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18 SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Heavyweights Victorious on World Rank Boxing Promotional Debut


By Derek Gionta, ringside:

 

The promotional debut of World Rank Boxing entitled "Mayhem in the Mountains" featured two heavyweight bouts in the 8-bout pro-am card at the Falcon Center at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia on Saturday night (10/11).

 

Daniel Martz, of Clarksburg, WV and Jeremiah Karpency, of Adah, PA both earned victories, pleasing their local fans in attendance.

 

Martz, 6’7, nicknamed "The Mountain," and recent NABF junior heavyweight belt holder, scored a one-sided second round knockout over former super middleweight contender Rubin "Mr. Hollywood" Williams, of Detroit, in the featured eight rounder.

 

Martz went after Williams from the opening bell, pressing the fight, scoring two knockdowns, and nearly finishing him in the opening stanza. By the 1:15 mark of the second, Williams hit the canvas for a third time, prompting referee Mike Napple to call off the fight.

 

Martz improves to 12-1-1, 9 KO’s, showing significant signs of improvement since his debut in January of 2012. Williams dropped to 29-25-1, 16 KO’s.

 

Heavyweight Jeremiah Karpency, 11-0, 4 KO’s, of nearby Adah, PA, defeated Ohio native Justin "T-Bear" Novaria, 4-17, 2 KO’s, by a one-sided unanimous decision in the six round co-feature.

 

This fight had a lot of clinching and holding throughout, while Karpency put his punches together with two-piece combinations that Novaria had little answer for. Novaria hung in tough but Karpency’s work rate earned him every round, 60-54 x 3, on the judges’ cards.

 

Karpency, 24 years old, is the younger brother of Tommy Karpency, who recently defeated Chad Dawson in Connecticut last week.

 

Undercard:

 

Toledo’s "King" Wesley Tucker, 5-0, 3 KO’s, scored a one punch knockout over Steve Chesnik, 0-4, of Zanesville, OH. Tucker, a southpaw, was at a height disadvantage, but has an easy time landing combinations to the head and body of Chesnik. Tucker landed a hard left hand to the head of Chesnik later in the round, putting him down for the count. Time of the stoppage was 1:16. The welterweight bout was slated for four rounds.

 

Junior middleweight prospect Angelo Snow, 3-0, 3 KO’s, of Toledo, scored a second round TKO over Cleveland’s Clifford McPherson, 2-21-1, 1 KO in a scheduled four rounder. Snow, coming off of an extensive amateur career, scored three knockdowns in the fight before the stoppage at the 1:29 mark, extending his KO streak. Snow looks to have the tools to make a run in the sport.

 

In the opening professional fight, two debutants put together what was the evening’s fight of the night in a four round super middleweight bout.

 

Dave Forsyth, 1-0, of Fairmont, WV, won a unanimous decision over Montez Allen, Jr., 0-1, of Toledo, OH.

 

Allen started fast, landing multiple left hooks to the head of his shorter, southpaw opponent, clearly winning the opening round. Forsyth pressed the action in the next two rounds, landing solid shots to the head of Allen, who fought off the ropes for a majority of these rounds. Allen countered well in spurts, finding comfort fighting off the ropes. Both traded solid punches in the final round, with Forsyth looking for the straight left hand, and Allen dropping right hands to the body as his counter. By the round’s midpoint, what looked to have been an off-balanced Allen falling to the canvas, was scored a knockdown by referee Mike Napple. Ringside observers had varying opinions. The judges scored the fight 39-36 x 3 for Forsyth. A potential rematch on neutral ground may be an eventual option for each moving forward.

 

Amateur Bouts:

 

Tyler Rouqer W DEC over Cody Wilson-Welterweights

 

Brandon Perkins W TKO 1 over Chad Fuller-Heavyweights

 

Jake Wickline W DEC over Ethan Hayes-Middleweights

 

Promoter and CEO of World Rank Boxing, JD Canterberry, plans to host a number of boxing events in the coming year. Matchmaker for the event and Director of World Rank Boxing, Mike Murray, matched the card.

 

October 11, 2014




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