Last August, we were lucky enough to witness Paul Spadafora’s first victorious return to the ring. A lot of his fans were skeptical about his return due to multiple factors within his life. Spadafora is no longer the young Pittsburgh Kid fighting his way to the top. After a decade of multiple complications within his personal life including drugs, alcohol, and jail time, he now returns to the sport fighting at the age of 37. April 6th, 2013 marks the next chapter in this amazing comeback story of Paul The Pittsburgh Kid Spadafora: AÂ Pheonix Rising.
August 18th 2012 was when we witnessed Spadaforaâ€™s first return. Spadafora was fresh out of a seven month stay in a Transitions Recovery Program in Miami, FL. He was there from December 2011 until July 2012 just before his August fight. It was in that August fight where he earned a victory over Puerto Rican fighter, Wilfredo Negron, beating him in a dominating fashion. Spadafora followed up the fight by thanking not only his fans but also Roy Jones Jr., and he promised everyone that he is back for good. But could his fans trust his words?
After reassuring the crowd that he was 100% focused on training and that his past is in his past, Spadafora explained that he is now in a more positive place in his life. These words proved to be true as he took on his next opponent,Â WBO Oriental Champion & former Olympian, Solomon Egberime. In that 10 round main event last December, Spadafora put up a close fight against Egberime claiming another victory in the ring bringing his undefeated record toÂ 47W-0L-1D.
With the help ofÂ TNT PromotionsÂ and the backing of 8-time World ChampionÂ boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., all the elements are in place for one of boxing’s greatest comebacks. Both Roy Jones Jr. andÂ Spadaforaâ€˜s trainer, Tom Yankello, are not afraid of any fighter willing to go up against Spadafora.
Paul Spadafora returns to the ring against his next opponent, Red Hot Rob Frankel. Frankel is a top contender and former USNBC championÂ fighting out of Denver, Colorado with a record ofÂ 33W-12L-1D. Frankel has forever yearned for a shot at Spadafora, which he earned in January in a dominating performance over previous Spadafora foe Jermaine White. Red Hot Rob is looking to change his professional record to 34 wins and break Spadafora’s undefeated record giving him his first loss ever in the ring.
A full evening of entertainment is in store including prospectÂ Wilkins The Hispanic Hurricane SantiagoÂ taking on upset mindedÂ Mustafah Johnson. Joey Hitman HoltÂ battlingÂ Austin Speedy Marcum. A classic Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh matchupÂ betweenÂ Omari BraxtonÂ &Â Chris The Nightmare StallworthÂ for city bragging rights while crowd favoriteÂ Billy Hutch HutchinsonÂ facing experienced veteran spoilerÂ Damon Antoine. Two heavyweightsÂ collide when newcomerÂ Ed Latimoregoes toe-to-toe withÂ Donnie Pitbull Crawford.
Do you think Red Hot Rob Frankel has what it takes to make this happen or do you think Paul Spadafora will claim another victory in the ring? Comment below and let me know!