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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Broadway Boxing Results

Dibella Entertainment's "Broadway Boxing" series featured another highly competitive fight card at the famed BB King Blues Club and Grill on an awfully cold night in New York City.

 Photo by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

The main event spotlighted two exciting super bantamweights. Luis Rosa (12-0, 6 KO's) remained unbeaten, capturing a close eight-round unanimous decision over Derrick Wilson (9-4-2, 3 KO's). Official score totals were 77-75 twice and a peculiar 80-72 tally.

Rosa, a 21-year-old who resides in New Haven Connecticut, came out in round one throwing lightning-quick flurries. Wilson, 24, fought furiously during the exchanges, although Rosa's power shots had greater effect.

In round two, Rosa's punch output dipped slightly, enabling Wilson to land some thunderous shots. Wilson began to find his range and get into a rhythm.

Wilson looked very lively in the third round, beating Rosa to the punch using his adept reflexes. When Rosa moved into close quarters, he hammered Wilson in the body with some distinct left hooks.

Wilson seemed to land the cleaner, more effective punches in the middle rounds. Yet, Rosa relentlessly pressured him. When Wilson threw his left jab, it really neutralized Rosa's attack. He then was able to catch Rosa with combinations behind it. Both men showed durable chins and adequate stamina.

In the seventh and eighth rounds, Rosa continued to apply pressure, attempting to strike Wilson with well-timed counter punches. Wilson kept on throwing his left jab and using lateral movement. There were several occasions where both boxers traded brutal shots in close range until the final bell.

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In the co-main event, light middleweight Yuri Foreman (29-2, 8 KO's) bounced back from a two-fight losing streak, winning a six-round unanimous decision versus Brandon Baue (12-9, 10 KO's). All three judges scored the bout 60-54.

Foreman, 32, excessively circled the ring exerting wasteful energy in the early rounds, but settled down around the fifth and sixth rounds. Nevertheless, Foreman displayed excellent footwork with a consistent left jab. Baue, 26, had a great deal of trouble closing the gap. Foreman steadily unleashed a myriad of punches at the right time en route to his first victory since 2009 against Daniel Santos. It was Foreman's first bout since suffering a defeat to Pawel Wolak on March 12, 2011.

Other Results

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26-year-old middleweight prospect Lamar Russ (12-0, 7 KO's) continued his winning ways, taking a unanimous decision against tenacious Jose Medina (17-12-1, 7 KO's) in a grueling fight. Official score totals were 78-74 twice and 77-75. 

Russ exhibited exceptional balance and swift hands versus Medina, who was immensely determined. Medina, 29, does not possess the natural talent of Russ, but made up for it with his heart and courage from the opening bell.

As Russ showed the anticipated quicker reflexes in the beginning rounds, Medina tirelessly kept on trading with him. In round three, Russ tagged Medina with many rock-solid left hooks to the body. Yet, Medina absorbed the punches and pressed forward.

In the fourth round, Medina caught Russ with a precise right uppercut, backing him into the ropes. 

Demonstrating an increased energy level, Medina landed countless overhand rights early in round five, briefly staggering Russ. Medina carried the momentum with him into round six, repeatedly hitting Russ where he found openings in his defensive guard.

During rounds seven and eight, Russ went back to utilizing his superior lateral movement and steady left jab. When Russ fought in the middle of the ring and threw punches off the jab, he was controlling the action.

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Brooklyn's Heather Hardy (4-0) won via four-round unanimous decision versus Peggy Maerz (2-3-1) in a super bantamweight slugfest. Official scores were 40-36 and 39-37 twice. 

Hardy, 30, came out aggressively, winging wild bombs at Maerz' head. Then, Hardy employed her jab to close distance as Maerz retreated. 

In round two, Hardy let loose many wide shots, which enabled Maerz to connect with straight right-hand punches. Both fighters sustained swelling to their left cheeks after the third round had erupted into a brawl. 

By round four, Hardy dispensed an array of damaging punches and was timing Maerz quite easily.

After the contest, Hardy became the first female fighter to ink a contract with Dibella Entertainment. 

 Photo by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Light middleweight Delen Parsley (10-0, 3 KO's) registered his first knockout victory in seven fights when Tyrone Selders (8-5, 6 KO's) failed to answer the bell for round three. Parsley, 25, floored Selders at the bell in round one with a sharp, well-timed right cross. Parsley brought an onslaught of punches throughout round two that proved to be too much for Selders to overcome.

Skender Halili (8-0, 8 KO's) maintained his perfect record, defeating Roberto Crespo (4-3) via sixth-round TKO in a light middleweight bout.

The bout was a war from start to finish. Crespo managed to drop Halili with a timely right cross in round two. Halili answered by flooring Crespo with a short left uppercut late in round four. After that, Halili put Crespo on the canvas again with a cracking left hook. 

In round six, Halili sent Crespo stumbling into the ropes and onto the canvas with a swift left uppercut. Time of the stoppage was 2:40. 

Light heavyweight Patrick Day (1-0, 1 KO) won his pro debut, stopping Zachariah Kelley (1-2, 1 KO) at :59 of round one with a devastating overhand right.

Heavyweight Eugene Russell (1-0, 1 KO) won his pro debut, flooring Granson Clark (1-2, 1 KO) at 2:59 of round one with a barrage of deadly punches after dictating the pace throughout the short contest.

Super featherweight Neuky Santelises (3-0, 2 KO's) quickly ended the fight against Juan Javier Guerrero (0-1-1) at :22 in round two with a smashing overhand right cross, leaving Guerrero motionless for a brief period.

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