At the Mohegan Casino, Uncasville, CT, Saturday, Premier Boxing Champions and TGB Promotions – Tom Brown over Showtime presented in the Main Event unbeaten Jaron “Boots” Ennis, of Philadelphia, PA, knocked out former IBF World Super Lightweight champ Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets, of KAZ and Woodland Hills, CA, at 2:11 of the sixth round.
In the Main Event Jaron “Boots’ Ennis, 26-0-1nd (24), #146 ½, of Philadelphia, PA, former IBF World Super Light champ Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets, 16-1-1 (12), #146 ¾, Russia and Woodland Hills, CA, 2:11 of the sixth round of a 12.
In the first three rounds Ennis outworked Lipinets switching from orthodox to southpaw. In the fourth round Lipinets missed a punch and went down and referee Arthur Mercante, Jr., ruled a knockdown. In the fifth round Ennis continued dominating until he got hit with a low blow. Referee Mercante warned Lopinets for the third time saying the next one will cost a point. Since when? Three warnings is a point in my book. In the fifth round from southpaw Ennis landed a right followed by a left on the chin and down went Lipinets on his back for the end as referee Mercante waved it off.
“I felt relaxed and want the winner of Spence’s next fight,” said Ennis.
Welter Olympian Eimantas Stanionis, 13-0 (9), #147, of Lithuania and Oxnard, CA, defeated Thomas “Cordero” Dulorme, 25-5-1 (16), #146 ½, of Guadeloupe, and Carolina, PR, and Las Vegas, NV, in a title eliminator over 12 solid rounds.
In the first round it was all Dulorme with a solid body attack. In the second and third rounds Stanionis kept coming forward taking quite a few counter punches from Dulorme. In the fourth round both fighters had their moments with Dulorme out landing Stanionis.
In the sixth round Dulorme switched to southpaw a bit before returning to orthodox. He had Stanionis walking into punches. In the eighth round Stanionis turned things around with body shots. In the ninth round the jab from Stanionis worked well. In the tenth round Stanionis hurt Dulorme with body shots and a right opening a cut on the left eyebrow of Dulorme. In the eleventh round Stanionis was out landed by Dulorme. In the twelfth and final round Stanionis with a minute left in the fight hurt Dulorme with a right on the chin.
Scores were 115-113, 116-112 and 117-111 with this writer 114-114.
IBF World Super Flyweight champion southpaw Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas, 33-1-2 (22), #114 ¾, of Panabo City, PH, defeated No. 3 ranked Jonathan “Titan” Rodriguez, 22-2 (16), #115, of San Luis Potosi, MEX, over 12 action rounds.
In the first round Ancajas stalked Rodriguez and with one minute left in the round landed a left to the chin stunning Rodriguez almost dropping him. In the third round it heated up until Ancajas hit Rodriguez behind the head making the latter complain to referee David Fields who had none of it. So, Rodriguez returned the compliment hitting Ancajas behind the head. In the sixth round punches in bunches from both with Rodriguez getting the better of it with a body attack from both.
In the eighth round complained of getting hit behind the head while referee Fields told him to fight on. In the final seconds Ancajas pinned Rodriguez in a corner with a flurry of punches finishing with a left on the chin until Rodriguez dropped to a knee taking a 9-count from referee Fields. In the ninth round Ancajas hurt Rodriguez with body shots. In the final seconds it was Rodriguez landing well.
In the tenth round Rodriguez came back strong taking the round. In the eleventh round the action continued with Rodriguez taking another round. In the twelfth and final round both let it all hang out right to the end.
Scores were 115-112, 115-111 and 117-110 with this writer 115-112.