At the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, Tuesday night King’s Promotion and PBC over Fox Sports 1 network put on a seven bout card.
In the main event Super middleweight Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant, 14-0 (11), of Nashville, TN, scored a knockdown and shut out Juan “La Amenaza” De Angel, 18-5-1 (17), of Barranquilla, COL, over 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds it was all Plant who used a fast jab setting De Angel up for the right hand. De Angel had little to offer in return. In the third round Plant landed a hard right to the chin of De Angel who shook his head. Plant landed some good lead right hands to the head of De Angel and can slip punches continuing to use his jab to control and set things up. In the fourth round a left hook to the chin of De Angel dropped him. Plant wasn’t able to follow up on it but easily took the round.
In the sixth round Plant faked a left then landed it that fast to the chin of De Angel. Plant is a thinking man’s boxer who seems to have full control of what he’s doing. In the ninth round Plant continued to land with a long right off a good jab to the chin of De Angel. In the tenth and final round Plant continued shutting out De Angel after suffering a head clash causing a small cut on the forehead.
Judges Kevin Morgan, John McKae and John Poturaj and BCB had it 100-89. The referee was Gary Rosato.
In the co-feature and fight of the night David “Day-Day” Grayton, 15-1 (11), of DC, stopped Kareem Martin, 8-1-1 (3), also of DC, at 0:40 of the eighth and final round.
In the opening round Martin rocked Grayton with a right hand to the chin. Just prior to the bell Martin rocked Grayton with a left hook to the chin. In the second round Grayton suffered a cut over his left eye. He was warned twice about hitting behind the head by referee Benjy Esteves, Jr. In the third round the excitement continued between these two talented boxers. Grayton got in some solid punches in this round. In the fourth round both continue to fight even when tied up. There is no love lost in this one. The taller southpaw Grayton has been more effective in the last two rounds but Miller is much faster.
In the fifth round Martin continues to slip punches as Grayton is the aggressor. Grayton finished strong. In the sixth round Grayton landed half a dozen unanswered punches hurting Miller. Martin came back with five punches of his own before Grayton got one in. A left uppercut to the midsection by Grayton hurt Miller and had him hanging onto Grayton. In the seventh round Grayton took over but got away with several low blows. Miller slips punches but isn’t firing back enough. In the eighth and final round Grayton rocked Miller and followed up with a barrage of punches as referee Esteves waved it off with Miller out on his feet. Miller started good but from the third round on it was Grayton.
“I was very motivated coming off my loss. I wanted to make a statement and get back to where I belong,” said Grayton. “I lost a little focus and he caught with a good shot. It was a good back and forth fight as we were hitting each other. He caught, but I could have continued. I just need to come back next time with more focus,” said Martin. In asking Grayton if he knew Miller he said “yes, we have sparred together.”
Local Heavyweight Eric Newell, 8-4-3 (5), of Bethlehem, lost to Wesley Triplett, 4-1 (2), of Youngstown, OH, at 0:23 of the third round.
In the opening round Triplett rocked Newell with a left hook to the chin. Newell was warned several times for infractions by referee Esteves. In the second round Newell keeps pushing Triplett to the ropes and leans on him scoring body shots. Triplett rocked Newell with a right uppercut causing him to fall into Triplett pushing Newell against the ropes. In the third round a right uppercut hurt Newell. Referee Esteves took Newell the corner for the ring physician to take a look and advised stopping it due to a possible broken jaw.
Light heavyweight southpaw Carlos Gongora, 6-0 (5), of Ecuador stopped southpaw Ronald “Showtime” Mixon, 7-1 (6), of L.A., at 1:16 of the first round.
“I was prepared and I analyzed his style and how he could fight. I want to dedicate this to my family and country. It was a pleasure to do it on TV. I’m going straight to the top and was good to do it on television to show the world who I am,” said Gongora. “I just got caught,” said Nixon.
Lightweight Carlos “Hard Hands” Rosario, 5-1 (3), of Pennsauken, NJ, scored a knockout at 3:08 of the in the sixth round OVER Cesar Garcia, 11-21-1 (5), of Baja California, MEX.
In the first two rounds both fighters mixed it up well. By the end of the round the fans were cheering for Rosario. Garcia used a good left hook and Rosario a good straight right. In the third round Rosario had a good round causing a small cut on the left eye of Garcia partially half closing his eye.
In the fourth and final round Rosario became the aggressor and was landing combinations. Garcia was holding his own with the cut opening up. In the fifth round Garcia suffered a cut under his left eye but he keeps coming forward showing a lot of heart. Rosario becomes the aggressor halfway through the round and has Garcia’s left side of his face bloody. In the sixth and final round Rosario was looking for the knockout which came as the timekeeper signaled 10 seconds left Rosario landed a right hand that dropped Garcia who took the count on his knees while referee Rosato counted him out.
Trainers for Rosario were Nick Rosario assisted by Chino Rivas. They also had Daquah Johnson earlier in the show.
In the opening bout Welterweight Yurik Mamedov, 1-0 (0), out of NYC, won all 4 rounds defeating southpaw Antonio Allen, 0-3 (0), of Philadelphia.
Judges were Michael Somma, John Poturaj and Kevin Morgan.
Russian welterweight Youik “DBSBC” Mamedov, 1-0 (1), out of New York won all four rounds over Antonio Allen, 0-3 (0), of Philadelphia.
Each round was the same for 3 rounds with Allen on the ropes though much taller and a southpaw. Mamedov took it to the body easily winning each round. In the third round a head clash caused a cut on Mamedov’s forehead. In the fourth and final round it was Allen’s best round but not good enough to take it.
All 3 judges had it 40-36 as did BCB. Rosato was the referee.
Welterweight southpaw Daquan Johnson, 2-0 (2), of Cherry Hill, NJ, stopped Stephen Bass, 1-3 (0) of Atlanta, GA, with a body shot at 1:25 of the second round. Referee Esteves waved it off as Bass got to his feet but was bent over and not able to continue.
In the opening round Bass was the aggressor but Johnson’s counter punch especially left hooks to the body won him the round. In the second round body shots from Johnson continued and finally dropped Bass with a left uppercut to the mid-section. Bass beat the count but was bent over so referee Esteves called a halt.
Timekeeper was Fred Blumstein.
King’s Promotion will be back in Reading, PA, at Santander Arena, September 9th with two world title fights. Underneath will be Reading’s Travis Kauffman, former world champion Kermit Cintron and Frankie De Alba.