At the Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT, Saturday, Premier Boxing on Showtime, TGB Promotions – Tom Brown and Sampson Boxing – Sampson Lewkowicz over Showtime featured Super Featherweight Chris “Prime Time” Colbert of Brooklyn, NY, and Jaime “Jaimito” Arboleda, of Panama.
In the Main Event WBA World Super Featherweight champ Chris “Prime Time” Colbert, 15-0 (6), #130, of Brooklyn, NY, stopped No. 3 ranked Jaime “Jaimito” Arboleda, 16-2 (13), #130, of PAN and Miami, FL, at 1:37 of the eleventh of a scheduled 12 rounds.
In the first round six rounds they were even. In the ninth round Colbert in a war dropped Arboleda with a left hook to the chin in the final seconds for an 8-count from referee Willis. In the eleventh round a flurry from Colbert dropped Arboleda for an 8-count. Upon rising Colbert was all over him dropping him again. Referee Willis gave him another chance upon rising until Colbert was all over him. What was Willis waiting for? All three judges had it 98-90 at the stoppage.
Middleweight Ronald “Flat Line” Ellis, 18-1-2 (12), #166, of Lynn, MASS, was awarded stoppage of former Olympian southpaw Matvey Korobov, 28-4-1 (14), #160, of Russia and Royal Palm Beach FL, who couldn’t come out for fifth round due to an achilles injury to the left leg in a scheduled 10 rounds.
In the first four rounds Korobov out worked Ellis. At the end of the round Korobov’s left leg achilles kept him from standing.
In the co-Main Event, Super lightweight former Olympian Richardson Hitchins, 12-0 (5), #140, of Manhattan, NY, won split decision over former IBF Super featherweight champion Algenis “La Tormenta” Mendez, 25-6-3 (12), #140, of DR and Yonkers, NY, over 10 rounds.
In the first four rounds the quicker Hitchens out worked Mendez mostly with an effective jab. In the fifth Mendez ended the round well and took the sixth. In the tenth and final round Mendez showed his experience taking the round.
Scores were Tella 97-93 Mendez, Weisfeld 98-92 and Feldman 99-91 with this writer 96-94 for Hitchens.
Featherweight David Navarro, 2-0 (1), of Hemet, CA, stopped Jason Vera, 5-8 (3), of Miami, FL, at 2:02 in the first of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round Navarro was landing with without return when the fight was stopped.