With eye on Breland, Pettway to fight Rondon

September 06, 1991|By Alan Goldstein

Baltimore junior middleweight contender Vincent Pettway has signed to fight Juan Rondon of Miami at the Pikesville Armory on Oct. 9. But Pettway also is looking at a future title match with Chad Parker of Mississippi or a lucrative bout with former welterweight champion Mark Breland.

Stuart Satosky will promote the Pettway-Rondon fight in conjunction with Leonard "Boogie" Weinglass, the millionaire clothing chain owner who is interested in furthering Pettway's ring career.

Pettway (31-4) is ranked No. 10 in the junior middleweight class by the International Boxing Council. In his most recent bout last April, the boxer-model stopped Baltimore rival Eddie Van Kirk in six rounds.

International boxing promoter Cedric Kushner is trying to arrange a United States Boxing Association title bout pitting Pettway against Parker, with Mississippi as the likely site.

Satosky has held talks with promoter Dan Duva, president of Main Events. Inc., concerning a winter Pettway-Breland bout. Breland moved up to the 154-pound class after losing his welterweight crown to Aaron Davis 14 months ago.

Rondon (22-10-2), a Venezuelan native now fighting out of Florida, was stopped by British junior middleweight champion Errol McDonald last March. He went 10 rounds in losing a decision to Breland in 1987.

Promising Maryland welterweight Michael Ward, 18, will meet Aaron Smith of Rockville in the eight-round semifinal.

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