At Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, South Dakota, Friday over ShoBox The Next Generation Holden Productions presented in the Main Event Olympic returning after a twenty-eight month of activity alternate unbeaten Super Welterweight Ardreal “Boss Man” Holmes, from Flint, Michigan, defeated once beaten Vernon “Subzero” Brown, of Chicago, Illinois, over 10 rounds. In co-feature previously unbeaten Lightweight Luis Acosta, of Houston, Texas, was knocked out by once beaten Edwin De Los Santos, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in two rounds.
In the Main Event southpaw Ardreal “Boss Man” Holmes, Jr., 12-0 (5), #156, of Flint, MI, defeated southpaw Vernon “Subzero” Brown, 13-2-1 (9), #157 ¼, of Chicago, IL, over 10 rounds.
In the first two rounds the much taller by six inches southpaw Holmes dominated by using his reach and hooks knocking out the mouthpiece of Brown at the end of the second rounds final seconds. In the third through the fifth rounds Holmes stopped using his reach allowing Brown who used an inside body attack keeping Holmes in the middle of the ring.
In the sixth round though staying inside Holmes outworked Brown. In the seventh round it was close but Brown seemed to use effective uppercuts inside rocking Holmes with a little over a minute remaining in the round. In the eighth round it was again close with Holmes again knocking out the mouthpiece of Brown in the final seconds with a left on the chin.
In the ninth round at the end of the first minute Holmes landed a flurry of punches to the chin of Brown having him against the ropes. In the tenth and final round Holmes outworked Brown the first half of the round but little was landed the rest of the way by either fighter.
Scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 98-92 with this writer 96-94. Referee was Mark Nelson.
In the co-feature Lightweight Luis Acosta, 12-1 (11), #133 ½, of Houston, TX, was knocked out by southpaw Edwin “El Grenade” De Los Santos, 14-1 (13), #133 ¾, of Santo Domingo, DR, at 0:48 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first round De Los Santos landed a right hook on the chin halfway through the round dropping Acosta for a flash knockdown due to his glove touching the canvas. In the second round De Los Santos landed two jabs and a solid left to the chin of Acosta knocking him down on his back and out as referee Mark Nelson waved it off without a count.
In the opening bout 21 year-old 2021 National Golden Gloves champion Giovanni Marquez, 1-0 (0), #143, of Houston, TX, defeated Nelson Morales, 2-1(0), #144 ¼, of Scranton, PA, over 4 rounds.
In the first round Morales out landed Marquez using good hand and foot speed. In the second round Marquez turned it all around moving side to side landing punches keeping Morales against the ropes for most of the round.
In the third round Marquez landed as many as three right uppercuts to the chin in the middle of the round while Morales ended the round with a solid left hook on the chin of Marquez. In the fourth and final round Marquez landed flurries of punches at times taking the round from Morales who ended with a bloody nose. The Referee was Mark Nelson.
Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice as did this writer. Marquez is the son of former world champion Raul Marquez.
Ring announcer Thomas Shriver.