond Bourgeois (4-1, 1 KO) of Harvey, LA

Tommy Rainone (17-4, 4 KO’s) of New York will take on Josh Hammock (9-8, 6 KO’s) of Fort Smith, Arkansas in a six round Jr. Middleweight bout.

Mike Concepcion of Newark will make his pro debut against Dan Morales (0-4) of Albany, NY in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Aaron Kinch (2-0-1, 1 KO) of Newark, NJ will take on Dennis Benson (1-1, 1 KO) of Norfolk, VA in a four round Heavyweight bout

Leandro Acevedo of Newark, NJ will make his pro debut when meets Marcus Clay (0-1) of Baton Rouge, LA in a four round Super Middleweight bout.

Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $200 (Front Row); $100 VIP and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased at:

Boardwalk Saloon

206 Bloomfield Ave

Newark, NJ


Elite Heat Gym

130 Mt. Pleasant Ave

Newark, NJ


Final Round Boxing

156 Algonquin PKWY

Whippany, NJ


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