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On Friday night (7/18) the New Alhambra will again see action with a full card of Peltz Boxing starting at 7:30 PM. The main event features the latest outing for one of Philly's very best prospects, 8-0 featherweight Teon Kennedy, in a good match against the 10-0 Tony "KO" Snow.

But much of the pre-fight buzz has surrounded a 6-round cruiserweight fight between hard-punching Larry Robinson and self-promotion machine, Simon "One Punch" Carr.

The usual debate on "who will win?" is out there, but the primary question has been "will the bout even come off?" Cancellations have abounded in the 4-1-1 career of Carr, especially in his last 11 inactive months.


Workman Robinson, 9-3, is ready to punch the clock (& Carr), but will Carr go through with the fight? He says he will and scoffs at those who again question him, "What's wrong with people? Do they really think I'm afraid of Larry?" So despite the doubts, it appears the fight will happen. 

Robinson stole the show his last time out, coming off the floor to knockout William Bailey in the walkout bout at the New Alhambra on May 9th. He has seven KOs in his nine wins. Robinson's been stopped once himself.

Carr has remained true to his nickname of "One Punch". All of his best wins have been 1st round KOs, but each time he's gone the distance he's had a problem. He has a loss, a controversial draw, and a controversial win in his three decision bouts.

If Carr tries for the knockout (and what else would he do?), then Robinson-Carr should be memorable.

The rest of the card is solid. Delaware's Richard Stewart, 14-5-2 (8 KO), takes on Chuck Mussachio of Wildwood, 11-0-1 (5 KOs), in an 8-round light-heavyweight match. Dennis Hasson goes for win #3 against Roberto Irrizarry; Martinus Clay faces Shawn Purdy, 6 rounds, middleweights; super-featherweights Anthony Flores and Jose Mandujano are scheduled for four, and Tommy Garcia and Luis Esquilin, super-featherweights, go four rounds.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, with the first bell scheduled for 7:30.