Foster Decisions Smith In Clash Of
Undefeated Featherweights In Philadelphia
This past Saturday, William Foster III came into
Philadelphia and won a six-round unanimous decision over
Donald Smith, in battle of undefeated featherweights.
The bout topped a five-bout RDR Promotions card at the 2300
Foster did well by taking the fight on the inside and grind
out the rounds. Smith did well when he was able to create
space, but Foster controlled the geography of the contest,
and won by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice.
Foster of New Haven, Connecticut raised his perfect ledger
to 12-0. Smith of Philadelphia is now 10-1.
Nahir Albright needed just 54 seconds to dispose of veteran
Darnell Jiles Jr. in a scheduled eight-round lightweight
In the opening seconds of the bout, Albright came out and
landed a hard combination that stunned Jiles and forced a
standing eight-count by referee Benjy Esteves. Albright
continued his furious assault as he buckled Jiles and the
fight was stopped.
Albright of Sicklerville, NJ is now 9-1 with three
knockouts. Jiles of Rochester, NY is 9-6.
Rashiem Jefferson Jr. was impressive in controlling the
action to gain a four-round unanimous decision over
upset-specialist James Early in a featherweight contest.
Jefferson of Philadelphia is now 4-0. Early of Seat
Pleasant, Md. is 5-7.
Sharif Rahman dropped Gladimir Jacinto three-times en-route
to a third-round stoppage in their scheduled four-round
junior middleweight contest.
Rahman dropped Jacinto once in round two, and two more times
in round three to force the stoppage upon the final
Rahman of Baltimore, Md. is now 4-0 with three knockouts.
Jacinto of Fresno, Ca. is 0-3.
New Jersey Golden Gloves champion Derrick Starling was
successful in his pro debut as he pounded out a four-round
unanimous decision over Jose Nunez in a heavyweight bout.
Starling of Philadelphia won by scores of 40-36 twice and
39-37, and is now 1-0. Nunez of Reading, PA is 0-2.
RDR Promotions will be back at the 2300 Arena on Saturday,
March 6th. The lineup will be announced shortly.