Brunson Wins Split Decision Over Quarles
Tyrone Brunson won a 8-round split decision over Bandon
Quarles in the main event of a 8-bout card in front of a
packed house at the SugarHouse Casino.
The show was promoted by King's Promotions.
It was a action filled fight that saw both guys be the
aggressor at different stages of the fight. Brunson showed a
more versatile side of him, that many boxing fans haven't
seen in years from him. One which differed from the
prodigious knockout puncher that Brunson was known for when
he knocked out the 1st 19 fighters he faced in the 1st
This Brunson used his legs to set up punches off of the jab,
which he also landed several times with power behind that
stick. Quarles was very game as he had his moments and
landed hard shots that kept Brunson honest. Brunson landed
more and harder, and he came out with the victory by scores
of 78-74 and 77-75. Quarles took a card at 77-75.
Brunson of Philadelphia is now 24-6-2. Quarles of
Alexandria, Virginia is 18-4-1.
A late point deduction cost David Gonzales a split decision
as he dropped the six-round bout to Juan Rodriguez in a
junior welterweight bout
It was a tough grind-it-out fight until Gonzales was
deducted a point in the 30 seconds for holding for holding.
Rodriguez of Haymarket, Virginia won two cards 58-55 and
57-56, while Gonzales of Philadelphia took a card 57-56.
Rodriguez is 7-6-1. Gonzales is 8-2-2.
Carlos Roasrio got off the floor but scored a 3rd round
stoppage over Lance Williams in a scheduled 6-round
Rosario scored a knockdown in round two from a right hand.
Seconds later, it was Williams who floored Rosario with a
hard right in the corner. In round three, Rosario decked
Williams with a hard left hook. Williams got to his feet,
but referee Steve Smoger stopped the bout at 46 seconds of
Rosario of Pennsauken, NJ is 7-1 with 4 knockouts. Williams
of Muscatine, IA is 7-8.
Victor Vazquez scored a 1st round stoppage over Mike Fowler
in a scheduled 6-round super lightweight bout.
Vazquez was all over Fowler and dropped him with a left in
the corner. Fowler could not beat the 10-count at 1:38.
Vazquez of Yonkers, NY is 7-2 with 3 knockouts. Fowler of
Milwaukee, WI is 5-7.
Sam Oropeza made an emphatic pro debut as he needed just 35
seconds to destroy fellow pro debuter Joe Parkinson in their
Oropeza landed a left that dropped Parkinson. The back of
Parkinson's head crashed on the canvas, and he was knocked
out cold for several moments before ringside physicians were
able to to get him to his feet.
Brandon Robinson won a 4-round unanimous decision over
Lamont McLaughlin in a light heavyweight bout.
Robinson dropped McLaughlin in round three and cruised home
to a victory by 40-35 cards.
Robinson of Philadelphia is 2-1. McLaughlin of Philadelphia
was making his pro debut.
Vincent Floyd stopped Blaine Donkor in round two of their
scheduled 4-round welterweight bout.
Floyd landed a hard flurry that forced referee Steve Smoger
to stop the bout at 1:48.
Floyd of Philadelphia is now 2-2-1 with one knockout. Donkor
of Washington, D.C. was making his pro debut.
Edward Ortiz and Sharif Jones battled to a 4-round spirited
draw in a super middleweight bout.
Ortiz of San Antonio, TX is 3-0-2. Jones of Philadelphia is