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Ball Gets the UD Victory at the Ballpark

MAIN EVENT – LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 8 Rounds: Worcester's own Kendrick “Peppa” Ball, Jr. gets the UD victory against southpaw Oscar “Moustro” Riojas of México. Ball brought his fans to the ballpark. Throughout the bout, Ball was jabbing his way through the rounds, while controlling the fight and out landed more punches. After 8 rounds all 3 judges scored the bout the same 8-72. Ball increased to 21-1-3, 12 kos and Riojas decreased to 28-17-3, 16 kos.


CO-FEATURE – HEAVYWEIGHTS - 8 Rounds: “Don’t Play” Sean Bey of Stoughton, MA by way of Providence, RI had a slow bout against Quintin Sumpter of Pittsfield, MA. The opening rounds Sumpter kept circling round Bey. Not much engagement by either fighter. Sumpter going for the combination. During round 4 Sumpter landed combinations and dropped Bey backwards into the ropes and Bey was saved by the bell. That was the busiest Sumpter was during these rounds. During round 5, Bey just tossed Sumpter into the ring and the referee deducted a point against him. After 8 rounds the judges scored the bout 75-75; 76-74 and 76-74 in favor of Bey by majority decision. Bey increased and kept his perfect record 8-0, 7 kos and Sumpter 6-2, 4 Kos. Some thought Sumpter should have won.


SUPER FEATHERWEIGHTS – 6 Rounds: “King” Kevin Walsh of Brockton, MA took on local Philip Davis of Worcester, MA round 6 the fans are on their feet with the antics in the ring. Mostly back and forth action. Some thought Davis won more rounds than the judges scored the bout 59-55; 59-55 and 60-54. Walsh won by UD and increased to 10-0, 4 kos and Davis who always comes to fight, decreased to 3-6-2, 0 Kos.


FEMALE SUPER BANTAMWEIGHTS – 4 Rounds: Police officer, Melanie “Pitbull” Costa brough her fan base with her, from Norton, MA went up against Kalindra Walkiria De Carcalho Faria of Brazil with Costa's quick hands, great footwork, bouncing in and out, not flat footed and the shorter of the two fighters. By round 2 and 3, hands were flying and both were letting their hands go and Costa backing up Faria trying to keep her on the ropes. This fight had more punches than all the bouts before this one. Round 4, was a continuation with the fighters in the center of the ring with Costa having the upper hand and almost finishing off Faria but the bell rang. All the judges scored the bout 40-36 in favor of Costa. Costa increased to 2-1, 1 ko and Faria 1-1.


WELTERWEIGHTS – 6 Rounds: Josniel “TG” Castro, coming off of his first loss looked great tonight, kept busy while keeping his guard up all the way from Boca Raton, FL by way of Puerto Rico had a back and forth bout with Jorge “Tomatito” Martin Garcia of Argentina. During round 3 Castro landed a right hook on Garcia and drove him to the canvas at 41 seconds and with that KO victory Castro increased to 10-1, 8 kos and Garcia 13-12-1, 3 Kos.


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 4 Rounds: Police Offier, Neal Sullivan, fan favorite from Worcester, MA against Michael Medeiros of Nahant, MA by way of Brazil. During round 2 Sullivan who controlled the bout landed a right on Medeiros at .54 seconds and got that KO victory win and increased to 1-0-1 and Medeiros 0-5.


LIGHTWEIGHTS – 4 Rounds: Tevin “The Hitman” Regis of Dorchester made his pro debut and was not afraid to let his hands go against Joshua Zimmerman from Baltimore, MD. At the start of the bell, Regis kept being busy and knocked down Zimmerman by a left hook at 1:35 of round 1 and increased to 1-0 1 Ko and Zimmerman 0-11. I liked what I saw out of Regis.


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 4 Rounds: James Maner, a south paw, from Johnston, RI vs.Saul “The Spider” Almeida of Framingham, MA. By the 3rd round the action picked up, Saul moving his head well, while Maner going to the head. Almeida was trying to knock out Maner. After 4 rounds all 3 judges scored the same 40-36 for Maner. Maner increased to 4-0, 2 kos and Almeida decreased to 1-18-4, 1 Kos.


WELTERWEIGHTS – 6 Rounds: Robert Degaetano who was supposed to make his pro debut from Douglas, MA will have to wait another day for his pro debut when he was scheduled to fight Michael “Titan” Taylor (1-5, 0 KOs), Cortland, NY. This bout was cancelled.


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