At the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, IA, Friday night over USA Showtime, GH Promotions, Victory Promotions and Roc Nation Sports showed three major bouts on the card featuring Ronald Ellis in the main event against Junior Younman.
In the Main Event Super Middleweight Ronald “Flatline” Ellis, 14-0-2 (10), of L.A. and Junior Younan, 13-0-2 (9), of Brooklyn, NY, ended in a ten round split draw.
In the opening round Youman showing fast hands landing well against defense minded Ellis. Younan landed three left hooks to the head of Ellis. Ellis drove Younan into a corner only to get rocked by a three punch combination from Younan. In the second round Ellis is the aggressor but getting countered well by Younan. Ellis got a solid right through the defense of Younan twice.
In the third round from the corner Younan landed a right to the head of Ellis who countered with a left hook to the head of Younan. Younan is the much more busier of the two. Younan moves around the ring countering well. Not a lot of action in the round from both boxers. In the fourth round Younan landed a good double left hook to the head of Ellis. Ellis started to do more than Younan.
In the fifth round the action slowed down with Younan moving around the ring but not landing as much as Ellis. In the sixth round Ellis continues to outwork Younan whose trainer continues to be the last person out of the ring.
In the seventh round both started throwing but mostly missing with Ellis getting the better of the exchanges. Younan moves but throws little amount of punches awaiting to counter. Ellis landed half a dozen punches without return from Younan. A left hook by Ellis hurts Younan. Ellis wins round big. In the eighth round a Ellis right rocked Younan. Younan is missing more than landing. Younan finally lands a three punch combination. Younan lands a flurry of punches inside the minute left in the round. Younan with hands down puts them up as Ellis moves in without any punches hardly landed in the last minute.
Before the ninth round Younan’s trainer is still in the ring at the bell. Halfway through the round Younan has hardly landed a punch. He is only moving backwards while Ellis lands little but much more than Younan. In the tenth and final round Younan’s trainer is still in the ring at the bell. Ellis charges out landing punches putting Younan against the ropes. Ellis continues to chase back pedaling Younan who is throwing hardly a punch. Ellis lands an uppercut to the head of Younan with half a minute to go. Once again Adam Pollock was the referee.
Scores were 96-94 for Ellis. 96-94 for Younan and 95-95 as did this writer.
Lightweight Thomas “Gunna Man” Mattice, 11-0 (9), of Cleveland, OH, stopped Puerto Rico’s Rolando “Iron Man” Chinea, 15-2-1 (6), of Lancaster, PA, at 1:31 of the seventh round.
In the opening round Chinea works Mattice into a corner only to be countered by a right to the chin from Mattice. Chinea lands a lead right to the head of Mattice. Chinea drives Mattice in the corner landing a flurry of punches. Chinea out landed Mattice 5 to 1 keeping him on the ropes. In the second round Chinea continues to keep Mattice on the ropes. Chinea lands a pair of left uppercuts to mid-section of Mattice. Mattice counters with a hard right to the head of Chinea. Mattice counters with a hard right to the head of Chinea. Mattice landed a hard left hook to the head of Chinea at the bell while on the ropes.
In the third round Chinea lands three jabs and opens up with uppercuts to body of Mattice. Chinea lands a overhand right followed by a pair of left hooks to head of Mattice. Chinea landed a pair of right uppercuts to chin of Mattice just prior to the bell. In the fourth round Mattice landed a three punch combination to the head of Chinea. Against the ropes Mattice lands three rights to the head of Chinea. Chinea walks Mattice to ropes and gets countered to the head by Mattice. Chinea lands a right to the mid-section of Mattice only to be countered by a combination to the head by Mattice.
In the fifth round Mattice counters Chinea well landing a right that rocked Chinea. Mattice drives Chinea to the ropes. Mattice counters with a hard right to the head of Chinea and a left hook to the head at the bell. In the sixth round Chinea lands a double left hook to head of Mattice while in the middle of the ring. Off the ropes Mattice lands a three punch combination twice. Chinea missed with three punches just prior to the bell.
In the seventh round Mattice landed over thirty straight punches ending with a left hook dropping Chinea to the canvas. It all started with a right by Mattice to the head of Chinea hurting him. Referee Alan Pollock should have stopped it before this. This writer had it 57-56 Mattice at stoppage.
Super Lightweight southpaw Montana Love, 9-0 (4), of Cleveland, OH, won a mild upset by majority decision over 8 rounds over Liberian “Sunami” Samuel Teah, 12-2-1 (5), of Philadelphia.
In the opening round both boxers were feeling each other out through half of the round before they started to open up. Under a minute and Teah landed a lead right to the chin of Love. Love used his jab throughout the round. In the second round Love answered with a double right hook to the chin of Teah. As Love danced Teah landed a lead right to the mid-section. Love is warned for holding by referee Paul Parry.
In the third round Love delivered with a lead left to the head of Teah putting him back several steps. Teah proved to be the aggressor in this round. In the fourth round Love answered with a jab followed by a straight left to the head of Teah. Love warned for head lock. Teah landed a lead left hook to the chin of Love. Teah worked the body well.
In the fifth round Love warned for pulling the head of Teah down. Love landed a good right hook to chin of Teah. Halfway through the round Teah landed a rare jab. Another warning from the referee to Love for pulling down Teah’s head. In round six Love got another warning for hitting behind the head. Teach landed a flurry of punches to the head of Love. Teah landed a left hook to the chin of Love. While against the ropes Teah landed several good combinations. Teah’s trainer Rashiem Jefferson is urging him to do more work.
In round seven another warning to Love for holding behind the head of Teach. At the halfway point Teach covers up against the ropes allowing Love to land a flurry of punches. Double lead left followed by a right hand from Love. In the eighth and final round a right hook from Love drove Teah sideways. At the ten second warning Teah landed a three punch combination.
Judges had it 78-74 twice and 76-76 as did this writer.