Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions presents a 9 bout card at the 2300 Arena Friday September 14th
In the Main Event for the UBF American Super Middleweight title Brandon “Silver Back” Robinson, 11-1 (8), of Upper Darby, PA, stopped Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu, 24-4 (22), of Prichard, AL, at 2:04 of the third round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round Robinson had his way for the most part with little return from Amuzu. In the second round a lead right from Robinson landed on the chin of Amuzu. Amuzu countered with a right to the chin of an oncoming Robinson. Robinson landed a right to the chin of Amuzu rocking him.
In the third round Amuzu landed a right to the head of Robinson. Robinson came back with a combination to the head of Amuzu. Robinson landed a left hook to the body hurting Amuzu pinning him in a corner. Robinson drove Amuzu across the ring having him out on his feet when referee Blair Talmadge wisely halted the fight.
The co-feature has two highly respected welterweights in Terrell “Tiger” Williams, 17-0 (13), of L.A. defeating southpaw DC’s David “Day-Day” Grayton, 15-3-1 (11), in a 10 rounder.
In the first round Williams landed a straight lead right on the chin of Grayton and down he went. He beat the count of 8 by referee Eric Dali. Grayton came back well though getting hit with counter rights. In the second round within seconds down went Grayton again from a Williams right to the chin. Grayton once again fought his way back. In the final minute of the round Williams stunned Grayton with a straight lead right on the chin.
In the third round Grayton went on the attack with half a dozen body shots driving Williams into a corner before getting tied up. Halfway thru the round Grayton again pinned Williams in a corner landing body to the head left’s. In the fourth round Williams stunned Grayton with straight rights on the chin on two occasions. Referee Dali warned Williams for a low blow.
In the fifth round Grayton forced Williams against the ropes until he got tied up. In a close round Grayton seemed to get the best of Williams who may be tiring. In the sixth round Williams landed a triple jab. Williams stunned Grayton with a lead right to the chin. Grayton came right back. William back Grayton against the ropes and landed a right to the chin dropping grayton. Upon rising Williams hurt Grayton with a right on the chin.
In the seventh round Grayton drove Williams into the ropes. Williams came back driving Grayton into the ropes. Williams landed a hard right to the chin but was countered by a Grayton left to the chin. In the eighth round Grayton pinned Williams against the ropes before he danced out of trouble. Grayton drove Williams to the ropes hurting him with a left uppercut on the chin.
In the ninth round Grayton came out firing until he ran into a Williams right on the chin. Williams landed a triple jab followed by a left to the chin of grayton. Grayton fought back landing a short left to the chin of Williams. In the tenth and final round Grayton kept pushing Williams backwards with an array of punches mostly to the head. It was a close fight in a TV worthy bout.
Scores were Carter 97-92, 98-89 Kinney and LaRosa 98-90 and this writer 95-92.
Super Featherweight three time Tajik Olympian southpaw Abvar Yunusov, 5-0 (2), now out of Reading, PA, made a spectacular Philly debut stopping Angel “Terrible” Monreal, 10-11-1 (3), of Monterrey, MEX, at 2:36 of the first round in a scheduled 8 rounder.
In the first round Yunusov landed a right hook and left cross dropping Monreal. He beat the count of referee Dali at 8. In the second round a straight lead left on the chin from Yunusov put Monreal down and dazed landing on the bottom rope causing referee Eric Dali to wave it off.
Philly featherweight Crystian Peguero, 2-1 (1), was stopped by Dominican Yueri “Dinamita” Andujar, 1-0 (1), out of Reading, PA, at 2:06 of third round of a scheduled 4.
In the first round both fighters were swinging for the fences with non-stop action. Andujar warned for pulling head down and hitting. Andujar had Peguero hurt with body punching and landed a punch after the bell. In the second round Andujar rocked Peguero with a shopping right to the side of his head. Andujar landed over a dozen punches without return. Andujar warned for low blow just prior to the end of the onslaught.
In the third round Andujar landed a right uppercut to the mid-section of Peguero. The lopsided fight took the toll on Peguero who ended up in his own corner taking a great amount of punishment until referee Dali wisely halted the fight.
Jr Welter Keeshawn “The Next Big Thing” Williams, 3-0-1 (1), of D.C. easily defeated Farhad Fatulla, 1-2 (0), of Miami, FL, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Williams tatoo’d Fatulla with a solid jab following with occasional rights to the chin. Williams landed a 3-punch combination to the head of Fatulla. In the second round Fatulla finally landed his first punch. Williams continued using his jab and landed a solid right to the chin of Fatulla.
In the third round Fatulla landed a 3-punch combination. Halfway thru the round Williams landed several lead rights to the chin of Fatulla. In the fourth and final round reminded this writer of a Roy Jones, Jr. style that Williams showed. He kept the jabs and following with rights to the head of a game Fatulla.
Scores were Carter, LaRosa, Rubenstein and this writer 40-36.
Philly Jr Welter Daiyann Butt, 2-0 (0), easily defeated Anthony “Lights Out” Smith, 1-3 (1), out of Fresno, CA, living in Stroudsburg, PA, over 4 rounds.
In the first round much shorter Smith landed jabs to the mid-section of Butts. Smith was the aggressor as the taller Butt used a jab of his own. Smith took the round. In the second round Smith ducked into a Butt right uppercut rocking him. All Butts in the round.
In the third round Smith dropped his hands and got nailed by a Butt right on the chin. Butt rocked Smith with a left uppercut on the chin as Smith was pulling away. Butt landed over half a dozen body shots without return. In the fourth and final round Butt simply outpunched him. Near the end of the round Smith landed a left hook to the chin of Butt.
Scores were Carter, LaRosa and Rubenstein 40-36 as did this writer.
Philly Bantamweight Jerrod “The Golden” Miner, 1-2-2 (1), was defeated by Alejandro “El Grandie” Jimenez, 3-0 (1), of New Hope, PA, over 4 rounds of action.
In the first round Jimenez chased and landed almost every punch he threw at Miner. In the second round Jimenez continued landing almost at will until Minor returned 3 body shots. Miner landed a right to the chin of Jimenez rocking him. Both fighters landed rights at the same time at the bell.
In the third round Miner landeda pair of straight lefts to the chin of Jimenez. Jimenez went to the mid-section and Miner countered with a right to the chin. Jimenez rocked Miner with a lead right to the chin. Jimenez landed a right to the chin and got countered with a right from Miner. In the fourth and final round they stood toe to toe with Miner rocking Jimenez with a left hook to the chin. Miner backed up into a corner waiting for Jimenz to come in and he did with a right to the chin of Miner. Miner was holding his own in the final round but got hit with too many right hands overall.
Scores were Carter, Kinney and Rubenstein and this writer 40-36. Referee was Talmadge.
Philly Super Feather Christopher Burgos, 1-3-1 (0) was stopped by James Bernadin, 1-0 (1), of Lancaster, PA, at 2:19 of the third round in a scheduled 4.
In the first round it was an all out slugfest for the entire 3 minutes with Burgos starting faster and Bernadin taking over. In the second round they started where they left off. Burgos had swelling under his left eye. Bernadin looked punched out by end of the round.
In the third round Burgos continued to be the aggressor as Bernadin countered backing up. Bernadin landed three punches with the last a right hand on the chin dropping Burgos. He got up beating the count but referee Talmadge felt he was in no condition to continue.
Welterweight Shyngyskhan “Chingiz” Tazhibay, 7-0 (2), of KAZ, out of D.C. defeated Justin Johnson, 6-18-6 (0), of Pittsburgh, PA, 4 rounds.
In the opening bout in the first round Tazhibay rocked Johnson with a left hook to the chin. Just prior to the bell Tazhibay hit Johnson twice on the back of the head twice dropping him. Referee dali warned Tazhibay as bell ended round. In the second round Tazhibay landed a straight right to the chin of Johnson stunning him. Shortly later in the round Referee Dali warned Tazhibay for hitting behind the head. Little action in the first two rounds.
In the third round Tazhibay swinging wildly and missing with a right hand. Johnson being a late sub. Tazhibay landed a solid left hook to the chin of Johnson. Tazhibay hit on the break without a warning. Closest round of the fight up until the end. In the fourth and final round Johnson holding on trying to get to the finish. Tazhibay warned for low blow. Johnson landed his best punch of the fight a right to the head of Tazhibay.
Scores Carter 39-37, La Rosa and Kinney 40-36 as did this writer.