By Derek Bonnett at Ringside
On Saturday, October 27, 2012, HBO’s Boxing After Dark series returned to Verona, New York, USA for the second time in as many months for a televised triple header of world class boxing. Turning Stone Resort Casino played host to the “HBO Triple Explosion” card. Gary Shaw Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Productions assembled the seven bout card featuring rising star Thomas Dulorme versus Luis Carlos Abregu, IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez defending against Marvin Quintero, and a crossroads bout between Mauricio Herrera and Karim Mayfield. SecondsOut was ringside reporting the action as it unfolded from the preliminary bouts to the main event.
Untelevised results from Turning Stone Resort Casino:
To start the card, Eric Fields of Ardmore, Oklahoma met Kevin Franklin in a six round heavyweight bout. Fields fought with little fire as he controlled each round with greater punch output and accuracy. Calling the contest a sparring session would have been a generous assessment. Franklin fought sparingly with a large mouse under his right eye from the first round on. Fields won a unanimous decision by scores of 60-54 twice and 59-55. Fields raised his record to 21-1 (14). Franklin fell to 4-5 (1).
Ryon McKenzie of Nassau, Bahamas, but fighting out of nearby Canastota, NY, took on Eric Watkins in a six round light heavyweight contest. The favored McKenzie fought with greater desire to impress the fans in attendance as he bombarded Watkins with long overhand rights from the opening bell. Watkins was hurt to the body early in the second, but mounted a rally as soon as defeat seemed imminent. My SecondsOut scorecard favored McKenzie 58-57. The judges’ official tallies favored McKenzie 59-55 twice and 58-56. McKenzie enhanced his ledger to 12-0 (10). Watkins fell to 7-3 (4).
Australia’s rising featherweight contender, Joel Brunker made his USA debut against Carlos Fulgencio in an eight round fight. Brunker made quick work of his opponent finishing him in just 1:40 of the first round. A body shot finished Fulgencio for the full count. Brunker moved his dossier to 24-0 (14). Fulgencio dropped to 18-9-1 (12).
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