|A certain New Yorker is moving on up.|
Seanie Monaghan, the rising light heavyweight from Long Island, is in the news today - and the news is good. For the man with fifteen knockouts on his record is about to take on former Olympian Cleiton Conceicao. Needless to say, this is big news indeed for the popular New Yorker.
For the bout will appear live on truTV this May 8th as part of its Main Events broadcast. Monaghan is already highly ranked and has a strong fan base. This kind of exposure can only help matters for the man from Long Beach.
Indeed, Monaghan has an exciting style that fans will take to. He's been presented well to the public and, with this extra exposure, has a real chance to broaden awareness considerably. That's important because right now the light heavyweight division is in a golden era, the likes of which haven't been seen since guys like Spinks and Qawi ruled the division.
The question now is, can Monaghan beat Conceicao? The Brazilian certainly didn't look good when he was crushed by Victor Ramierez last July in the fourth round, but he came back in impressive fashion to stop Nei Andrade de Lima in the first this past February. Let's just say Monaghan won't be the only one entering the ring on May 8th knowing what's at stake.
The card will be aired from the Prudential Center in Newark and will also feature Jersey native Glen Tapia, who will be fighting in his own backyard. Newark is relatively close to Monaghan's Long Island back yard, however, which means the man gets to stay close to home as he climbs further up the ladder.