The ever likable Philadelphia middleweight, Jamaal ‘Da Truth’ Davis 7-4 (6KOs), announced that sponsorship from DiamondBoxing.com has been secured for his fight against against fellow Philly boy, Chris Hall 3-4-1(2KOs), at the National Guard Armory, Philadelphia on Saturday 4th October.
As October is Cancer Awareness month the sponsorship monies have been donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of his young bride, Patrilla, who passed away just one week before Christmas 2007 after battling breast cancer for many years.
Sharron Baker and Jamaal Davis
Jamaal who has been busy preparing for his upcoming fight took a few minutes off to say “I really appreciate the love I’m getting from Rob and Diane at Diamond Boxing with this sponsorship. It’s a big thing for me, they took the time to come and speak with us at the gym and gave me the chance to voice how things are for me and just how hard it was for me to continue my career after losing so much by losing my wife, who was just 25 years old when she passed. They’ve shown me great love by supporting myself and the American Cancer Society by getting the message out there so others can be aware and look after themselves. I cannot thank them enough and intend to be a great ambassador for them and the ACS by finding ways that I can help cancer sufferers and their families.”
Robert of Diamond Boxing, who fully appreciates all that Jamaal went through during those traumatic times, as he also recently lost a treasured family member to breast cancer, mother Rosalyn Meltzer, said “Diamond Boxing is dedicated like Jamaal Davis to help in anyway possible to raise money for the fight against cancer. We are hoping the boxing community comes together and supports the effort. Jamaal and his family have faced challenging times with the passing of his Jamaal’s wife Patrilla last year to breast cancer. Throughout they courageously stood together, now with all their strength and heart they are doing what it takes to help fight cancer. Diamond Boxing is honored to participate and hopefully one day soon there will be a cure for this deadly disease.”
On fight night, Team ‘Da Truth’ as well as family members and some of the fighters, such as IBF Cruiserweight World Champion, Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, from The James Shuler Memorial Gym will be wearing custom made Diamond Boxing/American Cancer Society shirts to show their support of Jamaal, Diamond Boxing and the American Cancer Society.
Headlining the Philadelphia Worldwide promoted event will be former world junior middleweight champion Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma, 25-5-1 (15 KOs) against Martinus ‘Magnificent’ Clay 13-18-4 (5KOs) from Wilson, North Carolina.
The co-feature fight will star middleweight Simon ‘Slick Fighting Irish’ O’Donnell, 6-1 (3 KOS), a native of County Galway who fights out of Philadelphia against an opponent yet to be officially announced.
Another Philadelphia resident, Dennis Hassan 4-2 (2KOs) takes on Brooklyn, New Yorker, William Jeter 3-1 (2KOs), in a super middleweight contest. All the way from Dublin, Ireland, Patrick Hyland 14-0 (7KOs), has come to take on Santiago, Dominion Republic native, Elvis Luciano Martinez 11-26-2 (5KOs), in a featherweight battle. Patrick’s twin brother, Paul 12-0 (4KO’s), is also in action, competing in the Super Bantamweight class, against the Colombian born Miami resident, Felix Flores 14-9-1 (11KOs).Taking part in an all Philadelphia Lightweight match are, former World Heavyweight Champion ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon’s son, Tim Jnr. 0-1 and Kywame Hill 1-3 (1KO).
Pete Suski (Promoter), Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma, Sharron Baker,
Jamaal Davis and Tom Moran (Promoter)
The last word has to go to Jamaal who said “Please come out and support us and the American Cancer Society on Saturday. If you can’t make it to the fight please look out for the many events that will be taking place throughout October, which is cancer awareness month.”
Saturday 4th October 2008
National Guard Armory
2700 Southampton Road
Tel: 866 777 5077