At the Shrine Exposition Center in L.A, CA, Saturday night over FOX TGB Promotions – Tom Brown, in association with Kings Promotions – Marshall Kauffman, presented former WBC World Super Welterweight champion Tony Harrison and Bryant Perrella in the Main Event ending in a spirited draw over 12 rounds.
In the Main Event returning to the ring after sixteen months former WBC World Super Welter champ now No. 3 WBC Tony “Super Bad” Harrison, 28-3 (21), #154 3/4, of Detroit, MI, southpaw Bryant “Good Fella” Perrella, 17-3 (14), #153 3/4, of Ft. Myers, FL, 12 rounds.
In the first two rounds Perrella instead being a southpaw moved to his right spent half the time moving to the left walking into Harrison rights on the chin. He had his moments with good body work but falling short in winning the rounds. In the third round Perrella landed half a dozen punches to body and head without return at the midway point. Harrison got outworked as he did in the fourth round. In the fifth round Perrella used his quicker hands to outland Harrison beating him to the punch.
In the sixth round Perrella came out with a flurry of punches having Harrison on the defense for the first two minutes. In the seventh round Perrella was the aggressor the first half with Harrison taking over overall. In the eighth round it went back and forth with Perrella having an edge.
In the ninth round Perrella seemed the fresher of the two. In the tenth round it was all Parrella until he got caught with a solid lead right on the chin from Harrison stopping him in his tracks. In the eleventh round Perrella suffered a small cut on the left eyebrow in a close round. In the twelfth and final round Perrella was the aggressor in a close fight taking it by the smallest of points.
Scores were 116-112 Harrison, 117-111 Perrella and 114-114 with this writer 116-112 Perrella. Referee was Thomas Taylor.
In the co-feature Super Lightweight Omar “El Relampago” Juarez, 11-0 (5), #142, of Brownsville, TX, defeated Elias “El Macho” Araujo, 21-3 (8), #141 3/4, of Sante Fe, ARG, over 10 action rounds.
In the first three rounds it went back and forth with Juarez the taller of the two countering while Araujo kept up the pressure. In the fourth round Arajuo was landing overhand rights on the head of Juarez through the first two minutes with Juarez coming back in the final minute. In the fifth round Araujo continued outworking Juarez who would come back the end of the round but enough to win the round?
In the sixth round Araujo kept up the pressure in a close fight with Juarez landing right uppercuts to the body and chin. In the seventh round Juarez came back well taking the round. In the eighth and ninth rounds it went back and forth with Juarez having an edge with uppercuts from both hands. In the tenth and final round at the midway point Juarez rocked Araujo with a right on the chin. Araujo was having his way until the final ten seconds with Juarez landing five left uppercuts to the body. Referee was Marco Rosales.
Scores were 98-92 with 99-91 twice with this writer 96-94.
Eighteen year-old Welterweight Vito “White Majic” Mielnicki, 8-1 (5), #151 1/4, of Roseland, NJ, lost a majority decision to James Martin, 7-2 (0), #152, of Philadelphia, PA, over 8 solid rounds.
In the first round two rounds Martin pressured Mielnicki drawing blood from the latter’s nose with a left hook in the second round. In the third round things heated up with Martin switching to southpaw for some reason allowing Mielnicki to land lead rights on the chin. He immediately returned to orthodox. In the fourth round Mielnicki came back landing a left hook while Martin returned his left hook on the chin. Martin having no stoppages in his eight fights, but you would never know it. It was Mielnicki’s best round so far. He continued being more offensive in the fifth round.
In the sixth round Mielnicki seemed to even the score countering Martin who kept coming forward. In the seventh round Martin opened up his attack with head shots having Mielnicki on the defense. Halfway through the round Martin rocked Mielnicki with a left hook to the chin causing the blood to flow from his nose. Martin landed a right on the chin in the final minute rocking the head of Mielnicki back. In the eighth and final round Martin started showboating not throwing punches giving Mielnicki the round and maybe the fight.
Scores were 76-76, 77-75 and 79-73 with this writer 76-76. Referee was Sharon Sands. Martin the son of former title contender Jerry “The Bull” Martin whose win over inmate James Scott at Rahway Prison he was most known for.