Raging Babe’s ‘Philly Special’ Event Rescheduled For June
A local fighting event has been altered due to the coronavirus. “Raging Babe” Michelle Rosado’s Philly Special event, set to take place on March 27 inside the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, has been postponed. If everything goes according to plan, the event will take place on June 19.
“I think this is the best thing for all involved,” Rosado stated in a press release. “While the stated din’t require us to shut it down, we feel it’s in the best course of action, and in line with other sports’ coronavirus measures. I care too much about the health of our fans and their families to take the risk. I am not happy about postponing the card, but I would feel much worse if someone became sick because they attended the Philly Special.”
— Raging Babe (@RagingBabe) March 13, 2020
Tickets purchased for the event will be automatically refunded. This comes after Impact Network was announced as the TV home of the Philly Special.
The main event was set to be a bout between Stevie Ortiz and Damon Allen. Ortiz (11-0) is a true Philadelphia local. The 26-year-old won his last fight against Alejandro Salinas back in September via majority decision. He faces Damon Allen (16-1-1), another Philly native. The 27-year-old is on a one-fight win streak, beating Dieumerci Nzau back in October via unanimous decision.
“Both Stevie Ortiz and Damon Allen have agreed to fight in June, and I really want to say how much I appreciate their flexibility and commitment to this event,” Rosado continued. “They know how much has gone into promoting the show, and that they’re willing to see it through is so appreciated. The undercard fighters have also been great about the postponement. We are a fighting city – we will fight one.”