By: “The Legendary” Jack Obermeyer AKA “The Miracle Man” Jack Obermeyer
2300 Arena, Philadelphia.
Pro – Peltz/Top Rank/BAM!
TV – GoFightLive
Nine bouts. SRO!
Time: 7:02 to 11:03
I’m back!! But not 100% yet. Please understand my strength has not fully returned, so my reporting might not be up to it’s usual high standards, so thse two reports may fall short of previous gems. Jowett-Boy does way good deed by coming from PA. into NJ and picking me up, and then returning me home.
JESSE HART, 167, Phila., W-10U (98-91, 95-94, 97-92) Me: 96-91 short DASHON JOHNSON, 166 3/4, Escondido, CA. Last five rounds are WAR of attrition, as DJ roars back to almost win by stoppage in 10th. DJ hurt bad in fifth, but drops JH twice in sixth. and a third time at end of tenth. No quit in either man. as little DJ pushes it all night long.
Stocky southpaw MICHAEL REED, 140 3/4, Waldorf, MD. W-6 (all 60-54), SAMUEL AMOAKO, 139 3/4, Ghana/Baltimore. No KD’s. ME: 60-52. MR – not a puncher – stalks retreating foe. Not much drama here. Is Reed really 18-0?
GREG JACKSON, 145 3/4, Phila., W-4S ( all cards 38-37 – me 38-37 for GJ) GLEDWIN ORTIZ, 146 1/2, The Bronx. A never give up GJ loses first two to boxer GO, but drops GO in third and dominates 4th. Fans love it.
GARCIA wins! ISMAEL GARCIA 153 3/4, Vineland, NJ W-6S ( all 58-56; me also) CARLOS GARCIA, 154 1/4, Aguado, P.R. No KD’s; rather tentative. Mostly single shots. Guys looking as if to “fight” to not lose, rather than fighting to win. Disappointed in lack of fire in IG
RAMESIS GIL, 135 1/4, San Juan, P.R. TKO-2 (2:01), VICTOR VASQUEZ, 135 1/2, Phila. Sneaky, veteran campaigner, RG wins first via two KD’s.; hurting VV in second – no KD – RSF. Apparently VV has lost his desire to compete, or lost his suspension system.
Pro debuters both. ISAIAH WISE, 157, Phila., (DOB: 7-5-92) TKO-4 (1:42), 6 foot tall KAREEM GLADNEY, 154, Phila. (DOB: 11-30-88) IW comes on in three and floors KG in fourth! Otherwise, he may have lost on points. Nice way to open a show!!
Two southpaws. JEROME CONQUEST, 132, Phila., W-6U, skinny JULES BLACKWELL, 132 1/4, Phoenixville, PA> Two scores at 59-55; 60-54. No KD’s. Lousy. JC going nowhere; JB has to give it up – again.
White boy SCOTT KELLEHER, 139 1/4, Phila., TKO-1 (O:59) JOSUE RIVERA, 140, Phila. Skinny SK sells tickets. What else? JR has to be retired officially He now stands (or is that falls?) at 2-7 – all loses by stoppage; six in opening stanza.
Debuting (DOB: 4-23-93) LeSHAWN RODRIGUEZ, 157, Shirley, NY KO-2 (1:54), JOSE CORTES, 156, W. Palm Beach, FL. One Left hook KD in RD 2 and OUT
The Claridge Hotel (no casino here anymore). A.C., N.J.
Pro – Rising Promotions (LaManna’s mom)and Vincent M. Ponte’s Gulfstream.
TV – GoFightLive
Time: 7:25 to 11:42
MM – Renee Aiken
THOMAS LaManna, 150, Millville, W-TKO-4 (2:23), soft-chinned KENDAL MENA, 149 3/4, Do. Rep., Frail looking White Boy looks sharp tin taking apart flawed foe. TL adoring fans eat it up.
In a just AWFUL closing six, southpaw white boy, DAN PASCIOLLA, 248, Brick, NJ slops his way to a W-6 U (al 60-54), over former IBF CW champ, IMAMU MAYFIELD, 232, Perth Amboy, NJ. No KD’s. IM, at age 45 (?) had no business in there; at least a no-talent DP gave it a solid effort.
In a sort of dainty, careful, you might hurt somebody bout, white boy TOMMY RAINONE , 150, Queens(?), NY, W-8 S (all 79-73), MAURICE CHALMERS , 147 1/2, Danville, VA. Vet ham and eggers know how to do just enough to lose – stay healthy, my friends. P.S. Both are southpaws.
HAKIM BRYANT, 157, Asbury Prk, NJ W-6U (60- 51, 60-52, 60-53), RICK GRAHAM, 156, Detroit. Not sure if they ruled it a KD of DG in sixth. RG cannot deal with combinations of HB.
Comebacking ISIAH SELDON, 165, A.C., W-6U (all 58-56), MICHAEL MITCHELL, 165, Paterson, NJ. No KD’s, MM may have deserved this one as rusty IS has big (naturally) SRO crowd support.
ALVIN VARMALL, 196, La Place, LA. W-4U (40-36 twice; 39-37), D’QUAN MORGAN, 190, London/Hamlet, NC. Good amateur action; no KD’s.
QUINN DAVIS, 259, Mays Landing, NJ, W-4U (all 40-36), fat CORLEY MORLEY, 283, Phila. No KD’s; little to speak of.
OMAR BRITO, 132, P.R./Pleasantville, NJ, TKO-1 (2:20), BIENVENIDO DIAZ, 129, Do. Rep. One KD. BD falls apart so easily.
DARRYL BUNTING, 164, Asbury Park, NJ W-4U ( 40-35; two at 40-36) DARRYL WATKINS, 161 1/2, Winterhaven, FL. Slap-happy, but willing partners. No KD’s.