Kings Promotion’s Marshall Kauffman came back to the former Sands now the Wind Creek Hotel & Casino in Bethlehem, PA, Saturday night before a near sold out crowd! In the Main Event No. 15 WBA ranked Super Lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox easily defeated Dominican Eudy “AK47” Bernardo in a 10 round bout at the Events Center.
Super Lightweight southpaw Mykal “The Professor” Fox, 21-1 (5), 141.8, of Upper Marlboro, MD, shut out Dominican Eudy “AK47” Bernardo, 25-5 (18), 141.3, of Houston, TX, over ten rounds.
In the first round two rounds Bernardo got countered well by Fox who moved around the ring well. In the third round Fox had Bernardo on the defense rocking him in the final seconds several steps backwards. In the fourth and fifth rounds it was all Fox as Bernardo spent the entire round with his hands held high on the defense.
In the sixth and seventh rounds Fox continued boxing well on his way to victory. In the eighth round it looked like Fox was going to end it punching Bernardo without little in return as referee Erik Dali gook a close look at Bernardo. In the ninth round Fox continued pitching a shut out.
In the tenth and final round Fox kept up boxing his way to a victory with little resisdence from Bernardo.
Scores were all 100-90 by Bernard Bruni, Mike Somma and Adam Frisca and this writer.
The co-feature Super Welterweight southpaw Erik Spring, 13-3-2 (2), 154.3, of Reading, PA, lost to Courtney “King Penn” Pennington, 13-4-3 (5), 152.5, of Brownsville, NY, over 8 rounds.
In the first round Pennington kept smothering Spring to the ropes. In the second round and third rounds Pennington continued swarming over Spring who is on the defense. Former heavyweight Travis Kauffman is in the corner of Spring. In the fourth round Pennington continued to have Spring on the defense.
In the fifth round Spring got more offensive but in a close round it may not have been enough. In the seventh round Spring had his moments but needs a knockout to pull out the win. In the eighth and final round Pennington seemed to know he was well ahead not doing much through the first half of the round before mixing it up.
Scores were Bruni 80-72, Morgan 79-73 and Somma 78-74 as did this writer have it.
Super Welterweight southpaw Nicholas “Living the Dream” Hernandez, 10-4-1 (2), 154.5, of Reading, PA, defeated southpaw Terrance Williams, 5-4-1 (1), 154, of Harrisburg, PA, over 8 rounds.
In the fourth round a right hook from Hernandez on the chin of Williams dropped him for a short count. Williams held his own the rest of the round. In the fifth and sixth rounds Williams came back in two close rounds. In the seventh round the action continued with Williams going down from a slip while Hernandez walked away with his hands up thinking he scored a knockdown.
In the eighth and final round Williams had his biggest round rocking the head of Hernandez on several occassions.
Scores were Bruni 76-74 while Somma and Frisca had it 77-73 with this writer having it 76-73.
Welterweight Rasheed Johnson, 6-3 (2), 145.9, of Willow Grove via Philadelphia, PA, lost to southpaw Kashon Hutchinson, 6-5 (1), 143.9, of Reading, PA, over 6 rounds.
In the first round it was the wild swinging Hutchinson chasing Johnson who was using a jab in defense. In the second round Johnson’s best punch was a chopping right to the head while Hutchinson once again outworked him.
In the third and fourth rounds Hutchinson continued outlanding Johnson whose best punch was after the bell ending the fourth. In the fifth round Johnson got more offensive but not enough to take the round. Referee Esteves had his work cut out for him with too many clinches. In the sixth and final round it was the closest of the fight with Johnson having a slight edge.
Scores were 58-56 by Bruni, Morgan and Somma while this writer had it 59-55.
Featherweight southpaw Martino “Titan” Jules, 7-0 (1), 126.9, of Bethlehem, PA, knocked out southpaw Michael Stoute, 3-2 (1), 125.7, of Long Island, NY, at 1:54 of the third of a scheduled 6.
In the first round little action between these southpaws. In the second round the action picked up some with Jules out jabbing Stoute for the most part. In the third round a right uppercut from Jules dropped Stoute who struggled to get up but was in no shape to continue forcing referee Dali to wave the fight off.
Bantamweight Jonathan “Quick” Torres, 6-0 (2), 118.6, of PR and Bethlehem, PA, knocked out Kaylin Waites, 1-4 (0), 116.6, of Dallas, TX, at ? of the first round.
In the first round the shorter Torres wasted little time ending the bout with a left hook on the chin knocking out Waites. Referee Esteves didn’t even have to count the fallen Waites.
Middleweight southpaw Brent Oren, 1-2 (0), 157.1, of Harrisburg, PA, lost a decision to Brandon Mullins, 6-0 (2), 159.9, of Newark, DE, over 4 rounds.
In the first round it was all Mullins for the most part mostly working the body of Oren. In the second round Mullins outlanded Oren but lunged too many times trying to catch him. In the third round at times Oren was coming forward using his jab for the most part. Mullins was the heavier hitter of the two. In the fourth and final round both fighters had their moments. Referee was Dali.
Scores were Somma, Bruni and Frisca 39-37 with this writer 40-36.
Bantamweight Jose Lopez, 1-1-1, 115.5, of New York, NY, won a hard fought decision over Jerrod “Golden” Miner, 1-7-2 (1), 117.6, of Philadelphia, PA, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Miner was the aggressor halfway through the round he turned southpaw and got hit on the chin by a Lopez right. He quickly turned back to orthdox. Both fighters in the last minute were taking turns landing right hands.
In the second round Lopez went to the body for mostly the entire round. In the third round Miner turned southpaw landing a right hook to the chin of Lopez. Within seconds he went back to orthodox. It was a good round for both with Lopez landing more but getting two warnings for low punches by referee Esteves, Jr.
In the fourth and final round both fighters let it all hang out mostly landing body shots with uppercuts. Lopez had Miner against the ropes midway in the round for half a minute.
Scores were Frisca 39-37 and 40-36 twice by Bruni and Morgan as did this writer have it 40-36.
In the opening bout Super Middleweight Khainell Wheeler, 3-0 (3), 167.3, of Bethlehem, PA, stopped Juan Celin Zapata, 6-16-2 (4), 167, of Honduras and the Bronx, NY, in 1:18 of the first round in a 4.
In the first round Zapata went on the attack pinning Wheeler against the ropes. Suddenly Wheeler started throwing right hand bombs and down went Zapata three times before referee Dali automatically called a halt.
Ring announcer was Mark Fratto.