BELTRAN UPSETS LUNDY IN ATLANTIC CITY
Raymundo Beltran W10 Hank Lundy... Raymundo Beltran upset lightweight contender Hank Lundy by majority decision, 95-95, 96-94 (twice) in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The aggressor throughout the night, Beltran (26-6) gave Lundy (21-2-1) problems along the ropes, limiting Lundy’s ability to utilize his jab by constantly applying pressure. Though Lundy’s stiff, left jab helped keep the Mexican at bay, Beltran refused to back down, consistently catching Lundy with hard rights and lefts while Lundy had his back against the ropes. Lundy was ranked #1 among lightweights by the WBC entering the fight. The bout picked up in the third round when the two exchanged blows in the closing seconds. Lundy got in the last shot, staggering Beltran with a hard left hook. The two smiled at one another, tapped gloves and then retreated to their respective corners at the end of the round. Lundy kept working his jab in the latter half of the fight, arguably putting together his best round in the seventh, but Beltran never quit and escaped with the upset win.
Farah Ennis W10 Richard Pierson ... A super middleweight bout on the same show saw Philadelphia’s Farah Ennis (20-1) outwork Richard Pierson (11-3) of Paterson, NJ over ten rounds. Working primarily on the outside, Ennis out-boxed, landing effectively to the body to score a 99-91, 98-92 (twice) unanimous decision win.
UNDERCARD... Middleweight Ismael Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) started the night with a bang, stopping Virginia Beach, Va., native Kenneth Moody (2-4-2) at the 1:09 mark of the opening round. Garcia caught Moody with a solid right hook, sending Moody retreating to the corner holding his right eye. With his opponent’s back turned, Garcia landed two more hooks to the body before the referee stopped the bout... Light welterweight Josh Mercado (6-1) of Cape May, N.J., put on a show in the second undercard bout, exchanging blows with Philadelphia’s Korey Sloane (2-5-1) over the course of four rounds to earn a 39-36, 39-37, 39-37 unanimous decision win.
source for all results: CES