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May 16, 2013


Louis Rose hands Delen Parsley his first loss

Andy Lee TKO1 Daryl Cunningham... On Wednesday at BB King Blues Club in New York City, middleweight contender "Irish" Andy Lee (30-2, 20 KOs) stopped Daryl Cunningham (28-5, 11 KOs) in the first round. Lee, who lost to Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. last summer, came out stalking Cunningham around the ring, measuring him with his southpaw jab.  Midway through the round, a Lee left hand stunned Cunningham. Lee jumped all over his opponent, trapping him against the ropes and letting both of his hands go.  With Cunningham taking heavy punishment, the referee jumped in and halted the contest after just 1:27 of action. After the bout Lee commented, "onward and upward from here. I feel like I am at the top of my game right now and obviously the number one guy in the middleweight division is Sergio Martinez and that is the fight I want."

Lee continued, "we have the same promoter in Lou DiBella, so I feel like it is an easy fight to make and one that is very attractive for the middleweight division.  I know that Sergio is taking some time off, but I'll be ready for him once he is ready to go."
Louis Rose W8 Delen Parsley... In the co-feature bout of the evening, Brooklyn's middleweight Delen Parsley suffered his first career loss, against Louis Rose. In the fourth round, Rose sent Parsley to the canvas, on what could have been ruled a slip. The knockdown seemed to wake Parsley up a bit though, as he came out much more aggressively in the fifth.   There was good two-way action in both the sixth and seventh, with each fighter having their moments. The eighth and final round was close, with the edge likely going to Parsley.  In the end though, a slow start and knockdown played against Parsley as he dropped a close unanimous decision, losing by scores of 76-75 (twice) and 77-74.  With the loss, Parsley dropped to 10-1 with 3 KOs, while Rose improved to 7-1 with 2 KOs.
Lamar Russ W8 Russell Jordan ...Middleweight prospect Lamar Russ squared off against Russell Jordan in an eight-round middleweight contest. Russ came out and set a furious pace, nearly ending the night in the first as he rocked Jordan, but Jordan was able to survive and make it out of the round. The fight got interesting in the middle rounds, as Jordan was able to land some hard counters while Russ pressed the action. Russ reclaimed control in the sixth, landing hard shots with both hands. Jordan stayed on his feet, even smiling at Russ between exchanges. In the eighth and final round, Russ opened up with heavy shots.  Despite being battered, Jordan made it to the final bell.  Russ was awarded the hard-fought unanimous decision, winning by scores of 79-73 (twice) and 78-74. With the win, Russ improved to 13-0 with 7 KOs, while Jordan dropped to 15-10 with 10 KOs.
Tor Hamer TKO3 Maurenzo Smith ... Heavyweight Tor Hamer got back into the win column by pounding on Maurenzo Smith until Smith to quit on his feet in the third round of their scheduled six-rounder. Hamer had his way with Smith, landing huge left hooks throughout, and opening up a nasty cut over Smith's eye midway through the third.  Smith seemed to be ready to go, before turning to the referee and telling him he had enough. Official time of the stoppage was 1:31 of the third round.  With the win Hamer improved his record to 20-2, 13 KOs. Smith has now lost four in a row and drops to 11-6-2.
UNDERCARD... In the opening bout of the night, DBE's junior welterweight prospect Louis Cruz improved to 3-0 with a four-round unanimous decision over Michael Carreras (0-1). The former NY Golden Glove Champion Cruz won easily, by scores of 40-36 and 39-37 (twice)... In his pro-debut, Puerto Rican amateur star Angel Suarez was brutally knocked out by Eliezer Agosto in the second round of their scheduled four-round junior lightweight contest. Suarez got off to a quick start, landing shots with both hands to the body and head of Agosto.  With Suarez opening up in the second, Agosto landed a right uppercut that landed flush on the chin of Suarez, and sending him out flat on his back.  Official time of the knockout was 2:59 of the second round. With the win, Agosto improved to 2-2... Washington Heights-native Neuky Santelises got the sold-out crowd's attention with a first-round knockout over Aaron Chavez. A huge left hook rocked Chavez with the ropes saving him from going to the canvas.  The referee rightfully called it a knockdown, giving Chavez the full standing eight-round.  Once the fight resumed, Santelises jumped all over his opponent, landing shots with both hands while Chavez covered against the ropes.  Another huge left hook from Santelises connected and Chavez (2-3-1) dropped in a heap.  The referee didn't even bother counting.  Official time of the stoppage was 2:15 of the very first round.  With the win, Santelises improved to 5-0... Cruiserweights Jay Rodriguez (0-0-1) and "not that" Andre Ward (1-1-3) went to war for four rounds. The back-and-forth battle continued with each fighter giving as good as he got.  In the end, the bout was ruled a majority draw, 38-38 twice, with the third judge scoring is 39-37 for Ward. 

source for all results: dibella entertainment press release 

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