Kings Promotons – Marshall Kauffman and Dr. Andrew Hoy along with TGB Promotons – Tom Brown put on a big time promotion at the Santander Arena, in Reading, PA, Saturday over USA Showtime. There were 15 bouts presented by PBC.
Main Event Super Welterweight southpaw WBC No. 2 ranked Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin, 22-1 (16), #153 ¼, of Orlando, FL, defeated Nathaniel Gallimore, 21-4-1 (17), #152 ¾, of Jamaica and Chicago, FL, over 10 rounds.
In the first round there was little action with Gallimore using a jab and Lubin hardly throwing a punch. In the second round Lubin continues to load up with Gallimore doing what punching there is. In the third round a right from Gallimore on the chin of Lubin drove in back against the corner.
In the fourth round Loubin knocked out the mouthpiece of Gallimore and had him hurt yet coming back with body shots. In the fifth round with his back against the ropes Lubin fought his way out as both fighters are getting in good shots. Gallimore landed a solid left hook in the final seconds to the chin of Lubin.
In the sixth round Lubin landed a pair of lefts to the chin after a minute of little action. With a minute left in the round Lubin started landing bombs to the chin of Gallimore. Lubin had Gallimore hurt at the bell as both fighters were talking to each other.
In the seventh round Lubin was landing hard punches as Gallimore’s right side of his face was swelling. In the eighth round Gallimore had Lubin in a corner landing several body shots only to be countered by a Lubin combination getting him out of the corner.
In the ninth round Gallimore kept coming forward finally catching Lubin halfway through the round with a left hook on the chin. Lubin came right back with solid punches to the body and head.
In the tenth and final round Lubin almost had Gallimore out on several occasions especially at the end of the round.
Scores were 99-91 with this writer 98-92.
In the co-feature former IBF 135 champ now Super Lightweight Robert Easter, Jr., 22-1-1 (14), #140 1/2, of Toledo, OH, won a lopsided decision over game Adrian Granados, 20-8-2-1nc (14), #141 1/2, of Cicero, IL, over 10 rounds.
In the first round Granados came forward and ate leather from Easter. Easter landed five unanswered punches to the body and head of Granados whose face is already red. In the second round Easter hurt Granados with right uppercuts on the chin. Easter completely dominated the round.
In the third round Granados came in low and ate uppercuts galore. Easter’s jab is like a machine gun firing into the face of Granados who fights back as much as he is able. In the fourth round Easter continues to move around the ring countering Granados when he gets with reach of him.
In the fifth round within twenty seconds Easter landed a right cross to the chin of Granados. Easter continued dishing out a beating but the gutsy Granados kept coming in for more. In the sixth round Easter continued beating Granados to the punch.
In the seventh and eighth rounds from Easter’s punches there was a lump on the left side of the forehead of Granados the size of an egg. While against the ropes Granados got in some uppercuts as Easter swarmed against him.
In the ninth round Granados tried getting in punches but Easter was too quick for him to land anything of significent. In the final ten seconds Granados had Easter against the ropes landing body shots.
In the tenth and final round Easter came out trying to end the fight. Granados just would not quit. He tried his best but it wasn’t good enough. Both were throwing leather until the bell. Then they embraced one another.
Scores were Morgan 97-93, Lederman 98-92 and 100-90 as did this writer.
Heavyweight Frank Sanchez, 14-0 (11), #223, of Cuba out of Las Vegas, NV, defeated “Big” Jack Mulowayi, 7-2-1 (3), #236, of Rep of Congo, out of Antwerp, Belgium, over 10 dull rounds.
In the first round Sanchez landed the first solid punch a right on the chin of Mulowayi that took a minute to happen. Sanchez almost drove Mulowayi throuigh the ropes with a right hand. Too much holding in the round for Referee Shawn Clark warning Sanchez twice.
In the second round a combination from Sanchez drove Mulowayi into the ropes. Several times Mulowayi from a clinch lifted Sanchez up into the air. In the third round the action still hasn’t happened due to holding on the part of both. In the fourth round a right from Sanchez on the side sent Mulowayi into the ropes. The clinching continued after a punch was delivered.
In the fifth round Sanchez landed three rights to the body of Mulowayi. Mulowayi didn’t seem to land a punch in the round. In the sixth round Sanchez continued to land an occasional right to the body of Mulowayi who is not throwing a punch but on an occasion. Mulowayi continued to do little than throw several jabs during the round.
In the seventh round the lack of action continued. Near the end of the round Sanchez landed a 3-punch combination to the body of Mulowayi. In the eighth round in the final ten seconds sanchez landed a right on the chin of Mulowayi. Up until then there was little if any action. The fans have grown restless.
In the ninth round Sanchez landed one of the few punches between the two of them a right to the body putting Mulowayi into the ropes. In the tenth and final round with most of the fans half a sleep Mulowayi was content to go the distance and Sanchez is no Teo Stevenson.
Scores were 100-90 on all judges and this writers card. One of the dullest heavyweight matches in years.
“My opponent didn’t really want to fight, he just wanted to fight dirty. So all I could do was give him some lateral movement. It’s difficult when someone doesn’t want to engage,” said Sanchez.
“I took his punches well. He is fast and a good counter puncher, and I could not connect with the kind of shots I wanted,” said Mulowayi.
Super Featherweight Ricky Lopez, 21-4-1 (6), #127.2, of Colorado Springs, CO, defeated “Smokin” Joe Perez, 14-4-2 (10), #128, of San Diego, CA, over 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds Lopez had an edge in two close rounds. In the third round Lopez rocked Perez in the final 20 seconds. In the fourth round a right from Lopez on the chin of Perez rocked him in the first minute of the round.
In the fifth round Lopez landed lead rights to the body of Perez. In the sixth round Perez started out fast landing lead rights to the chin and head of Lopez. At the bell both fighters were throwing punches. In the seventh round Perez countered Lopez with a left hook on the chin. Lopez came back with a 3-punch combination to the body and head.
In the eighth round things heated up. Lopez was all over Perez at the bell. In the nin#th round both fighters were throwing for a knockout with Lopez getting in more punches than Perez. In the tenth and final round Lopez landed good body work but Perez returned several of his own.
After the main event Lightweight Omar “Super O” Douglas, 20-3 (14), #134, Wilmington, DE, stopped Robert Frankel, 37-24-1 (8), 135.5, of Albuquerqe, NM, in the second round.
In the first round Douglas pressed the action with Frankel countering with uppercuts. In the second round Douglas pinned Frankel against the ropes until one went low giving Frankel a minute to re-coup.
Welterweight Eimantas Stanionis, 9-0 (6), of Lithuania and Oxnard, CA, knocked out Evincii Dixon, 9-24-2 (4), of Lancaster, PA, at 2:11 of the first round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round Stanionis stopped Dixon with a vicious body shot. Dixon didn’t get up until he heard “10”.
Super Lightweight southpaw Jose Miguel Borrego, 16-2 (14), #145.3, of Aguascalients, MEX, knocked out southpaw Likar Ramos, 29-9 (22), #145.3, of Barranquilla, COL, in third of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first two round it was Borrego outworking Ramos. In the third round Borrego landed a left and right and out went Ramos.
Super Bantamweight Raeese “The Beast” Aleem, 15-0 (9), #123.7, of Las Vegas, NV, stopped Saul Hernandez, 14-15-1 (9) , #124.1, of Tijuana, MEX, at the end of 3 in a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first two rounds it was all Aleem being much too fast a hand and foot. He pounded Hernandez all over the body and head. In the third round Aleem landed a dozen unanswered punches. The ring physician came in to check Hernandez and wisely stop the fight. Aleem put on a clinic.
Super Featherweight southpaw Jessy “Beast Boy” Cruz, 18-7-1 (7), #131.1, of Miami, FL, defeated Ernesto Guerrero, 32-30 (22), #127.3, of Sonora, MEX, over 6 rounds.
In the first round hardly a punch was landed. In the second round Cruz dropped Guerrero with a left hook on the chin. Referee Rosato issedued the 8 count. In the third round it was close with Cruz getting a slight edge. In the fourth round Cruz had a slight edge in an action round.
In the fifth round Cruz landed a left on the chin knocking him back several feet. In the sixth and final round Herhandez hurt Crus with a right on the chin making him hold on. Hernandez landed a right uppercut to the chin of Cruz. Referee Rosato warned Cruz to stop leaning on top of Hernandez.
Bantamweight Jonathan Torres, 7-0 (3), #119.3, of PR out of Bethlehem, PA, stopped Julio Garcia, 3-3 (2), #120, of Madison, WI, in the second round of a scheduled 4.
In the first round Torres gave Garcia a brutal beating to the body. In the second round Torres had Garcia down 3 times with body shots stopping the fight. Torres looked sensational.
Heavyweight Norman Neely, 4-0 (4), #242.8, of Paterson, NJ, stopped D’Angelo Swaby, 1-1 (1), #225.4, of Nassau, Bahamas at 2:01 of the first in a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round Swaby had Neely against the ropes until Neely landed a right uppercut and down went Swaby. Upon getting up Swaby took it to Neely until a right cross put Swaby on the canvas forcing referee Dali to stop it.
Super Middleweight southpaw Darrioh Lawson, 2-0 (2), #169.7, of Flint, MI, knocked out Rene Nazare, 0-4 (0), #169.3, of Woburn, OH, in the second round Lawson landed a right hook followed by a left to the chin and down went Meza out cold.
Middleweight southpaw Zamy Larry, 1-1 (1), #163.3, of Clearwater, FL, lost a majority decision to Antonio Louis Hernandez, 2-9 (0), #164.5, of Kansas City, KS, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Larry used an effective jab having Hernandez’s face red. In the second round Hernandez turned the fight around rocking Larry several times. Larry switched from southpaw to orthodox and back.
In the fourh round Hernandez landed a right causing Larry to grab his right eye. Larry landed a low blow giving Hernandez a 5 min rest by Referee Rosato.
Middleweight Zachary “The Kid” Dubnoff, 3-1 (2), #158.1, Springfield, NJ, lost to southpaw Brent Oren, 2-2 (0), #158.3, of Harrisburg, PA, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Oren had Dubnoff’s nose bleeding having him hurt on several occasions. In the second round Oren kept the pressure on as Dubnoff fought back best he could. In the third round Dubnoff landed a low blow giving Oren a few minutes rest from Referee Dali. Oren countered Dubnoff coming in having under his right eye the cheek bone quite red. In the fourth and final round Oren continued his antics out punching a game Dubnoff.
Scores were 40-36 by all 3 judges and this writer.
Cruiserweights Brandon Glanton, 11-0 (9), #204, of Atlanta, GA, stopped Jose Corral, 20-26 (12), #207 1/2, Agua Prieta, MEX after 3 rounds of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first two rounds Glanton the taller of the two put pressure on Corral who countered well. He worked the body of Corral. In the third round Glanton had Corral against the ropes pounding him quite well until Corral hit him with an overhand right on the chin. Near the end of the round Glanton continued the pounding against the gutsy Corrall looking like he might stop him. Corrall’s corner would not let him out for the fourth round.
Sitting over an ice rink for 7 hours was no fun.