Eddie Hearns Matchroom Boxing and Ken Casey’s Murphy’s Boxing presented a pair of IBF World and WBO World championships at the TD Garden in Boston, MASS, Saturday night over DAZN. Matchmaker is Paul Ready.
IBF Super World Super Featherweight Champion Tevin “American Idol” Farmer, 27-4-1 (5), of Philadelphia, easily retained his title stopping Commonwealth and WBA International Super Featherweight Champion James “The Assassin” Tennyson, 22-3 (18), of Belfast, No. Ireland, UK, at 1:44 of the fifth round.
In the first round Tennyson is coming forward while Farmer is countering. Farmer is making Tennyson miss and countered him well. In the second round Farmer landed many uppercuts inside and made Tennyson miss often. In the third round Tennyson walked in and did very little as Farmer slipped punches and countered well with both hands. Tennyson landed his best punch so far a right to the chin of Farmer.
In the fourth round Farmer moves and picked Tennyson apart. Farmer landed a left to the ribs and down went Tennyson. Referee Arthur Mercante gave him the 8 count. He lasted the rest of the round like nothing happened. In the fifth round Farmer is slipping almost all of Tennyson’s swings though against the ropes. Farmer landed a left to the ribs after Tennyson missed a right and down Tennyson went down and referee Mercante wisely stopped it. A very impressive showing by Farmer.
“I had a good team there and with little amateur bouts I am now punching well. I have not fought bum’s. I want the title holders especially one which is Gervonta Davis. I now have the belt and the money behind me so lets get it on,” said Farmer.
2008 Olympian No. 1 ranked southpaw Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, 26-0 (16), of Providence, RI, won a lopsided win over late sub No. 2 Ranked Walter “The Executioner” Kautondokwa, 17-1 (16), of Windhoek, Nambia, for the vacant WBO World Middleweight title, over 12 rounds.
In the first round there was little action until Andrade landed a left to the chin dropping Kautondokwa and hit him when he was down and should have been DQ’d. Referee Ken Willis was absent. In the second round Kautondokwa landed three rights to the chin of a backing away Andrade.
In the third round Kautondokwa stalked until Andrade started fighting back. Andrade landed a left to the side of Kautondokwa’s face and down he went. He got up and referee Willis asked him to take a step forward but he didn’t but was allowed to continue anyway. In the fourth round Andrade dropped Kautondokwa with a body shot and he beat the count. Another left and down went Kautondokwa. He got up and the referee allowed it to continue.
Referee Willis waiting until the bell rang and then brought the ringside physician to come in. In the fifth round Kautondokwa chased and Andrade occasionally threw a punch. In the final ten seconds Andrade landed half a dozen punches with one landing on the hip of Kautondokwa but referee Willis missed it.
In the sixth round Andrade tossed Kautondokwa to the canvas. Kautondokwa stepped on Andrade’s foot sending him to the canvas. Kautondokwa stalks but throws little. In the seventh round Andrade landed a lead right to the chin of Kautondokwa. Andrade landed a left to the head of the taller Kautondokwa.
In the eighth round Andrade landed a combination to the head of the non-offensive Kautondokwa who walks forward but throws few punches. Andrade outlands him round after round. In the ninth round there was little action.
In the tenth round Kautondokwa follows Andrade around the ring but can’t seem to land a punch. Kautondokwa landed a right to the chin of Andrade. In the eleventh round there was little action.
In the twelfth and final round Andrade landed four body punches. Kautondokwa landed a right to the chin while Andrade countered with a combination.
The scores were 120-104, 119-105 and 120-104 while this writer had it 120-104.
In an IBF Eliminator Featherweight No. 3 ranked Kid Galahad, 25-0 (15) of Sheffield, UK, won a boring fight over Toka-Kahn Clary, 25-2 (17), of Providence, RI, over 12.
In the first round there was not much difference but a lot of holding. In the second round Galahad switches from southpaw to orthodox while Clary is a southpaw. In the third round Galahad was warned for the second time stepping on Clary’s foot. Galahad is throwing what punches are being thrown. Clary landed a lead left to the head of Galahad. There has been more grabbing than punching. Galahad pushed Clary to the ropes but the latter came back at him.
In the fourth round Clary is on the move using a jab while combinations are rare by both. The fans are not happy. In the sixth round Clary landed a lead left to the chin of Galahad at the halfway mark. Its been a fight of jabs. In the seventh round the referee warns Galahad for a second time for stepping on Clary’s foot threatening taking a point next time. Clary seemed to do a bit more than Galahad.
In the eighth round Galahad landed four punches and then grabbed Clary and spun him around. Galahad warned for holding. In the ninth round Clary spun Galahad again and the ref was clueless. Hard to score this one but a draw wouldn’t hurt. In the tenth round Galahad starts picking up the pace with his jab. Clary is coasting.
In the eleventh round they were trying to make a record for clinches in a fight. Clary drove Galahad into a corner. In the twelfth and final round jab and grab continued.
Scores were 118-110 twice and 115-113 as did this writer but for the loser.
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, IBF & WBA World Lightweight champion Katie Taylor, 11-0 (5), of Bray, Ireland, won a lopsided fight over former WBO World Female champion Puerto Rico’s Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, 27-6-3 (10) of Brooklyn, NY, over 10 rounds.
In the first round it was all Taylor with Serrano hardly throwing a punch. In the second Taylor continues to stalk Serrano who throws only jabs. Both landed rights to the head. In the third round Taylor drove Serrano against the ropes with several rights to the chin. Serrano motions she isn’t hurt but is throwing little in return.
In the fourth round Taylor landed a lead right glazing off the chin of Serrano. Serrano seems content to get throw the round. In the fifth round Taylor landed several body shots. Taylor landed several combinations. Serrano landed a right to the chin of Taylor.
In the sixth round Taylor continued walking right through Serrano. She landed right hands on two occasions to the chin of Serrano. In the seventh round Taylor landed a combination to the head of Serrano. Serrano threw four jabs of which all fell short. In the eighth round in close Taylor landed three punches to the head of Serrano. Taylor picked Serrano apart.
In the ninth round Taylor chased Serrano and landed at will. Serrano warned for holding. In the tenth and final round Taylor rocked Serrano with a right to the chin. Serrano is warned again for holding. Taylor showed many skills while Serrano was in to go the distance.
Scores were 100-90 by all 3 judges and this writer.
Former Super Lightweight Commonwealth champion Tommy “Boom Boom” Coyle, 25-4 (12), of Yorkshire, UK, defeated Ryan “The Polish Prince” Kielczewski, 29-4 (11), of Quincy, MASS, over 10 rounds.
In the first round after feeling each other out for the first minute Coyle landed a right to the head of Kielczewski. A right and left landed by Kielczewski had the crowd cheering. With half a minute left in the round Kielczewski landed a left uppercut to the body of Coyle. Then Coyle came back with a right uppercut of his own to the chin followed by a right to the head of Kielczewski. In the second round both started being busier than in the opening round. This was back and forth. Coyle with left hooks and Kielczewski jabbing and right uppercuts.
In the third round Kielczewski landed a left uppercut to the mid-section of Coyle. Both were going to the body with heads bumping. Each took turns landing a 3-punch combination. Kielczewski landed a right uppercut to the chin of Coyle. In the fourth round Coyle landed four punches before Kielczewski fired back. Coyle seemed to come back in this round outworking Kielczewski.
In the fifth round Kielczewski landed a double left hook to the head of Coyle. Coyle landed a left hook to the face of Kielczewski drawing blood from the nose. Kielczewski coming up in weight is faster but not stronger than Coyle. In the sixth round too many clinches started by both. They could have fought in a phone both. The bigger man in Coyle is starting to show in the past several rounds. Kielczewski does too much feinting and not enough throwing.
In the seventh round Kielczewski mostly used his jab when a right from Coyle to the ribs followed by a left to the head and Kielczewski suddenly went to his knees. Kielczewski managed to get through the round. In the eighth round Coyle didn’t come back for the knockout but did more moving for the first time in the fight. Very little action by both fighters with Coyle giving the round away.
In the ninth round the action almost came to a standstill. More jabs and grabs. Coyle has done little since the knockdown. In the tenth and final round they touched gloves and hugged each other. Coyle landed a right to the head after a minute into the round. Kielczewski had to know he was well behind but isn’t fighting like he needs the round while Coyle is on the move again. Coyle was mostly doing the holding. At the end they were hugging again.
Scores were 99-90, 98-91 and 96-93 as did this writer have it.
“I always wanted to come to America and Ryan made it happen. When I saw Mickey Ward here tonight it gave me energy,” said Coyle. Kielczewski added “I lost tonight.” Both showed a lot of respect for one another.
In a re-match Super Welterweight Mark “The Bazooka” DeLuca, 22-1 (13), of Whitman, MASS, got revenge defeating Walter “2 Guns” Wright, 17-5 (8), of Seattle, WA, over 10 rounds, re-gaining the IBA and WBA-NABA Super Welter titles.
Former WBA Super Featherweight champion Scott Quigg, 35-2-2 (26), of Bury, UK, Mario Briones, 29-8-2 (21), of Aguascalienes, MEX, at 1:12 of the second round.
In the first round Quigg was the aggressor but was on the receiving end early in the round. Quigg had Briones against the ropes but was getting hit more than hitting Briones. In the last 10 seconds Briones flurried punches all over Quigg. In the second round Quiff landed an overhand right to the head of Briones who came right back with several uppercuts. Quigg had Griones against the ropes landing 8 punches without return when referee Gene Del Bianco “may have stopped it too quick as far as Briones was concerned. When the replay was played it made more sense stopping it.