ALSO, SEE STOPPAGE WINS FOR UNDEFEATED RONALD CRUZ AND BRYANT JENNINGS. PLUS, A BACK AND FORTH BRAWL BETWEEN KOREY SLOANE & EDGARDO TORRES.
ATLANTIC CITY / NEW YORK (April 26, 2011)—This Past Saturday night at The Caesars Palladium Ballroom, Garrett Wilson won the USBA Cruiserweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Omar Sheika.
That result alone doesn’t tell the story as the two waged a back and forth war that had the capacity crowd at Caesars on their feet for the better part of the twelve rounds.
That fight plus six other action packed fights can now be seen on-demand on www.gfl.tv for just $9.99 by clicking: http://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/Boxing/Sheika_vs_Wilson__USBA_cruiserweight_title/1000
Wilson was terrific all night as he landed some booming rights and hard jabs from the outset.
The product of Wilson’s work showed early as Sheika was bleeding from his right eye as early as round two. Wilson controlled the early rounds but you could that if he was to win this belt he would have to earn it.
The two continued to pound each other with Wilson getting the advantage and cutting the left eye of Sheika in the middle rounds.
Every time Sheika looked to be turning the fight around, it was Wilson landing shots out of the corner that quickly turned the tide in his advantage.
The last part of the fight was fast and furious as a desperate Sheika was banking on the one shot that would turn it around. There were a few instances where it looked like that was going to happen but Wilson not only weathered the storm but continued to pile up the points on his to get the victory.
Along with winning the coveted USBA belt, Wilson will most likely receive a favorable world ranking by the IBF and big fights will be on the horizon for the fighter so correctly dubbed “The Ultimate Warrior”
For Sheika it looks to be the end of the line for Paterson, New Jersey native as he had a terrific career by competing for the Super Middleweight championship of the world four times and fighting many memorable bouts.
“This was a war and fans who saw this and will be able to view this on gfl.tv are in for a treat”, said ringside Blow by Blow commentator, Marc Abrams of www.gfl.tv
“I have broadcasted over seventy shows and this was the most entertaining fight to call and I consider it a privilege to be able announce a great fight like that”
In the co-feature, rising Jr. Welterweight Ronald Cruz became the first man to stop Manuel Guzman in twenty fight by scoring a stoppage after round three of their scheduled eight round bout.
It was a close three round with both guys getting in some good shots before an arm injury shut down Guzman for the night.
Cruz, who is one of the fastest up and coming prospects in the country, is now 12-0 with nine knockouts.
Bryant “By By” Jennings kept his record perfect by scoring three knockdowns en route to a stoppage after the second round over David Williams in a battle of Philadelphia based Heavyweights.
Much like Cruz, Jennings is starting to garner buzz as his record now reads 7-0 with four knockouts.
Fans can also enjoy a terrific back and forth battle between debuting Korey Sloane and Edgardo Torres.
The two exchanged heavy shots throughout their four round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Those are just four of the seven bouts fans can see from this “Cant-Miss” night of boxing that was promoted by Hall of Famer, J Russell Peltz and Peltz Boxing.