At Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, NV, Friday Sho Box promoted by Mayweather Promotions.
Super Middleweight Kevin “Second Coming” Newman ll, 11-2-1 (6)#167 ¾, of Las Vegas, NV, lost to Genc Pllana, 8-1-1 (4), #168, of Kosovo now out of Hagerstown, MD, 10 rounds.
In the first round referee Jay Nady warned Pllana about hitting behind the head “once more and the fight is over!” Little connected but Pllana more. In the second round Pllana halfway thru the round flurried to the body of Newman. Few of his wild punches landed but Newman was doing nothing.
In the third and fourth rounds Pllana continued to outwork Newman. In the fifth round into the first minute Newman finally landed a solid punch, a left hook to the chin of Pllana. Newman finally started landing punches. In the sixth round after a minute gone Pllana landed his best punch, a right on the chin of Newman. In a close round Pllana still landed more.
In the seventh round the wild swinging Pllana continued to outwork Newman. In the eighth round Pllana continued showing an awkward style that seemed to have Newman confused. In the ninth round Newman’s jab’s to the body won the round.
In the tenth and final round Pllana found his jab taking the round.
Scores 96-94 by all three judges. This writer had it 98-92.
In a re-match Super Lightweight Keith “Bounty” Hunter, 12-0 (7), #141 1/2, of Las Vegas, NV, beat Sanjarbek Rakhmanov, 12-3-1 (6), #143, of UZB now out of Las Vegas, NV, 10 rounds.
In the first round it was all Hunter used effective jab. In the second round Hunter continued using the jab with many rights to body and head. In the third round a left hook from Hunter on the temple of Rakhmanov made his gloves touch the canvas for an 8-count.
In the fourth round the much taller Hunter used his reach nailing Rakhamov with rights to the head. In the fifth round it continued all Hunter with Rakhmanov left hooks getting in on several occasions. In the sixth and seventh rounds Hunter continued winning every round having Rakhmanov following him around the ring. He hurt his opponent at the bell.
In the ninth round Hunter landed combinations as Rakhmanov was walking into his punches. In the tenth and final round at the halfway mark a Hunter left uppercut had Rakhmanov hurt. Hunter tried for the knockout but seemed to win every round.
Scores were 97-92 and 98-91 twice with this writer 100-90. Referee was Robert Byrd.
Super Lightweight Richardson Hitchins, 11-0 (5), #141 ¼, of Manhattan, NY, Shut out “Nice” Nick DeLomba, 16-3 (5), #141 1/2, out of Cranston, RI, over 10 rounds.
In the first round it was all the much quicker Hitchins. In the second round Hitchins used DeLomba for target practice. In the third round DeLomba continued with hands held high and doing little. Hitchins on the other hand used an effective jab and rights mainly to the body.
In the fourth round DeLomba made more of an effort but not close to winning the round. In the fifth round Hitchins continued winning every round. In the sixth round Hitchins worked the body and head. In the seventh round it was DeLomba’s best but not good enough. In the ninth round in the final 30 seconds DeLoma landed his best punch of the fight with a right on the chin of Hitchins. Hitchins continued using his jab.
In the tenth and final round DeLomba needed a knockout but never won a round including the tenth.
All 3 judges and this writer had it 100-90. Russell Mora was the ref.