Promoters Nedal Promotions – Nedal Abuhumoud and Rising Star Promotions – Debra LaManna with Matchmaker Renee Aiken presented a seven bout card at the Pennsybury Racquet Club in Morrisville, PA.
In the Main Event Light Heavyweight southpaw Omar Kabary Salem, 9-0 (4), of Brooklyn, NY, defeated Alexander Ocles, 10-7-1 (3), of Quito, ECU, over 8 rounds.
In the first round Salem used a jab when Ocles hit him with a combination on the chin. Salem landed a flurry of punches when Ocles came back but Salem was warned for grabbing behind the neck. Ocles pinned Salem in a corner with Salem moving out. Salem was warned for a second time by referee Shawn Clark for holding.
In round two Salem used a jab trying to keep Ocles at bay. He followed with a left missing being countered by an Ocles right on the chin having Salem against the ropes. Ocles ended the round with a right to the chin of Salem.
In the third round Salem landed a lead left to the chin but Ocles backed him against the ropes. Ocles landed a solid right on the chin of Salem. With his back to the ropes Salem laned several lefts knocking out the mouthpiece of Ocles. Salem forced him to the ropes but Ocles slipped several of them. Salem landed three uppercuts to the body but Ocles took them well.
In the fourth round Salem was warned for pushing his opponent back. Ocles drove Salem against the ropes. Salem’s punches don’t seem to have much effect on Ocles. Ocles with hands to his side dared Salem to throw a punch. In the fifth round Salem landed several left uppercuts but had little effect on Ocles until a body shot hurt Ocles. Salem landed half a dozen punches without return. Two lead lefts from Salem on the chin of Ocles stopped him in his tracks.
In the sixth round Ocles landed a counter right on the chin of Salem knocking him back several steps. Salem landed a combination to the chin of Ocles. Ocles landed a lead right to the chin of Salem moving him back a step or two.
In the eighth and final round they immediately go into a clinch. Referee Shawn Clark breaks them apart. Ocles lands a chopping right on the head of Salem. Salem’s fans are yelling “knock him out, knock him out!”
Scores were Justin Rubenstein 78-74, Lindsay Page 78-73 and James Kinney 78-73 while this writer had it 78-74.
Entering the ring with the hymn “Amazing Grace” Welterweight Elijah Morales, 3-0 (0), of Trenton, NJ, came back from a knockdown to defeat Steve Moore, 1-8 (0), of Orange, NJ, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Moore landed a right to the chin driving Morales into the ropes for an automatic knockdown called by referee Erik Dali. Morales used his jab to get through the round without getting hit again.
In the second round Morales went after Moore backing him against the ropes with a flurry of punches. His many fans are all in blue t-shirts cheering him on. Morales landed a solid left hook to the chin of Moore just prior to the bell.
In the third round Morales came out firing punches in bunches having Moore holding on. A wicked left hook to the chin had Moore holding on again. Moore looked exhausted going back to the round getting examined by the ring physician.
In the fourth and final round Moore landed a left hook to the chin of Morales. Morales forced Moore to the ropes. Moore began dancing around the ring with the fight up for grabs going into thie final round. Morales landed a left hook on the chin of Moore at the end. Morales dedicated this fight to fallen police officer Pablo Sanchez.
Scores were Alan Rubenstein 38-37, Lindsay Page and James Kinney 39-37 with this writer had it 38-37.
Cruiserweight Jakub Sowirko, 1-0 (0), of Trenton NJ, won a majority decision over Charles “The Brick House” Johnson Jr., 1-3 (1), of Upper Marlboro, MD, over 4 rounds.
In the first round southpaw Johnson easily avoided the few punches Sowirko threw halfway through the round. Sowirko landed a right to the body. He’s missed numerous rights. In the second round stalking Johnson for half the round Sowirko landed his first right to the chin of Johnson. The rest of the round Sowirko blocked most of the jabs thrown by Johnson.
In the third round Sowirko rocked Johnson with a right to the chin knocking him into the ropes. He followed up with a right again to the chin. Johnson tried landing his jab but they fell short. Sowirko landed a right to the chin that made Johnson grab him.
In the fourth and final round Johnson finally lands a punch on the chin of Wowirko. Johnson landed a right hook to the chin followed by a right hook to the body of Sowirko. Sowirko missed four wild punches countered by a left from Johnson to the chin.
Scores were Page 38-38, Alan Rubenstein 38-36 and Justin Rubenstein 39-37 while this writer had it 38-38. Shawn Clark was the referee.
Nahir Albright, 7-1 (2), of Sicklersville, NJ, defeated Tyrone “Sweet Pea” Jones, 4-5-1 (0), of South Bend, IND, over 6 exciting rounds for the USBF Silver Lightweight championship. (Supervisor James Gibbs)
In the first round Albright threw rights to the mid-section throught the round as the southpaw Jones used his jab. In the second round Albright came out throwing punches in bunches but Jones would not go down. He has an iron jaw.
In the third round Jones stood his grown with hands held hight using his jab and landing a double right hook to the chin of Albright. Jones had Albright against the ropes landing several punches until Albright moved the fight in the middle of the ring. Albright landed the last four punches up until the bell all head shots.
In the fourth round Jones kept coming forward as Albright hit him with uppercut after uppercut on the iron chin of Jones. Jones continued stalking Albright. Jones pushed Albright to the ropes and rocked him with a right hook to the chin moving him back several steps. Albright and Jones slugged it out until the bell.
In the fifth round Jones landed a combination to the head of Albright who countered with a combination of his own. No matter what Albright hits Jones with everything but the kitchen sink. There is blood on the white trunks of Jones from a cut on his forehead.
In the sixth and final round both fighters are throwing punches. Referee Dali warns Jones to keep his punches up. This turns out to be the best round of the fight as Albright spins Jones against the ropes landing punch after punch.
Scores were 60-54 by Justin Rubenstein and James Kinney. Alan Rubenstein had it 59-55 as did this writer.
Junior Middleweight Shinard “Sugar” Bunch, 1-0 (1), of Trenton, NJ, stopped Courtland Woodward, 0-2 (0), of Pittsburgh, PA, at 0:35 of the first round in a scheduled 4 rounds.
Bunch came across the ring and Woodward didn’t know what hit him. The first knockdown came with a flurry of punches. Woodward tried to fight back but was overwhelmed and down for the count with a right to the head.
Middleweight Quadeer “Sledge Hammer” Jenkins, 0-1 (0), of Trenton, NJ, was stopped by Wayne “The Priest” Williams, 1-0 (1), of Philadelphia, PA, at 2:11 of the first round in a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round Williams went in to make it an early night. A right hand started the downfall for Jenkins as he hit the canvas. Referee Dali gave him the 8 count. Williams was all over him as Jenkins tried to fight back. They went from one side of the ring to the other side when referee Dali wisely called a halt.
Williams only had two amateur fights and hasn’t fought since 2014. He is trained by his father. He may have been the most talented boxer on the card.