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Ringside Results from Foxwoods #BroadwayBoxing

East Hartford's Mykquan Williams improves to 12-0;
Shelito Vincent notches a victory
Broadway Boxing from the Fox Theater
By Alex Pierpaoli

DiBella Entertainment's Broadway Boxing returned to Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT tonight with a six bout card, co-featuring Myquan Williams, the 140 pound prospect, and veteran featherweight female, Shelito Vincent in separate 8 round bouts. 

Mykquan Williams 140lbs, of East Hartford, CT defeated Matt Doherty 138lbs of Salem, MA by 8 round unanimous decision. Williams dropped Doherty twice in the opening round, the first time with a sizzling left hook that Doherty never saw coming which sat him down hard. And the second was a similar shot that made him fall forward, touching the canvas with both gloves. Doherty collected himself in round two and started landing chopping shots of his own. Williams remained in control with speedy combinations but after getting over the first round shock of Williams punches, Doherty became able to withstand even harder shots as the rounds went on. This was the 20 year old, Williams first time fighting eight rounds and his first time spending more than 3 minutes at the office in his last three fights, all of which ended by first round kayo. Doherty refused to be number four and kept trying despite absorbing lots of leather from Marvelous Mykquan. By round four there was some redness around the right eye of Williams where Doherty was catching him with lefts. At the end of round 5, Williams mocked Doherty, sticking his tongue out and grinning, frustrated Doherty was still refusing to go quietly. Williams cracked Doherty with two and three punch combinations repeatedly but was never again able to put him down or hurt him. Although warned several times by referee Shada Murdaugh the back and forth trash-talking lasted right till after the final bell when there was no traditional sportsmanlike embrace between the combatants. But Williams remained poised, patient and following a plan to victory over the distance with a durable, never-quit, 29 year old in front of him. Not a bad learning experience. The scorecards were 77-73 and 80-70 x 2 all in favor of Mykquan Williams.

Marvelous Mykquan Williams goes to 12-0 (7) and tough Matt Doherty drops to 8-5-1 (4)

Shelly Vincent 126lbs of Providence, RI squeaked past Calixta Silgado 124lbs of Tolu, Colombia by 8 round Majority Decision. In a rematch of an October Broadway Boxing clash in the same Fox Theater ring, Silgado and Vincent fell back into the similar roles of boxer versus puncher. Vincent pressed forward and Silgado thumped at her with both hands as she advanced. After a slow first, Vincent made the fight in the second, pressing Silgado back and banging at her head and body with both hands. In the final 30 seconds of the second, Silgado jammed a right uppercut up into Vincent's chin that got her attention. In the third, Vincent complained to ref. Danny Schiavone about Silgado using her elbows on Vincent as she bulled her way inside. Schiavoine warned Silgado for the elbows and Vincent for complaining and told them both to keep fighting. On this night Vincent's usual head movement on the way in and speedy flurries once inside were infrequent if not altogether absent. Whether due to Silgado's chopping counters or the fading reflexes in a now 39 year old Vincent was unclear. As the rounds wore on this observer saw Silgado landing more effectively over the eight round distance but the officials disagreed. The official scorecards were 76-76 by Don Trella overruled by scores of 78-74 in favor of Vincent by judges Steve Weisfeld and Robert Paolino. 

Vincent improved to 23-1 (1) while Silgado fell to 16-10-3 (11). Addressing the crowd after the decision was read, Vincent talked over the boos and said she hoped for the rematch with Heather Hardy she was promised three years ago.

In a battle of unbeaten fighters, Hurshidbek Normatov 151lbs of Uzbekistan via Brooklyn, NY knocked out Alexis Gaytan 155lbs of Mission, TX in the most compelling fight of the night. Normatov, a decorated amateur, used quick-feet and sharp, speedy combinations to pepper Gaytan with 2-4 punch barrages before circling, quickly out of range only to do it again. But in the first, the strong and determined Gaytan caught Normatov with a counter right that stunned him. In the second round a clash of heads opened a horrible gash over the right eye of Gaytan. Normatov opens up with both hands when the fight resumes and by round's end Gaytan's face was awash in scarlet.
Gaytan remained clear-headed and determined in the corner as his team did an excellent job preventing what looked like a bad cut from becoming a factor. In the fourth, Gaytan tilted things back in his favor when he drove Normatov to the ropes with body shots and the Uzbek sort of sagged down and half-sat on them prompting Ref. Sharda Murdaugh to call it a knockdown. Normatov is up on his toes and boxing again in the fifth, landing frequently but expending lots of energy while Gaytan's well-timed body-shots are keeping the fight competitive. In the sixth and final round, as Gaytan pressed forward and ducked under a wide left from Normatov, he popped up to throw a hook but Normatov's follow-up right hook was already on the way and it crashed against the chin of Gaytan and turned his lights out. The Texan seemed to hang there a split second, before falling forward onto his face. The fight was stopped immediately at :41 of the 6th round. 

Normatov raised his record to 7-0 (3) while Gaytan loses for the first time, now 4-1 (2).

Adrian Sosa 141lbs of Larence, MA stopped Darnell Pettis 137lbs of Cleveland, OH at 1:24 of the second round. The 23 year old Sosa uses the traditional cross-armed defense and quick, heavy counter punches to batter Pettis for nearly 4 and a half minutes. Pettis came to fight but Sosa was able to use Pettis' aggression aginst him, walking him right into hard counters. Pettis never hit the deck but he was badly staggered on legs of rubber in both rounds before a series of heavy unanswered blasts from Sosa forced Ref. Danny Schiavone step in and wave off the action.

Sosa remains unbeaten, now 8-0 (6) while Pettis goes to 3-10.

Oscar Bonilla 138lbs of Bridgeport, CT defeated Seifullah "Jihad" Wise 140lbs of Philadelphia, PA. Both fighters charged out into an exchange for the first minute of the first, then seemed to steady themselves, picking their shots. The first was close with Bonilla fighting aggressively but Wise standing up to it and countering. In the second that changed. About a minute into the round Bonilla blasted Wise with a left hook to the jaw that forced him to go non-violent along the ropes. Bonnilla opened up with both hands and Wise just tried to cover up with limited success until Ref. Shada Murdaugh stepped in to halt the punishment at 1:20 of round 2.

Bonnilla raised his record to 5-3-2 (1) while Wise dropped to 3-5 (1).

Lennox Allen
 171lbs, of Brooklyn, NY stopped Willis Lockett 173lbs of Tacoma Park, MD in the opening bout of the night. Allen put Lockett down in round one and again in the final seconds of the third. Ref. Danny Schiavone stopped the contest at 3:00 of round 3.

Allen moves his record up to 21-0-1 (14) while Lockett falls to 16-24-6 (5)

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#BroadwayBoxing Twitter Recap

Mykquan Williams dominates rugged Matt Doherty;
Shelito Vincent escapes with Majority Decision over Calixta Salgado
in Broadway Boxing Co-Feature
By Alex Pierpaoli

As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.
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@FistThingsFirst is here, LIVE! at ringside from @FoxwoodsCT for @DiBellaEnt's #BroadwayBoxing card! Featuring @shelitosway & @MarvelousMyke follow along here for updates #boxing

Fighting now in Bout 1, light heavyweights Lennox Allen 171lbs of NYC versus Willis Lockett 173lbs of Tacoma Park, MD  6 rounds #BroadwayBoxing

southpaw Lennox Allen in charge through 3. Lockett down but not hurt in round one. Down again just now off a looping right hook, high on the head. Allen followed it with a hook to the body that sent Lockett down but it was the temple-shot that did the damage. TKO 3 for Allen
*The official time was 3:00 of the 3rd

Up now in Bout 2, super lightweight Oscar Bonilla 138lbs of Bridgeport, CT versus  Seifullah "Jihad" Wise 140 of Philadelphia, PA 

wow, this has broken into a fight, right quick!! Both men leaning forward, shoulder to shoulder, jowl-to-jowl banging. They tangle up. Ref breaks them, again they come forward. Bonilla aggressively, crowding the southpaw from Philly

the final minute was a lot more tactical. Close round. Bonilla the aggressor but Wise countered smartly and often.

Bonilla hammering away at Wise who has suddenly gone non-violent in a neutral corner. Wise has his gloves high but Bonilla swarming him and blasting past the guard. Wise not responding at all. Ref. steps in to stop it. Bonilla scores a TKO!

Wise looking hurt & absolutely crestfallen on the stool after the stoppage. Doctor Michael Schwartz examining him. Could have been a damaged jaw that took all the fight out of Wise. Replay shows Bonilla slammed him with a head-spinning right hand to the mouth. TKO2 Bonilla 1:20

next up from Foxwoods! Bout 3, super lightweight Adrian Sosa of Lawrence, MA 141lbs versus Darnell Pettis 137lbs of Cleveland, OH, 6 rounds

Adrian Sosa just scored with a lovely double left hook to the body then head, seconds later he lands another left followed by a speedy short right that makes Pettis do a rubber-legged giant step backwards. Sosa's round, big time.

Pettis is a brave, aggressive guy and Sosa is smartly and artfully nailing him on his way in, using his own momentum against him. Wow! Another beautiful right to the chin staggers Pettis again. He refuses to go down but he's in trouble! Sosa picking his shots. Ref steps in. TKO

The official time of the stoppage was 1:24 of round 2. And that was really a beautiful display of speedy, accurate punching and really wise decision making in his choice of shots. He doesn't waste anything. If a KO can look pretty and brutal, and they can, that one sure did.

Bout 4, super welterweight Hurshidbek Normatov of Uzbekistan, fighting out of Brooklyn, NY, 151lbs versus Alexis Gaytan 155lbs of Mission, TX, 6rds 

Normatov in charge for the first half of the first, beating Gaytan to the punch, bloodying his lip, until Gaytan nails him with a right that stunned him. Normatov moving more now, boxing from a distance.

Normatov landing heavily. Gaytan trying for the belly with some success. Gaytan is being out-volumed here. Time called due to an accidental head-butt and a bloody cut around Gaytan's right eye. Action continues...

Gaytan is a gutsy fighter. He's bleeding and he was on the wrong end of a vicious flurry when the fight resumes after the doc checked his cut. Bell sounds with Gaytan's face awash in blood and Normatov up 2-0 in rounds.

Normatov has quick hands. He blasts out Gaytan's mouthpiece with a speedy right hook in close. Gaytan still trying to land on Normatov, hoping to stun him again like in the first.

Normatov was likely a tremendous amateur. His style is quick of fist and foot, in and out, behind sharp, stinging straight punches and always moving, moving, moving.

Gaytan looks clear-headed and undeterred between rounds. His corner has done a good job on the cut.

Gaytan just fought a good round and may have gotten a little lucky with Ref. Murdaugh's call of a knockdown in the final seconds of the 4th when Normatov sagged into the ropes and sort of sat down on them after a hard body shot.

Normatov has really prominent cheekbones and "looks" like he may cut easily. Of course he's gonna have to get hit a lot more than Gaytan is hitting him to find that out. Gaytan definitely doing better in these rounds though. He's the aggressor, Normatov on the run at end of 5th

OH MY GOD!! Gaytan just went to sleep from a monstrous right hook he never saw coming. Out before he hit the floor and face first into the canvas.

Gaytan up on the stool now. The doctors working with him. The medical staff here in CT is top notch. They're getting him up in stages. Gaytan on his feet now to applause from the crowd. Both fighters embrace. Official time of the KO coming up...

The official time was :41 of round 6. Normatov now 7-0 (4) and that's going to be a #BroadwayBoxing highlight reel KO for twenty-eighteen.

Here comes the co-main event of the evening! @shelitosway of Providence, RI 126lbs against Calixta Silgado of Baranquilla, Colombia 124lbs.  8rounds, female feathers, this is a rematch of an October clash that Vincent won by UD
*Silgado is from Tolu, Colombia

very cautious first from both these women, which I found a little surprising considering it was their 9th together. Silgado in the role of boxer with Vincent the aggressive puncher, pressing the action, Silgado countering. Nothing serious landed yet.

Silgado connected with a hard right uppercut-left hook that seemed to get Vincent's attention in round 2.

Vincent complaining to Ref. Danny Schiavone about being elbowed. He warns Silgado to knock it off and Vincent to stop complaining and fight.

That elbow may have lit a fire in Vincent, she comes roaring out of her corner in the fourth. But Salgado is making Vincent work here. Silgado landing lots of solid uppercuts. Vincent seems a little uninspired here.

Two good left hooks from Vincent in the final seconds of the fifth but this seems to be Salgado's fight to lose right now. Vincent needs to pour it on in these final 3 rounds. Salgado has landed the more meaningful shots thus far according to this observer.

Vincent is aggressive but she's not moving her head on the way in at all and she's eating punches on her way in.

Vincent flurried a bit in the final thirty seconds of the 6th, may have stolen that round. Good body shots landed by the Rhode Islander,

good exchange in the final seconds of round 7 but again, although Vincent did much of the pressing and coming forward, Silgado landed the solid shots in that encounter.

Well, that one is in the books. There were several close rounds and I'm not scoring them because I'm tweeting my ass off and it's hard to type and see every single punch but I don't think Vincent won a single round definitively. Maybe the first 2 close ones...

Lots of boos from this crowd for the official scorecards, a Majority Decision goes to Vincent by scores of 76-76, overruled by two scores of 78-74. Vincent talking to the crowd, says she wants a rematch with Heather Hardy. She was promised one 3 years ago.

Time for the Main Event, super lightweight @MarvelousMyke 140lbs of East Hartford, CT versus Matt Doherty 138lbs of Salem, MA

Marvelous @MarvelousMyke has Doherty in lots of trouble... He's up after two knockdowns but he's staying up on sheer will. They may stop this between rounds.

Looked like both knockdowns were produced off of left hooks. The first was a lot worse on Doherty than the second. He touched the canvas with both gloves and popped right up from the second.

Doherty just landed a solid left hook of his own that got Williams' attention. Mykquan taking his time. He's not rushing to reel Doherty in yet, there's still fight left in him.

@MarvelousMyke looked at Matt Doherty at the bell to end the third as if he was surprised the Salem native was still standing there. Williams nose is bleeding but he's still in charge. Doherty very aggressive, seems to be un-phased after the shaky start.

Williams landing the much flashier, significant shots but Doherty is bolder than bold and constantly trying, fighting back competitively. Very good opponent for the young prospect @MarvelousMyke

@MarvelousMyke stuck his tongue out at Matt Doherty at the end of rd 5 and Doherty held out his arms as if to say "come get me! I'm still here." Williams landed much heavier in the fifth, scoring with a big right & left hook which may have been the hardest one he's thrown 2nite

These two guys are mugging at each other at the end of each round. Seems as if it's Williams doing most of the mocking and maybe he's a little frustrated he hasn't been able to hurt Doherty again. He's winning these rounds though.

this is entertaining even though @MarvelousMyke is likely winning every round. Doherty keeps trying and the knockdowns in the first must have been because he was cold because he's been hit a lot harder since with no effect.

this one goes to the scorecards and it sure didn't start off looking like it would...

The judges see that one all the same way, 80-73 x 3, Unanimous Decision for @MarvelousMyke who learned a lot in there tonight. Sometimes you hit a guy with your best shots & he doesn't go. Williams never got frustrated, never walked into something foolish, he maintained his poise.
* the official cards were 77-73 and 80-73 x 2

That's all from here, Fight-Fans! Thanks for following along! I'm @FistThingsFirst and I'll see you again next time from Ringside!!

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