Young N Hungry Vs. The Veteran. Courtney Pennington wins by UD over Delvin Rodriguez
Main Event - Super Welterweights- 10 rounds: Delvin Rodriguez of Danbury, Conn vs. Courtney Pennington of New York. Young and hungry vs. the veteran. Pennington keeping Rodriguez on his toes while shooting angles to Rodriguez and being the busier of the fighters. Pennington being the aggressor of the two but Rodriguez is timing his punches well. Rodriguez ended up with a cut near his left eye. After 10 rounds with no knockdowns the judges scored the bout 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93 in favor of Pennington. Rodriguez decreased to 29-9-4, 16 KOS and Pennington increased to 11-4-1, 5 KOS.
Females – Super Welterweights – 6 Rounds: Kali Reis of Providence, Rhode Island vs. Ashleigh Curry of Missouri. Reis looking more poised in the ring, controlled the action, wearing her opponent down with no knockdowns. After 6 rounds judges scored the bout 57-57; 58-56 and 59-55 all in favor of Reis by majority decision. Reis increases to 11-6-1, 4 KOS.
Junior Welterweights – 6 Rounds: Anthony Laureano, who recently signed with Star Boxing of Hartford Connecticut vs. Sidney Maccow of New York. Tough fight for Laureano. The last time I saw Maccow in the ring was at a CES fight and I thought Maccow won. Maccow got hurt in the 3rd but held on. Both fighters keep coming forward. Fireworks exploded in the 6th. Both fighters just fought a hard-round fighting in each other’s pocket. After 6 rounds all 3 judges scored the bout 58-56 in favor of Laureano by UD. Laureano increases to 4-0, 2 KOS.
Middleweights – 6 Rounds: Marcus “The Marvelous One” Beckford of East Meadow, NY vs. Jose “Rated R.” Rivera of Hartford, Conn. A lot of jabbing going on. Not a very busy fight. Rivera picking his punches. Both fighters backing each other up. During round 4, Rivera landed a beautiful uppercut that dropped Beckford backwards. Patience and timing paid off for Rivera in the 4th at 1:50 that’s all she wrote. Rivera wins by TKO and advances to 3-1, 2 KOS.
Lightweights – Omar Bordoy (Debut) of Danbury, Conn vs. Jonathan Rojas (Debut) of Newark, NJ. Both fighters came out strong for their pro debut. Omar having a little more power to his punch than Rojas. Rojas was a tough fighter. Bordoy is quick with his reflexes and looks very comfortable in the ring. After 4 rounds we have a UD. The judges scored the bout 3x all in favor of 40-36 for Bordoy (1-0-0).
Light Heavyweights – 4 Rounds: Richie “Poyeye the Sailor Man” Rivera of Hartford, CT vs. Marco Parente who made his pro debut out of Toronto, Canada. Opening round both fighters were busy in the ring with back n forth action. Round 2 Parente got caught a few times. Round 3 Poyeye controlled the action. By round 4 the crowd was cheering “RICHIE”. Poyeye at times was chasing Parente down. Richie was landing phonemical upper cuts on Parente. Referee Danny Schiavone had seen enough stopped the bout at 2:27 of round 4. Rivera wins by TKO and increases to 2-0, 2 Kos. Poyeye looked great since his pro debut just a few months ago. He wasn’t springing towards his opponent.
Non-New England Bout:
Jr. Welterweight – 6 Rounds: Danny Gonzalez of Woodhaven, NY who faced Samuel Amoako of Maryland. Definitely a one-sided bout. Amoako not doing much of anything but kept in a turtle shell. Gonzalez controlling the bout. By the 6th round the crowd was booing. All judges scored the bout 60-54 3x in favor of Gonzalez.
EVENT: “Slugfest at the Sun”
Venue: Mohegan Sun
Promoter: Star Boxing