WEIRTON - Made Men Promotions is bringing professional boxing back to the Serbian-American Cultural Center Sunday.
The main event will feature a battle of unbeaten featherweights. Wheeling's Ronell Green, 8-0, will test Derrick Moss of Cleveland. Moss is 2-0 as a pro and had a stellar amateur career.
Green, a Wheeling Park graduate, captured three state wrestling championships and two OVAC crowns during his days as a Patriot. He was inducted into the school's hall of fame in February. He has a background in mixed martial arts and has participated in two professional cage matches.
Sunday's action begins at 7:30 p.m.
Steubenville's Angelo Magnone will step into the ring for his second professional fight. He recorded a knockout in his debut several months ago. The former all-state football player at Big Red will battle Matt Deskins from Kentucky in a heavyweight bout. Deskins is 1-1.
Magnone also is the founder and CEO of Made Men Promotions and is serving as promoter for Sunday's event.
Another former Big Red athlete, Antonio Magnone, is scheduled to appear in a heavyweight semi-pro contest on Sunday's undercard. The brother of the Made Men CEO, he registered a KO in his boxing debut.
Follansbee native Aaron Quattrochi will be making his professional debut in the cruiserweight division when he takes on Randy "The Rattlesnake" Campbell of New Philadelphia. Quattrochi is a former Pittsburgh Golden Glove champion.
Both Quattrochi and the Magnone's work with veteran boxing trainer Arthur Thompson and UFC veteran and undefeated professional boxer Branden Lee Hinkle.
There also will be several semi-pro matches featuring local competitors.
Follansbee native and Brooke graduate Joe Roberts and former Steubenville High School athlete "Big" Duke Jones will be making their debuts in separate bouts. Wheeling's Bullpen Fight Club will have several competitors including Kenny Wilson, Josh Fischer, Daniel Knight, Roger Kupfer and Charlie Wade.
Tickets for the event are available at Smokey's in Steubenville and at Belmonte's Pizza and Theo Yanni's in Weirton. Ringside tables, which seat eight, are available for as low as $250. General admission seats are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Information on tickets can be obtained by calling (304) 670-9406 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors and the bar will open at 5:30 pm. The event is sponsored by Coors Light of Wine and Beverage Merchants of Weirton, Belmonte's Pizza, Smokey's, TEAM Automotive, Gus's Goodies, Theo Yanni's and attorney Dean Makricostas. Weather permitting, the fights will be staged outdoors.
Angelo Magnone also reported a "meet the pros" event is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Blue Steel Bar in Weirton. Saturday will be the last day to purchase advance tickets.