Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu, of Camden, NJ, defeated Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith, of Kennett Square, PA, for the vacant WBF Silver Cruiserweight Title Fight over 8 rounds.
The promoter was Dee Lee Promotions, LLC, along with Nick Tiberi, Matchmaker. The event was held at the Hockessin PAL Center in Hockessin, DE, Saturday night.
In the main event a Cruiserweight title fight for the vacant World Boxing Foundation Silver Title Fight 46 year-old Prince Badi “The Boxing Prince” Ajamu, 30-5-1 (15), of Camden, NJ, defeated Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith, 16-9 (8), of Kennett Square, PA, by scores of 77-75 twice and 78-74.
In this writers eyes I thought there was too much holding on both parts. I felt the referee Vic de Wysocki should have warned them more about excessive holding. I think he did warn them a couple of times but I feel points should have been taken away on both fighters. I don’t know how the judges saw it as a UD because in this writers eyes it was too close. I felt that Smith won some rounds and the Prince won some rounds. I felt rounds 2, 3 and 5 were even. Round 6 for Smith. Round 7 for The Prince and round 8 for Smith. But the fans seemed to love it in a way but they were kind of upset on the holding. Each had fans there. They were both gracious at the end and praised one another. They told their feelings to the fans and The Prince offered Smith a rematch. So The Prince and Smith lived to fight another day.
In the opening bout Weusi “The Truth” Johnson, 2-10 (0), of Wilmington, DE, at 131, lost to Dan “Danny Boy” Murray, 4-2 (0), of Lanoka Harbor, NJ, at 136, by UD over 4 rounds by scores of 39-37 twice and 40-36.
In the second bout Dave “One Punch” Murray, 8-2 (6), of Wilmington, DE, at 195, won by MD over Antwaun “TNT” Taylor, 4-7 (1), of Cinn., OH, over 4 rounds. Murray pushed the action. Scores were 40-36, 39-37 and 38-38.
In the third bout Maurice “War Time” Horne, 4-0 (3), of Middletown, DE, at 199, scored a TKO3 at 1:20 of the third round over Rahim “The Big Dog” Diggins, 0-1 (0), of Phila., PA., at 200, in a scheduled 4.
In the fourth bout Jauvan “The Marksman” John, 3-7 (0), of Brooklyn, NY, at 160, won by UD over Anthony “Shadowbox” Miller, 3-3 (3), of Wilmington, DE, at 160, over 4 rounds by scores of 39-37 by all judges. John pushed the action throughout.
In the fifth bout Vince “Hollywood” Kirkley, 2-0 (2), of New Castle, DE, at 147, stopped Marquis “Quisbo” Johnson, 0-4 (0), of Wilson, NC, at 141, at 1:06 of the first round of a 4. It was a mismatch nothing fight.
In the sixth bout Schmelle “The Real Deal” Baldwin, 3-0 (2), of Newark, DE, at 167, by TKO at 2:47 of round 1, over Crystal “Coco Vicious” Byers, 0-5 (0), at 164, of Bethesda, OH, in a 4.
This was a rematch from November of 2017 with Baldwin winning a 4 round decision. In last nights fight Byers turned her back which forced the referee to stop the fight.
In the seventh bout Brandon “King Bran” Mullins, 3-0 (2), of Newark, DE, at 167, defeated John “The Jawbreaker” Colvin, 4-15 (4), of Pennsboro, WV, at 166, over 4 rounds by scores of 40-36. Colvin did come to fight. He was tough. I think it was Mullins toughest fight. Mullins is now training out of Philadelphia by Greg Hackett.
In the eighth fight Stefan “The Freak” Talabisco, 2-0 (2), of Elsmere, DE, at 268, scored a TKO at 0:14 of the first round over Dell Sefton, 0-1 (0), of Kokomo, IND, at 306, in a 4. Sefton came the fight going right out after Talabisco until he got hit with a body shot with the referee halting it. In this writers eyes I believe the referee should have let it go on. Talabisco is the son of former amateur fighter Paul Talabisco of Wilmington, DE, who was somewhat of a standout here.
Referee Vic deWysocki officiated all 9 bouts. As a side note most of the people that have a knowledge of boxing and writing missed writer Ken Hissner at ringside.
Normally the Alabama Commission handles DE but it was the Arkansas Commission overseeing the event from what I heard. I feel DE should develop their own commission to oversea boxing and wrestling rather than using other commissions.
No date when Dee Lee Promotions will be coming back.
By David R. Ruff