February 5th, 2011 By Edwin Ayala
Friday, February 4, 2011
UNBEATEN ROOKIE USED SANTIAGO FOR BATTING PRACTICEUncasville, CT- Vladine Biosse (168 lbs.) Providence, RI KO 3 Santiago Samaniego (169), Miami, FL. Biosse (10-0, 4 KOs) keeps on improving and impressing as he hurts seasoned ex-titleholder Samaniego (37-12, 30 KOs) from Panama in each of the first two rounds, before sending him down for good at 2:27 of the third
THIS AYALA JUST COULDN’T PUNCH
–Elvin Ayala,(165.75), New Haven, CT UD 6 Mustafah Johnson (169.75), Indianapolis, IN. If Ayala (21-5-1, 9 KOs) had just a little power the sub-500 Johnson (8-10-1, 2 KOs) would have tasted the canvas in this mismatch. Scorecards were all 60-54.
JIMMY B’S LOCAL GUY SELLS TICKETS & WINS
Luis Rosa (124.75 lbs), New Haven, CT TKO 3 Justin Goodall (129.25), Cape Coral, FL. Rosa (5-0, 4 KOs) came out swinging knocking an overwhelmed but game Goodall (1-2, 1 KO) down in round one. Finally finishing him at 1:14 of round three.
CHUBBY FLORIDIAN GETS CLOSE NOD
JC Peterson (171.25), Fort Myers, FL SD 4 Brian Macy (175 lbs), Ledyard, CT.
Macy (5-2, 2 KOs) started out strong against a flabby but lucky Peterson (1-8). But both tired down the stretch. I say lucky because Peterson was “awarded” the decision. One judge had it 38-37 for Macy, while the other two tabbed matters 38-37 for the winner Peterson. From where I was sitting, I thought the local guy Macy won 38-37.
HEAVYWEIGHTS BOTH FOUGHT TO WIN
Theron Johnson (225.25), Chicago, IL UD 6 Billy Mofford (226.25) Randolph, MA. Johnson (5-3, 1 KO) and Mofford (9-2-4, 2 KOs) both put in a good effort in this heavyweight attraction. Heavy blows were landed by both men, though neither was hurt. Official tally was way off however as the fight was closer than 60-54 & 59-55 twice.
NEW HAVEN PRODUCT GETS THE ROUNDS
Edwin Soto (141.25) New Haven, CT UD 6 James Ventry (140) Niagara Falls, NY
Soto (6-0-1, 2 KOs) dominates a willing Ventry (7-1, 4 KOs) who just couldn’t match skills with him. Soto needs to work on his power, something that can be improved with better technigue Scorecards were all 60-54.
NEVER HEARD OF AN EKLUND EVER BEING BOOED
Sean Eklund (142.25), Lowell, MA UD 4 Noel Garcia, (142.5) Springfield, MA. The reason Eklund (8-4, 1 KO) was being booed by the crowd, considering he has a family that includes all action legend Mickey Ward is something unheard of prior. However Garcia, (2-7-1, 1 KO) was a very unwilling foe. Scorecards were 39-37 across the boards.
Javier Flores (145) Hartford, CT TKO 2 Marcus Hall (142), Rochester, NY. Knockout artist Flores (5-0, 5 KOs) keeps his record perfect as he floors his “opponent” Hall (4-3-1, 2 KOs) at the 2:05 mark of round two.
Thomas Falowo (159.75, Pawtucket, RI TKO 4 Greg McCoy (160.5), New Haven, CT
Local fan favorites Falowo (2-0, 2 KO) and McCoy (2-2-2, 1 KO) livened up the crowd as they engaged in all out “turf” war. With neither fighter giving ground and McCoy wilting referee Flaherty had to stop it at 1:57 of round four.
Edwin “Ace” Ayala