Boxing has not been seen at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey for seven years.

That’s about to change, as Atlantic City native Larry Goldberg is bringing his exciting boxing series to The World’s Playground on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Goldberg is the CEO of Boxing Insider Promotions, who is the most active promoter in New York City.

Goldberg describes the upcoming fight card as “stacked and packed.”

Goldberg said that:

Boxing Insider Promotions is bringing boxing back to the Boardwalk at the Tropicana Hotel/ Casino in Atlantic City. The date is Saturday, May 11, and begins at 7:30 PM in the Showroom. This is the Atlantic City debut for the company, which has been promoting shows at the legendary Sony Hall in New York City, said Goldberg.

There is also a popular local connection, as Holy Spirit High School standout, JUSTIN FIGUEROA (8-0, 6 KO's) …is a junior middleweight and a 2017 graduate of Holy Spirit High School, where he excelled in football and wrestling.

Figueroa is also an experienced amateur boxer, who has previously defeated 2022 National Golden Gloves champ Nasheed Smith.

He last fought on March 30, 224, earning a six-round decision win over Christian Aguirre in San Antonio.

The charismatic Figueroa is known as a charismatic figure who is a former  Atlantic City Beach Patrol lifeguard.

Figueroa has become known for dancing “The Worm" across the ring after he wins a fight.

Some of the other participants include:

Junior featherweight JOHN LEONARDO (10-1-1, 4 KO's) of Manalapan Township, NJ will be in the eight-round main event.

“Leonardo was a decorated amateur, winning three New York Metro championships and a New Jersey Golden Gloves title. The 23-year-old, nicknamed “Bodyshot," last fought back in August, when he won an eight-round decision over Dominique Griffin,” said Goldberg.

Heavyweight prospect PRYCE TAYLOR (3-0, 2 KO's) of Brooklyn “has a big upside. He only began boxing in 2016, but just three years later he made it to the semifinals of the National Golden Gloves. He was also runner-up in the U.S. Championships in 2021 and 2022. Taylor, who is involved with the Team Combat League, was last seen in action at Sony Hall on March 7, winning a four-round decision over Antonio Torres. He'll be in another four-rounder on May 11,” said Goldberg.

Middleweight JACOB SOLIS of New York (3-0, 3 KO's) and Middleweight JUAN PIERRE VALENCIA makes his highly-anticipated pro debut in a four-rounder will be on the card.

Tickets are priced at $60, $100, $150 and $200, and are available through TicketMaster (https:// insider-live-professional-boxing-atlantic-city-new-jersey-05-11-2024/event/02006076BA7B700C (https://

This event will also stream live and free of charge at

SOURCE: Larry Goldberg.

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