YURI FOREMAN POSTS VICTORY AT BROADWAY BOXING
Yuri Foreman W6 Brandon Baue... Before a sold-out crowd at BB King Blues Club in New York City, former WBA 154-pound titlist Yuri Foreman returned to action for the first time in nearly two years. Things went according to plan for Foreman, who decisioned Brandon Baue (12-9) over six rounds. Foreman seemed to find his groove in the second round, controlling the tempo behind a hard jab. He showed no ill signs of the knee injury he suffered when losing his title to Miguel Cotto, as Foreman bounced around the ring, working his angles and confusing Baue round after round. All three judges had Foreman winning a complete shutout 60-54, improving his record to 29-2.
Luis Rosa W8 Derrick Wilson... Fighting in his first main event as a professional, New Haven's 21-year-old Luis Rosa defeated Derrick Wilson in an eight-round super bantamweight matchup, often standing toe-to-toe and throwing bombs. In the middle rounds, Rosa began to take over with his body attack, scoring with hands. Wilson, although breathing heavily, was game, and landed some very hard counter shots. Rosa was able to take the shots well and continuously pressed the action. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Rosa, 80-72, 77-75 twice. With the win, Rosa improves to 12-0, while Wilson drops to 9-4-2.
Middleweight Lamar Russ improved to 12-0 with a workman-like eight-round unanimous decision over durable Jose Medina, 17-12-1. Russ controlled the action throughout, scoring the more telling blows and winning by scores of 78-74 (twice) and 77-75.
Middleweight Delen "Sniper" Parsley easily disposed of Tyrone Selders (8-5), scoring a second-round TKO. Just as the bell sounded to end round one, Parsley (10-0) landed a perfect straight right hand square on the chin that sent Selders down in a heap. Selders got to his feet but was on very shaky legs. With the round already ended, the referee let Selders go to his corner to recover. Selders seemed to recoup and came out aggressively to start the second, but midway through the round, another sharp right hand had him in trouble. Parsley jumped all over his opponent, landing hard shots with both hands from all angles. To his credit, Selders was able to stay on his feet. Between the rounds though, Selders corner had seen enough, stopping the contest.
Brooklyn fan favorite Heather Hardy stormed out of her corner in the first round and didn't let up for the entire four rounds against Peggy Maerz in a super bantamweight bout. Hardy, quickly becoming one of the more popular fighters in the New York City area, used combination punching to win a four-round unanimous decision by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 (twice).
2012 National USA Boxing Champion Patrick Day knocked out Zachariah Kelley (1-2) with a picture perfect overhand right.
In a battle of junior middleweights, Skender Halilli and Roberto Crespo went to war for six rounds. With Crespo against the ropes in round two, he unleashed a counter right hand that dropped Halilli hard. Halilli was able to beat the count and the two ended the round trading bombs. By the fourth round, Halilli was back in total control, mixing in hard shots upstairs followed by a left hook to the body. A short left uppercut dropped Crespo late in the round. Crespo rose to his feet, but soon tasted the canvas again, courtesy of a Halilli left hook. Crespo beat the count and was able to escape the round with the bell sounding just seconds later. The action continued over the next two rounds with Halilli stalking,but Crespo landed big shots of his own. Halilli came out even more aggressive in the sixth, and put Crespo down for the third and final time at 2:40 of the very last round. Halilli improved to 8-0, with 8 KOs, while Crespo falls to 4-3.
Neuky Santelises improved to 3-0 and delivered the knockout of the night with a overhand right that knocked Juan Javier Guerrero out cold aand sent him crashing to the canvas face first. Guerrero (0-1-1) was out for several moments but was able to walk out of the ring on his own 22 seconds in the second round.
Pro-debuting heavyweight Eugene Russell overwhelmed Granson Clark (1-2), battering him for much of the first round before trapping him against the ropes and landing a flurry of punches that sent Clark down just as the bell was about to sound. Official time of the stoppage was 2:59 of the first round.
THE NEXT BROADWAY CARD WILL BE FEBRUARY 21ST AT ROSELAND BALLROOM.
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