Central Islip’s Darrell Madison Claims NY State Heavyweight Title
June 12, 2008
Looks to Face Off with Patchogue Medford’s Derrick Rossy!
By: Jason Sardelis
(Central Islip, N.Y.) Central Islip’s, Darrell “King David” Madison 10-0-1, 3Ko’s convincingly beat veteran Zuri Lawrence 23-14-4 0Ko’s to win NY states vacant heavyweight title on May 30th at Monticello Raceway.
Madison a three time Gold Glove winner, 2005 Ringside World Champion and nationally ranked amateur now has many career options but one bout he is looking forward to is a face off with fellow Long Islander Derrick Rossy.
Rossy a 1997 Patchogue-Medford High School graduate and former Hansen Trophy winner as outstanding high school football player went on to Boston College where graduated and established himself as football standout. Rossy also is a NY Gold Glove winner, Empire State Champion and former New York State Heavyweight Champion.
In January, Rossy 18-2, 10 Ko’s beat former heavyweight contender Ray Mercer in the first heavyweight championship bout in China winning the interim WBO, NABO heavyweight title, the vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council heavyweight title and WBF International heavyweight titles.
Madison and Rossy met several times as amateurs and have created a great rivalry. The fight would be a big one and promoters will chomp at the bit for that showdown. That fight should take place on Long Island.
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