Promoter’s Raging Babe – Michelle Rosado and Peltz Boxing Promotions – J Russell Peltz, with DiBella Entertainment brought in a 9 bout card in honor of the 50th Anniversary of IBHOF promoter and matchmaker J Russell Peltz who was also the matchmaker of this event at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia before a near packed house.
In the Main Event Super Lightweights southpaw Victor Padilla, 6-0 (5), #135.6, of PR and Berlin, NJ, went the distance for the first time and defeated Romain Tomas, 8-3 (1), #137.7, of France and Bedford Styversen, NY, over 6 rounds.
In the first round both boxers did little but feeling each other out. In the second round the pace didn’t pick up any with both boxers. In the third round the action picked up a bit with Padilla landing several lead lefts on the chin of Tomas
In the fourth round Tomas did most of the pressing with Padilla countering. In the fifth round the fans were restless calling for some action. Padilla landed his best punch of the fight with a left on the chin of Tomas in the closing seconds of the round.
In the sixth and final round Padilla landed his first combination while Tomas landed several lead rights. Not much action in this one.
Scores were George Hill 59-55 with Anthony Lundy and Kevin Morgan 60-54. This writer had it 59-55. Referee was Erik Dali.
In the co-feature in a rematch from their 2016 encounter Super Lightweights Isaiah Wise, 7-2-2 (4), #155.9, of North Philly, and Roque Zapata, 6-2-5 (0), #153.9, of PAN and Culpeper, VA, drew over 6 rounds.
In the first round of a rematch both fighters had their moments in a sloppy round. In the second round the action continued in another close round. In the third round both fighters were rocked with Zapata outworking Wise.
In the fourth round Wise came back getting the best of the action. In the fifth round Zapata outworked Wise who seemed spent. In the sixth and final round both fighters tried pulling it out with Zapata getting the better of it.
Scores were 57-57 by Morgan, Lundy and Poturaj. This writer had it 58-56 Zapata.
Welterweights Marcel “Hard Rock” Rivers, 7-2 (4), #142.2, of Philly, was upset by Sydney “The Jackal” Maccow, 7-8 (3), #142.6, of Sin & Maarten and Flat Bush, NY, over 6 rounds exchanging knockdowns.
In the first round both boxers felt each other out the entire round. In the second round the action picked up a bit in a close round. In the third round Maccow outworked Rivers.
In the fourth round a pair of rights to the chin from Rivers and down went Maccow for an 8 count by referee Dali. Maccow fought his way back in the fight when Rivers let him off the hook.
In the fifth round Maccow turned southpaw confusing Rivers coming back to take the round. In the sixth and final round Maccow had Rivers running around the ring and finally caught up with him with a flurry of punches dropping him for an 8 count by referee Dali. Upon rising he was holding saved by the bell.
Scores were 58-56 by Morgan, Lundy and Poturaj with this writer 57-56.
Lightweights Osnel “Prince” Charles 13-20-1 (2), #132.6, of Atlantic City, NJ, making his 9th appearance in Philly rings lost to Gerardo Martinez, 5-1 (1), #134.8, of Mexico City and Coatesville, PA, over 6 rounds
In the first round Charles used an effective jab keeping Martinez from getting inside. In the second round Martinez was landing rights to the chin of Charles. Near the end of the round Martinez threw Charles into the ropes and down.
In the third round Martinez controlled the first half of the round and Charles the second half. In the fourth round Martinez too prove quicker than Charles and knew how to slip punches.
In the fifth and final round both fighters went all out with Martinez outworking the tough Charles.
Scores were 49-46 by Poturaj, Morgan, Hill along with this writer. Referee was Hart. Martinez is managed and trained by Jimmy Deorio.
Super Lightweights Christopher Burgos, 2-4-1 (1), #136.6, of North Philly, defeated Tyree Arnold, 0-3 (0), #136.1, of Philly, over 4 rounds.
In the first round the action in the final bout of the night both fighters gave the fans what they were waiting for. In the second round Burgos contined pressing the action with Arnold finishing the round well.
In the third round Arnold fougtht his way back into the fight. In the fourth and final round they clashed heads with Arnold getting the worst of it.
Scores were Lundy 39-37, Hill and Poturaj 40-36 and this writer 39-37. Referee was Shawn Hart.
Super Welterweights Kevin “The Scarecrow” Womack, Jr., 9-19-4 (7), #148.5, of Baltimore, MD, was knocked out at 0:56 of the first round by Shinard Bunch, 3-1 (3), #149, of Queens, NYC, in a scheduled 4.
In the first round Bunch landed a left hook on the chin knocking out the taller Womack. It was the highlight of the night. Referee was Dali.
Super Lightweights southpaw Vinnie Denierio, 3-7 (1), #136.1, of Elmira, NY, lost by decision to Seifullah “Six Gun” Jihad Wise, 4-7 (1), #139.5, of Philly, over 4 rounds.
In the first round both southpaws the taller Denierio out jabbed Wise. In the second round Wise had Denierio missing more than landing. In the third round both fighters were slowing down with Wise hands to his side was landing lead left’s to the chin.
In the fourth and final round Denierio landed low giving Wise a short rest. Denierio warned for the second time hitting behind the head. He got his best punch of the night in the final seconds a left on the chin of Wise in a close round.
Scores were Lundy and Morgan 40-36 with Poturaj 39-37 as did this writer. Referee was Dali.
Lightweights southpaw Shamar Fulton, 4-0-1 (3), #134.5, of West Philly, stopped southpaw Leonardo “The Chosen One” Kenon, 3-8 (1), #133.1, of Quincy, FL, at 1:08 of the first in a scheduled 4. .
In the first round between a pair of southpaws Fulton went all out having Kenon pinned in a corner not returning anything just covering up until referee Hart wisely called a halt.
In the opening bout Heavyweights Sahret “Hammer” Delgado, 8-0 (7), #265.6, of PR and Berlin, NJ, went the distance for the first time defeating tough Joel Caudle, 8-4-3 (5), #254.8, of Raleigh, NC, over 4 rounds.
In the first and second round Delgado was swinging for the fences mostly to the body of Caudle who when he got inside did much better. In the third round in a close fight Caudle inside landed uppercuts to the chin of the taller Delgado and may have pulled it out. In the fourth and final round Delgado slowed down while Caudle was cathing him against the ropes with uppercuts to the chin.
Scores were Hill and Poturaj 39-37 and Lundy 40-36 while this writer had it 38-38. Dali was the referee.
Ring Announcer – Mark Fratto and Timekeeper – Fred Blumstein