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With eye on Breland, Pettway to fight Rondon

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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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