Saturday Results, 8-17-13 at Revel Casino-Hotel
By: “The Legendary” Jack Obermeyer
(their first ever pro boxing card)
- Pro – Gary Shaw.
- TK – Ray Ryan Five refs! Twelve judges! (but thankfully none of whom was named Pierre Benoist).
- MM – Eric “The Creep” Bottjer. (sorry, my surragate son – not a very exciting undercard)
- Time: 7:05 to 11:56
- Six bouts.
Came down the day before for the weighin (beer drinking Brits make their vocal presence known) and bunked at nearby Harrah’s (free of course). Note: HBO invited some of us to watch live the Kovalev-Cleverly fight. I – in writing – picked Kovalev in four!!!!! Thanks to fellow press rower, Tim Starks, Dan Rafael and I share the last two slices of his $15..00!!! casino pizza and that was for a small one. “Cold Pizza” nonetheless.
Bout # 1 JONATHAN MAICELO, 136, Callao, Peru and now No. Bergen, NJ
KO -10 (0:22), slender JOSE ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, 134 1/2, Guad, MX.
Very quiet to start the evening. This eight became a ten somewhere along
the way. Tonight? Yesterday? Not sure. JM ahead comfortably – 90-81
twice; 89-82. Lots of jockeying for position, but JM has speedy
punches. One KD comes out of nowhere. A right to the left ear. Takes
count on one knee.
Bout #2) Tall THOMAS DULORME, 141, Carolina, P.R. vs little southpaw
FRANKIE FIGUEROA, 142, The Bronx. RESULT: TD W-TKO-8 (0:47)
Sort of an ugly affair. FF is a tricky kind – trying to steal a point
here or there and survive. He got dropped in the second, and fifth, while TD lost a
point for low blow (had done it earlier in fight) later in fifth. End
comes as ED finally just moves ahead and just punches FT around the
ring, getting him in a corner – RSF. It was a shutout on all three
Bout #3) Well built YORDENYS UGAS, 141 1/2, Cuba/Miami. vs tall JOHN
WILLIAMS,138 1/2, Charlotte, NC. RESULT: YU W-10U ( 98-91 twice;
99-90) No KD’s.
YU lost point in tenth for low blow. A third somewhat
dreay “battle”, as prospect Ugas fails to impress agst no punch foe,
who offers up little but keep away jabs and some slick movement. Ugas
actually slow. Ready for this nonsense: The above bout was billed as
for the vacant
WBC Latin junior interim Championship Shot me now!
Bout# 4) White boy JOEL BRUNKER, 125 1/2, N. So. Wales, Aust. vs
southpaw MIKE OLIVER,, 125 1/2, Hartford. RESULT:JB W-8U (all 78-74)
(After all the “non-fighting”, thinking they would have enough time,
quickly out comes the fourth bout of the night. Hurry boys, hurry –
all of a sudden TV can’t wait.)
This one was actually decent when compared to the earlier
Like Dib did to Oliver just six weeks back, he gotphysical and little
Mike just couln’t keep him off for any sustained length of time. P.S.
JB – cut left eye in round five.
Bout #5) IBF junior-featherweight champ JHONATAN ROMERO, 121 1/2, Cali,
Col. vs KIKO MARTINEZ, 121 1/2, Alicante, Spain. RESULT: KM
Many had said that KM did not deserve yet another title shot – guess
they were wrong. No KD’s, but little KM just wouldn’t stop pushing it.
Poor JR looked well beat as ref stopped it with him pinned in neutral
corner. JR cut left eye in round four. Almost down in first session as
KM just would not be denied.
Note: Scores after five complete:48-47, 49-46 for KM . 47-47/ Me:
Bout # 6) WHITE BOYS RULE!!! (Somebody has to win) DANIEL GEALE, 159
1/2, Mt. Annan,
Australia, defends IBF belt vs DARREN BARKER, 159 1/2, London. .
RESULT:.DB W-12S (114-113 for each and Barbara Perez had it 116-111 for DB – Me: 114-113 for DB
Lots of misses early, but both not shy about getting it on –
around in ready-to-rumble fashion.
but are they talented? Both look under-sized. Just sayin’, but what
would even an Iran Barkley have done to them? Starting to look like
twelve rounds of mid-level fury. Have to say, it is entertaining, and
then body shot drops DB early round six for a count of 8. Ref almost
stops it later, but DB rallies! Me 57-56 DG after six.
The two keep up an energetic pace. Nothing fancy, nothing powerful,
but a give and take nonetheless.