Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: Brooklyn is fast becoming a hotbed of boxing. With venues such as Barclays Centre, and The Aviator, and now add the Fight Factory Gym with Dmitriy Salita and his Star of David Promotions to the list it continues to grow in stature. In front of a packed house, fourteen hungry young battlers put on seven action fights.
In a mild upset, Southpaw Jose Torres, 188.2, landed two right hook, straight left combinations that produced two knockdowns, the second combination dropped Miron Kadyrov, 192.8, hard prompting referee Murdaugh to forego the count, stopping the fight at :58 of the opening round. Kadyrov’s numbers fell to 2-2 (1 KO), as Torres upped his mark to the same record, 2-2 (1 KO).
Treysean Wiggins 146.6, had it all his way. Two lefties trading punches with Wiggins, 4-1 (4 KOs), scoring a knockdown in round one with a straight left. Three more in the next stanza accounted for three more knockdown prompting referee Willis to stop Marcus Hall, 146, at the 2:59 mark of the second round. Hall falls to 6-6-1 (2 KOs).
Mikkel Lespierre,, 146.6, had too much skill and out punched a willing Rashad Bogar, 147, to take a majority decision, by scores of 38-38, 40-36, and39-37. They traded punches fairly evenly but Lespierre, was busier and landed cleaner punches. Lespierre improved to 4-0-1 (3 KOs), while Bogar dropped to 4-5-1 (2 KOs). Willis refereed.
Anthony Barnes, 165, dominated Joe Yerdon, 1(1KO), for all but one moment when a clean left hook from Yerdon dumped him on his duff. Up and unhurt he continued to land his jab and straight rights to the head. Barnes threw powerful left hooks to the body as well. Yerdon, 166.5, right eye had a huge lump growing over it. By the last bell it had gotten quite ugly. The Judges scored it 39-37, 39-36, and 38-37, all for Barnes who moved to 2-0
Pete Reyes, 163.6, got off the canvas in the second round to land a brutal one/two that knocked Juan Zapata, 164.8, out cold. Zapata now 2-7-1 (1 KO), and Reyes, who had to contend with wild rushes and flaying punches from Zapata improved to 3-0 (3 KOs). Murdaugh refereed.
Former amateur star Marco Suarez 136.8 had too much speed of hand and tossed the bigger volume of punches to win a unanimous decision over Jamell Tyson 137.8, by scores of 39-37 two times and 40-36. He stunned Tyson in the second and forth frames. Suarez is now 1-0 and Tyson falls to 3-11-2 (1KO). Viruet refereed.
Jovan Sosa, 145.8, kept the pressure up on fellow debutant Mack Babb 143.8 for the first three rounds until Babb did a fine job of moving and boxing in the fourth and final round.. The Judges scored it 39-37 twice and 40-36, for Sosa. Shada Murdaugh.