Jerry Glick reporting from ringside: The Paramount Theater was packed with more than 1100 fans to watch a co-promotion by Main Events, and Star Boxing. All the fights had the people in attendance cheering. There were knockouts and a few controversial endings as well.
Malik Scott 225, was too crafty for Vyacheslav Glazkov 220, out boxed him all the way but two judges saw it differently. 96-94 for Glazov, 98-92 for Scott, and 95-95 even. Scott used the ropes to avoid punches and even threw counters off the ropes. His jab was sharp and his combination crisp if not powerful. At times Glazkov looked frustrated, but he hung in and walked away with a draw. Glazkov did try to work inside along the ropes, but was unable to contain Scott. Scott complained bitterly after the decision. Eddie Claudio refereed.
Ever improving Chris Algieri 143, Huntington, LI, 16-0 (7 KOs), was just too fast for game opponent Jose Peralta, 143, Jersey City, NJ, 10-2 (6 KOs), landing combinations in bunches round after round. Peralta was in the fight all the way, often managing to cuff Algieri inside while trapping him on the ropes but the Pride of Huntington, Algieri, escaped to continue to control the fight. A left hook caught Chris in the fifth, and after the fight he admitted that he was momentarily stunned but recovered quickly. The judges scored it 97-93, 98-92, and 96-94, all for Algieri. Willis refereed.
Issouf Kinda, 141, Bronx, NY, 16-0 (6KOs), is not a big banger but the right that he crushed Javier Loya 145 ½, Phoenix, AZ, 7-2 (6 KOs), with made him look like one. They boxed for two rounds with Kinda driving Loya to the ropes a few times. It was competitive until Loya went down for the count at 1:17 of the second. Eddie Claudio refereed.
Cletus Seldin 142 ½, Long Island, NY, 11-0 (9 KOs), cut Jonathan Cuba 141, Queens, NY, 6-5-1 (4 KOs), on the left eye and landed a crushing right to the head the put Cuba down and out at 1:07 of the third frame. Seldin chased Cuba around the ring, abandoning the jab that he showed fans in his last fight. Cuba landed some shots of his own, but never came close to hurting Seldin. Ricky Gonzalez refereed.
Karl Dargan 135, got off the canvas at the start of round one to outbox and out fight Ramesis Gil, 137 ¼. It was a close one nevertheless, as Gill was the aggressor throughout, and the Judges were split, 57-56 for Gil, and 57-56 and 58-56 for Dargan. Ricky Gonzalez refereed.
In a close give and take brawl, undefeated Alan Gotay 132, Huntington, LI, 4-0 (2 KOs), took a unanimous decision over tough Micah Branch, 132, Cincinnati, OH, 1-4-1 (0 KOs). Branch went down while off balance but a punch did land so it counted. The scores were 38-37 across the board. Willis refereed.
In an upset, formerly unbeaten Anthony Karperis 139, Hicksville, NY, 3-1 (2 KOs), went down twice in round one because he charged in with his head up and hands low churning out punches but Justin Johnson 141, Pittsburgh, PA, 5-4-4 (0 KOs), was able to land counter rights that Karperis had no defense for, He came back in the middle rounds to outwork Johnson, but it wasn’t enough. The Judges gave it to Johnson by scores of 38-36 twice and 37-36 once. Steve Willis refereed.
**AROUND THE RING**
On hand to watch the show were Kendall Holt, Vinny Maddalone, Tommy Rainone, Steve Cunningham, Harold Lederman, among others.
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