Santos losses by Split Decision, Shelito and Mykquan Wins by UD and DeQuattro making his Pro Debut w
What an exciting main event. Heavyweight, Alexis Santos, from Lawrence, Massachusetts stepped in the ring looking more like a football player than a boxer fought Niall “Boom Boom” Kennedy from Corey, Ireland who might need to tighten up a bit around the midsection and had the height advantage. Santos bobbing and weaving and doing a shimmy shimmy sort of thingy with his shoulders trying to get in. The Irish crowd is going crazy rushing the ring. I luv it. Both fighters going to the body with Kennedy moving in with a straight jab. Santos is going for the knockout with a continued overhand right and Santos gets a one point deduction in round 9 for a low blow. This is NOT good for Santos. By the10th round the fans are all screaming for each fighter. WOW what a round the 10th was. Santos went to the body stunned Boom Boom but he couldn’t finish him off. What a fight!!!! This is a fight you should catch on video. Judges scored the bout 96-93; 96-93 for Kennedy and 96-93 for Santos. Kennedy is the new New England Heavyweight champ by split decision and advances to 9-0, 5 kos and Santos 18-2, 15 kos. [Some ringside thought Santos won].
Junior Lightweights - 8 Rounds - Shelly “Shelito” Vincent of Providence, Rhode Island fought a pretty much back and forth 8 rounds against Angel Gladney of South Carolina. Both opponents circling around each other with no one hardly cutting off the ring. Gladney being warned about hitting behind the head. Shelly being the aggressor and just doesn’t seem to be fazed by Gladney’s punches. Gladney just doesn’t seem to have much power. Shelly continuing going to the body then continuing with body/head combinations. After 8 rounds with no knock downs Shelly takes the bout with a UD victory. Judges scored it 80-71; 80-72 and 80-72. Shelly increased to 20-1, 1 kos. Gladney 9-13-1, 6 kos.
Welterweights – 6 Rounds – “Marvelous” Mykey Williams of East Hartford, Connecticut after 6 rounds of domination and wearing down his opponent, who took this fight on late notice, Evincii Dixon of Lancaster, PA won by UD. All 3 judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Williams. Mykey trying to open up Dixon with body/head punches and continuing going to the body. Williams the aggressor of the two fighters, with better defense, covering his guard well and at times showboating in the ring…. Mykey is having fun with it. Williams increased to 8-0, 4 ko but couldn’t get the knockdown. Dixon decreased to 7-20-2, 2 kos.
Junior Welterweights – 4 Rounds: Adrian Sosa of Lawrence, Massachusetts vs. Francisco Medel of Douglas, Arizona. Round 1 Sosa landed an overhand right and Medel gets the count. It almost looked like it was behind the head. Round 2 Sosa lands a short body shot on Medel and it makes it a 10-8 round. During round 3 Sosa finished off Medel with a right hook in southpaw stance and gets the count at 30 seconds of round 3 and the fight was stopped. Sosa wins by TKO and increased to 5-0, 4 kos.
Welterweights – 4 Rounds: Nicholas DeQuattro of Johnston, Rhode Island made his pro debut tonight against Timothy Wheeler of New York who also was making his pro debut. Both fighters seem a bit awkward in the ring. Round 1 a right hook drops Wheeler to the canvas and he jumped back up as if he was not hurt. Wheeler was dropped again in the 1st round by a right and referee Danny Schiavone called a halt to the bout at 2:28. Wheeler increased to 1-0, 1 ko and gets the victory by knock out. Congrats on your pro debut.
Venue: Foxwoods Resort and Casino
Promoters: DiBella Entertainment and Murphys Boxing
Date: September 15, 2017.