Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions Closed Out September at the Sands Event Center on Tuesday Night Fights “Fight Night Live” with Matchmaker Damian Ramos. There were “9” scheduled bouts.
In the Main Event Super Lightweight Anthony Mercado 12-4 (10), of Philadelphia and Arecibo, PR, won a decision over Victor Vazquez, 10-5 (4), Yonkers, NY, over 8 wild rounds for the World Boxing Foundation Silver International Title (James Gibbs, Jr. representing).
In the opening round Mercado came out throwing bombs with Vasquez fighting back. Mercado missed with a left hook but landed aright to the chin. Vazquez came fighting back landing a right to the head of Mercado. Both threw left hooks with Vazquez getting there first. In the second round Mercado landed a combination to the chin of Vazquez. Vazquez landed four unanswered punches. Inside Mercado landed a chopping right rocking Vazquez who fought back while against the ropes. At the bell it was Vazquez having Mercado against the ropes. Vazquez had swelling under his eyes.
In the third round Vazquez drove Mercado to the ropes with a flurry of punches. Mercado stunned Vazquez with several rights to the head making him hold on. Both fighters were throwing bombs. Mercado hurt Vazquez causing referee Gary Rosato to give a standing 8 count. Just prior to the bell a clash of heads caused a cut outside the right eye of Mercado.
In the fourth round they let it all hang out throwing bombs. Vazquez had Mercado hurt with a flurry of punches. Both put their heads down throwing punches. Referee Rosato called in the ring physician to check Mercado’s cut. Both were throwing bombs as the blood was flowing from Mercado’s cut. Both were landing with head shots with the fans showing their appreciation at the bell. Vazquez had a cut on the top of his head.
In the fifth round from southpaw Mercado landed a hard left to the head of Vazquez who came back southpaw with a left of his own to the chin of Mercado. Mercado landed a right to the head but was countered with a right from Vazquez who continued southpaw. The fans were standing and shouting in this one for the entire round. Vazquez rocked Mercado at the bell as he wobbled back to his corner.
In the sixth round Vazquez flurried putting Mercado into the ropes was landing left hooks with Vazquez landing chopping rights up until the bell. In the seventh round Vazquez was forcing the back pedaling Mercado who countered with a right to the chin rocking Vazquez. Mercado landed an overhand right to the head of Vazquez. Both stood in the middle of the ring throwing punches. Mercado drove Vazquez into the ropes with a flurry of punches. Vazquez fought back with blood coming down the right side of Mercado’s face but he was hitting Vazquez at the bell.
In the eighth and final round punches were flying with Vazquez driving Mercado to the ropes until he got hit with a left hook. Mercado was landing overhand rights with blood coming down the right side of his face. What a fight!!!!
Scores were McKaie 76-75 while Frisca and McKay had it 77-74 with this writer having it 77-75.
Heavyweight “Jersey Joe” Joe Hanks, 23-2 (15), Newark, NJ, stopped Terrance Marba, 9-7 (7), St. Petersburg, FL, at 2:26 of round one.
In the first round Hanks stalked Marba for half a minute then landed a left hook to the chin followed by a right to the mid-section. Halfway through the round Marba ducked low and Hanks hit him with a chopping right on the chin. He beat the count of referee Rosato but Hanks jumped on him until the referee wisely halted the fight with Marba halfway through the ropes.
Super Welterweight southpaw returned to the ring after a year Erik Spring, 11-2-2 (1), Reading, PA, won a spirited decision over James “Thunder” Robinson, 5-12-5 (1), York, PA, over 6 competitive rounds.
In the first round Spring landed a straight left to the head of an oncoming in Robinson. Robinson drove Spring into a corner. Against the ropes Spring landed a solid left to the chin of Robinson. Robinson ended the round with a flurry. In the second round Robinson charged in landing a right to the chin of Spring. Spring came back with a left to the chin of Robinson. Spring was returning to the ring after a year layoff.
In the third round Spring drove Robinson into the ropes but came back to drive Spring into the ropes. Both fighters slugged it out inside in another close round. In the fourth round Spring landed a combination rocking Robinson against the ropes. Referee Clarke warned Robinson for holding.
In the fifth round Spring landed a lead left to the mid-section of Robinson. Both mixed it up well in the corner of Robinson. Spring landed a right hook to the chin of Robinson. Robinson landed a lead right to the chin of Spring. Both were throwing leather at the bell. In the sixth and last round they picked up where they left off slugging it out. Spring landed a chopping left on the head while Robinson came back with a right to the chin. Spring landed a left to the back of the head of Robinson who was ducking but hit the canvas claiming it was a slip just prior to the bell.
Scores were McKaie and Morgan 59-54, McNair 58-55 with this writer 59-54.
Heavyweight Colby “King” Madison, 7-0-2 (4), Owings Mills, MD, defeated Jamaica’s southpaw Nicoy Clarke, 2-2 (0), Jersey City, NJ, over 6 rounds.
In the first round Madison landed a right to the chin with Clarke countering with a overhand left to the chin of the taller Madison. Madison rocked Clarke with a right to the chin just prior to the bell. In the second round Madison landed several right uppercuts to the body of Clarke back him up several steps opening a cut along Clarke’s left eye. Clarke showed heart coming back but Madison much too big. After the round the ring physician checked the cut and almost called a halt.
In the third round Clarke’s left eye was partially closed but landed a left uppercut to the chin of Madison. Madison landed the last punch of the round a right on the chin as Clarke “high stepped” back to his corner at the bell. In the fourth round Clarke landed an overhand left to the chest of Madison. Clarke would get inside and grab Madison as they slapped one another to the head. Close round.
In the fifth round Clarke made it interesting staying inside of the taller Madison. In the sixth and final round Madison landed a hard left hook to the head of Head. Clarke missed with a wild overhand left doing a 360 degree turn. Then, Clarke backed Madison against the ropes. Madison fought Clarke off at the bell.
Scores were Morgan 59-55, Frisca and McKaie 60-54 with this writer having it 59-53.
Heavyweight Michael Polite Coffie, 4-0 (3), Brooklyn, NY, stopped Curtis “The Bad Guy” Head, 4-3 (3), Southfield, MI, at 1:57 of the second time scoring four knockdowns.
In the first round the taller Coffie knocked down Head with a left to the chin. He beat the count of referee Rosato. Head was up landing several jabs before Coffie landed a hard right to the head. Coffie landed several body shots dropping Head a second time just prior to the end of the round. In the second round Head landed a good left hook to the chin of Coffie. Both fighters came in at 270 lbs. but Coffie the much taller of the two. Coffie landed a left hook to the body dropping Head. Upon getting up at 9, referee Rosato asked if he wanted to continue and he nodded okay. Coffie jumped on him dropping him again forcing the stoppage.
Super Lightweight Kenny “Bank on It” Robles, 4-1 (2), Staten Island, NY, stopped southpaw Corey “The Warrior” Gulley, 2-3-2 (0), Killeen, TX, at 2:13 of the third round.
In the first round after about of minute of feeling each other out Robles missed with a left hook but landed right uppercut to mid-section of Gulley. Robles landed a lead right to the chin of Gulley. In the second round Robles landed a straight right on the chin of Gulley knocking him down. He beat the count of referee Clark and got up and landed a left of his own to the chin of Robles. Both fighters were fighting furiously inside with Robles getting in right uppercuts while Gulley held his own until the bell.
In the third round both fighters were landing well inside. Gulley got in several body punches hurting Robles. Gulley backed Robles against the ropes with both landing well. Robles knocked out the mouthpiece of Gulley across the ring then pinned him in a corner as referee Clark called a halt. Gulley complained at stoppage wanting to continue.
“I was surprised when he got up and fought back the way he did. My corner said not to get too excited,” said Robles.
Super Bantamweight Raeese “The Beast” Aleem, 12-0 (6), Las Vegas, NV, stopped Alcides Santiago, 6-3 (5), Arecebo, PR, who failed to come out for the sixth and final round.
In the first round Aleem landed a right to the head of Santiago rocking him making him hold on. Santiago fought back best he could. In the second round it was a spirited three minutes. In the third round of action Santiago had swelling under his right eye. Aleem kept up the pressure as Santiago switched from orthodox to southpaw and back in a good round that Aleem controlled.
In the fourth round Aleem landed a right to the neck of Santiago who countered with a left to the head. Aleem hurt Santiago with a left hook to the body. He followed up with a right to the head of a back pedaling Santiago who was bleeding below the right eye.
In the fifth round Aleem continued to chase Santiago who would stop enough to counter but got hit with a left and went down and up while referee Shawn Clarke gave him the 8 count. Aleem drove Santiago into the ropes but got hit with a counter right just prior to the bell.
Middleweight Money Powell IV, 8-0 (4), born in Germany living in Ft. Mitchell, AL, defeating Josue “Chicquilin” Obando, 16-23-1 (12), Guadalajara, Mex, over 6 action rounds.
“I like beating a taller opponent and appreciate my fan support and my corner work and look forward to be a champion someday,” said Powell.
In the first round Powell teed off with several rights to the head. Powell easily took round over late sub. In the second round Obando used long reach but Powell countered with combinations to the body. Obando landed several rights to head of Powell.
In the third round Powell landed a 3-punch combination to start the round to the body and head. Obando came back with a left hook to the head while Powell countered with a right to the head. Powell moves well around Obando landing a right to the head. Referee Rosato has warned both fighters for infractions hitting behind the head. Powell landed a solid right to the head of Obando. Obando came back with a right of his own to the head. Close round. In the fourth round both fighters continue to mix it up good. Obando landed a right to the head with Powell countering with his right at the bell.
In the fifth round Powell opened with a solid left hook to the head of Obando rocking him. Obando came back pushing the action while Powell countered well. Powell landed a solid right to the head while Obando countered with a right to the head. Powell rocked Obando with a right on the chin just prior to the bell. In the sixth and final round Powell rocked Obando with several rights to the head. Powell missed with a left hook but caught Obando ducking with a right to the head. Powell moved around the ring with Obando pressing the action landing several punches to the head while being tied up. Powell landed a solid lead right to the chin of Obando. Powell ended bout with left hook to the head of Obando.
Scores were McKaie and McNair 60-54 while Frisca had it 59-55 with this writer having it 58-56.
Featherweight southpaw Martino Jules, 5-0 (0), Allentown, PA, defeated Felix Sosa, 1-1 (0), DR, over 4 rounds of action.
In the first round Jules landed a right hook immediately dropping Sosa. Sosa got up and fought back but Jules had too much fire power as they mixed it up. Jules landed a good right uppercut to the chin of Rosa who came back with several body shots. In the second round both fighters mixed it up from the start of the round. Jules rocked Sosa with a lead left to the chin but Sosa fought back. They were throwing punches up to the bell.
In the third round Jules rocked Sosa with a left and dropped him with another left to the chin. Rosa managed to stay in the rest of the round. In the fourth and final round both let it all hang out for the entire round.
Scores were 40-34 by all 3 judges with this writer 40-35.
Ring Announcer was Mark Fratto. Philly’s Stephon “Scooter” Fulton was to fight Esteban Aquino in the co-feature. Aquino showed up for weigh-in but had been stopped Saturday but Boxing Director Greg Sirb wasn’t told until the last minute preventing the fight coming off.