Friday, September 15, 2017

#BroadwayBoxing results from Ringside

Niall Kennedy wins New England Hvywt Title
Kennedy prevails versus Santos,
Vincent tops Gladney,
Khytrov rebounds versus Findley,
Results from Ringside for Broadway Boxing at the Fox Theater
On Friday night at Foxwoods Fox Theater, DiBella Entertainment put on a seven bout boxing card featuring action in six different weight classes. The assembled enjoyed spirited action from regional stars and rising talent but the card was not without some controversy, especially in the Main Event, which is not always a bad thing in the fight game. Here's a recap:

Bout 1, Raymond Moylette, 139lbs, of Islandeady, Ireland got up from a second round knockdown to defeat Donte Bryant, 138lbs, of Kalamazoo, MI by 6 round split decision. After a cautious first round, Donte Bryant started the second in explosive fashion, cracking Moylette with an overhand right and dropping him in the first few seconds of the round. Moylette rose to his feet and was battered, especially to the body, for the rest of three minutes. But in the third Moylette seemed to come to life, blasting Bryant repeatedly with a hard left hook and doing some good body work of his own. As the rounds wore on both men had their moments in exchanges but Moylette owned the second half of the fight. In the sixth round Moylette
Moylette feeds Bryant an uppercut
caught Bryant with a short right hand that sent him reeling and for the final minute of the fight Moylette hammered away at Bryant. When the scorecards are announced, judge Richard Flaherty has it 58-56 in favor of Donte Bryant but was overruled by two scores of 57-55 in favor of Moylette.

In victory Moylette improves to 6-0 (2) while Bryant drops to 1-3-1 (1).

Bout 2, Nicholas DeQuattro, 140lbs, of Johnston, RI made a successful pro debut over Timothy Wheeler, 143lbs, of New York, NY, stopping him at 2:28 of rd 1. Wheeler charged out of his corner, crowding DeQuattro who met his aggression with his own. Both men got tangled up and wrestled a bit, earning a stern warning from referee Danny Schiavone. DeQuattro drove Wheeler back into his own corner and cracked him with a looping right hand, putting him on the deck. Wheeler rose from the knockdown and the fight
Nick DeQuattro wins his pro debut by 1st rd stoppage
continued but DeQuattro smelled blood and went right to work. Wheeler retreated towards a neutral corner and DeQuattro came after him, slamming with a right left that sent him to the canvas for a second time where Danny Schiavone counted him out.

DeQuattro is now a professional fighter at 1-0 (1) while Wheeler falls to 0-2.

Bout 3, Adrian Sosa, 139lbs, of Lawrence, MA stopped Francisco Medel, 140lbs, of Douglas, AZ, at :30 of round number 3. Switching back and forth from orthodox to the southpaw stance, Adrian Sosa blasted away at the outgunned but bold Medel from the opening bell. Sosa boxed aggressively throughout, pouring on the pressure and hammering Medel to head and body. Sosa scored a knockdown in each round and after the third Referee Al Lo Bianco had seen enough and stopped the bout at :30 of round 3.
Sosa sinks a right into the middle of Medel

Sosa remains unbeaten, now 5-0 (4) while Medel falls to 11-10 (7).

Bout 4, Ievgen "The Lion" Khytrov, 164lbs, of Brooklyn, NY defeated Derrick Findley, 166lbs, of Gary, Indiana, by eight round unanimous decision. Returning to the ring for the first time since a January TKO defeat to Immanuwell Aleem, Ievgen Khytrov got right to work applying pressure to Findley in round one and never let up. Khytrov was able to stun Findley early in the first with a short right hand but was never able to get him in danger of going down. Findley, a veteran whose faced a veritable who's-who at 160 and 168, was competitive and durable but was never able to keep Khytrov off or
Khytrov slams Findley with a right
blunt his offense in any way. In the final round Khytrov drove Findley back along the ropes and punished him with combinations.

At the end of 8, the officials scored it 80-72 x 2, 79-73, all in favor of Ievgen Khytrov who moves to 15-1 (12) while Derrik Findley drops to 27-22-1 (18).

Bout 5, Mykquan Williams, 142lbs, of East Hartford, CT, defeated rugged journeyman Evincii Dixon, 144lbs, of Lancaster, PA. Williams dominated Dixon with speedy combinations and in-and-out pressure. Dixon remained on the defensive and hoping for opportunities to counter that never came. Williams varied offense and consistent punch output tonight show he continues improving each time through the ropes.

After 6 rounds all three judges saw it 60-54 in favo
Williams (r) defeats Dixon by UD
r of Mykquan Williams who improves to 8-0 (4). Evincii Dixon falls to 7-20-2 (2).

Bout 6, Shelly Vincent, 128lbs, of Providence, RI, defeated Angel Gladney, 129lbs, of Columbia, SC by 8 round unanimous decision. Shelly Vincent started slowly in her second encounter with Angel Gladney, Vincent won the 8 rounder by UD in May of twenty-thirteen. In the first Vincent complained as Gladney stepped on her front foot several times. By round three Vincent was warmed up and the punches in bunches she brings to each fight were on display. At age thirty-eight, Vincent is in the twilight of her career, but tonight the double left hook and the rib-busting shots to the mid-section that made her famous got the job done in dominant fashion. In the final round Gladney gave as good as she got, firing back furiously despite being outgunned. The crowd was on there feet at the final bell. After 8, the scores were 80-71, 80-72 x 2. Shelly Vincent raises her record to 20-1 (1) while Angel Gladney's drops to 9-13-1 (6).

Afterwards, promoter Lou DiBella praised the Vincent he saw tonight. "That's the best I've ever seen her."

Shelly Vincent before the opening bell
Bout 7, Niall Kennedy, 224lbs, of Gorey, Ireland defeated Alexis Santos, 221lbs, of Lawrence, MA by split decision in an exciting heavyweight main event. Santos got off to a strong start but Kennedy used clever boxing, good body punching and his husky frame to wear Santos down. The bout was not without controversy as Santos was warned repeatedly for low blows that seemed to be hitting Kennedy in legal territory along the belt line of his green and white trunks. With referee AJ Lo Bianco watching Santos for an infraction, he found one in the ninth that also seemed questionable and took a point from Santos. In the final round it appeared Santos deserved credit for a knockdown when he nailed Kennedy and sent him back into the ropes which kept his sagging frame from going down. When the scores were read they're 96-93 for Santos, overruled by two of the same scores the other way, 96-93 x 2 for Niall Kennedy. Mathematically, even had Santos been given credit for a knockdown in the final round, he was still to far behind to land a draw.

Kennedy improves to 9-0 (5) while Alexis Santos drops to 18-2 (15).

Kennedy blasts Santos with an overhand right

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