Christian Carto will face Victor Ruiz in the 8-round bantamweight main event at Philly Special.  Carto is 21, and has amassed a pro record of 17-0, 11KO.  In addition to boxing, he attends Rowan College at Gloucester County.  Christian continues a family fighting legacy - his grandfather and two great uncles were professional fighters.  

Michelle Rosado is a boxing enthusiast-turned-boxing mogul.  In addition to promoting sold out events in different corners of the country, Rosado has seen success in boxing radio, has created her own boxing apparel line, began a legacy of supporting women in boxing with her Raging Babe Brunches, and has a spotless reputation as a marketing strategist for boxing managers and promoters. Philly Special is her first solo boxing card in Philadelphia, after being mentored by Russell Peltz the past several years.

J Russell Peltz will celebrate his 50th year of promoting boxing in Philadelphia in 2019.  A journalism major, Peltz was dubbed "Boy Wonder," when he promoted and sold out his first event at the Blue Horizon at just 22 years old.  Peltz was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004. Peltz is the matchmaker for Philly Special. 

Frankie Carto is Christian's brother, manager, and assistant trainer.  In addition to managing Christian's career, Frankie works with his family's construction/contracting company. Frankie has a bachelor's degree in Sports Marketing and Management from St. Joseph's University, and was a regional Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion. 

Billy Briscoe, Christian's lead trainer, is described by Frankie Carto as "a student of the game." Studying with the late Wesley Mouzon, Briscoe has been training fighters since he was fifteen years old. This will be Briscoe's third fight with Christian. 

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