Tuesday, July 21, 2015

results from Twin River #Rhode2Redemption #Boxing #Boxeo #FNF #CESBoxing

Chris Chatman in red goes after Vladine Biosse
Chris Chatman returns with win over Vladine Biosse in Rhode to Redemption
results from ringside
words & pictures by Alex Pierpaoli
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On Friday night in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Chris Chatman rebounded from an April loss with a convincing unanimous decision win over Mr. Providence, Vladine Biosse. The all-southpaw contest was the Main Event that capped an 8 bout card promoted by CES Boxing at Twin River Event Center. Chatman, of Jersey City, NJ, was fighting at his heaviest weight ever, 168lbs, and in Biosse, 170lbs, was going up against one of the most skilled boxers he's faced as a pro. Through ten hard fought rounds, Chatman proved he was more than prepared for the challenge and ready for bigger and brighter things to come.

Chatman got right to work in the first, and was probably winning the round when Biosse, of Providence, RI, caught him on his way inside with a short right hook. Unhurt, Chatman rose quickly, gesturing to Ref. Joey Lupino he thought it was more a slip, although ruled a
knockdown. The second saw Biosse using his significant size advantage to keep Chatman outside and absorbing sweeping rights and lefts, But in the third Chatman applied focused pressure and used speedier hands and feet to keep the fight right in Biosse's chest and at a pace that was clearly uncomfortable for the larger man. 
Biosse, in white, struggles against the pressing Chatman

As the rounds wore on Chatman used his quicker feet to move in and out versus his larger opponent and continued punishing Biosse with straight lefts. When the scorecards were announced after 10 they were unanimous in favor of Chris Chatman, 95-94, 96-93 and 97-92, with only one card suggesting any sign of regional favoritism. With the victory Chatman bounced back from his April defeat to Angel Camacho Jr, at the same venue, and showed he can outwork and outthink a larger, skilled opponent in his own hometown. Chatman's record rose to while Biosse fell to 15-7-2(7) and has now lost 5 in a row.

Welterweight, Nick Delomba of Cranston, RI scored his most dramatic victory as a pro with a fifth round TKO of Juan Rodriguez, Jr of Union City, NJ. Delomba 145lbs was dropped and badly hurt in round one but stayed cool and fired right back as Rodriguez tried to follow-up in a wild opening. Delomba came right back in the second, driving Rodriguez, 147lbs, back and into the ropes, repeatedly. Delomba was clearly out to make a statement after the knockdown and a contentious weigh-in where Rodriguez suggested they were not fighters of the same class. Delomba went about the business of disproving that in the third, hammering Rodriguez to the body and landing heavily with both hands despite being cut from what was likely a headbutt. In the fifth Delomba drove Rodriguez into a corner and blasted him, prompting Referee Johnny Callis to halt the fight at 1:24 of round 5. Nick Delomba gave fans an idea of what he does when he's hurt in rallying back and rising to 8-0(2). Juan Rodriguez Jr dropped to 12-3(5).

Middleweight Khiary Gray-Pitts, of WorcesterMA scored his fifth straight first round knockout over Antonio Fernandes of BrocktonMA.  Gray-Pitts, 157lbs, wasted no time in putting the screws to Fernandes, 157lbs, strafing him with big rights and forcing him into a retreat. With half the round gone, Gray-Pitts dropped Fernandes with a barrage of lefts and rights. Ref. Johnny Callis let the bout continue and moments later Gray-Pitts crashed another left-right against the head of Fernandes, sending him down. Ref. Callis called the fight off without a count at 2:58 of round 1. Gray-Pitts is now 8-0(5) while Fernandes dropped to 5-22-2

Heavyweight Jean Pierre Augustin, of Lawrence MA, rebounded from a majority draw in april with a rematch unanimous decision victory over rugged, Solomon Maye, of New
Augustin, in white, wisely tied Maye up when in close
Haven, CT. Maye, 220lbs, applied the same pressure he did in their first bout but this time Augustin, 219lbs, boxed smartly and carefully. He was still tentative but now he kept Maye outside with straight punches and tied him up when he rushed in. In the third Maye blasted Augustin with a chopping right but Augustin weathered the storm and stuck to his gameplan. After four the scorecards were 39-37 x 2 and 40-36 all in favor of Jean Pierre Augustin who improved to 5-0-1(2) and clearly learned much in camp. Solomon Maye dropped to 

In the first bout of the evening lightweight Matt Doherty of Salem, MA, landed the heavier more meaningful blows through 4 rounds to beat Jacob Solis of Lawrence, MA. Rough and grappling throughout, Solis lost a point in round three for excessive holding despite what looked more like Doherty's tactic to this observer. Both men were trying to work in close to get an advantage but Doherty, whose combat-roots are in MMA, seemed to be forcing the clinches. Whatever, it was Doherty, 135lbs, out-landing and out-working the game Solis, 133lbs.

After four, the scorecards were unanimous, 38-37 x 2 and 40-35, all in favor of Matt Doherty who improved to 3-1(2). Jacob Solis dropped to 1-1. 

Welterweight Scott Sullivan, of New Bedford, MA, defeated Angel Valdez of Providence, RI, by four round unanimous decision. Valdez, 146lbs, exploded out of his corner in the first, blasting away with both hands at a cool-under-fire Scott Sullivan, 145lbs. In the second, Sullivan, 145lbs, scored a knockdown after a hard right hand jolt wobbled Valdez and a follow-up right just about a second later put him down. A game and gutsy Valdez took lots of punishment in the 3rd which Sullivan controlled completely.

The officials all agreed on scorecards of 39-36 giving Sullivan the unanimous decision victory and bumping him up to 2-1(1). Valdez although he tried his ass off, remains without a win at 0-3.

Junior welterweight Julio Perez, of Framingham, MA, made a successful debut versus Rafael Francis of Boston, MA. Perez, 138lbs, landed the better, straighter punches over the course of the four rounder. Francis, 139lbs, did lots of winging with both hands and landed a right in the 3rd that got Perez' attention momentarily. save for that it was all Perez who came away with a lopsided UD, 39-37 x2 & 40-36. Perez picked up his first win as a pro, now 1-0 while Rafael Francis dropped to 0-5.

Another Providence, RI, fighter, light heavyweight Edwin Espinal scored a 2nd rd tko vicory over Thomas Gifford of Hot Springs AR. No feeling-each-other-out first round for these two, both went right to work behind hard shots. Espinal, 175lbs, got the better of the first and in round 2 he caught Gifford, 172lbs, with a right on the chin that stunned him. Seconds later another hard straight right sent Gifford down and out. Ref. Joey Lupino called a halt to the action at 1:33 of round 2. Edwin Espinal, improved to 7-0(5), while Tom Gifford fell to 2-3-1(1) 

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