Friday, October 15, 1999

Williams highlights fight card


Local star's bout among 14 Saturday

BY JOHN ERARDI
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Saturday Night Fights return to Cincinnati at 8p.m. with a star-filled card at the Mount Auburn Community Center.

        The featured event is Cincinnati's Ricardo Williams Jr. vs. Anthony Suler of Indianapolis.

        “This is a big fight for Suler,” said Mike Stafford, co-coach along with Ricardo Williams Sr. of Cincinnati's Golden Gloves team. “Anthony called out Ricardo a couple of years ago. They've never fought, so this is Anthony's big chance. He's a good fighter.”

        Williams Jr. is ranked No.1 in the nation among amateurs in his 139-pound weight class.

        Also on Saturday's card are Cincinnati's Dante Craig, nationally ranked No.2 in his 147-pound weight class, and James Helms, nationally ranked No.10 in his 132-pound class.

        Williams Jr. and Craig already have qualified for the Olympic Trials in February in Venice, Fla., Stafford said.

        There will be 14 fights on Saturday night's card. Besides the Cincinnati Gold Glovers, amateur teams from Indianapolis and West Virginia will compete.

        The highlights of the junior-level amateur bouts will be Artremis Saltor of the Mount Auburn gym vs. Mel Crossty of the Winton Terrace gym. Both have been national champions in the 95-pound weight class, Stafford said.

       



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