RDR Promotions kicks off its 2022 fight series with a big boxing night that will take place on Saturday, February 26 at the 2300 Arena.
In the main event, welterweight Ray Robinson takes on veteran Cleotis Pendarvis in an eight round bout.
Robinson of Philadelphia, has a 24-3-2 record with 12 knockouts. Robinson, 36, shrugs off a two-and-a-half-year layoff as he makes back-to-back draws with world title challenger Egidijust Kavaliauskas (21-0) and former British Olympian Josh Kelly (9- 0). In both fights, most observers believe Robinson should have raised his hand on the win. Robinson has victories over Roberto Acevedo (2-0-1), Darnell Jiles Jr. (8-0-1), former American Olympian Terrance Cauthen (36-7-1), Ray Narh (26-2), Aslanbek Kozoev (25-0-1) and Sherzodbek Almjanov (22-2).
Pendarvis of Lancaster, California has a 21-9-2 record with nine knockouts. Pendarvis, 35, is an 18-year veteran of the square circle and has victories over John Lewis (5-1), Hector Sanchez (18-0), Rogelio Del Torre (6-0), Michael Clark (43-7 -1) and will come out of a loss to Devonte Williams on December 4 in Houston.
A packed undercard will feature a plethora of Philly Favorites and undefeated prospects.
In six round fights:
Muhsin Cason (9-0, 6 KOs) of Las Vegas fights Steven Lyons (5-7-2, 2 KOs) of Larose, Louisiana in a cruiserweight matchup
Jerome Conquest (11-6, 1 KO) of Philadelphia fights Oscar Barajas (16-8-1, 8 KO’s) of Mexico in a lightweight fight.
Tahmir Smalls (6-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight an opponent to be named in a welterweight bout.
Brooklyn’s Robert Sabbah (3-0, 2 KOs) bickers with North Carolina’s Joel Caudle (8-6-2, 5 KOs) in a heavyweight scrap.
In four round battles
Isaiah Johnson (3-0, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight an opponent named in a junior welterweight bout.
Rashan Adams (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia takes on Nathan Benichou (2-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Puebla, Mexico in a super featherweight bout.
Dominique Mayfield (0-1) of Philadelphia takes on Daryl Clark (1-1, 1 KO) of Houston in a heavyweight bout.
Jabril Noble (2-0, 2 KOs) of Philadelphia will fight an opponent to be named in a super featherweight bout.
Anthony Young (0-4) of Philadelphia takes on Antonio Allen (1-13-1, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a super lightweight contest.